Updates from Running the Colorado Trail in 2020

Day 18 – Sunday, August 2

August 2, 2020

Good morning. It’s day 18!!!! So excited to cross that finish line and accomplish our goal today. Heading out. We will see you at the Junction Creek trailhead in Durango…

Day 17 – Saturday, August 1

August 1, 2020

We just complete day 17 – early! Ran 19.52 miles in 6 hours and 56 minutes. Our elevation gain was 4,186 feet, and the descent was 2,922 feet. We did…

Day 16 – Friday, July 31

August 1, 2020

Today was a big day – 32.44 miles in 10 hours and 4 minutes. And we finished before dark! I left it all on the trail today and am exhausted.…

Day 15 – Thursday, July 30

July 31, 2020

Despite having only a 22.38 mile run today, it was a hard day. The last 7 miles were mentally challenging. We were tired physically as well – the cumulative effect…

Day 14 – Wednesday, July 14

July 30, 2020

Overall, a great day today, full of beautiful scenery. The day started with us covering 5.27 miles in an hour. We went by a cell tower and stopped to take…

Day 13 – Tuesday, July 28

July 29, 2020

Today was a much better day – NO RAIN!! Our feet felt the best they have in four days. Having a dry day has helped a lot. We completed 27.56…

Day 12 – Monday, July 27

July 28, 2020

We are tired but had a really great day. Doug’s ankle was sore on today’s run, which unfortunately slowed him down. Part of what made this an enjoyable day was…

Day 11 – Sunday, July 26

July 27, 2020

This was probably our most brutal day yet. Spent most of the afternoon in the rain – 14 miles with soaked feet. Total of 35.45 miles that held 5,751 feet…

Day 10 – Saturday, July 25

July 26, 2020

We had a great day today! The first five miles were slow climbing with big rocks and shale. The trail then opened up to be very runnable for the remaining…

Day 9 – Friday, July 24

July 25, 2020

We are now halfway to the finish line! 253 miles behind us and 237 miles in front of us. We had to dig deep today as we encountered the hardest…