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13 Aug 2019

On the Trails Resurrection Pass Trail – Hope, Alaska

Reid Delman, Gemini Adventures Race Director Attempted 8-03-2019 Mountain Bike 38 mi – 4,767′ Gain – Cooper to Hope Point to Point The goal was to find a beautiful trail in the rugged state of Alaska. This is my fourth time visiting Alaska and one of the things I have found is that they don’t have many trails there. There’s so much backcountry and open land that the choices are usually take a road or go cross country. With a […]

13 Aug 2019

Training – 14er Training Hikes by Life’s 2 Short Fitness

Hiking a 14er this summer? Train your legs and lungs on one of these front range hikes April 22, 2019 by Life’s 2 Short Fitness, read more of their fantastic training articles at http://lifes2shortfitness.com/ Summiting a 14,000 foot peak is no small feat. To us natives, bagging a “14er” as we call them is a right of passage; many of us seeking to one day summit all 54 of these majestic Colorado peaks.Weekend warriors and veterans alike tend to set […]

11 Jun 2019

Desert RATS 2019 – Racer Updates

Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Race – Updates   Live Tracking Live Tracking – We’re working with Adventure Enablers to offer 2019 racers optional cell tracking for the race. The goal is near-real time tracking for every stage but it is not 100% guaranteed. Please don’t be concerned if there are lags or drops in coverage. The tracking will catch up! Pre-Race Stage 1 – Salt Creek – 19.8mi, 2040′ Gain Evening storms at camp delayed our racer posting. Check […]

03 Mar 2019

Allison Christie – Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Racer 2019

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Just a hop down the road in Glenwood Springs, Allison Christie joins us in the midst of a lifelong adventure with her son to climb all 54 of Colorado’s 14ers (nearly halfway!) Marital Status: Married    Number of Children: One son, will be 13 in June Occupation: Anesthesiologist Years running: 5 Years running ultras: 3 Ultras I have done: Goblin Valley 50k, Utah, 10/15 The Coastal Challenge, Costa Rica, […]

24 Feb 2019

John Bezou – Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Racer 2019

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? A 20 year Army vet who got his ultra career started at one of our Gemini races, John Bezou represents the Mississippi Gulf Coast at 2019 Desert RATS. Marital Status: Married    Number of Children: 0 Occupation: Educator/Administrator Years running: 20+ Years running ultras: 8 Ultras I have done: Brew to Brew Gemini Adventures 50K Bear Chase 50 mi Bear Chase 100K Rattler 50K Pikes Peak Ultra 50 mi […]

22 Feb 2019

Training – Increasing Muscle Mass for the Endurance Athlete

Increasing muscle mass is a common goal for many endurance athletes. As it should be, an increase in muscle mass will bring an increase in strength and performance.  Strength is what separates those at the top of the hill with those at the bottom. Although genetics plays a large role in how much muscle mass an athlete can acquire, proper workouts and nutrition will support or negate an athlete’s efforts to increase their muscle mass and therefore strength.  Today we’ll […]

19 Feb 2019

Telescope Peak – Death Valley National Park

Telescope Peak – Death Valley National Park By Reid Delman, Gemini Adventures Race Director Telescope Peak 21mi – 11k’ Gain Attempted 2/10/2019 11,000 feet of vertical rise?!? In one hike?!? That’s right, Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park. The standard route starts from a parking lot at 8,000’ but if you want a real challenge you can begin at Badwater Basin 200’ below sea level. So that’s what we decided to do Looking at the logistics of it, it’s […]

17 Feb 2019

Laurie Miller – Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Racer 2019

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? A veteran of Death Valley, Laurie Miller comes to us via Winthrop, Washington – where snow substitutes for sand in her race prep. Marital Status: Married    Number of Children: 2 of my own and 1 step daughter/ 6 grandchildren Occupation: full time wife and grandma; part time Forest Service Employee Years running: Not that many Years running ultras: 1 year Ultras I have done: Bigfoot 40 Favorite race […]

10 Feb 2019

Phil Pinti – Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Racer 2019

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Phil “Macho Man” Pinti, hailing from Columbia, MD, is back for his second crack at the Kokopelli! Marital Status: Widower Number of Children: 2 Occupation: 1.) Dad, 2.) Analyst Years running: 15 Years running ultras: 3 Ultras I have done: Labor Pain 12 Hour Endurance Race (50 mile x2; 2017, 2018) (Pretzel City Sports), Mid-Maryland 50K (x3 2017, 2018, 2019) (Bullseye Running), Stone Mill 50 Miler, Schuylkill River […]

18 Jan 2019

Annual Planning

Annual Planning By Brian Passenti – Altitude Endurance Coaching Desert RATS Champion, Leadman, Family man, Coach, Endurance Sports Enthusiast & Pizza Connoisseur So, this is our year. This is the year we achieve those goals. This is the year where we make our mark. Many of us have created some sort of plan- maybe a New Years Resolution, some sort of racing and training goals for the coming year. These athletic goals focus around races and events we have scheduled […]