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”

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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