I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
I flew and waiting in airports for close to 33 hours yesterday — and the day before. I left my hotel on Reunion Island on the ZE bus at 6am on Monday morning Reunion Time. I got home last night at 6pm San Antonio time. The time between is a blur — except for the 10 hours overnight at Charles De Gaul airport in Paris next to a lady [...]Liza
Fire breathing Clown Lady at the 10pm race start. There’s a 66 hour cutoff for the 100 miles and 30,000+ feet of vertical gain for Diagonale des Fous, a 25 year-old race on Reunion Island. I was ready to hike that far, if it came down to it, when I lined up at the start Thursday night. Don’t get me wrong, I was hoping to run and [...]Liza
The adventure begins! San Antonio to St. Louis to Newark to Paris to Mauritius to Reunion Island to Diagonale des Fous! That’s the easy part. Then, I’m supposed to take a taxi from the airport in the north of the island to packet pickup an hour away in the south. Afterwards, I’ll taxi to the hotel which looks to be back up [...]Liza
It’s just past 4am, and I’m in the kitchen guzzling coffee and adding to my “To Do” list before I leave tomorrow for Diagonale des Fous. I’m up to 43 items including: 4. Figure out how much food to bring for 66 hours of running (minus 2 aid stations with food + 14 aid station with soup). (That’s right, [...]Liza