22 08 2016
It's been ages since I last blogged. Being far less active in Debian than I've been in the past, I guess this is a logical consequence.
However, I'm still active as you may witness if you read the debian-boot mailing list : I still consider myself part of the D-I team and I'm maintaining a few sports-related packages.
Most know what has taken precedence over Debian development, namely trail and ultra-trail running. And, well, it hasn't decreased, far from that : I ran about 10 races already this year....6 of them being above 50km and I ran my favourite 100km moutain race in early July for the second year in a row.
So, the upcoming week, I'll be trying to reach what is usually considered as the Grail of ultra-trail runners : the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc race in Chamonix.
The race is fairly simple : run all around the Mont-Blanc summits, for a 160km race with a bit less than 10,000 meters positive climb. The race itself takes place between 800 and 2700 meters (so no "high mountain") and I expect to complete it (if I succeed) in about 40 hours.
I'm very confident (maybe too much?) as I successfully completed a much more difficult race last year (only 144km, but over 11,000 meters positive climb and a much more difficult path...it took me over 50 hours to complete it).
You can follow me on the live tracking site. The race starts on Friday August 26th, 18:00 CET DST.
I everything goes well, I have great projects for next year, including a 100-mile race in Colorado in August (we'll be traveling in USA for over 3 weeks, peaking with the solar eclipse of August 21st in Kansas City).