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Denver Bound - where to run?

As this summer fully ramps up, when I finally have enough time to really hit the trails, I'm leaving my beloved trails and making the move to Denver. For the past 2 months or so, I've been running fairly regularly, but it has been unremarkable for the most part which is why I have been (mostly) silent.

A few weeks ago I had a great trip down to Silverton to checkout Hardrock with Brendan and Aaron. It was inspiring. Since I wasn't racing, or doing much other than checking out parts of the course, I won't say much about it. I will say this: that race is on my to do list and the people down that came to Silverton for the race were Amazing. I met Scott Jaime and Krissy Moehl, both of whom are simply superb people.

Since that time, I've basically been confined to the house. I've been able to get in a daily run for an hour or two, but I've been focused on studying for the bar exam, which I took over the last two days. About a week and a half ago a friend asked me if I'd rather run 100 miles or take the bar. Easy. Run a 100. Of course I'd rather run a 100. I'd never take that damn test for fun. The exam was downright demoralizing. Hopefully I passed.

So now that I'm done with law school, done with the bar, and in search of a job, I'm moving to Denver. So I have a few questions:

  • Know any runners in the Denver area? I'd be great to get hooked into the running scene in Denver. I know a few people down there, but not too many.
  • I'd like to avoid Cherry Creek Trail, so where are the other good running areas? I realize I'll have to spend most of my time at the parks, but if there are other places I should know about please drop me a line, especially if there are trails.
  • I know that Denver is pretty flat and that worries me. I don't want to lose the small climbing ability that I have. Are there any steep hills that I can do laps on, even if the hill is just a block or two?
  • What are the best, closest trails to Denver? I was thinking that the trails out in Golden are probably the closest. I've heard good things about Morrison too. Suggestions?
  • Lastly, know of any lawyers who are hiring?
Thanks for all your help. Be well.

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