Pastoral runs 120 miles in 20 hours and burns 8800 calories

Schwyzer valley and summit tour in one piece

Stefan Mettler (37) endurance athletes. Because he can ride in the Corona time, there is no competition, he put himself a goal: He wants to race the Schwyz valley and summit tour in one piece, in less than 20 hours. Normal hikers need seven stages and 42 hours.

  • The Schwyzer Stefan Mettler graduated from the king version of the Schwyz valley and summit tour. For the approximately 116 km and 6600 meters of altitude he needed only 19 hours and 27 minutes.
  • He crimped during the Extreme Run 19 energy bars.
  • During his Tour he burned 8800 calories.

Ultra Trail Runningthat is the passion of Stefan Mettler. The 37-year-old Schwyzer trained every week up to 20 hours, respectively, Jogging, Cycling, Swimming and strength training. And in the Church Municipality Of Ingenbohl-Brunnen active theologian of measures to fight its forces like to be under the same Extreme betting. He regularly on, for example, makes Swiss Alpine Marathon, The Iron Trail or Jungfrau Marathon with. However, since mid-March, Mettler has a Problem: Due to Corona, the races have been cancelled all.

So Mettler was himself a goal: At a celebration evening run, the idea came to him, the king version of the Schwyz valley and summit tour to separate“with shares of Schwyz tourism; the Organisation helped Mettler in the Organisation and communication. The Numbers: The Tour measures 116 kilometers, and it is, to deal with the 6604 metres in height, these values Mettler, heart rate monitor delivered in accordance with the trip to hell. A normal Walker needed for the route, approximately 42 hours spread over 7 stages – Extremely-Runner Mettler want to create in under 20 hours.

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Stefan Mettler started on Friday at 21 o’clock in Brunnen, Schwyz for the Canton of Schwyz valley and summit tour.

Here he is on the road in Muotathal.

Here he is on the road in Muotathal.

Schwyz Tourism

He had felt during the 120-kilometre run is always good, even after that, he had no complaints.

He had felt during the 120-kilometre run is always good, even after that, he had no complaints.

At the weekend it was to the extent that: The Ultra-race startse on Friday at 21 PM in the fountainon Saturday at 17 o’clock, he was expected, at the latest, there again, so that he would have achieved his goal. And actually: Mettler made his goal, he needed only 19 hours and 27 minutes.

Mobile phone lost and 45 minutes lost

And actually, Mettler would have been even faster: “along the way, I lost my phone, it must have happened in the case of a slippery climb up to the wildspitz, as I slipped.” When he noticed it, he ran around 20 minutes back, to search his cell phone without success. Then later in the saddle of a Volg-load-driver, car, rent a phone, “to my Team and tell me everything is okay and that they should try to turn on my phone call”. In fact, Mettler returned to later, his own phone in this way again. The whole cell phone-a move that would cost him a lot of time, 45 minutes.

In the target he was looking forward to brushing their teeth

No time Runner Metter with food has lost the Extreme; of this he is constantly on the road, per hour a power bar, so that makes 19 pieces. Power he needed, finally he burnt during the Extreme Runs 8800 calories. “And when the Hunger came, I took a Gel to me. At the finish I was glad, that I can’t brush soon teeth, the Gel and the bolts are with the time but quite sticky.”

Back home, he got drunk first, by the way “very much” bottled water. And then there was “a good piece of meat with a huge Serving of vegetables”. Any complaints he had after the long run, no soreness, nothing. “I would definitely make again. It was an even greater enjoyment than a Competition.” But such is already On 26. In July he participates in the Swiss Alpine Davos. An Ultramarathon at 78.5 kilometres and 2260 meters of altitude. “Only” 78,5 km and 2260 meters of altitude, to measure the Numbers in the 116 miles and 6600 meters of altitude, the Mettler completed on the weekend just. This week he goes back to normal work as a theologian in his parish.

The Schwyz valley and the summit tour offers beautiful views, here of Morschach on the lake of URI.

The Schwyz valley and the summit tour offers beautiful views, here of Morschach on the lake of URI.

Schwyz-tourismus.ch

Brunnen – Urmiberg – Gätterli Pass – Rigi Burggeist – Rigi Kaltbad – Chänzeli – Rigi Klösterli – Goldau – Wildspitz – Halsegg – Sattel – Mostelberg – Haggenegg – Holzegg – Rotenflue – Ibergeregg – Upper Old St. Karl Illgau – Muotathal – When Occurs – Sound Floor – Fronalpstock – Stoos – Morschach – Brunnen

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