This morning I got out for a mountain bike ride at sunrise before we set off to explore trail access points for support and video crew as we trail run the Colorado Trail.

About 5:30 pm we headed out for a trail run on a trail that intersects the Colorado Trail. It looked like it might rain so we packed our rain gear. It was a great choice! We got caught in a rainstorm up on the CT and thoroughly tested our rain gear. I'm happy to say it passed with flying colors!

The run was great and I didn't have any hip or glute pain as I ran 5 miles continuously! About 3/4 mile from the end of the run the sun came out and we enjoyed a beautiful double rainbow! It was a real treat and we said to each other that we could just stand there and watch it forever. The sun was getting low though so we pried our eyes away and finished out the trail run. What a great way to end a run!

Mel's ride stats:

Distance: 7.51 miles

Time: 1:00:20

Elevation Gain: 561 feet

Average Pace: 7.5 mph

 

Today's run/walk stats:

Distance: 6.85 miles

Time: 2:08:09

Elevation Gain: 1,224 feet

Average Pace: 18:43/mile

Photos from the ride and run