For the good of the team I headed up to the mountains to do some altitude training. (Coincidentally the Banff Mountain Film Festival was happening.)
My bike in the shop, my health at risk, I could only Jike.
Mostly I ran with 10-15lb pack up or around Tunnel Mountain. Did at least 1hr each day.
On my birthday, Friday, I ran a total of 70min, then hiked Sulphur Mountain (900m, 5.4km) in 80min. Somewhat tired by the time I got to the gorgeous viewpoint.
So where is Rick at 50?
I doubt I’ll be much fitter than this next September.
Finished my big day Friday with a free Gondola ride down to the Hot Springs. Then had dinner at my favourite restaurant, The Coyote Deli.
View from atop Sulphur. That little bump across the river is Tunnel Mountain.
original photo – flickr