Monday, January 17, 2011

Ponderous Posterior 50k

This past Saturday I joined about 90 other crazed ultrarunners for a jaunt through the foothills surrounding Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. I had the pleasure of making some new friends as seen in the photo (Brooks and James) as well as catching up with what was seemingly most of the CO ultra crowd. Brooks and I proved that the best way to get to know someone is to not train for 5 weeks and then fumble your way through 32 miles of snow. I'd say that the best measure of the success of the event is by measuring how much I laughed; I laughed a lot. Thanks to JT for opening your house and for the CRUD boys for the maps and organization. It was cool to run with big guns Tony, Joe, and Scott for a mile before stopping to pound a PBR. I did tweak my IT band on the right knee so I'm gonna take a few days off and ice/stretch to get on top of this.

9 comments:

FastED said...

Remember the bomber you bought me? Uh, where did it go? I went to the fridge and could not find it. Did you break man law #1?

PatrickGarcia said...

No way! It was on the door of the fridge. I'll hook it up again next time I see you though, I really appreciate the ride.

FastED said...

good to catch up with you again! Some training is in order for us over at Falcon.

PatrickGarcia said...

Now that sounds like a plan!

GZ said...

PATRICK. Glad to have met you. Hope we actually get to run together soon.

PatrickGarcia said...

Ditto George! Perhaps you'll join Scott and I at Mt. Falcon sometime!

Joe Grant said...

Good seeing you out there, Patrick. Hope to run with you for a little longer sometime soon.

Jim P. said...

IT band? See what happens when you drink PBR?

PatrickGarcia said...

Agreed Joe, I'll try to figure out some time to get up north again. Would love to see Eldorado Cyn.

Jim- In my defense, I also drank some "good" beer! Was tweaking a bit before hand and I got trash talked into the full 50K which probably wansn't all that wise...