The 2009 Summer Un-Solstice Challenge.
Last year, the challenge turned out to be what a computer geek like Martini would call a beta run. We attempted to run 40-some miles along the Towpath, and only made it half way. Half way being just over marathon distance.
This year, we have planned a little less stupidly. We'll be running 30-some miles (the above route out and back) at a shuffle-step pace, starting at dawn on Saturday. Also new this year is the
I fully expect this run to last six and a half hours. We plan on taking walk breaks every half hour to avoid injury, and we'll be carrying plenty of water, electrolytes and food.
It's always fun eating on the run. There's always that chance that the puke threshold will cross you sooner than you cross it.
So far, the weather appears to be not hot enough for complaints, as the temperature will reach the mid-80s with 66 percent humidity and a UV index of 9 (very high). Sun burn, bloody nipples and heat stroke oh my!