Updates all this week are going to be short. Full stories will be coming next week. And there should be a lot of stories to tell.
Yesterday was an amazing Leadville 100 Race for The Hammer and me:
- The Hammer finished in 9:28, knocking 11 minutes off her previous personal best, and getting third in her age group. This is her first time on the Leadville Podium!
- I finished in 8:50, my fourth try at doing the LT100 on a single speed, and my first time at finishing it under nine hours, netting me my second big buckle for this race, and my first for doing it on a single speed — a longtime goal reached! Ordinarily, this would not be fast enough to get me on the podium, but some fast guys didn’t show up, and other fast guys (i.e., Kenny) didn’t have a great day. As a result, I took first in the single speed division.
So both The Hammer and I got on the podium — but won’t be there for the awards ceremony, because we had to hotfoot it out of Leadville right after the race and get ourselves set up for the Breck Epic!
Today is the first stage: about 40 miles in distance, with about 5400 feet of climbing.
Our objective is to simply get through this stage. Our legs are sooooo cooked.