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David Link
(sierracanon) - F
JMT speed record on 08/27/2010 20:27:31 MDT Print View

I ran into Aaron Sorenson at Whitney Portal a couple of weeks ago. He was planning an attempt to make a new speed record on the JMT, and was to start on Aug 18. Does anybody know how this turned out?? Thanks.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"JMT speed record" on 08/28/2010 08:15:55 MDT Print View

I imagine if Aarons' attempt at setting a new speed record on the JMT was fruitful we would've heard about it by now.

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: "JMT speed record" on 08/28/2010 14:05:00 MDT Print View

Nope,
Didn't go so good.
I had some type of bronchial problem going right from the start.
Getting up whitney took almost an hour longer than expected mainly from just trying to catch my breath. I was 2:10 behind record pace on top of forrester but was just thinking the 2 biggest passes are now over and will get better here on out. Ran down to vidette with no problems but when going up Glen it hit me with a ton bricks.
Knew the attempt was already over about a half mile past the Charlotte Lake Jnc and it went down hill really fast after that.
The last 4.5 miles to the Rea Lakes Ranger Station took me 6.5 hours.
I felt and still feel as if I have a VO2 max of around 15.

Oh well, there may be another time?
For now I just need to get back on my feet. This had a weird by serious effect on me.

My two good friends are heading out to the TRT to go for the Unsuppoted Record, so enough about me, good luck to them.