Tor Des Geants Last Update
Here we go! Race starts on Sept 7th at 10am. It has been an adventure training for this—lots of ups / downs and in between’s. Here is a really great two minute YouTube video detailing the race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI07dLrmuFY
Also here are some highlights from training:
We went for an all night training session in Squamish to get used to night navigation / head lamps / sleep deprivation and ran into a bear at 2am. Training run over !
Getting up at 4:30 am on a Thursday to run in the pouring rain for 4 hours. Kate had to hit Starbucks halfway through for an espresso shot !
A couple runs of not speaking too much….
Way more runs where we chatted away for hours
Experiencing pure quiet and peacefulness back in the trails of North Vancouver
Run / Hiking Haines Valley with Devon
Hiking the Lions on a gorgeous day
Racing a trail race in Deep Cove on Saturday and then forcing ourselves to hike up the BCMC starting at Park Royal AND back Sunday—the legs were heavy that day !
Understanding that the body always comes around no matter how tired it feels
Vega Vega Vega
Doing some training on little sleep and not feeling great after ‘over serving’ ourselves the night before
Sacrificing other parts of life to get the training in, but, still maintaining balance !
Explaining to many people what the race was. The most common response: You’re Nuts.
Off we go……