21 May 2010

250-km Atacama Desert Crossing (March 2011)

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BREAKING NEWS!
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In the biggest news I've had since I began this blog, I'm very excited to announce that I've submitted my application to participate in the 250-km stage race across the brutal Atacama Desert in Chile, March 2011.  It's one part in the infamous four-part 4 Deserts endurance competition, also known as "Racing the Planet."  (And a fellow running blogger may be joining me.)

It's six stages over seven days with the longest stage being around 75km.  The event will cross the entire country of Chile.

It will undoubtedly be the toughest event I've done so far, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.  I have several months to build up my mileage and endurance: attempting to qualify for Boston and my "normal" ultras will no doubt help with my fitness.


Fund raising:
For the first time since I've been running I'm going to have to do some fund raising to be able to make a trip happen.  I've created a page devoted to raising some money (there's also a new link at the top of my blog).  If you've had some money stashed away just waiting to give someone, then consider me.  :)

Don't you love a runner's high just from thinking about running?

Keep running!

-Scott

11 comments:

  1. rock on self-inflicted madness runner :-)

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  2. WOW great job! did you ever think you would be running like this when you first started running? you isnpire us newby runners. OH wanted to ask how did you get the brooks ID logo on your web. I am also part of that program got my shirt and shorts a few months ago. one problem since I gained some weight over the last 6-7 months they are a bit small now LOL. I lkeep them hanging up in my bathroom so I see them often and know my goal is to hopefully fit into that outfit on Aug 7th at my half marathon out here in Tacoma.

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  3. I am so thrilled that you are finally opening up your blog to donations. Have fun training for this amazing event...I know you will!

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  4. Wow! Sounds fantastic, looking forward to following your progress.

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  5. Another big challenge. You'll do it!

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  6. Very cool Scott! This is gonna be awesome.

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  9. So awesome. I'm so excited for you to do this!

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