The Samarathon Epic is an early season four day UCI stage race across the deserts of Southern Israel. Generally we don’t start racing until April-May in Canada so it will take some special preparation to be ready for a high level race this early on in the calendar year.
To kickoff training for this year I did a easy paced 10 day bike packing trip around Nepal with a friend. This was a good way to get the legs spinning again after taking most of December off. Much of December was spent trekking around at high altitude which should provide a good base and hopefully it boosted the red blood cells from the lack of oxygen up there.