Friday, January 16, 2009

That's that then...

I am committed or as my wife said, I should be!

From the AC100 website (my abridge):

"THIS ENTRY CONTAINS A LIMITATION ON YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS - READ IT!
I wish to enter and participate in the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run.... I am aware that this trail run of 100 miles is extremely difficult and hazardous...difficult mountainous terrain and spans great extremes of altitude and temperature...I should not participate in this even unless: a) I am in excellent physical condition, b) I have previously run ultra-marathon distances (50 miles) on rugged trails, and c) I have recently (in the last 12 months) had a complete physical examination, including a stress electrocardiogram...I am also aware...physical injury from a number of natural factors including snow...other hazards...lack of water, communicable diseases, wildlife...during the day or at night...risks include the fact I may become injured or incapacitated in a location where it is difficult or impossible for the Run's management to get required medical aid to me in time to avoid additional physical injury, even death".
...and so on!

What's an ultrarunner to do, I ask you?

20 comments:

  1. Congrats on the entry.

    I'm still giving this some thought.

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  2. Nice. That's a good one from what I've heard, haven't had the pleasure of running it yet. Looking forward to reading about the big races and training runs leading up to this race.

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  3. "Even death"! Holy crap, that's some serious shiz!

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  4. that's incredible... but i guess they gotta cover their a$ses!

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  5. Dude, this is as expensive as the sanctioned half Ironman races. Not quite the full Ironman fee, but pretty high for a running event.

    Good luck in this one. I can not imagine running 100 miles. I can swim / bike and run them, but running them seems just too much of a mental game for me. You are one tough cookie.

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  6. Sweet. What's a fun weekend if don't cheat death at least once right?

    Joe
    www.fitnessgeekga.wordpress.com

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  7. Haha, well now you really can't slack on your mega training plan!

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  8. Well, at least they tell you in advance you're going to die. Handy of them.

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  9. Sign me up!!! .... I mean.... WAY TO GO STEWART!!!! The small print is for wimps :)

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  10. AC100...A tough course and good 100.It is always interesting to listen to ultra runners compare 100mile races as oh that is a easy race or that race is tough it has a lot of hills..bottom line its 100miles and your going to suffer..and finish with a smile.

    Tony Lafferty

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  11. WTG for you!

    Oh, they say Death about everything. It will be great!!!

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  12. That is some serious CYA!

    I am not sure which one I enjoyed more, Death or Communicable Disease!!

    Get em Stuart!

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  13. Yeah I'm with Jess . .it was all good in the hood until the "even death" part LOL

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  14. That is one heckuva legal disclaimer. Definitely would scare all but the hard core out of running it

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  15. YIKES! and to think, I have been trying to decide when I will attempt my first Ultra, not 100 miles, but 50. Great blog.

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  16. Looks like the waiver for Ironman. If we were afraid, we wouldn't be doing this to begin with. Dream big, my friend.

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  17. What's life without a little risk??? ;-)

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  18. my warning for McNaughton 100 just said "I may die" with a checkbox next to it. I think that pretty much covers all the senarios without much explination.

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  19. Hey - I'm just catching up on your blog ... congrats on the AC entry! Two of my friends did it last year (1 entrant, 1 pacer), and they loved it. Lots of long, crazy hills, from what I hear.

    Interesting to see that you tried the MyTach GPS also. My findings were pretty similar to yours.

    Have a great new year of training and racing.

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