Mission accomplished at Leadville! I finished the race in 28 hours and 33 minutes.
So apparently it probably helps to do some altitude training for this race; Hope Pass absolutely kicked my butt – twice – but otherwise there were no major crises, and the event was completely awesome. Full details to follow in the next week or so.
You may recall a photo like the one above after last year’s Tahoe Rim Trail 100; the difference is that this time around the moccasins of choice were RunAmoc Dash Lites, which have probably overtaken the Original Lites as my moc of choice for ultras. I may go into details at some point, but for now all I’m looking to do is hit the bed for a nice long nap.
On that note, since I’m a little goofy from about 40 hours without sleep, here’s a picture of me and a llama at the aforementioned Hope Pass:
And if you’re wondering – yes, the llama will make the race report, too.
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