Yea, I did it - I ran exactly 744' up Sugar Mountain so that I'd have some really nice numbers on day 10. I had planned for a nice lunch run to do about 1,000'-1,300', but at about 5 minutes past 8 this morning I realised I had mis-read my calander and had some meetings in Banner Elk, NC and Boone, NC. We were meeting with some people at the base of Sugar Mountain and as soon as we were done I threw on my shorts and shoes and took off without a w/u and got it done as fast as I could, jogged back down feeling a little guilty, but satisified.
20,000' up, 130,000' to go.
10% of the days and 13.3% of the vertical are finished.
I've averaged 2,000'/day and will need to average 1,444'/day to finish.
So far so good, physically I feel great, just getting stronger.
The real challenge will be time management and creativity the next few months.
3 days ago