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Post by submarinepainter on Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:12 pm

Picture yourself at the bottom of Mount Washington, staring up at the faraway summit.

Now picture yourself running 7.6 miles up the mountain's twisting auto road in just over three hours.

Now picture yourself doing it with a 15-pound brick strapped to your back.

Are we having fun yet?

"I'm not sure I'm going to enjoy it a lot," said Col. Jack Mosher. "But I think it's an important thing to do."

Mosher, 45, is director of operations for the Maine Army National Guard. He's also one of the 900-plus runners who will take a deep breath Saturday morning at 10 and, step by painful step, ascend 4,650 vertical feet to the top of the highest peak in the Northeast.

With a rock on his back.

No, it's not an in-your-face message to other runners that he's the toughest in the field although he probably is.[color=black][

He sounds tough/color]
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