Everyone knows that doing a Self-Supported Race is tough. Aside from the physical aspect of it, what you bring to the race is equally important. Remember, you are running in hostile environments and there will be no reprieve once a mistake is made. To ensure a successful outcome, here are the 10 Must Have Items:
This sounds easy right? Anybody can do it! Stuff 8lbs (3.7kg) of foods, 6lbs (2.8kg) of gear and off we go to the races. Technically, that’s correct, but nothing could be further from the truth. Once you start packing, you will realize that everything starts to add up and before you know it, you’ll be left with a 30lbs (14kg) backpack. Carrying that extra weight running in any multi-stage race will have you regretting it on the first day.
If you follow my four basic principles to packing for a multistage race, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a Multi-Stage Race Veteran! Continue reading “How To Get A 14.3lbs (6.5kg) Pack For Your Next Stage Race”