Day 6 and 7: Almost Done
This Event is absolutely mind bogglingly amazing....I am so used to running and
climbing most of the day now...what the heck am I going to do when I get
back....I'll just have to take all my clients and friends out climbing and running - hmmm we'll have to find a mountain though...DAY 6 SKUOL, Switz to Mals, South Tyrol, Italy 37km This was one of the most incredible stretches we did. As we climbed over to Italy...they had a steep section that was breathtaking, with tunnels and complete drop offs about a foot or two outside of my foot....pretty wild...I am soooo lucky to be running through this land. The organization and everything they do for each day is incredible.....from the Helicopters above us filming to all the Photographers out on course....even 3000m high to catch numerous shots of the day...in no time they put a film together of all the best pics and video of the day...I am so thankful that I am feeling stronger and stronger everyday....I never would have imagined that ...even though I did train a lot for it...body gets so used to it....that you can push even more. I so look forward to it everyday. I am blessed that I have no injuries or problems going on.....many people have nagging injuries that are now really flaring up and lots of people with stomach problems...who can't eat or drink much. I feel bad for my Team Partner Simone...on this day...she was exhausted the whole day. Lots of tears today not just from Simone...but from lots (they say a lot of tears are on DayThis 6, different stuff going on). It's a different thing running in a TEAM (as I have never before) when you are so used to individual...it's a patience thing knowing that you can't really push it even if you feel good, when partner is not well....it's not about your performance for the day.....it's sticking it out no matter what.....Today my Body said to eat everything in sight....so I did....cake, and more cake and lots of other stuff....Not used to that!Then there is Jose, who keeps rubbing my eye in the mornings before the run, lightly and speaks full on Spanish as he's doing it he is doing this to help it heal faster.......and JOSE ROCKS as it looks better that ever.... DAY 7 MALS to SCHLANDERS, South Tyrol Italia 36km up to almost 3100m
Love this profile today! This is my absolute favourite type of course to do......all steep uphill and then steep downhillWhat an incredible course ....the views blow you away......On narrow rocky single trail, almost on hand and knees nearing the top.. in the distance we hear..Crazy bald Gerhardt the farmer (who has done this event numerous times) playing his Trombone. By the Way, this man decided to pick a really cool route and ran 100km everyday for 25 days...one of many wild things he has done. Hitting the 3000m crest today was unbelievable......so many people supporting and cheering like crazy and then it was here....DOWNHILL....steep at first through sand like terrain....some were almost skiiing down it...was awesome!I felt even stronger today...and Simone...I know didn't feel super strong and then her shin splints were acting up like crazy....we had to pull back a bit but still managed to climb in rack to number 8! Yeahhhhh TEAM ENERGI!
Tomorrow is the last day......I feel like I want to add on a few more days...30km to Latsh OUR FINISH! and then the very last stage is PARTY And DANCE ALL NIGHT BABY! Will keep you posted!
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Karrie Gregson is the owner and lead guide for Livin' Adventure.