I haven’t posted my race report on marathon 6 yet, but since I’m only two weeks away from marathon 7, I thought it would be a good idea to write a post about it. Here is the plan: I’m racing the Triple Edge endurance triathlon (4km swim, 120km bike, 30km run) and adding to it an extra lap on the run course to complete my seventh marathon with 45km.
Sounds crazy, right? I still don’t believe that I got into this but here is a summary of how it happened.
I was in an information night for the Bilbys novices program and Kylie, a friend that ran with me in marathon 2, asked me about the plans for the next marathons. I told her about the problem that I had for December: I had registered for the Triple Edge event earlier in the year (before my idea of the fundraising marathons) and didn’t want to do a marathon on the weekend preceding the race nor on the weekend after. That would leave only the week between Christmas and New Year’s eve. She then asked me: “How long is the run?”, and I replied “30km”. Without hesitation and in an almost blasé tone she said: “Then just add another 12km and you’ll be done with your December marathon.”
Maybe she was being sarcastic, I don’t know… the point is that here I am two weeks from the biggest challenge yet. There is more to this story but I’ll write about that later (no, I didn’t fall for this trap that easily, but I fell in the end…). Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with the official description of the swim leg of the race by the organisers themselves. Enjoy the read.