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 Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
 Post Date:  08/24/2011
 Date Climbed:   08/21/2011
 Posted By:  doggler

 The Double   

So I'm not sure how much interest there will be in these reports - they're more race report than trip report. However, they did involve a fourteener...and I suppose there aren't too many like them in the archives. Enjoy.

Saturday - Pikes Peak Ascent

Sunday - Pikes Peak Marathon


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  • Comments or Questions (6)

Very Impressive!     2011-08-25 07:36:47
Read your blog posts about these, congrats on such a solid turnaround from the ascent to the marathon!!


Great run     2011-08-25 09:23:10
Way to bounce back for the marathon on Sunday!!! Very impressive run. Enjoyed reading those... thanks for posting!


Awesome account     2011-08-25 09:57:03
You are an animal. Well done.


Good read     2013-07-29 12:29:11
Thanks for writing it up! I'm amazed by your double, especially the 2nd half of the marathon. Have you figured out how your downhill split time compares to everyone else?

I did the ascent once, in 2001, as a flatlander living in Texas. I was running 3:45-3:50 flatland marathons then. Pikes Peak is a completely different animal though. I probably did everything wrong in the ascent possible (including stopping for a snack at A-frame) and finished in 5:20. Ended up getting sick with about a mile to go too. It was a very humbling experience.

Kudos to your accomplishment. It was a lot of fun to read about it and remember my own debacle on it.


Good stuff     2011-08-27 12:22:50
Way to go and great read! Thanks for sharing!


Animal? Hah.     2011-08-27 12:48:33
Thanks guys. I'm no animal; there are many others out there who have done some much more impressive stuff.

Niner - glad I could help you relive your own debacle! I believe my Sunday up was 18th fastest and my descent was 4th fastest. Daryn Parker was about 30 seconds faster. Matt Carpenter was down in 1:26 or so, and Bernie Boettcher was in the 1:32 range.

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