26 May 2007

jay challenge

if you want to see the insane ultramarathon i plan on doing this july, check out the jay challenge.

oh, and for the full effect, click on this map, and click on the yellow circles for the pictures.

here's a description from the website:
The Marathon is a 31.5mile, mostly off-road, run. The race starts by climbing 4,000 feet over 9 miles to the summit of Jay Peak. Then racers head downhill for 4 miles, descending 2,000 feet on Ullr’s Dream ski trail, continue on a series of trails through the woods connecting to Wilderness Village back road, and through Jay Village. Then racers will cross fields and rivers, follow a deer trail, and run in a brook. Yes, in the brook, for about 3 miles. A bushwhack and beaver dam leads to a swim across a 50-foot river, (aided by volunteers and a cable), and then racers will reach aid station # 6. It is advisable to re-fuel and rest at aid station #6, because the worst mud hole in the world is yet to come on the last eight miles of the course!

yikes! i can't wait. i am already training, and already excited!

4 comments:

V said...

I admire you for stepping up to the challenge....

Gundy said...

Good for you! Saw your post on the Runner's World site.

Jonathan
www.seegundyrun.com

Gundy said...

Good for you! Saw your post on the Runner's World site. Keep challenging yourself....

Jonathan
www.seegundyrun.com

Maximus said...

Awesome, I bet you have to be super fit for that, I wish i could do something like that....oh wait i am, never mind.