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.