I kept thinking to myself going into Yakima skyline that “this might be the one that breaks me.” And I realized when the moment came to “be broken” – I realized that I had a choice. For some reason I thought it was something that was going to “happen to me.” And maybe in some cases – you can degrade slowly over time and that results in being broken, but I think that’s the rare case.… continue reading
Executed the strategy (finish and not get hurt). Ran super conservatively. But couldn’t really pick it up so late in the race (and on the last climb) to make it under 9 hours (which seems ridiculous, but the climbs and the descents were both very technical and long).… continue reading
I knew who Tom was before we were friends. We shared a class, “Music of the Delta blues” at Maryland, we learned about the music of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. I remember Tom because he wore these big-heeled lumberjack boots.… continue reading
Excellent footage, excellent topic.
In my experience, there a lot of mountain athletes who share these traits. There is the dopamine / endorphin chemistry that occurs when pursuing outdoor activity. The thrill of climbing mountains, moving fast through complex terrain, up or down.… continue reading
And I knew this was going to be the case but I didn’t want to believe it. All the running I’ve been doing didn’t do much for my climbing. After Sunday’s jaunt to Hood, my hip flexors are sore and my legs are tired. … continue reading