Thursday, March 24, 2011

Greece IS the Word!!

As of one hour ago, I have been officially accepted into the 2011 Spartathlon!  I'm waaaay beyond excited to run this historic course!!  Sure, I'll be the first person to say that I enjoy no-frills races and simply sleeping in my car and driving home after a 100 miler, but in this case, I think I might stick around for the Closing Ceremonies!

11 comments:

Robin said...

To My Amazing Cousin Dan, you have all our support(and healthy DNA)we expect great things from you. I truly do live my life through your success and endurance. We are so proud of you!! Love you-Robin

nmp said...

That's great! I'm sure it will be a fun race and hopefully a bit of vacation.

Too bad that you havn't been feeling well. Sounds like you should be ready to go though in another ~6 weeks for mmt!

Ric Munoz said...

Great news, Dan, great news -- I'm thrilled for you and that you'll get to add this unique event to your stellar race resume. Don't forget to take lots of notes and lots of pictures so that all your fans can vicariously experience this uber-Greek adventure!

UltraBrad said...

Awesome! Now just get to the starting line fit, healthy, and rested...

Stanley said...

Please tell me you'll be running with a broad sword in your hand!

Casseday said...

Great news! That will certainly be an amazing race to be a part of. Glad you're going to get the opportunity.

Amelia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so very excited for you. Will you wear a toga to the awards ceremony? Who could rock that look better than you?

Chris Roman said...

So excited for you, glad I will be able to provide you some training miles in the desert :)

racingtales said...

Congrats, Dan! The Spartathlon will be so much fun! I hope you feel better soon. My immune system takes a major dive after big races and I always come down with something nasty.

Need to pick your brain a bit. What do you eat during an ultra? I've started to try out eating different foods during my longer runs, but am wondering what you eat and/or what might be on offer at a 50K aid station!

Thanks! Alison

Dan Rose said...

Alison, I'm a 'liquid only' guy during ultras. For a 50k I'll just mix in 6 or 7 hammer gels into my camelbak and sip that throughout. For a 50m, I'll do the same and refill along the way so it works out to 250 calories per hour. For 100 milers I'll mix in a little Perpetuem after the 50 mile mark to get a little protein & fat in my system. For 24 hour races I'll usually drink a recovery drink like Ultragen in the middle as well. Overall the goal is always 250 calories/hr. Oh, and I'll take an SCap every hour for electrolytes no matter the distance of the race. My fuel plan isn't for everyone, but it keeps things simple and efficient for me and my stomach!

racingtales said...

Thanks, Dan! I guess I am looking forward to a foodfest a wee bit too much!