Two Wheels or Two Legs? There’s More Than One Way Up a Mountain

Two Wheels or Two Legs? There’s More Than One Way Up a Mountain
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Mile ten of the Pikes Peak Ascent is always memorable to me whether in the actual race or just running on Pikes for training. Whatever the mountain, running hard above tree line takes you to a special place where it suddenly starts to feel like there’s a whole lot less air…in the air.

At last weekend’s Broadmoor Cycling Hill Climb (photo below) — which is essentially the cycling version of the Pikes Peak Ascent, but instead traverses the highway to the summit rather than following Barr Trail — I felt the same way, as did many others… evidently.

“Few things can break your spirit more than racing at 13,000+ feet. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk,” local Colorado Springs pro-cyclist, renowned climber, and coach Renee Eastman titled her race on Strava for that day.

In my case, the race consisted of a little over an hour and thirty-three minutes of ascending twelve and a half miles of the Pikes Peak Highway. The head.... Continue Reading at Trail Runner - ATRA



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