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23rd October 2012

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The EPIC5 Challenge 2012

Tomorrow I begin The EPIC5 Challenge.   5 Days, 5 Islands - each day consisting of a 2.4mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2mile run.  Sleep deprived, coffee fueled adventure.   To say the least it is a challenge that I am ready for this year.    Last year there was an unfortunate turn of events that prevented me from completing every day in the challenge, but allowed me to gain such a greater knowledge of myself and what I am capable of achieving and a drive and desire to rethink and rebuild my gameplan.   Why I want to try again?   It is best summed up by iconic adventure racer Ian Adamson who was with us last year and he described it as such:  mental, physical, emotional and spiritual - All the experiences that you go through in one year - If you take that and compress it into a week you are going to have immense highs and lows and everything and in between : that’s kind of what you feel during these races and people get addicted to it.  

And it is true.   I am here - I am ready - I am fit - I want it - I refuse to fail.

   It is also not possible at all without my dedicated one person crew (Thank you Amy!) and all of the volunteers and race staff who are about to embark on the same journey.    There is no turning back, but there is no need to.   It’s time to take it one step at a time and you can follow my journey at the following sites

twitter @mflartey



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