>General Running>Too nuts
To paraphrase an old poster: Today is the first day of the rest of your training. It doesn’t matter where you started or how far you’ve come. Today is the day. Your training didn’t start 6 weeks ago. Your training started the last time you hit the road. John “the Penguin” Bingham Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire
What the hell were they thinking? This make the Bad Water Basin to Whitney Portal run look like a walk down the drive way on a cool Sunday morning
The Monkey Games
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
There will be a movie.
I'm guessing there wasn't a whole lot of "thinking" involved. I'm with you, man. I could envision going on one of these long distance treks at some point in the future ... but through the middle of the Sahara Desert? No, thanks. Same thing for Badwater, for that matter. Long distance, hills, mountains, rivers .... fine. Doing it in an oven? Um, no. There's a fine line between challenging and masochistic, and that's just jumping right over it.
Inspiring, though. Good for them. Bet they got great tans.
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
His name is Mark Cockbain from the UK. He has two Badwater finishes, along with a number of additional endurance accomplishments.
Here is a link to my friend's post on the RW forums...http://forums.runnersworld.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/698106477/m/5421033542
If I hadn't already signed up for a big one this summer, I would seriously think about jumping at this chance...
I don't understand the axe etc. Whiteny is NOT a tech climb. There is a trail from teh portals to the summit and back. 90 year olds hike each year
Try to climb Whitney immediately after running to its base from Death Valley, 135 miles away, several thousand feet lower, and at a time of year when it is 135 degrees out.