A Little Exercise

Thanks to great support and tolerance from the rest of the family, I’ve squeezed in a few fun physical events. It started with the Atomic Man Duathlon (I did the little boy — 4km run, 15 km bike, 4 km run). It is nice to have photographers on the course share their photos. Here’s on the bike:

From Atomic Man

Here’s the finish line crossing:

From Atomic Man

And they had a pretty good logo:

From Atomic Man

Next was the Santa Fe Century–no pictures, but a fantastic time. Thanks for the ride (and patience!) Richard. Very casual, very scenic, and very highly recommended (in addition to the 100 miles, they have 25, 50, and 75 mile courses).

From Santa Fe Century 2010

Then, was the fantastic Jemez Mountain Runs. I did 50 km (~31.8 miles) in about 10 hours and 20 minutes. There was also 50 mile and half marathon courses. From these photos you may get the impression that I walked alot. You’d be right! Thanks to the photographers and aid stations. (But maybe one photographer could sacrifice the scenery to be at the _bottom_ of a hill so we might be running? 🙂 It was a great day!! The highlight was having Carrie, Torsten, Aven, Suka, and Keta meet me at the ski area.

Here’s the turn around at the top of Caballo, with the ski area in the background (yep, over a few hills and run to the ski area next…)

From Jemez Mt 50 km

Here I am, slightly behind and in the middle, coming up a hill after the out and back to the ski area.

From Jemez Mt 50 km

Less scenery, more face (a “double negative?”)

From Jemez Mt 50 km

The profile for this 50km is more insane in hindsight, and my quads really let me know…

From Jemez Mt 50 km

There was a good writeup from this run at Outside Magazine.

Up next? I signed up for the half marathon June 12 in the Valles Caldera. That, and keeping up with the kids!

Hiking in the Jemez

This was a “scouting trip..” Torsten had a class field trip to Ghost Ranch. Carrie went along, but siblings were not allowed. Matt, Aven, and Suka went up into the Jemez for a nice lunch time hike.

From Jemez Hikes

From Jemez Hikes

Reindeer and Sand Dunes?!

Where are we?

A few weeks ago, we had a great visit to southern Colorado! We met Rob, Erica, Sammy, Izzy, Andy & gang in Alamosa. First we went to a Reindeer farm and then to the Dunes. I didn’t do a good job w/ photos, but here are a few…

From Sand Dunes 2010

From Sand Dunes 2010

From Sand Dunes 2010