6000 Feet Is Not Sea Level

We’re back in Boulder after two months at sea level.  My first run of the fall was a bitch – a minute a mile slower than at sea level.  Altitude really does matter.  But – it was a beautiful one on Dowdy Draw in the mountains just outside of Boulder.  Altitude, dirt, rocks, bright blue sky, altitude, cows (which normally I’m scared of, but these were very polite and got out of my way), cow shit, sweat, and altitude. 


It’s good to be home.  August was my best running month of the year since January so I’m finally confident that I’m over the nagging injuries I’ve had all year.


  • I think the Dowdy Draw run is one of the most beautiful routes in all of Boulder. If that doesn’t make you glad to be back in Colorado, then nothing will… 😉

  • wow!

  • Thom

    Regarding your nagging running injuries: I just bought this device called “The Stick” and while I have only been using it for a week, it completely cured my ITBand problems and my legs feel great/fresh (I run 30+ miles/week). It is kind of like a rolling pin for your leg muscles and it really seems to do wonders. The device is so obvious I wonder why no one thought of it before. And, I have no connection to the producers of this product.

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