Canadian in Candia

June 10, 2009

Pittsfield Peaks 2009

Filed under: Races — Tags: , , , — Miriam @ 8:25 am

We spent Saturday in Pittsfield, Vermont.  Adam was racing the 53 mile, 14,000 feet of elevation gain ultramarathon known as Pittsfield Peaks.

Pittsfield Peaks 2009
Cooper was thrilled to find Adam after waiting for him at at Aid Station.

Pittsfield Peaks 2009
A lot of Ultrarunning is actually walking. At least at Adam and his friends’ levels.

Adam seemed to be having some trouble. He was lagging behind his hoped for times. His friends started finishing the race.

Pittsfield Peaks 2009

I started taking pictures of his friends…
Pittsfield Peaks 2009

And their foot injuries.
Pittsfield Peaks 2009

But Cooper started getting bored.
Pittsfield Peaks 2009

Then we heard that my husband was doing something a little crazy.
Pittsfield Peaks 2009

For $100, he was carrying a rock that weighed at least 40 lbs for the last 5 miles of the race.
Pittsfield Peaks 2009

There’s two ways to get a lot of attention when you finish a race. First, you finish in the top several spots. Second, you show up carrying a heavy rock over your head.
Pittsfield Peaks 2009

I guess he has some beer money now.
Pittsfield Peaks 2009

Cooper was just happy to have his dad back.
Pittsfield Peaks 2009

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2 Comments »

  1. Thats crazy…

    Comment by Jessica — June 16, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

  2. […] rock my husband carried for the last 5 miles of the 53 mile race on Saturday, has been weighed. It came in at a whooping 52 pounds. I think most people would have a hard time […]

    Pingback by 52 Pounds | FillyRunner — March 26, 2010 @ 1:21 pm


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