Race #3: The Gobi Inferno

Before The Race – The Road to Gobi

One of the things I come to expect 4Deserts™ Gobi Marchcompeting in running races is to expect the unexpected. However, unlike other races I have done thus far, 4Deserts™ Gobi March was everything I expected, read about, and more.  Unfortunately, no amount of training and simulation can fully prepare you to run in such weather extremes as the Gobi Desert until you experience it for yourself.  How can one train to run in 50+C (120F) heat (without using expensive equipment)?!?   Continue reading “Race #3: The Gobi Inferno”

The Road to Gobi

Having conquered the Sahara and Namib Desert in the span of 4 weeks, Paul and I travelled to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Australia to seek refuge, recuperate from our ordeal, lick our wounds and upgrade our gear to better prepare for our next race in the infamous Gobi Desert.

The Gobi Desert presents itself some interesting challenges. Based on previous year’s race reports from fellow competitors, I expect drastic climate changes (0-40C) ranging from snow, hail, and sandstorms!

The Gobi Desert, which covers large parts of northwestern China, is known as the Windiest Desert in the world.  Historically, it is most notable for being the location of many important cities along the famous Silk Road.

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