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12 Days & Counting
01-May-2012 02:55:40 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Hello, I absolutely can't believe that the start day is right around the corner. I had every intention of starting to blog much much sooner then this but time has eluded me. Seems like so long ago that my husband & I registered for RTP Jordan giving us that false sense of security knowing it was so far off in the distance, but it always catches up to you. This will be my 2nd RTP event, the first one being the Atacama Crossing 2011, which was an amazing experience. My training program for the AC2011 was a bit too much resulting in an injury (hairline fracture in my right foot) 3 weeks before the start of the race, forcing me to walk the entire way, save the last day since at that point I had nothing to lose. It was frustrating to say the least and especially for my husband, Fred, whom stuck with me the whole way. So my training approach for Jordan was quite different, my motto was 'less is more' to avoid injury at all costs. So far so good!! I trained less with a fully loaded pack, as the risk of injury out weighed the benefit, my longer training sessions were shorter maxing out at 40km, and tried to do more cross training. Of course our ultimate goal for Jordan is to finish, to have fun, stay healthy and knock off a few hours from the AC11. The course pictures look amazing and finishing in Petra...pretty cool, so we are pretty excited. Wishing our fellow competitors much R&R until race day! Sending Sunny & Warm Regards from Riga.
LISA BIFFIN
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Worked in mobile telecomm industry for over 10 years before deciding it was time to try something entirely different. My love & passion for sports & fitness led me to study to get my personal training certification, followed by a lifestyle weight management certification & most recently YA yoga teacher certification (to be complete in June 2012).

Hometown
Riga, Latvia (current residence)

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Personal Trainer, Lifestyle Weight Management
Coach & soon to be Yoga Teacher

Why are you competing?
Loved my first experience with RTP AC 2011,
beautiful and interesting location and personal
challenge.

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