Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It's hot outside.

A question I'm asked quite often is which do you prefer, the heat or the cold? It's a hard one to answer because when you're competing in extremes of temperature you will always have times when you wish you were in the opposite.  Here's another of my many running related coincidences which had me thinking that way.  On April 10th 2004 I was running the North Pole Marathon with Mark Pollock and on that same date the previous year I was running the 80K stage of the Marathon des Sables.  I had never felt the cold like I did at the North Pole and I was almost envious of the runners in the MdS but I also remembered baking in the heat of the Sahara Desert and wishing the day to end.

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