Although it took me longer than I expected, I did it!!!
1,900 athletes started the race, representing 87 countries, with 31 Americans from across the U.S. In the end, about 1,300 finished (600+ did not make due to failing to meet the critical time markers, injury, fatigue, or just quit).
I had calculated 20 hours (+/- 1 hour) as a finish time, but realized the terrain was extremely demanding. I finished in 26 hours, 14 minutes, and was greeted by super supportive people in Chamonix that I felt like I had won the race. My equipment, nutrition, and movement plan executed without issue, and I had Kim there to provide pro-style support throughout the race (especially in the “wee-hours of the night.”)
To capture some of my experiences, I’ve added a video montage of pictures and video set to a few fittings music tracks. It’s a bit long, but make sure you turn up the sound and wait until the credits.
100km Mountain Montage
Hope you enjoy, and once again…you all rock!
2012 Quintana Roo Lucero
Great deal on a new 2012 Quintana Roo Lucero Triathlon cycle. Picked it up from Inside-Out Sports in Raleigh, NC. Maiden ride is tomorrow.
The Promised Land 50k is less than 3 days away. I’ve been following a rigorous train up but not as crazy as in the past. Generally speaking, I’ve stuck to trails and off-road runs; hopefully, training up in Catoctin Mountain in February, the Alps last month (March), and then a training run in down in Lynchburg.
During the Promise Land training run, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Horton (Race Director, Ultra-marathoner) and he’s one of the most interesting personas I’ve met in the ultra-trail community.
I’m looking forward to camping out on Friday as well. Haven’t done that before…usually I’m in a hotel chilling out after a pasta dinner. So, it’ll be a change: camping out the night before in a tent, bonfire, early 05:30am start…
Look for future posts and pics of the event.
During the past month, I’ve started to accumulate the required equipment I’ll need for the UTMB C-C-C (2013 UTMB Packing List).
So far, here’s where I’m at:
And so it begins…my very own website / blog! I’m so excited!!! I’ve always wanted my own place on the interweb that I could post my race pictures, results, training log, and heck, just about everything.
Here, you’ll be able to follow me around the globe as I run in places you see in magazines. Why…well, why not? What else should I do? Sit around, get fat, and hate my life? Hell no! I run for me first. But, I often dedicate a run to friends and family who continue to struggle with weight, life, and health. Running has become a religious activity for me. There’s plenty of fellowship on the trail, lots of water for baptisms, and between the distances travelled, environmental effects of sun, rain, snow & sleet, it inspires considerable faith to endure.
Peace out! AI