it seems like not so long ago, but actually a year has gone by and departure to CHX is approaching fast! last year, I was just happy to stand at the start line, healthy enough to give it a try ( after having fractured my left clavicula three-times during a bike crash
). This year, the plate and some six screws are still "in me", but the training was/is (ok, the taper sort of started) more continuous this year and moreover, I even had the chance to run the race course some six weeks ago in a three day "vacation"... really looking forward to be at the stat line this year.
There is definitely a big list of awesome runners
that will charge hard from the beginning and some that will try to hold back and survive in good shape at least until Courmayeur. Although I made it into the "Elite"-List due to my ITRA-points, I consider myself not as one of the runners that has to do anything with the actual race going on. I will try to run my own race and will give it my best. Definitely crossing the finish line is a big target for me (UTMB is one of the few Hardrock qualifiers!); moreover, a solid sub30hrs is hopefully doable. A sub24hrs only if all stars align and some other miracles will happen ;-)
anyway, really looking forward to find myself fit and healthy at the start line in Chamonix on the 1st of September 2017...