75 Days Out!

Well folks 75 days from now I will be lining up at the start of the Leadville 100.  The race actually covers 102 miles and over 12,000 feet of vertical including a monstrous climb up to the old Columbine Mine at 12,600 feet above the sea or in other words, 2 miles high!

Leadville 100 Elevation Profile

Leadville 100 Elevation Profile

So far I think my training is going pretty well for the race.  June has just started and this month will be one of my big pushes in volume.  One of my favorite rides close to Denver that I’ll be utilizing for my training is Golden Gate Canyon.  It is one helluva workout for cube monkeys like me.  I’m not sure of many other places in the U.S. where you can get out of work at 5:30 and shock your legs with almost 6,000 feet of vertical over 18 miles all before dark.

Other rides that I have on the schedule (though I don’t have hard dates) include the ever famous Denver to Mt. Evans and back to Denver which from here on out shall be referred to as Super Evans.  Phil has expressed interest in this ride and his girlfriend Kris has even offered to be sag support.  Having a sag wagon for the 130 mile ride with close to 15,000 feet of vertical sounds pretty good to me especially if a pesky afternoon storm rolls in.

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