2012 Marathon Des Sables: This Is What It’s Like

On July 4, 2012, in Racing, by Meghan

Note: In April, I competed in the 2012 Marathon des Sables, a seven-day, 150-mile stage race in southern Morocco.

Indurare: The 2010 Marathon des Sables

On May 15, 2010, in Racing, by Meghan

I found a rope’s end while lying on the Berber rug of a medical tent during Stage 4 of the Marathon des Sables. When I climbed out of the tent and into the wee hours of a Sahara Desert night, I realized that it was my own. I let go of its frayed end while a million pinpricks of stars flickered in an African sky above me, and I felt so freaking free.

Yeah, I Know

On May 2, 2010, in Racing, by Meghan

I’m not doing well in my attempts to blog about Marathon des Sables. I’m at this point so-danged tempted to just plain skip it and move on! However, it was such a life-altering experience that not documenting it would be more painful than the discomfort incited by trying to write about it.

Off (Again!) To The Marathon Des Sables!

On March 29, 2010, in Racing, by Meghan

I can’t believe that it’s Marathon des Sables time again! Where has a year gone? With a bit more packing, a last sauna visit, one more night at home, and then a fair bit of traveling, I will shortly find myself in sunny, sandy, south Morocco. There is so much about this year that feels deja vu-ish; there is also so much about my 2010 visit to the Sahara that will be different.

MdS Stage 4: The Desert Changes You

On May 8, 2009, in Racing, by Meghan

While I felt comfortable with my 22-minute cushion, I expected Luz to go for it on this 4th and final stage.