The Atacama Crossing in Chile.
- 250 km (155 miles) in 6 stages
- Self supported (participants carry everything but tent and water resupply)
- The driest desert on the planet
I've put together a four month training plan that I began this week. To successfully challenge the Atacama Desert, I'll need to be in better shape than I've ever been in. By February I hope to be in the 80-100 miles per week range. (A big, white winter that's been forecast for the Inland NW is going to make training that much more difficult.) Part of me is hoping for a lot of snow -- the harder the training, the better prepared I'll be physically and mentally.
I'm very excited to get out and run.