he has qualified twice, but the first time he hurt his knee. this time he looks all set. saw a thing on TV of people doing ultra marathons. those guys are realy nuts. 250 miles. one guy sent his suport car off to get him a big mac and ate it on the run
Cudos to HIM! Boston is an absolute KILLER! THAT is impressive as you need to qualify.
I go to those that are basically, pay and you can run!
Head banger wrote:
my bro is doing the boston marathon next year. crazy you folks are I say
Oh, excellent! Thanks for the heads up on the Kili review. I'll check it out later. I did quite a lot of research on it and read it to be just as you describe. Not a technical climb but just slow and strenuous. Many claim that you should be doing some serious stairmaster exercising with a bunch of weights in a backpack just to prepare! PRICE was the main problem this year. As a direct flight from the US was so expensive, I even looked to getting a ticket from Brazil. Nope, out of range. I do hope to make the trek someday, though.
Athens Marathon? Wow. That would be amazing. I am looking at Chicago in 2009. Been to the city many a time but, like they say, nothing compares to seeing it on foot! Let me know how it goes.
I'll try to post a pic of my horse when I am able.
Udo S. wrote:
I've run in Salzburg/Austria, Basel/Switzerland, Heilbronn/Germany and will be running in Bad Arolsen/Germany on November 29 2008. I actually want to keep running two each year - I always like to have a goal ahead of me - keeps me going. Next I want to run the original one in Athens/Greece (taking place on November 9 2009).
And as for the KILI - go for it - it's not much climbing although it is very strenuous. The altitude sickness almost stopped me but my wife actually kicked me in the ass so that I made it. I've done a review on my website if you're interested (in English as well). It's a great experience - a challenge!
Udo, you caught my attention with your intro post as I also run marathons (Rio, Brazil last summer and Memphis 1/2 coming up in December), was SERIOUSLY thinking of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro this year (airfare was too much...maybe next year) and now this....I also own an Appaloosa! Her registered name is Saffron but we call her "Saffie." She is now three. Beautiful animals you have there.
SCARY similarities, though! Good thing I have two dogs and not cats!
Udo S. wrote:
My Horse - Spirit
He actually does that everyday - especially when it rains...