I ran fall river road Friday before work. Thanks to Wes Thompson, who was my drop off, pick up, and follow along car. I didn't leave early enough, as bed is always too nice. I started running a little after 7am and was hoping to run the entire 9 mile uphill run in an hour and half. When Wes drove past me at 8:30, I contemplated just stopping and hopping in the car, but I only had 2 miles to go. I put my head down, took a deep breath and kept on running. I reached the Alpine Visitor Center in 1:44. Fourteen minutes slower than I had hoped and 55 minutes before I needed to be to work.
Wes drove as a I stretched and rehydrated back to Estes Park. The record (set by Bill Raiter in 2003) is 1:09. That seems so crazy to me!!!
|Old Fall River Road in the last mile or two. Alpine Visitor Center on horizon.|