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07 Mar 2018

Eight Tips in Preparing for Desert Endurance Races

Eight Tips in Preparing for Desert Endurance Races Are you a desert Runner? You will be soon! Running in a hot, dry climate comes with its own challenges, as does the sometimes soft, sandy footing.  Think through your training and equipment ahead of time to give yourself the greatest chance for a successful day on the trails!  Susan Nowell shares her top tips for desert running on Ultra Running Limited: 1. Be Adaptable to Weather Changes The first thing most people think […]

04 Mar 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Chris Ward

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? From Like A Bigfoot podcast fame, Chris Ward hops over the Continental Divide to join the fun! Marital Status: Married Number of Children: 2 Occupation: Self-Employed Years running: 10 Years running ultras: 5 Ultras I have done: Monument Valley 50 Miler Mount Masochist 50 Miler Quest for the Crest 50k Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock 50k Table Rock 50k Mountain RATS 50k Grayson Highlands 50k Holiday Lake 50k […]

28 Feb 2018

Gemini News – New Maps, Host Hotels & Volunteers

Things are cracklin’ around Gemini Headquarters as we get prepared for this year’s adventures!   New MAPS!  We now have updated maps to show recent re-routes and updated distances for the Trail Running Festival, Rabbit Valley Half, and Mountain RATS races.  Many thanks to the tireless work of COPMBA members maintaining the trails we enjoy! Host Hotel! Coming down for the Trail Running Festival or Rabbit Valley Half? Looking for a place to stay? Super 8 in Fruita will be our host hotel again. Let them know […]

25 Feb 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Bob Stuka

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? A ‘local boy’, Bob Stuka hails from Colorado Springs and is ready for more desert adventures! Marital Status: Married Number of Children: 2 Occupation: Self-Employed Years running: 6+ Years running ultras: 1+ Ultras I have done: 1. Grand Canyon Ultra 2. Mountain Rats 50k 3. Copper Mountains 50k Favorite race and why: My favorite trail is Manitou Springs Incline and I like it because it’s steep and challenging […]

21 Feb 2018

February – Letter from Reid

February Letter from Reid | Adventurers, Sometimes I can’t believe how fortunate I am. I live in a time where a full recovery from a broken leg  is not only possible but expected. Cities are easy to navigate, I have a job where I mostly sit in front of a computer and I can even work out at a gym to keep in shape while my leg heals. I’ve been dabbling in some short hikes/runs but had my first true […]

20 Feb 2018

Win an Entry to the Mountain RATS Marathon

Facebook Contest What would the opening of Mountain RATS registration be without a contest? We’re giving away a free entry to the Mountain RATS Marathon in Eagle, CO. Find out how on the Gemini Adventure’s Facebook page.

18 Feb 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Rachel Ridgway

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Rachel Ridgway comes representing the East Coast, hailing from Frederick, MD, and will be making many new best friends! Number of Children: 2 Occupation: Physician Assistant Years running: 30+ (Junior High Track to Present) Years running ultras: 10+ Ultras I have done: 23, ranging from 50k – 100 Miles, including JFK50k and Chattanooga 100 Favorite race and why: Catoctin 50k — it’s in my backyard, and is absolutely […]

17 Feb 2018

Training – Eight Tips in Preparing for Desert Endurance Races

Originally posted by Susan Nowell on Ultra Running Limited Are you a desert Runner? You will be soon!   Running in a hot, dry climate comes with its own challenges, as does the sometimes soft, sandy footing.  Think through your training and equipment ahead of time to give yourself the greatest chance for a successful day on the trails!       1. Be Adaptable to Weather Changes The first thing most people think about when they think of the desert […]

17 Feb 2018

On the Trail – Pain and Glory

Originally posted on Independence Run & Hike My feet are raw, really raw. Specifically my heals. I have hardened callus skin on most of my toes. Basically dried out blisters. I am sure I will lose two of the toe nails. My calf is tight, the right one. My left is much worse. My quads are literally peeling, sunburnt. My shoulders too. I’m driving eastbound. I was in this same spot a week ago, but westbound. I can see sections […]

14 Feb 2018

8 Dreamy Long Trails That Aren’t The Triple Crown

8 Dreamy Long Trails That Aren’t The Triple Crown   You’ve heard of the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails. Now add one of these ambitious hikes to your bucket list. Have you through hiked the Hayduke Trail?  How about the Great Eastern Trail, the North Country Trail, or the Ice Age Trail? While this list includes some amazing trails, are you as surprised as I am that our wonderful Kokopelli Trail isn’t included? On the western slope of Colorado, the […]