Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mt. Washington

This race was pretty insane. Absolutely relentless. No breaks. No recovery. And nothing about speed. It is basically just all guts. The race started in rain and clouds, continues through it , and up over the weather. I finished 14th overall in a time of 68 minutes and 10 secs. During the race I was thinking that I will never again toe the line for another suffer fest. But I will. I will forget the pain and remember the view in a year's time. Afterwards I had fun talking with Dave Quintel and George Zack. GZ I found out has a fondness for beer that seems to match mine. We talked shop for a few and then Jess and I headed home. Next up: Cranmore. Here are the grueling splits from Sat. 6:48/8:26/8:45/9:06/9:43/9:36/9:31/7:13. This video clip of my last 18 secs pretty much sums up how I felt for everyone of those splits. My lovely wife took the shot.



  1. Justin,

    Congrats again on a great race. It was nice talking to you as well after the race. I hope to toe the line at Cranmore on Sunday. Take care.


  2. Great chatting brew with you. Motivated me to do a batch this weekend ... wondering how I might up the "malt" ante to up the alcohol content.

    And awesome race.