Join Date: Dec 2004
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i basically just got "lucky" and someone i know(rick schulze) unfortunately wasn't able to do it this year, so he asked if i wanted his spot on the team. the spot is paid for, so i'm not having to pay anything other than what i'll need in race food, misc equipment, etc.
no, long distance/endurance events are not my bag, but this was an opportunity i didn't feel i could pass on. so i'm gonna do my best to prepare and be ready when the time comes, and hopefully do a good job. i'll be meeting the team leader next week and we'll be discussing just how the rotations will work, etc., and how to play to my strengths. 6 hours a day broken down into 1 or 2 hour stints seems doable, but i think what i'm going to do in the two months leading up to the race is do a couple of 2.5-3 hour rides a day, 4 times a week. with some intensity and speed work thrown in.
i have to say that i am completely honored and humbled by rick's faith in my ability, and i'm gonna bust my ass to get ready for this thing and try to reward that faith. i'll also be racing and training to race almost every weekend leading up to the start so i can reach the goal i'd set for myself before i knew i was doing RAAM.
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci
Last edited by Chucklehead; 04-09-08 at 02:28 AM.