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Cheyenne Mtn Trail Race 25K

Now we are getting into the real racing season! Trail and Mountain running, that is. The Cheyenne Mountain Trail Races is probably the safest race in the country, since it takes place at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, right at the base of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command–they also track

Santa Clause and his flight from the South Pole with their radars!).

Going into the race injury free (well, almost injury free) for the first time in a couple of years, I was hoping for some competition and a new CR. Finding myself all by myself pretty early into the race, I had to push on my own. But, wait, I WAS racing against someone and that someone was my 2012 self. In 2012, my 2012 self set a solid CR time of 1:46:05. I had to really get my 2014 ass in gear because I am two years older than I was in 2012 and don’t have the youth I once had! It came down to a sprint finish and my 2014 self prevailed. Take that 2012 self!!! I must be getting more wise with age…or maybe just working on my speed a little more?

Shoe used: TrailRoc 245, Ferrari red!


PikesPeakSports.us write up: http://www.pikespeaksports.us/group/roadtrailrunning/forum/topics/records-fall-in-cheyenne-mountain-trail-races

Post-Race Video: http://www.pikespeaksports.us/video/peter-maksimow-beats-his-25k-race-record-at-cheyenne-mountain

The CS Gazette article. The guy terribly misquoted me: there were actually several Kenyans, Ethiopians and one American woman that beat me pretty good:


One Response to Cheyenne Mtn Trail Race 25K

  1. summer.terhark@outlook.com' Summer Terhark says:

    Hey there! I may have convinced my aunt and best friend to run the Cheyenne Mountain 25k this year, but the 2400 feet of elevation gain is intimidating us a bit. We have all three run 2 half marathons, two 15k’s and lots of other races in the past two years since we’ve decided to become runners. We have never done a trail race and this will be our longest distance yet. Do you have any words of wisdom and advice or should we stay away from this race until we are more experienced??? Thank you so much for any input!

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