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Desert Marathon Training free pdf So you want to run an ultra-marathon? And why not? Have you ever wondered what it is like to run marathons, every day, in the Sahara, for a week? There are sandy desert races all around the world to test your body mind and spirit. All in breathtaking scenery far away from the daily hamster wheel we usually live in. This book is about how to go from zero to hero. Written by Dr Peter Windross, a family practitioner and no running god. He runs ultra marathons for fun, just to see how far and how fast an ordinary runner can go. He is not an elite, but he brings his medical experience to help you prepare for your first desert marathon. The most popular desert race is the Marathon des Sables and many examples are taken directly from this. Like a turtle - he surged ahead ... You've just run, stumbled and staggered forty miles in the last couple of days and the sun is beating down. The rays seem to pierce your skin and it feels like your organs are starting to glow. Your pack chafes your shoulder and the red raw skin is somehow slippery. You wonder if it is blood. The back of your t-shirt is sodden and feels like a wet toad. You try to recall the physics behind the latent heat of evaporation, but your brain swims out of focus and keeps going fuzzy around the edges. You kick yet another small black rock and stumble as it skitters away like a scarab beetle on heat. Cursing, you feel the stinging pain of the blood blisters under your nails. Part of you vaguely wonders if it might be a Thursday. You never could get the hang of Thursdays. Just as you start to close in and gain ground on that old looking French chap just up ahead, his deep tan, grey hair and the wrinkles of a loosely fitting birthday suit, the slope increases. Like a leather back turtle he surges forward. You raise your eyes to chance a look. Sweat beads sting and partially obscure the path ahead winding out of sight. Meandering up and away between two alien looking outcrops of ancient orange rock. The wind whistles down the dusty gap like a hot hand pushing you backwards. Just for malevolent fun it funnels dust eddies at your eyes to make them all gritty. You gulp another swig of water past sun baked rimy lips and vaguely wonder why you still feel thirsty despite drinking litres of the stuff. You think about chomping down a salt capsule and try to remember if it time to eat yet. The slope gets the better of you and you lapse back into a walk. But that's not too bad. You tell yourself that each painful footstep is taking you ever closer to a large inflatable teapot and a lovely cold shower. Actually there isn't going to be a shower. Just a square of hot dusty carpet on a rather lumpy desert floor. Page up and buy now!

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Author : Dr Peter Windross
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 20 March 2015
ISBN : 1508965013
EAN : 9781508965015
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 296 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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