First of all, who is the dumbass that commits to a climbing challenge in the middle of winter. It’s this dumbass. The climbing isn’t the issue it is the cold and the damn wind. The wind is my enemy.
Mt Everest Challenge Week No. 2 Review
|Challenge Day||Todays Miles||Total Miles||Miles Left|
|8 Day Total||7,605||7,605||21,424|
|Day No. 9||1,165||8,770||20,259|
|Day No. 10||Fail||8,770||20,259|
|Day No. 11a
Day No. 11b
|Day No. 12||1,148||11,368||17,661|
|Day No. 13||977||12,345||16,684|
|Day No. 14||Fail||12,345||16,684|
|Day No. 15||3,124||15,469||13,560|
The days in the above chart are links to my Strava profile for the corresponding run.
This week family plans and crazy weather made things difficult. If I take more than 2 days off during the week I am a dead man. I was doing the math on day 15 and I was behind by 3,000 feet. That was so demoralizing. I plan on doing 1,100 feet on average per day which gives me a tiny buffer but not when you skip days. The east coast is expecting a foot of snow this upcoming week so I am trying to catch up on my missed elevation. I don’t want to get to a point of no return. So I banged out a 3,000+ft day and got back on point. On too week number 3.