/ by Eric Dacus

The Powderkeg Teams race on Sunday was a ton of fun, and at the same time harder than anything I’ve tried to do before. Halfway up the first climb the legs felt like they were at 50%, and after starting up the second climb of the day I was just hanging on trying to keep up with Will. Thankfully he’s quite patient and did a lot of the emotional/mental towing and as a result we finished with a respectable time: 5:01:23 for 8500’. (I tried to pay back what I could with ski crampons and doing some actual towing to get us past the icy skin track at the bottom of the Snake Creek climb). Learned I need to have a better system for eating and drinking while moving and that I need to train more to be able to do back-to-back efforts like this. I’m definitely looking forward to trying again next year.  

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ― Ernest Hemingway