Go go go! Haha I love what you said on your comment about it being an endurance sport. That's an awesome way to look at it. I'll probably participate next year, just because. Good luck!!
Thanks! I totally think of it as a sport... it's not so much the result that matters, what I think is most important is teaching yourself to work every day, and if you like the novel that results - even better! If not, you can definitely apply what you learned to your next writing project.