Category Archives: 14er

Free Radicals!

(Most of) the Longs Peak Radical Slam Many mysteries about Longs Peak have been resolved, but I am left with three questions: Was this a remarkably steep, technical trail run or was it a mountaineering trip in running shoes? How … Continue reading

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Sometimes Everything Isn’t Enough

Pikes Peak Ascent, Take 2 OK, so I’m nervous. Certainly not as nervous as last year, but definitely some butterflies. Come on, man! You’ve trained for this thing. You’ve logged more than twice as many miles as last year. Your … Continue reading

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My First Marathon

  August 19, 2007 “The Pikes Peak Marathon is not a good first marathon. You see, there’s this big hill in the middle…” “Are you nervous?” asked Amy as we rolled out of bed at 5am. “No,” I replied, completely … Continue reading

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Pikes Peak 2 – Double header!

Prelude (a.k.a., boring retrospective and self-indulgent crap) T-32 hours: As the race draws near, I am feeling nostalgic. Pikes has been the goal all year and I look forward to a relaxing late summer and fall when I can concentrate … Continue reading

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Harvard Ain’t So Hard

Sept 3-Sept 4, 2006 Mark and I go way back. Not exactly dawn-of-time back, but he was working at STScI while I was in grad school at JHU. We met at the climbing wall one night and, subsequently, he introduced … Continue reading

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Running the Pikes Peak Ascent

The Short Version I started running back in January with Chris and Peter. Largely out of peer pressure, I joined a group of friends and signed up to run the Pikes Peak Ascent, a 13.4 mile run up Pikes Peak … Continue reading

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