24th Marathon Des Sables: A Competitor's Tale

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, Feb 1, 2010 - Marathon des sables - 216 pages
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A must read for anyone who has ever run the Marathon des Sables, anyone considering this or similar events, or for anyone who just wants to be challenged out of the easy and comfortable risk free life of the 21st century.
 

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Contents

The Marathon des Sables
3
Morocco and the Sahara Desert
14
Section Two My Training
19
Initial training and moving to ultra marathons
21
Training Phase 2 Upping the Tempo
32
Training Phase 3 Back to Back Sessions
40
Training Phase 4 Tapering and the Heat Chamber
51
Section Three Planning and Preparation
57
Shoes Socks and Gaiters
67
Running in the Nude Just Sunglasses
75
Food Cooking and Salt Tablets
79
Luxury Items and Packing
84
Section Four The Bivouac The Organisation and Tent 95
87
The Bivouac The Organisation and Tent 95
95
Section Five My Diary
97
Off to Morocco and Sahara Desert Storms
99

Essential equipment Medical kit and Hygiene
59

Common terms and phrases

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