Monday, January 31, 2011

I Will Try Almost Anything Once. But Not This.

In searching for a few races to add to this year's calendar, I stumbled across Three Days at the Fair.

The .8579-mile course around the New Jersey State Fairgrounds makes me bored just thinking about it. Racers run this loop as many times as possible -- over 72 hours. Three days. Almost half a week. Almost 3 percent of a year. Around and around, and then around and around. And around. And after you go around for two days, you get to go around and around for another 24 hours.

For the love of God, who thinks up a race like this?

I could never do it. I'd last two laps max and then my brain would slide out of my ears, put on some racing flats and run away from the rest of me as quickly as possible. I have the attention span of a pea and would thus be the first to drop out.

To those with the mental endurance to attempt 72 hours on a .85-mile loop, I salute you. I think.

That is all.

8 comments:

ashley (redonk runner) said...

the thought makes me want to cry! ugh, that sounds like a torture camp.

Kevin @ Half TRI-ing said...

That sounds like shear torture. I will pass.

Kevin
HalfTRIing.blogspot.com

Abby said...

Whew... thank goodness the Cradle is that weekend, so I don't need to worry about being tempted by three days in New Jersey...

Jenn (DisneyGirlInNJ) said...

Ugh I saw that too on their site...all I could think was..WTF!?!

Mallory said...

I'd shoot myself for sure!!!

staciewells said...

I think I almost cried just reading about this race.

ratherthecouch said...

Oh my gosh this post makes me laugh! I love your posts. You are such a great writer - so glad I found your blog!

kilax said...

Oh gosh. That does sound awful but I bet A LOT of people sign up to do it! Crazy!