Marathon des Sables
Morning comes much too soon and I awake hearing the Berbers quickly call instructions out to each other and then walk straight through our tent,… Read More »The Relentless, Arduous Push to the Finish – Part 2
I awake the morning of the rest day after a particularly rough night of sleep. I’m feeling very dehydrated, extremely hungry, and hung-over. Pain shoots… Read More »The Relentless, Arduous Push to the Finish – Part 1
Within moments of the start I find myself in a small cluster of a dozen or so runners at the front of the race. Several… Read More »Stretching of Limits –The Surreal Long Stage: How is this possible?: Part 2
To give you a seat right next to the action for the first few stages of the MDS, I’ve created a video with tunes, photos,… Read More »Stages 1-3: How could we have underestimated this challenge?
We arrive in Ouarzazate, Morocco several days before the race starts and immediately find ourselves trapped in a thick cloud of anxiety. There’s no doubt… Read More »Jittering away the pre-race days in Morocco
I remember the first time I was exposed to someone doing a “long run”. It was just after college and my house mate mentioned he… Read More »Positive thinking & the mega training weekend
Greetings from a morning in Zürich where it again feels like winter. I’m wrapping up an easy week — designed for recovery and catching up… Read More »Finding balance and getting to the core