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Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Marathon des Sables 2011 Itinerary



2011 MARATHON DES SABLES ITINERARY

TUESDAY, MARCH 29 (DOUBLE HYROCORTISONE FOR TRAVEL)
Fly from Jackson, Wyoming to Salt Lake City
Fly from Salt Lake City to Paris, France 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 (DOUBLE HYROCORTISONE FOR TRAVEL)
Arrive in Paris, France
Fly from Paris to Madrid, Spain to Casablanca, Morocco to Ouarazazte, Morocco

THURSDAY, MARCH 31
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1 (DOUBLE HYROCORTISONE FOR TRAVEL)
8am: - All competitors rendezvous in Ouarzazate, Morocco (OZZ) and board buses to the first bivouac. (Exact rendezvous location to be announced; location of first bivouac, and the race course, is not known until we board the buses.)
8am - 4pm (estimated): Bus transfer to first bivouac; box lunch & water provided en route.
7pm: Dinner provided by race organizers at first bivouac; first night in the tents

SATURDAY, APRIL 2
7:30am: Breakfast provided by race organizers
9am - 3pm: Administrative & Medical check-in begins. We will check-in according to race numbers; times will be posted at the bivouac.
Noon - 1:30pm: Lunch provided by race organizers
5pm: Pre-race briefing
7 - 8:30pm: Dinner provided by race organizers. (Runner self-sufficiency begins after dinner.)

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 thru SATURDAY, APRIL 9
(DOUBLE HYROCORTISONE FOR MOST DAYS OF RACE)
6am: Tents dismantled; breakfast is self prepared.
7 - 8am: Distribution of 1.5L of water. THIS IS TECHNICALLY A CHECKPOINT!  
8:30 - 9:30am: Start of the daily stage (except for the long stage); distances vary by day
Average Stage Distance (miles)
Stage 1:           18.2
Stage 2:           22.1
Stage 3:           23.6
Stage 4:           48.4
Stage 5:           26.2
Stage 6:           10.2
Total                147.7

Check points: water is distributed at each check point, which will be marked clearly on the race ration card; medical assistance available at each checkpoint (and at points along the course)

Average Check Point interval (miles)
Stage 1:           6.1
Stage 2:           5.5
Stage 3:           5.9
Stage 4:           6.9
Stage 5:           5.2
Stage 6:           5.7
Avg                  5.8   
Number of Check Point per stage

Stage 1:           2

Stage 2:           3
Stage 3:           3
Stage 4:           6
Stage 5:           3
Stage 6:           1
Arrival at bivouac: Distribution of 4.5L of water; dinner is self prepared; email & sat phone tent open to competitors.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Final stage FINISH LINE!
Box lunch provided; board buses for return trip to OZZ; dinner at hotel 

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 
8 - 10am: Breakfast at hotel; rest of the day is free; lunch is on your own
TBA: Finisher t-shirts distributed
TBA: Award Ceremony & Cocktail Reception
8pm: Dinner at the hotel (included in race entry fee)

MONDAY, APRIL 11 (DOUBLE HYROCORTISONE FOR TRAVEL)
Fly from Ouarzazate to Casablanca to Madrid, Spain
Spend the night in Madrid, Spain

TUESDAY, APRIL 12 (DOUBLE HYROCORTISONE FOR TRAVEL)
Fly from Madrid to Atlanta to SLC to Jackson, Wyoming



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