Bikepacking in Cambodia and motorpacing in Nepal: How Cory Wallace is preparing for the Samarathon Epic

Canadian's preparations for early season Israeli stage race are as much of an adventure as the race itself.

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.

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