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Andy Palmer

Highlands Ranch, CO
  • 26
    Activities in 2019
  • 199.4
    miles Run in 2019
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High Line Canal.... All of It

Run April 5, 2013
  • 64.7mi
    Distance
  • 9:28:15
    Moving Time
  • 8:46/mi
    Avg Pace
  • 10,177
    Calories
 
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Comments

  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.

Kudos

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