Was walking across the summit of Pikes Peak this morning when I ran into Matt Carpenter.
That should be no surprise. Carpenter sprints to the top of the Peak more often than most of us walk around the block. He has long dominated the Pikes Peak Marathon.
I asked Carpenter if he had run to the top. Yes, it would seem obvious that he sprinted, but he wasn’t breathing with any difficulty and there was no sign of sweat.
“What other way is there?” Carpenter said.
Carpenter, who is training for the Aug. 16 Pikes Peak Marathon, reported he finished his training run in 2 hours, 37 minutes. That came a day after he ran to the summit in 2 hours, 49 minutes.
Sunday’s effort was mighty strong for a practice run.
It would have been good for 12th place in the 2008 Ascent.