Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's Not Rocket Science: Week 11

Three and a half day later than normal I update you on the week in review. I'll get to that.

I ran 99.5 miles. I would have liked to get 100 but I didn't know my mileage totals so after running a race Saturday I skipped the cool down. Had I jogged for five minutes I would have gotten the nice three digit total in my log. Oh well, close enough. Saturday I ran a 15 mile race and was beaten again by a woman, well a 2:24 marathoner 13th in Athens Olympic marathoner. So that makes it a little better.

It was a moderately slow week at camp. We are having a great summer. Most of the staff is really awesome. I mean I rock climb for a paycheck and have time to get in 100 miles a week at 9000 feet and have time to hang out with others about the same age with somme of the same passions.

Saturday I went to a used book store in Boulder and started buying Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills. That is to say the 3rd and 5th edition. I already owned the 6th and 7th. The reason being each edition is rather different as climbing techniques change. As late as 1980 they suggested hip belaying, carabiner braking, and urged caution at new devices that could be used for belaying and rappelling. So I'm looking for a 1st, 2nd, and 4th edition if you find one let me know so I can buy it. Thanks in advance.

In the middle of the week we found out that our satellite wireless internet was close to the limit. So basically no more internet was the message I took away. Very depressing. In late May and early June I watched about 12 hours of video on the internet up here because I was the only one up here and had nothing else to do at night. So it's partly my fault. So I sit here on Pearl Street in Boulder writing this before the coffee shop closes in 17 minutes.

What of my future? Good question. I'm making decisions in my mind about what I want to do come August. I'll warn you in advance, the media over plays the danger of many places and I feel comfortable in many locations and situations that would scare most Americans.

1 comment:

  1. Are you going to race any marathons or ultras anytime soon? With all that work, you should be able to run a solid time in either.

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