21 Jun '14, 10am

The Jungle Ultra: From The Andes To The Amazon #trailrunning

The Jungle Ultra: From The Andes To The Amazon #trailrunning

I competed in the race as my fourth multi-stage event. I had raced in the desert in my previous three races and was looking for a new adventure, to challenge myself in different terrain, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to visit the Amazon. As the format of the race was similar to the previous races I had done, my general preparation followed a similar approach to past race training. The key differences I needed to prepare for were the humidity and heat, which I did by going to Bikram Yoga classes, and sleeping in a hammock, which I did by taking naps in my hammock in the local park. With the exceptions of the hammock and putting all my gear inside a dry bag in my pack, all of my food and kit were the same as I used in the desert.

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2014/06/the-jungle-ultra-from-the-...

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