Yep, that race with Europe, the mountains, running for days and nights and all that.
I'm not sure if fate was smiling at me or having a practical joke at my expense. Hopefully I won't end up like that guy above.
I think I would have to be standing most of the time to make progress to the finish, right?
At least the race is a bit out of my way of my triathlon season. UTMB is in late August. Ironman Ireland is in June, and the USA Triathlon Nationals are in the beginning of August. I can fill July with some local triathlons too.
Training? Will still be the same. Sort of.
Seriously though, I think only two or three trips to Mt. Tammany might be the way to go here. I need to be a fast road runner for triathlons, so I have to primarily practice my speed on the roads.
I will do a lot more local trails though, for general all-around off-road fitness. I figure some loops at Sourland Mountain with some of the guys at the club gearing up for Naked Bavarian and Bear Mountain will help. And then there's some new additions:
Sassquad Racing and Running
Fueled by Doughnuts - Wayne Pacconi
Both of these groups seem to have some nice local trail runs each week, which is nice.
Truly though, training won't change that much. There is a plan here, and I know I can do very well in each one of the big races that I do, including UTMB.
Off for a 6 mile run now. On roads. Hasta La Vista!