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Ran up to the top of Pikes Peak last weekend. Took about 4:30. My goal is a sub 4 hour trek. It's looking tough right now. My new friend Howard says, "Think of the Ascent as the world's toughest 5K."

 

What? "5K?" I asked shocked.

 

"Yep, but it takes about 10 miles to get to the starting line (treeline)," he said slyly.

 

Well, if I walk to treeline at about a 20 minute mile... that's 3 hours and 20 minutes. I just have the run the last three miles in 39 minutes. Not possible on many fronts.

 

Need to figure out a way to take about 35 minutes off my time in the next week or so.

 

Any suggestions?

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Comment by Tim Bergsten on August 12, 2011 at 1:47pm
Listen to your body. Run within yourself. Stay hydrated. Eat something on the course. And pay attention on the last mile. It'll be the best one you've ever done.

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