I have failed to complete the ascent the last 2 years.I missed the cutoff at the summit in 2012 after making the time at A frame. This year I missed the cutoff at A frame. I am a 56 year old flatlander from Oklahoma. Once I re qualify ill be back on the start line with the rest of you. WHEN I reach the summit within the designated times ill wear my shirt and medal proudly. While I have learned a lot about myself the last 2 years I don't want to complicate what's already in my head about the outcome of those 2 days by pretending I accomplished something I didn't . I'm very happy with my effort. I did my best on those 2 days. Obviously my training was deficient in some way. The journey to put that puzzle back together will be fun. I love this race and place too much to wear something I didn't earn. But that's just me.
On another note Id love any suggestions training wise any of you have. And a copy of matt carpenters training guide would be worth a lot to me.