Running a peak: What it takes

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Running a peak: What it takes

Post by RETEP 1 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:20 am

Peak crushers and the “other” thread got me thinking. Can we get a runner checkbox Bill?😂 For those few of us who care (and those who don’t), what are your requirements. I’ll finish running all the 14ers this summer and would hate for the non FKT types to call me out...only cause the real elites could give a rip...
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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by justiner » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:33 am

Running a peak takes a lot a walking.


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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by AndrewLyonsGeibel » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:37 am

justiner wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:33 am
Running a peak takes a lot a walking.


Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.
Unless you’re Matt Carpenter. Or a few others.
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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by Bombay2Boulder » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:08 pm

Community, hikeneers, newbies, lists. Think I got most of the major buzzwords in. Avoiding a serious reply as this seems like a circle jerk post. :-D
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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by AndrewLyonsGeibel » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:23 pm

Your cadence must never drop below 120 SPM.
Stopping is only acceptable to refill water.
Bathroom breaks must be taken mid stride.
You cannot carry more than 6 of the 10 essentials.
If you use trekking poles, you cannot use the straps.
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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:30 pm

And you must not stop running when passing others, even as you blast down Grays on a summer Saturday.
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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by jmanner » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:38 pm

Quad strength
A man has got to know his limitations.-Dr. Jonathan Hemlock or Harry Callahan or something F' it: http://youtu.be/lpzqQst-Sg8

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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by bergsteigen » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:42 pm

jmanner wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:38 pm
Quad strength
Stable ankles. I stopped running peaks after rolling an ankle. Too dangerous.
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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by jmanner » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:43 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:30 pm
And you must not stop running when passing others, even as you blast down Grays on a summer Saturday.
Real runners go before or after work on a week day. Everyone knows this.
A man has got to know his limitations.-Dr. Jonathan Hemlock or Harry Callahan or something F' it: http://youtu.be/lpzqQst-Sg8

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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by justiner » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:45 pm

bergsteigen wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:42 pm
Stable ankles. I stopped running peaks after rolling an ankle. Too dangerous.
lol
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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by bergsteigen » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:00 pm

justiner wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:45 pm
bergsteigen wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:42 pm
Stable ankles. I stopped running peaks after rolling an ankle. Too dangerous.
lol
Last time I rolled my ankle all the way, I broke my leg. :shock: :cry:
"Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games." - Ernest Hemingway (or was it Barnaby Conrad?)
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Re: Running a peak: What it takes

Post by RETEP 1 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:59 pm

bergsteigen wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:00 pm
justiner wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:45 pm
bergsteigen wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:42 pm
Stable ankles. I stopped running peaks after rolling an ankle. Too dangerous.
lol
Last time I rolled my ankle all the way, I broke my leg. :shock: :cry:
Ya...I’m not very fast downhill at all! I ran IPR and kept up with Bryon Powell all the way to the pass but dude blew me away downhill. I never had a chance but gotta protect those ankles😂
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