1. Ravi Nagarajan
    Ravi Nagarajan November 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I think it comes down to a competitive instinct. I also don’t like being passed when hiking but especially when running. On a recent marathon this psychological instinct nearly did me in as my pace in the early miles was too fast leaving me out of gas for the last few. I’ll have to be more disciplined on my JMT hike next year!

    1. Ray
      Ray November 10, 2012 at 5:54 am

      Agreed! Most of the time that instinct in a good thing, but not always.

  2. John Muir Trail: Glen Pass
    John Muir Trail: Glen Pass April 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    […] Now, don’t misunderstand me; the hike as a complete experience was NOT easy. There was getting the time off, getting myself in shape, getting my supplies to the right place at the right time, and arranging accommodations. Some days on the trail were tough, either because of the mileage I wanted to make that day, or because of my own stupidity regarding drinking and eating. […]

  3. Lou
    Lou February 9, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    As a trail runner, when I would compete in races, I always told myself to run your own race. Last August I did the JMT and told myself hike your own hike. This story is a great example of that philosophy.

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