11/30/2010

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!

Today I registered for this (registration opened today - that's how big of a nerd I am. Plus the registration fees are sort of cheap when you register early):


Swiss Alpine Marathon 2011 - July 30th 2011


To do a bit of this:

78K on mountain trails, baby! :)

The only thing between me and this race is 8 months of training. And a road trip to Switzerland.
Now, how do I train for a 78K ultramarathon with a 2230 meter / 7317 ft elevation? Uhm...I guess I have some figuring out to do. ;) Let's start with adding some miles to the long long runs. :)
And guess what, I couldn't be more excited. I actually got a bit teary eyed when I clicked on the 'Register' button. :) 'Cause this race is actually 'more than a race'! :) And now stop laughing at me! ;)
Do you want to join me? :) You can do so, or just check out the race on http://www.swissalpine.ch/.
If you'll excuse me now: I have some screaming and dancing to do. :)

12 comments:

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohhhh now that looks like a blast!!

Pretend this is real said...

Wow! That looks like an amazing course. Good luck!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

WOW! That is insane! Good luck!

Johann said...

I am envious! That is awesome! Good luck with the training!

nikeathena said...

I had to convert 78K to miles and now I am just in awe. You're amazing girL!

Emz said...

This looks like a crazy awesome race!!

YAY for you!!

Kirstie said...

Sounds like a total blast!!!!

Ms. Duffy said...

Wow!!!! Good luck!

Silly Girl Running said...

Why don't you all join me? ;)

winelush said...

I haven't even converted 78K to miles and I'm already in awe!

Becka said...

There is still a teeny tiny chance I could do this (42k... NOT 78k)

:)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Becka: YAY!!!! Than we could run the K42 together, since the 78K has a 7 AM start, and meets up with the K42 at their start line after 40K in the 78K race. And the K42 has a 11.30 start. So, if I'd manage to run that 40K within 4.30 hours, I'd be on time to catch up with you! :) Downside...I'd be exhausted at that point, and you'd be fresh and ready to go! ;)