Got up and ran the Jones Pass loop for the first time this year. This is a great loop that spends a fair bit of time above 12,000' (about 9 miles), so although one wants to move fast, it takes effort. I started out good, but then my effort level waned and I simply plodded along. Apparently I'm still feeling my race effort a bit - when you don't do much speed running, doing a fast race can really take it out of you. I still got it done in 3:27, but I'm thinking on a really good day it can go sub 3:00 - there are still some snow fields to navigate around, which slowed things a bit as well.
Run up the ridge in the center of the photo
Looking at Pettingell Peak from Hassell
Run north on the Divide - Vasquez is on the right with Longs directly behind it way in the back
Looking at the run from the north - Hassell is the small summit directly in the center in the far back
Lot of stuff coming out this week on Hardrock. So far, I like this video on Darcy the best:
And of course, this article on Kyle Skaggs' course record run in 2008.