PERFORMANCE: Training for the MDS2016
I am training to run the 2016 Marathon des Sables - one of the more arduous of the ultra-marathon races. I'll be 40 when I cross the starting line, 12 years older than when I ran it for the first and last time. In the intervening years, the science of elite performance, the technologies of training and nutrition, and the understanding of sports psychology have both greatly improved and become available for the committed amateur. In this project I'll be experimenting with these newly available techniques, and documenting my progress.