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19 Mar 2014

Training – Which Headlamp is Best for Adventure Racing?

Original article from Extreme Lights… The adventure racer is a special breed of outdoor enthusiast, with exceptionally demanding requirements on their gear.  The ideal headlamp should be light weight, very bright, durable and reliable, with run-times that last multiple nights. Sadly these requirements  are mutually exclusive. The good news is that as technologies improve, it is possible to get a light that is better suited for the demanding adventure racer. When an aspiring adventure racer considers a light they would prioritize […]

19 Mar 2014

On The Trail – 24 Hours of Utah Team Profile

On the Trail 24 Hours of Utah Team Profile     photo courtesy of Glen Delman   At the 24 Hours of Utah race this month there will be a 10 member 100k team representing the Western Energy Project. We spoke with team captain Laurel Angell to find out what their mission is. Laurel is the director of the Western Energy Project, a small iniative working to ensure responsible energy development on federal public lands with representatives in Washington DC, Colorado, […]

12 Feb 2014

Training – Winter Thrills and Chills

Training Winter Thrills and Chills – Adventures In The Cold   Photo By Michael Bielecki Depending on where you live, and how you approach the season, winter can mean many things to endurance athletes. For some, trails remain open and accessible, for others, deep snow and deeper freezes change everything. This article will explore a few of the techniques and special pieces of equipment that can help make winter adventures safer and more fun. I can’t stand the treadmill. Sorry, I just […]

01 Jan 2014

On the Trail – Q&A with Darcy Africa

On the Trail Q & A with Darcy Africa   photo credit by Run Wild Retreats Can you share your experience winning the Desert RATS TrailRunning Festival? My best race at the Spring Desert Ultra 50 was actually in 2006 when I ran 8:04. It was one of those days where everything felt great and my legs were speedier than they have been in a very long time. Describe an embarrassing athletic moment. There are probably a lot of those…..That’s the beauty […]

01 Jan 2014

Training – What gets measured gets managed!

Training What gets measured gets managed! photo credit by glendelman.com   Now that we are closing the door to our 2013 racing and training season and as our 2014 season approaches, it is time to sit down and reflect what we did right in 2013 and what we what to add or include into our 2014 training. Here is my evaluation list of 7 training element.   #1: Weight: Are you at your optimal race weight? If not and you are […]

30 Nov 2013

On The Trail – The Kepler Track

On the Trail The Kepler Track in New Zealand An adventure above the clouds. Photo credit by google images The Kepler Track is a 60 km (37.3miles), 3-4 day loop track. The Great Walk (premier walking trails) traverses Fiordland National park in the southwest of the South Island. The remarkable scenery includes everything from remote lakes and peaceful beech forests, to rocky peaks and exposed alpine tussock lands. Your reward for the hill climb is a long section above bushline […]

20 Nov 2013

Nutrition – Muffin Top

Scene: It’s mid December and you’re getting ready to head into work. Lately you have been really consistent with getting your morning workout in, but today you decided to skip it—you want to get to work early because you have a pile of papers to get through before you duck out early to head to a client’s holiday party on your way home. Skipping a workout here and there…its no big deal…it’s the holiday, right! The drive in is cold […]

23 Oct 2013

Nutrition – Caffeine

What do you know about Caffeine? photo credit by glendelman.com We all know that coffee wakes you up in the morning and gets us through the afternoon slump. Have you ever noticed feeling an extra boost during a morning workout after drinking a cup of Joe? Caffeine is considered a stimulant and there is research that caffeine improves athletic performance in some sports, especially endurance activities. It seems simple. Just grab a coffee before your race and you have a […]

03 Oct 2013

Epic Trail Spotlight – The Colorado Trail

Photo Courtesy of Bikepacking.net Take advantage of the amazing trails in Colorado. If you have not spent much time on the Colorado Trail (CT), what are you waiting for? There’s no better way to experience the Rocky Mountains than by hiking, running or biking on the CT. It starts in Denver and goes 483 miles (777 KM) towards Durango, through eight mountain ranges, seven national forests and six wilderness areas. The trail climbs and descends frequently, with a high point […]

03 Oct 2013

Training – INCREASING MUSCLE MASS FOR THE ENDURANCE ATHLETE

Photo Courtesy of Glen Delman Photography 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 […]