I am signed up for the 'Marathon des sables 2013'. I am looking for past and futur participants, for tips and preparation to share. I am French and live in south Dublin. Roland
Learn to hike fast with walking poles. :-)
Oh! Thank you...
There are people here who have done MDS, just please do not ask to see pictures of their feet.
Not really any idea about it myself, but the James Cracknell Discovery Channel program where he did it might be worth a watch. I'm sure it is constantly being repeated:
You would be surprised at the amount of people who don't train to walk.
Also after you pack, unpack about a third of the weight. Or eat the weight faster. :-) the French contingent seemed to be better at carrying less weight than the Anglo group.
And my cute little toes only looked bad. I still have the feet of a hippo that does ballet. :-)
Excellent! Thanks Robinph
I'm sure your feet are lovely Zuppy, I think it might have been HM's toes that caused the distress.
Zuppy, did you carry your own compedes and other feet care or did you rely n MDS?
there are a few other old threads on MdS here, if you search the forum...
Just found this dedicated MDS forum: http://www.themds.co.uk/forums/forum.php