Race #2 – Battle in Namibia

Before The Race – Getting Ready All Over Again

The 4 Deserts Sahara Race (Namibia) will be the first major trial of our 8 Deserts Challenge – World Record Attempt.  Why?  The quick 2 weeks turnaround.  Both Eric and I have no idea how our body would react.  We have never ran two long distance races so close together before (never mind two self-supported ultramarathons), so our recovery ability will be put to the test.  I mean, I have only been running for less than 2 years!

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What It Takes To Break A World Record

As glamorous as this adventure/World Record chase sounds to all of you, dealing with the logistics of international travel and competing in a sport as demanding as self-supported desert racing is an absolute nightmare. Imagine training/planning for your race to participate in your next major city marathon or your next Ironman. Now add the complexities of finding food that you can keep down (customized for my palate) in 40C heat for a week and replace/repair racing gear(s) that was damaged or lost during the last race in a foreign country in which you may or may not (most likely the latter) speak their language.

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