21 Jun '15, 10pm

My race report from the Leadville Heavy Half Marathon. Climbs, farts, M&Ms and snow. @leadvilleraceseries

My race report from the Leadville Heavy Half Marathon. Climbs, farts, M&Ms and snow. @leadvilleraceseries

The 15.5 mile race I did yesterday was unlike any race I’ve ever done. Mostly because I ran up a mountain and back down again. What? You think I’m lying or embellishing like I usually do? Nope. I’ m not experienced at running up mountains or running above tree line up to 13,200 feet. I knew I could do it, but I also knew I would suffer . What I have learned about myself is that I don’t doubt my abilities to finish things, but I can be intimidated and fearful of the pain and fatigue. Let me tell you how we lucked out with the weather. While it was a bit cold driving up in the morning (38 degrees), it warmed up to 50’s at the start. This is a heat wave for Leadville, Colo., also called the “icebox of the nation” – it sits at 10,200 feet. That’s not quite 2 miles high. I was a bit nervous, but this one phrase kept coming into my head right before I started. “You were born to ...

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