Sunday, July 20, 2008
The Colorado Trail adventure...
begins to materialize.
First, thanks so much for finding my new site! The first adventure that will be chronicled on the new site will be (as you probably already know) my journey on the Colorado Trail. I've dreamed of running this trail for quite some time, and can hardly believe I'm actually here in Colorado after much planning and anticipation. The plan is for me to begin running on Friday morning July 25, and just keep trekking along the approximately 485 miles in an attempt to break the current speed record of 8 days, 13 hours, and 28 minutes.
I arrived in CO this past Saturday and had a great relaxing stay for a few days with some great friends in the Boulder area. The altitude was a bit of a shock to the system on the first run we went on, but by about 30 minutes in I was feeling pretty comfortable. The goal of being here early is to acclimatize to the high altitudes I'll be running through on the CT, and I'm feeling pretty good at this point. My body is feeling rested and fresh and I can't believe I'm actually here in Colorado!
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Brock's mum, here. Congratulations! We are very proud of you and know that you will break the 8-day, 12-hour record. Brock is so bummed that he can't be with you, but certainly is with you in spirit. I don't think a minute goes by during the day that you are not in his thoughts. Keep up the good work and know that there is someone in Wisconsin who is thinking of you. Can't imagine what you are going through, but happy to know that your family is there.
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