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Andy Palmer

Highlands Ranch, CO
  • 26
    Activities in 2019
  • 199.4
    miles Run in 2019
  • 89

High Line Canal.... All of It

Run April 5, 2013
  • 64.7mi
  • 9:28:15
    Moving Time
  • 8:46/mi
    Avg Pace
  • 10,177
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  1. Crazy Socks (PALMARES) Hornick
    Crazy Socks (PALMARES) Hornick

    Wow, Wow, Wow!!! That's unbelievable! Great job!

  2. Andy Palmer
    Andy Palmer

    Thanks Scott, its the only popular FKT out there I had a chance at taking. At least for now I have it.

  3. Jeremy Bradford
    Jeremy Bradford

    Nice job sticking to the trail up on the northern end. It gets a little confusing from Colfax on up. Looking at your route is helpful. Great run!

  4. Jeremy Bradford
    Jeremy Bradford

    I'm still marveling at this run - amazing how well you held your pace throughout. Doesn't even look like the highway underpass slowed you down much.

  5. Andy Palmer
    Andy Palmer

    Thanks Jeremy, If there ever was a course in Colorado to maintain pace this is it. Just think of yourself as water and flow downhill the entire way. When I went under I-70 it was pretty dry so that helped a bunch. Sherpa John didn’t seem that excited about dragging the entire group across Plum creek so I’m not going to mark the route or try to build a dry crossing. I still plan on running out there and leading the way for whomever in the front group wants to make the crossing. I was out there Sunday and even with the runoff from Friday’s snow the water was only calf deep, but really cold!!. I’m rooting for someone on Saturday to set a new FKT (but not by too much). That will motivate me to get back in shape and make another attempt at the canal.

  6. Jeremy Bradford
    Jeremy Bradford

    Yeah, I don’t know, that's a pretty stout FKT, not sure I’ll be able to challenge it. Looks like I’d have to average a pace slightly faster than my 50 mile PR pace, just don’t know if I've got that in me right now. I’ll probably end up taking a shot at it, but it will be a real long shot. Appreciate your sportsmanship though, and if I can’t get it tomorrow, I can see myself trying this one again for sure. Hope to see you out there!

  7. Jeremy Bradford
    Jeremy Bradford

    Still studying this run - you've set a pretty high bar here. Think I'm going to try it again soon, but 9.5 hours still seems like a pretty lofty goal.


  • Crazy Socks (PALMARES) Hornick
  • Jeremy Bradford
  • Chris Payne
  • Robert Conley