The Fastest Time Yet Up 5.05 Miles of Green Mountain

April 24, 2012

I’ve been posting faster than normal times up and down Green Mountain for a week now. And when I looked down at my watch at the end of this morning’s run, I saw 1:14:30, which is 19 seconds faster than the super-fast time I posted a week ago.

Honestly, I don’t feel like I’ve been doing that amazing. I just figured it was just me getting back into form, but when I looked back at my log from old runs, I saw that 1:14:30 is actually the fastest time I’ve ever posted since I started running the mountain.

Digging a little deeper just now, it seems like I’m flying on my descents (probably a combination of my new 110s and improved technique). But my climbs aren’t particularly impressive. If I keep chugged along this summer, I’d think I can cut my time down to a 1:10:00.

(Oy. I was just reading Anton’s blog. He threw down a 0:57:50 roundtrip on Green the other day on a gimpy ankle. Insane.)

Still lots more improving to do, but the legs are getting stronger. It’s going to be a good season.

What 6:30 am looks like on Green Mountain.

Boulder’s turned green below.

The true summit. I never noticed that it looks like a broken heart until this morning.

On the summit.

Some locoweed on the way down.