The trail goes up and over Hope Pass
For the past two years Ed's niece has come from Connecticut, which is very much at sea level, and participated. We have been her crew. She's done great and ran 40 miles the first year and then 60 miles last year. This year both Ed and Sandy will finish this ultra marathon!
Ed and Sandy, mile 22
2008I remember Ed telling me, "If I ever say I want to run the Leadville 100, you need to slap me, and slap me hard!"
Well, I guess I didn't slap him hard enough.
He has signed up and has earnestly begun his training. He has a daily and weekly workout schedule all the way until the week of the race. He's started with 20 miles a week and will end with about 90 miles. If anyone can stay committed and work for the goal of completing the race, it has to be Ed. He is a great inspiration.
He isn't looking at the race as running 100 miles, but as running 1 mile one hundred times. I need to remember that philosophy when I'm tired and ready to stop whatever I'm doing. His motto is: You can do more than you think!
Until Next Time-Kyle