Failure was always an option – That’s what made it worth trying

Failure was always an option – That’s what made it worth trying

By | October 12, 2020

Failure was always an option – That’s what made it worth trying

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This is a tough post to make…

On Friday at 5:25am, I started up the mountain into the darkness, taking my first steps on a 3-day journey.

I was attempting to set an FKT – Fastest Known Time – on a the Western States trail – starting at Squaw Valley, running down to Auburn and back. 200 miles from start to finish, taking more than 3 days and climbing more than 40,000 vertical feet.

No one’s completed this course yet, and that’s why I wanted to try.

I spent months training, planning and preparing.
I was ready.

But even with the right plan, the right preparation, the right team and the right execution, there was no guarantee of success.

I didn’t make it.

After covering 78 miles in 30 hours, an Achilles problem that started at mile 30 reached a point that continuing on was impractical.

Failure was an option – that’s what made the effort worth it.

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