Training taper in the desert

I have arrived in San Pedro to acclimatize to the heat, sand and altitude before March. My training for the three weeks leading up to the race is mostly a gentle taper. I did a long run with my pack and race gear on part of the race course and it was good to be back in the desert. My training from here on out is gentle runs with a few intervals and hills to keep me in good condition. Today I headed out to the sand dune on stage 2 for an easy hour in my Lafuma gear.

Running through the Cordillera del Sal.

Close to the second checkpoint on stage 2.

I'm glad we run down the sand dune in the race and not up it!

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