Monday, January 08, 2007

Hardrock here I come

...well maybe a little premature ;)
The hardrock 100 miler (colorado) is probably the 2nd toughest of the US 100 milers with 10,000 metres of up/down and much of the course over 3000m - ie you need to acclimitize!
it is seriously fcking hilly!!
it just so happens there is a work conference (on wilderness medicine) the week after the event only a few hundred kms away.
so i thought it mustve been a sign!
will arrive early, spend a month in colorado all up and make a real holiday of it.
will enter this week but even if my 'credentials' are accepted i only have a 20% chance of getting in on the ballot.
and to be honest i hope i dont get in :)
regardless it sounds like a great place to visit and i can learn a lot for a full frontal attempt in years to come...
quite exciting ringing the hotel in silverton (start/finish) to book and finding out the manager is a 2-time finisher!
cant wait for the next phone bill.

did 3 medium-longish runs in the bush this week.
it was my birthday week.
it felt appopriate.
sunday was a 33km 1500m ascent/descent in brisbane forest park with tanky, tamsin and AB.
it is seriously hilly in that place.
but not hardrock hilly.
each of us carried about 4 litres of water for the 6 hour run.
my only navigational advice led to a 20min wrong turn!
considering it was on the same day as bogong-hotham and it was almost exactly half the distance and the same hilliness we decided to call this the poormans half bogong (or poor mans half gobong as i called it when i had become a little dehydrated!).

will have a light week in preparation for hares and hounds 60km next sunday.

monday - nothing
tuesday (birthday!) - 1.40hr hilly/bush run mt coot-tha
wednesday - nothing
thursday - 1hr easy bike
friday - massage and 2.45hr hilly/bush run mt coot-tha
saturday - nothing
sunday - 6hr hilly/bush run BFP


Blogger Jen_runs said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Tesso said...

Hey Bro, happy birthday for last week! Bet you still don't look a day over 21 ;-)

PS Colorado sounds cool!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Iron Pete said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

Have fun in Colorado, you gotta love those conferences... it is a sign.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Tamyka said...

Hey dude, I would love to join you for a run in BFP or for a bike ride sometime, email me!

10:35 PM  

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