RACE ACROSS THE WEST
The race in Joe's words
Race Across the West (RAW) is the first 930-miles of Race Across America (RAAM). In many ways it's the best of RAAM in that it has heat, desert and Colorado without major altitude.
But the temperatures in California and Arizona have been steadily increasing over the years and this June brought temps that I haven't experienced before - upwards of 118 degrees.
Jill, Marc and I arrived 2 weeks before the start line to do some heat acclimation work. Thank goodness we did. Every bit of that work was needed.