I'm Randy Mouri and this blog is about my quest to be an official finisher in the Race Across AMerica (RAAM), the toughest endurance race in the world. It's over and I became an official solo finisher in 11 days, 1 hour and 13 minutes! We continue to raise money and awareness on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NoVa). If you would like to make a donation to Habitat NoVa, please visit my page on Habitat’s site. Endless thanks to our sponsors and all the folks that have made such generous contributions. Team Mouri would not have been able to travel so comfortably, which certainly may have changed the outcome of the race.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

But that's not all...

Earlier we told you about the challenges the desert will present in terms of heat and hydration. But that's not all... The desert also presents other, obvious and not-so-obvious, challenges. Here's more from Al on the desert:

"The other desert issues are sunburn (obvious), and problems with dried sweat/salt (not-so-obvious). Dried sweat/salt in riding garments can cause significant skin damage. Any readers that have raced Ironman distances, or even shorter distances have seen the skin damage that can occur due to the abrasive effect of this salt in just 6-12 hrs. This skin damage typically occurs along arm and neck seams, waistband edges, and the like.. Changing Randy’s clothes regularly, rinsing off accumulated salt, and use of lubricants will help to minimize problems from this source."

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