I initially signed up for this race when Brian was debating whether to accept his UTMB entry. His first thought was 'Amy, I don't want to race UTMB if you can't race also', so I quickly found a race in the surrounding area that I could do. The UT4M was a weekend before, and looked to be a similar style race - so I was hopeful to have a similar European racing experience. The UT4M offered a 100-ish mile (~160km) race, which was a full loop around the mountains surrounding Grenoble, France. There was a 50-ish mile (~80km) option that included the 2nd half of the loop. Since our European trip would be mostly focused on Brian's race, I opted for the shorter, 50-ish mile race.
(Running in the fog, along the first ridge)