Sunday, July 27, 2008

Training for the Pikes Peak Ascent

I'm a glutton for punishment, or so it might seem. I'm running in the Pikes Peak Ascent again this year on August 16. It's a trail race of 13.3 miles and -- more significantly -- 7815 feet of vertical gain. My goal is to finish in under 3 hours, and beat my time from last year (3:05:03). In conjunction with my efforts, I'll once again be collecting donations for the Ponseti International Association for the Advancement of Clubfoot Treatment - so they can help more children with club foot birth defects. If you'd like to make a donation, click here.


GZ said...

So is your training going well enough to hit your goals at PPA?

Brad Swanson said...

I think I'll be prepared. I'm training with a mix of hills, pace runs, speed intervals, and biking 6 days per week with 1 recovery day. I also ran the Mt. Evans Ascent in June.