08/26/11 - 1:24pm
"On a geezer's run," Glenn Frick said. "No man is left behind."
This was said with roughly two hours left in a planned run in the mountains. I had just looked at one last climb up toward the end of the Juneau Ridge.
"No way I can scramble up one more mountain. Go on ahead," I said.
I knew the way home. If the cramps didn't subside, I could crawl the final miles. But slowly, every step began to feel like I could survive this "slow and casual" outing to celebrate ultra-marathoner Geoff Roes' last month in Juneau. So, we continued on.
Flash back to 12-hours earlier.