The drive back Sunday night was a chore. Nearly six hours total. Vail Pass which I am really starting to despise was a mess with lots of blowing snow. Hoosier Pass had an accident about a mile from the summit. Two cars head on it looked like and a semi had also slid off the road. More blowing snow, crappy vis and miserable out. Much respect to the first responders out there in their bunker gear taking care of things.
|Traffic jam on Hoosier Pass. -2 degrees Fahrenheit not including the windchill. You can see the semi up by the curve.|
I had better get at it. I registered for the Run Rabbit Run 100 the other night when it opened up. I have been studying the maps, course descriptions, and other beta. I am setting up some goals for this race. I am pretty excited about it. It won out basically because it is a Colorado race and not a forever and a day drive to get there.
Asia blew out her other ACL on New Years Day in Aspen. Confirmed that at the vet's office today. She is getting around better but surgery is unavoidable. I am hoping the vet schedules the operation for the 16th or 17th. At least it is winter and she will be stuck inside recovering while it is relatively nasty out. On a good note, Asia has lost a lot of weight which we were hoping for. She was 77 pounds back in April and is now at 63. That will go a long way to helping her recover more quickly post op.
But I really enjoyed my time in Aspen. I ran some new cool stuff and I mapped out about 10 runs all in distances between six and thirty miles for training runs. There are a ton of good options to keep it fresh. Some of these courses will also play into bike training as well. I found a trail that goes from Hunter Creek over to Woody Creek that I hope to try to run this weekend weather permitting. That one will take me past "Owl Farm" and I think I will end that run at the Woody Creek Tavern. Sounds like a plan.
Ready for spring and summer though.
|Really missing riding days like this.|