Gemini Adventures

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 […]

11 Feb 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Thomas Mullins

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Texas isn’t big enough to contain the adventures of Thomas Mullins! Let’s bring him up to the high desert for an adventure! Marital Status: Married 17 Years Number of Children: None (That’s Why I Have Money) Occupation:  Basic life support instructor. (Cprguydfw.com) Product development and testing for athletic apparel. Years running:  My whole life. Grew up on a remote ranch did lots of running and walking went broke […]

07 Feb 2018

Five Life-Changing Adventures to try in 2018

Five Life-Changing Adventures to try in 2018   Beyond organized races, at Gemini, we love to dive into wilderness adventures.  Did you know we offered guided services for a variety of Adventure Getaways?  From trail running to mountain biking to canyoneering, river rafting, and much more, we’d like to be your epic adventure in 2018!     In this article, our Moab Multi Sport Tour is mentioned as a Dream Trip – and we well agree!  Let us make your dream come true.   Set […]

04 Feb 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Sue Heineman

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Hailing from our Nation’s Capital, will our returning female champion Sue Heineman bring her bassoon for the evening’s campfire? Marital Status: Married Occupation: Bassoonist (i.e. I play in a symphony orchestra) Years running: 3+ Years running ultras: 1+ Ultras I have done: PHUNT 50k, Greenbelt 50k, Bull Run Run 50 miler, Desert RATS. Favorite race and why: Definitely desert RATS because it’s in Utah! Best results in races: […]

31 Jan 2018

Why Are Improvements from Training Different Among Athletes?

Why Are Improvements from Training Different Among Athletes? Have you ever heard the expression, “We’re all an experiment of one?”  Especially in trail and ultra running, we each respond differently to training, food, drink, weather, and distance.  In this article, Olympian Craig Pickering brings some interesting data to this axiom. At Gemini Adventures, our goal is to make the race personal to YOU, meeting you where you’re at with what you need. “If you’ve ever trained a group of athletes, you’ve probably […]

28 Jan 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Jeff Knakal

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Jeff Knakal is coming down from the humid Pacific Northwest. His training secret? Parking his car in the sun and driving with the windows up and heat on! Marital Status: Married (to Desert RAT Theresa) Number of Children: 2 (Both out of college) Occupation: Boeing Engineer Years running: Since the Nixon Administration Years running ultras: 8 Ultras I have done: Many Rainshadow Running and Northwest Trail Running Races, […]