Counting Down – 35 & 34 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Weekend of Preparations

Saturday, 27 September 2014 & Sunday, 28 September 2014

Weekends provide me with an opportunity to dedicate quality time to training and preparations for the Last Desert Race in Antarctica.

However, after a few hectic weeks of training, including various races and long runs, I lacked enthusiasm for any heavy training over the past two days. My legs felt heavy and tired, and as a result, I decided to take it easy.

But preparing for the race entails more than just training. We have been given an extensive list of compulsory and optional gear, equipment, nutrition and related items to take with us to Antarctica, and it is quite an exercise to get everything organised and finalised in time. I have made good progress in this regard over the weekend and, with the exception of a few minor items, is almost ready to pack my bags!

Looking ahead, and with five weeks to go before the start of the race, I have a hectic business travel schedule during this period which will no doubt impact on my final training and preparations. But there is no time for excuses, just focus and vasbyt!

The countdown continues…

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I’m excited about the race in Antarctica and the challenge of raising R250 000 for a Greenpeace Africa solar energy project, and encourage you to support my efforts and the work of Greenpeace Africa!

Please make a donation and encourage others to do the same.

“Together we can make a difference!”

Follow updates about my preparations for The Last Desert Race, and work with Greenpeace Africa, on Facebook and Twitter, my daily blog, and via Greenpeace Africa’s  various online platforms.

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About David Barnard

This blog site covers my runs through the deserts of the world in support of social causes and campaigns dedicated to development issues in Africa. My next run is the 250km Big Red Run in Australia from 24-29 June 2017 in support of the Hippo Water Roller.
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