I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Liza Howard is a long-time is a longtime ultrarunner who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She teaches for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaches, directs the non-profit Band of Runners, and drives her kids around in a minivan.
Lesson: If you cut your emergency blanket down to just your size to save weight at Marathon des Sables, it will not cover both you and and your 6’5 friend when you are trapped in a lighting storm at 12,500 feet at Hardrock. I know. Brian and I stopped with a few other runners before going over Buffalo Boy Ridge (13,000′) to see [...]Liza