I agree with John. If it is your "desire" to attain this goal, you train accordingly. Aside from that, the qualification changes were posted last summer, so knowing that your 2010 PPA race was no longer a valid qualifier, there has been 9 months to obtain another qualifying race time.
And considering you live in Colorado, there is also the Triple Crown option which would guarantee you a spot in the Ascent as long as you finish the Garden of the Gods 10 mile race in less than 2 hours. Again, how passionate are you to participate in the Ascent?
No reason to blame Matt on this one.
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I know john and blunt is right. I am sorry my desire to attain this goal endangers your life. Not my intent. I train with my husband James (2008 blizzard doubler) and ran down from 2005 lightening and hail. This does impact my registration without qualifier for 2014. Maybe I'll see you 2015. That is of course if I can take the race seriously.