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In 11 days a buddy and I are going to attempt the 4 state challenge on the AT. 4 states/~44 miles in less than 24 hours. I’m not sure how I ended up agreeing to this, but once committed…I’m in.

It’s going to be a bit different than any other hikes I’ve done. No camping. Light day pack for speed. And more than double the daily miles I’ve ever done.

Since making this commitment I’ve been cranking out a marathon a week on the treadmill (and finally digging into the Expanse). I’ve made a pace chart and if I max out all sections I can finish in about 18 hours. If slowest, I’ll miss the 24 window by about 20 mins.

The hardest part will be at mile 42 we will walk right by our hotel. Facing 2 miles up hill in hour 17 to 23. Good willpower test. Trip report in a few weeks.

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