Hello, just curious if someone is planning to attend UTMB this year. What race, how is training going and travel planning?
@radu91 I plan to be out there this year cheering for friends: one is doing his first UTMB and the other doing his first TDS. I personally did my first UTMB in 2018, and I found out about three stress fractures in 2,3 and 4th metatarsals of my right foot 3 weeks before the race. Everything was already paid for at that point so I figured might as well still go I planned to show up at the starting line and just see how far I could hobble. I’m not going to claim this was smart or that anyone else should do this… but I finished. I used pretty much the entire time allowed! 44 hours and change was my time. So just know that at worst: it is a hikeable race! I trained by doing hill repeats on pretty much the steepest ski slope I could find where I live in Big Bear Lake, CA. I would say that training on steep terrain is probably the most important thing for preparing for UTMB. I hope to go back to the starting line some day with no broken bones! Good luck this year! I’m looking at plane tickets now, and they’re dirt cheap! I just worry with Italy on lockdown right now, what’s it going to look like in August? Where are you at with all this right now?
At the moment I’m registered and I booked an accommodation witht he option to cancel it in August (something like one week before the start). With the flights and ohter mandatory stuff I’m waiting. I can’t see an race taking place through 3 countries this year. Also with runners from all over the globe.