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Gemini Adventures

19 Dec 2010

Desert R.A.T.S. 2010 by Jeff Owsley

When one faces the epic challenge of Desert RATS, it helps to be prepared. The more unprepared one is, the greater the opportunity to learn. I felt like a kindergartener in the Ivy League. I benefited from RATS being so difficult that it attracts highly experienced and successful ultra running athletes. It was wonderful to be a grasshopper among master gurus. One of the most basic lessons I learned is you just have to accept where you are and make […]

18 Nov 2010

Wind River Crossing 2010

Wind River Crossing The Wind Rivers are a beautiful mountain range, with the majority of acreage preserved as Wilderness, featuring Wyoming’s High Point – Gannett Peak (13,810′)   Location: West Central Wyoming – Pinedale/Dubois (south of Teton/Yellowstone)   Distance: 45+ miles Permit: Not required Level: Advanced Scenery: Stunning!   Alec Muthig, past Gemini Events staff, attempted an unsupported 45mi run with two friends over the spine of the Wind River Range in 2010.   Dubois, WY – In the mid-1990s, […]

17 Nov 2010

Sleeplessness, Miller High Life, Full Moons and The Village People

I’ve run this 24 hour race at the Boulder Reservoir twice before. The last time I was here I was a few hours into it, big smile beaming on my face, running out in front with Ryan Cooper. Ryan turned to me and said “You know, we’re on a 148 mile pace.” I should have taken that as a warning and slowed down. Instead, I just kept smiling and running just as hard, and then a few more hours into […]

15 Mar 2010

Treadmill

Running on the treadmill is not something I look forward to…but for a variety of reasons, I spend more than a few miles per week on the treadmill. With the cold weather and short days, Reid asked me to share a few hints that may help you survive the treadmill and ultimately help you keep that winter base. 1. Write yourself a weekly mileage plan and stick to it. If weather, or child care, or odd running hours mean you […]