100-mile race at high altitude tests even best runners By Brett Hess of The News-Sentinel Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – 1:07 am “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” is the saying credited to Saint Ambrose. But if this fourth-century Saint had lived in Colorado, I figure, he would have been an ultra-marathoner. The Rocky Mountains are where the … Read More
By now you have read the story. So, take a glimpse into my day as my film crew (well, Eric) follows me on my journey in the Race Across The Sky.
Distance 101.80 miles Elevation Gain 17,365 feet Time 27:29:16 Rank 139 of 342 finishers/802 starters GPS Analysis Garmin Connect Previously, previously. I’ll commit, I won’t quit. For the 3rd consecutive year, I lined up in Leadville to run 100 miles. Having completed 100 miles back in June at the Western States 100, I had some added confidence. But leading up … Read More
OK. Last post before the race. A few last minute things for those that are new to this. + Leadville Race Series Tracking – There is promised to be live race tracking somewhere on the race site. Sometimes these things work and sometimes they don’t. See how it goes. Bib #470. + Twitter – My crew should be tweeting throughout … Read More
I opened up the training compound once again this year to all my Leadville friends to come join us for food, drink, and race chatter. Natalee and Eric helped me prepare all the food and host the party. We ended up having cars parked up and down the street out to the main road. Probably 50-60 people total stopped by. … Read More