Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mountain Avenue Mile

Mountain Avenue Mile is our traditional 1 Mile summer Thursday night race. There is only a single left turn to the finish, so it's nearly impossible to get lost. A steady 40 foot drop over the course undoubtedly helps with fast and competitive times, but is barely perceptible when looking down the straight road.

8.5 days before Leadville, with zero relevance to that event, would doing a quick intense workout be a Lydiard-esque stroke of mad genius, or a foolish hamstring-tearing, lung-bleeding nightmare?

4:47, still in one piece. PR by 6.5 seconds from 2008.

And Slush earns a margarita glass for 2nd Masters!


  1. Damn dude. You'd be waiting a minute for me at the finish. Well done.

  2. Amazingly fast running there Mike!! Let's round up to 5:00/mile and that translates to an 8:20 finish at Leadville! Seriously, GOOD LUCK at Leadville!!! You will do fantastic!

  3. SSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssssssss-mokin !

  4. PR! Awesome. I wonder what you could have done in the Towers/Mtn. Ave. Mile Double. Now enjoy some good rest and taper - just one week to go.