27 07 2013
The next target was Mont-Blanc marathon in Chamonix valley in early July, so it's time for me to send a new update before summer.
May and June was mostly training. Huge training. Very long distances with 375km in May and over 430 in June (breaking my former monthly record by over 50 kilometers). Yes, that means over 14 kilometers every day..:-)
I indeed achieved that with my "go to work partly by running" habits, which are now deeply included in my daily schedule. Much more convenient than bus ride (with the typical random schedules of RATP, which French people translate by "Rentre Avec Tes Pieds" or "Come back home by walking"....which is exactly what I'm doing).
With such training (sometimes including extra rides in the forests, with short but steep ups and downs)....I was well prepared for THE early summer goal : Marathon du Mont-Blanc in Chamonix (not Ultra Trail du Mont-blanc : this one, I'm not ready for....yet)..
My first mountain trail race, and what race! Imagine 42km in the moutain lovers heaven, namely the Chamonix Valley, with the Mont-Blanc, Aiguille Verte, Aiguille du Midi, Aiguilles Rouges, etc. above your head. Of course, not only in the valley but goind up and down "slightly"....in short 2200 meters positive climb..:-)
I ran it with a female friend of mine, who I met in local races and through runners web forums. Sabine has about the same running skills than me and we developed a good and nice friendship, sharing our love for running in the nature. So, during May and June, we decided to run this race together as we were both registered for it.
A first trial in a local 35km trail race two weeks before the MMB was very successful. We ended up in 3h40 and Sabine was ranked 5th female runner. And, moreover, we had a tremendous pleasure by crossing the finishing line together.
So, we did it again in Chamonix. And, hell, we did it well: I had set the goal to 6 hours and 30 minutes and we completed the race in..... 6 hours and 34 minutes. Much much better than I and she would have expected. And, believe me, crossing the finishing line was again a special moment, particularly because the crowd at the end of this race make it look like l'Alpe d'Huez on the Tour de France. And, this on a wonderful sunny day, arriving at Planpraz, facing the Mont-Blanc. If you've ever been to Chamonix, you know what I mean.
So, first moutain trail and, hell, not the last one! For those of you who can read French...or just want to see some pictures of a running bubulle, here is the link to the story.
And these 42 kilometers were indeed so well done that the day after, while coming down from the famous Aiguille du Midi with Elisabeth (who came with me to Chamonix, of course)...I decided to run down from the cable car intermediate stop (2300m altitude) to Chamonix (1050m). Over 1200 meters down in 48 minutes... :-). Just a bit slower than the cable car....:)
The remaining of July saw me again running back and forth to work and I'm indeed about to break my monthly record, eventually reaching 450 kilometers in one month and only two days NOT running in the whole month. Yeah, crazy.
The upcoming Sunday, August 4th, just before going to Debconf 13, I'll spend a few days in Lanslebourg and will be running the EDF Cenis Tour trail, for 50 kilometers and 2600 meters positive climb. This time, a very "small" race, with no more than 150 runners. So, that will be another experience by running nearly entirely alone between 1400 and 2700 meters altitude. I'll post the outcome (or you'll probably hear about it at DC13....).
See you, hopefully not in 3 months, for another update about running Bubulle.
So, here we are with the July 2013 version, sorted by the ratio of *active* developers per million population for each country.
Act: number of active developers Dev: total number of developers A/M: number of active devels per million pop. D/M: number of devels per million pop. 2009: rank in 2009 2010: rank in 2010 2011: rank in 2011 (June) 2011: rank in 2012 (June) 2013: rank now
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