Josh and I were talking the other day about sufferthon potential in the coming months. We had previously determined that the Hood to Coast sufferthon was impractical given current conditions. It turns out that when planning a potential suffer fest you have many variables to consider, because of this we are tabling the Mt. Hood event until snow, water, and free time variables align like Jupiter and Mars in the age of aquarius. To tide us over until then we present the Twin Peak Suffer.
The plan is to ski mountaineer Mt. Bailey, ride/hike to the western shore of Diamond Lake. Swim the 2 miles to the east shore, then trail run/scramble Mt. Thielsen. 24hrs total, June 13th and 14th!
I often wonder what it is that drives me to continue to dream up ways to push and challenge myself. After a the muscle soreness has eased and new running shoes have been purchased, I again find my self dreaming of other outlandish routes and Sufferthons. Should the next adventure be entirely self supported? How many bikes can a canoe hold? Can we tow a canoe behind a bike? How can we incorporate skiing in to our route? The bottle of ibuprofen might be half empty but the well of inspiration is bubbling over.
With this in mind we propose the next Grand Tour:
Sufferthon 2 – Summit to Sea
From the summit of Mt. Hood a 36 hour dash to the coast via skis, bikes, white water kayaks and of course running in purple tights.
Planning the next Grand Tour (a short distraction from the work day)
Why? Why the
hell heck not?
Check out the map of the bike/run for the 1st annual Sufferthon
You should know a few things:
- The content of this blog will undoubtedly make you cringe and may cause you to doubt yourself.
- You should stop reading and consult a therapist if you feel the urge to attempt similar acts
- If you do attempt to suffer-thon please document well, no one will believe you (trust us) so video and photographic evidence to backup eye witness testimony is a must.
That’s all for now
The Suffer Crew