It has been an interesting few weeks for a number of reasons, not least because of the entries I have put in to various 100 mile races. My primary objective was the UTMB as I feel I have unfinished business after last year's shortened course. However, I also qualified for the WS100, the oldest 100 mile race in the business after someone entered a horse race on foot in the early 1970's. He came 13th overall. The location is spectacular, not far from Lake Tahoe, and the exclusivity is guaranteed with not only the qualification process but also the ballot (400 places strictly limited by the authorities). Therefore I was amazed to have gained spots for both the UTMB and the WS100. After a long chat with Mrs R and the kids, I decided that it was extremely unlikely that I would qualify / gain a place in the ballot for the WS100, so I have decided to aim for that one. This also has the advantage that it is in June, and I can rest through the summer rather than train uber hard as per last year. However, I have also entered the Marseille marathon in March, and the Tristar 111 in April, to get me on my way. Therefore I am training with these events in mind, but with the major objective the WS100. I am currently up to around 65km - 70 km per week, so not currently too onerous, but I am also trying to fit in walking, cycling (indoors) and swimming whenever possible. This is sometimes easier said than done given my parental responsibilities. We are also off skiing for a family holiday in Feb, so I will probably reduce the mileage a bit but of course will be working hard on th
Ben Rolfe, married, father of 3 gorgeous girls, English, living in the South of France, working in Finance
Ramblings of a running nature
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