Let the training begin!
I found out I’m in UTMB. I put my name in the lottery kinda wanting to go but really thinking that I’m the most unlucky goofball I know. Turns out, I’m not that unlucky. Or, maybe I am. Not really sure what happened. Regardless, I’m no registered for UTMB. I’ve made travel arrangements fro me and the family. We are going to make a vacation out of the trip.
None of us have been to Europe before so we are super excited about the chance to see northern France and the surrounding areas.
Now I need to train properly to ensure a successful finish. With a distance of 105 miles and about 33,000 feet of elevation gain combined with some very unpredictable weather conditions I expect to be pushed to my limits.
I welcome both the opportunity and the challenge.
Training Plan as of January 2017
Run a lot every week. I’m hoping to maintain 60-80 miles a week starting in February. At least one week per month, I want to get 20,000 feet of elevation gain. Yoga at least once a week and twice when possible. I’ve must start carrying a similar amount of weight on my runs. I need to be used to the weight of the required gear for the race.