The Amigos and I went to the movie "Race Across the Sky" Thursday night after happy hour. I have to be honest that I do have reservations about entering this event. There were portions of the movie that gave me nervous butterflies. It truly looks like one of those life changing journeys that so many of us want to attempt.
The question is Why? Why would someone like me want to put themselves through so much physical and mental suffering? The movie was fantastic and race is full of hundreds of individual stories.
There are no guarantees of getting in since it is a lottery. I have the OK from Patti and she is willing to come along as support so I think this is going to weigh heavily on my mind for the next several months. If by some miracle I should get in, then the question will be...How the hell do I train for something this big?
How do you train for 100 miles of racing above 10,000 ft. with 14,000 feet of elevation gain from start to finish? Especially when you live here in Minnesota. That scares the hell out of me.
I'm afraid that I could become obsessed with this. I guess if I do get in I will have to become obsessed with it.