Wow, Wow, Wow!!! That's unbelievable! Great job!
Thanks Scott, its the only popular FKT out there I had a chance at taking. At least for now I have it.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.