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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 […]

12 Feb 2014

Gemini News – Zion Curtain Trail and Loop

Gemini News The Zion Curtain Trail and Zion Curtain Loop – Fruita, CO Photo by Glen Delman Photography   The Zion Curtain trail straddles the Colorado/Utah border and is known as a can’t-miss, fun, varied ride topped off with great views. However, it travels the remote backcountry and can be a tough trail to find, especially the loop, if you want to preride it it’s a good idea to check out maps and ask around at the local bike shops to make sure […]

12 Feb 2014

Epic Trail Spotlight – Maah Daah Hey Trail

On the Trail Maah Daah Hey Trail   photo courtesy of Maah Daah Hey Trail Association  Epic Trail Spotlight – Maah Daah Hey Trail, North Dakota   The Maah Daah Hey Trail isn’t as well known as the trails in Colorado and Utah but anyone who has had the good luck to visit it will know that it can only be described as awesome. It’s now rated as one of the best mountain biking trails in the country. The trail covers […]

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 […]

01 Nov 2013

24 Hours of Boulder Race Recap

From the blog 50 Marathons in 50 States Boulder 100 (Race Recap) Boulder, CO October 12-13 Ultra Marathon #9 Second 100 Mile Attempt Weather – Partly cloudy, chilly overnight, sunny I have been doing crazy things for a while. I wasn’t going to register for this event at all, then I got an email about the 100K being 50% off with one of those Active specials. Well, it worked out to only being like a dollar a mile, so that […]