Big, Fat DNF at the Leadville Silver Rush 50

I’ve been putting off writing this blog post – who wants to write about a bad race?  Well, technically, it wasn’t a bad race, it was a bad moment in the race.  I’m going to make this short and sweet, as I have better posts to write about and have dwelled on this race long enough.

Morning before the race – ready to roll

So here’s the pre-race summary: Ben and I had been training pretty heavily on the weekends, rocking out higher-altitude long training runs on the Colorado Trail, Kenosha Pass, etc.  I was mentally pumped up after my 51 mile adventure in the Grand Canyon.  I knew there would be a lot of “power hiking” and I, we, were ready for it.

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