I'm catching up on race reports from the last few weeks as things have been a little busy around @ello hq of late.
The weekend after Labor Day and the Grand Traverse, I took a trip down to Telluride to run another perennial favorite - the Imogene Pass Run. Imogene is an iconic Colorado race, in its 42nd year, with a large field of ~1200 runners and a highly daunting elevation profile over its 17-mile distance between the historic mining towns of Ouray and Telluride:
As they say, there's only one hill!
It's a beautiful course, however, and the sights along the way combined with the crowd gathered in Telluride at the finish to cheer you on make it all worthwhile. This year wasn't my best outing at Imogene, but it was far from my worst either, and I couldn't have asked for better weather to run the race - it was a sunny and bright Colorado early-fall day.
As happens every ~4 years, the race fell on the same weekend as the Evergold 10K in Vail, making for a doubleheader weekend. Always a good way to test one's ability to recover quickly.
Photos below, and a Strava trace is here for those interested in the gory details.