30.Apr.2012

Apr 29, 2012

Distance today = 50.91 km; Total distance = 5766.60 km; Location = Golden – 39 43.340′ N, 105 11.481′ W; Start time = 0850, Finish time = 1622

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/174235487 (retrospectively added)

Before I begin, I’d like to thank Peter Evans once again for the wonderful hospitaility that he and his daughter, Vicki, showed us last night and this morning. It was very much appreciated.

I wasn’t really looking forward to running today. Denver is a nice city, but it has lots of suburbs, and I’ve been running through suburbia for the past 30 years (minus the last four months, of course). But if you’re going to run through suburbia, do it on a Sunday and do it in Denver.

It was actually a very pleasant run. The weather conditions were perfect and I found a cycle path along a small river in the centre of the city. I passed hundreds of cyclists, which is indicative of a good city. I even passed right by the Denver Broncos new stadium – very impressive.

The afternoon entailed a long section along West Colfax Avenue. This road reminded me a lot of Parramatta Road in Sydney, heading west out of the city towards the mountains, and replete with numerous used car yards and fast food outlets.

It’s always good to be surprised by having a nice run when you think it is going to be a hard day to get through. The only downside is that you then start to think all days can be like that, which is wishful thinking.

As was the case about ten days ago, the Garmin data will not upload to the link. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong, or if it is some bug in the computer. The data is sitting there (as it is with the previous case), but simply won’t upload. Hopefully one day someone can get it sorted out for me and eventually upload this data, for completion’s sake.