Tor des Geants...

...if you think UTMB is easy

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01/02/2012 at 08:56
For me either as it happens....
01/02/2012 at 09:00

It went something like this:

"You know that race in Italy? Can I......"


01/02/2012 at 09:28
We had an hour long discussion about relative wage contributions, projected expenses towards the end of the year, needing a new kitchen then moved onto my lack of experience in multi day events before finally finishing on the limited training time I'll have during the Olympic period.
Then she said no.
01/02/2012 at 09:33

Lol - mine was a little briefer and the final nail in the coffin was:

"Oh, just do what you like"


01/02/2012 at 09:36

   So are you going to?

01/02/2012 at 09:44

I'm not that brave - I can run for hours & hours, ignore the physical and mental pain and anguish but I'm not that crazy

Was hoping for a "on 2nd thoughts" phone call or text this morning but that's being overly optimistic and very naive!!

01/02/2012 at 09:45

    I'm in two minds, I still think it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission. Maybe I should have just entered and then told her......

Edited: 01/02/2012 at 09:53
01/02/2012 at 10:04

Yes, I was wondering that too - the wonder of hindsight! It worked last year but that was for single day events.

Having done The Spine this year and re-entered already for next year perhaps I was pushing my luck!!

 Just seen that the entry fee is 50% refundable if you wwithdraw - hmm....worth gambling €175....??

01/02/2012 at 10:25
This may be the flip of a coin for me, I've had a look at the ultra calender for Sept/Oct and there's nothing really that excites/scares me as much as the TdG
01/02/2012 at 10:26
Exactly how I feel too - need a biggggg challenge
01/02/2012 at 16:19
Well I tried to enter but it seems the site crashed then froze on the entry screen, they've just posted that registration has now closed
01/02/2012 at 18:05
Massively pissed off now, hours spent trying to enter and still nothing.

Anyone have any suggestions for a race comparable around the same time of year
01/02/2012 at 18:58
LIrish, if you go across the pond there is THE BEAR 100 or WASATCH10, no luck with UTMB i guess?
01/02/2012 at 19:17
No lucked out in that ballot too, was looking at wasatch yesterday as it happens
01/02/2012 at 19:55
Can't believe it filled in less than a day - I couldn't enter from work as the payment bit wouldn't work!
01/02/2012 at 22:16
I guess we both figured we'd risk the wrath of the wife, bloody shame we couldn't get in
02/02/2012 at 08:31
Correct on both counts.......
02/02/2012 at 08:46
Any other ideas Rich?
02/02/2012 at 08:50
Not at present - think I'm confined to the UK now. UTLD 100 in July, was thinking of do Caesars Camp again but other commitments have ruled that out. Sep/Oct look a bit sparse
02/02/2012 at 10:25
SDW100 in June for me then 80 hour weeks for nine weeks over the Olympic period which will rule out any races. Really wanted something to look forward to in the autumn
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