2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

2014 Pikes Peak Marathon
2014 Pikes Peak Marathon, Ready to Rock (or be rocked)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday, 08/21/11 Pikes Peak Marathon Quick Recap

20th overall
4:52:08 (2:57 up)

Had a really fun time today.  Ran a reasonable ascent and topped out in 12th place, moved up as high as 11th on the inital miles of the descent.  Started to have a bit of a tough time below A-Frame and went really slow to Barr Camp, getting passed by several people along the way.  Rallied a bit below Barr, but then was a real death march down the Ws.  I felt it to be a stroke of luck that I was able to not get passed more than I did and it was a lot of work to get down in what I thought to be a disappointing 1:54 descent.  Though I hoped to have run a bit faster today, I am not at all disappointed, as I felt like I was in the mix (at least for a while) and I gave it all I had today.

Oh yeah, I also scored a sweet trophy and a comp entry for next year.

6 comments:

  1. Awesome Jeff! We were tracking you with the live updates on the website and wishing we could be there to cheer you on. I think we hit the refresh button like every 5 minutes and were so excited to see your final time and place. Congrats!

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  2. Congrats! Glad you saw the light - the round-trip is the way to go!

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  3. dude - people think I am nuts for saying this but while I was going to pass you on the down, it broke my heart some.

    Next year I will be sure to get to the top before you so that does not happen.

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  4. Congrats, Jeff. The roundtrip is definitely the way to go!

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  5. Congratulations! Great to see, after your consistent daily runs west of Boulder, which you invariably call "super easy" and for me would require a jet pack :) Way to go. Like the trophy.

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