With the advice in mind, I feel the Votwo race I had planned is too close to the main event. I have now found one in July which may fit the bill, in Spain so will give me idea of what to expect running in the heat and also a stage race although slightly shorter and no need to carry full kit.
Shawk, what a great idea. I think I will try that for some of my training runs
It will be my first attempt at a multi stage race across the desert in late October 2014. I am looking to do a shorter stage race in preparation and have found the Votwo Atlantic Challenge, but it is 3 weeks before the big race. Is this too close? I am used to doing a 3 week taper (my longest race so far is a single stage 80k) but as this is the longest and most physically challenging race I have attempted, and the first multistage I have done, I am not sure if a longer taper is required? Or would that just make me too sluggish on the day?
Anyone signed up to this for November this year? I am and will be my first multi stage race - have drawn up a training plan but no idea whether it is enough! It would be good to chat to anyone else who is doing it this year. K