Fatty is writing a great recap. When my story diverges from his, I'll post my full thoughts. It's a lot about what was going on in my head. This was the hardest one. Damn happy I finished.
The short story:
I am 4/4 on Leadville starts and buckles. I am very proud of this.
- went out fast. First in my little group to twin lakes. 9:30 pace.
- altitude above the tree line kicked my butt, helped one of the group by yelling at her to walk faster and not stop. When that didn't work I whacked her rear wheel with my front.
- puked at the columbine turn-around, thought about quitting
- felt better coming down off the mountain
- walked a lot
- finished in 11:03