Monday, April 27, 2009
24 Hour World Challenge-Bergamo, Italy = less than 5 days from now!
George and I leave Wed 4/29 for Italy. I'll be joining my 4 other female and 6 male teamates on Friday in Bergamo, Italy as we prepare to run the 24-Hour World Challenge!
We will all run a 1133,945 meter (1.113km)or (.7046 mile) loop on asphalt, in the industrial part of Bergamo. It is a closed street course. There are 28 countries represented with 220 runners. I looked at past distances for some of the women and the range is from 160,682 km (99.8 miles) to 239,685km (148.9 miles).
We start running at 10am Italy time on 5/2. That will be 4am EST with the 6 hour time difference.
I am PSYCHED beyond words. The physical prep is less now. No more long runs 'till Sat. As much rest as possible and food and drink in moderation. I am thinking good thoughts and sending energy ahead for those always tough "just before dawn hours." Bright daffodil yellow energy!
To check the progress of the race go here and click on the link.
The host website also has tons of info on the runners, race, etc-though most of it is in Italian!
I am bringing my camera and laptop-so I'll do my best to keep in touch!