Monday, September 26, 2005

Hot stuff - Sahara Desert Race - Day 1

What a day 1 it was - with temps reaching 122 F and a pasty 108 in the shade almost 10% of competitors threw in the towel. How's the saying go..."out of the frying pan and into the fire?" Joe and Lisanne of Team each find themselves in 4th place in their respective divisions and are looking good going into Day 2.

A couple of quotes from competitors to give you some perspective -

Its not that I’m hot its simply that my brain is slowly cooking, simmering in crispy, perforating sun

and from another:

...I planned to run when it was flat and walk when it wasn’t, out of 32k I ran ½ k. You cannot comprehend how tough this is

This is one of those situations where your gear and your preparation are all that can save you. Extreme is the only word I can imagine explains things.

Be sure to check out some of the amazing photos from Stage One over at the site.

Stay cool...

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