Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester
Friday, June 14, 2013
A Pleasant but Scary Surprise
Blogathon post 14/30
This morning I got a nice but also somewhat scary surprise. I finally get a chance to go and run the Rhodes 52km Ultra Marathon! I've been on the waiting list of this race for many, many years.
I'm still on the waiting list, but I can run as a substitute for someone who wants to sit out this year. Awesome but what is the scary part...?
The race is on 6 July! Yes, that is 4 weeks from tomorrow! High altitude on a very hard trail in very cold conditions with some very hard climbing. That is what Rhodes is. Probably the coldest race in our country. Most years the race is run in snow and some years the course is changed because of harsh conditions.The average temperature at the start of this race is -10°C (14F).
So I am very excited but also very scared. I am not in top condition and will rely on my base fitness a lot. But there is no way that I am letting this chance go by.
Time to put some emergency plans in place...because Rhodes, here I come!