I'm like you were every time I drive up. Last year I had more trouble with altitude during the Ascent than I did in the Marathon. It could have been a change in pressure. We normally come out a week before and drive to the top every day but this year we're staying in Leadville most of the weekend before PP and then helping at an aid station for the Trans Rockies the first three days of it just for a change. If you didn't have much trouble with altitude in the Marathon last you'll most likely be fine with it doubling this year. Look forward to seeing everyone in August - it's closer than we may think. Do well and have fun with your first "Double"