Gemini Adventures

28 Dec 2017

December – Letter from Reid

December Letter from Reid | Adventurers, It’s been 8 weeks since I broke my leg. I’ve been waiting for this moment for…well, 8 weeks. I was told it would be healed up in 8 weeks. I thought this meant I’d be able to throw off my cast and start upping my weekly miles. Not only am I not running, but I never reached my sub-15 minute crutches mile – I’m barely even walking without my crutches. What can I do […]

30 Aug 2017

Gemini News – Inaugural Mountain RATS Races

Mountain RATS Eagle, CO September 23rd, 2017 Come celebrate fall in the mountains with a trail running challenge! An exciting day of festival fun and adventure on the trails near Eagle, Colorado. With the start/finish line right in the heart of Eagle’s new fall festival, Septemberfest, friends and family can enjoy themselves while you push yourself in the rugged mountain race. After testing yourself on the trails relax with a beer, hot meal, or just sit and listen to live […]

30 Aug 2017

Training – Post Workout Recovery

Training – Post Workout Recovery Mojo Trails will be at Mountain RATS 2017! Lea Stenerson, MS is the founder and head coach and has been working with a group of trail athletes to train for this year’s races. They’ll also stick around for the Septemberfest fun. Lea is an extremely well qualified and experienced coach and shared an article on post workout recovery: As many of us eagerly anticipate the Mountain RATS race this September, we are strategically preparing by […]

30 Aug 2017

On the Trail – Colorado Trail

On the Trail The Colorado Trail We have a new Gemini Adventures crew member and he definitely has an adventurous spirit. Ryan’s an avid skiier, runner, and biker and has been on adventures all over the world. He recently returned from completing the Colorado Trail and has a shared a little bit of his experience. Say hello when you see him on the course (or at the festival!) this September at Mountain RATS and look for a profile in a […]

12 Jun 2017

2017 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Racer Posts

2017 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Day2/3 – K-Ray Day 2 is a long story, but im still in the game. I will share more with you when I get home. Day 3 was a short 9 mile run. I finished! The temps are crazy!!! I made it back to basecamp, hopped in the river and got a massage. Im going to toe the line in the morning. I am going to give it my all, take no risks. Fingers crossed […]

06 Apr 2017
05 Mar 2017

Gemini News Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Race Report by Jeff Knakal

Gemini News Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Race Report by Jeff Knakal We sat exhausted on the finish line. Reid (the race director) asked us to stand up to film us. “Say your name, your favorite part of the race, and say ‘I’m a Desert Rat’”.  I was caught off guard. I hadn’t thought about my “favorite” part. With my over analytical personality, it may be months before I decide on my favorite part. “Technically, I DNF’d. Can I say I’m […]

26 Jan 2017

Gemini News – Moab Trail Running Getaway

Gemini News – Moab Trail Running Getaway Colorado River after a day on the trails Explore the Gemini Bridges area, work your way up to Hurrah Pass, run on the world famous Slickrock trail and have lunch at the iconic Milt’s Stop and Eat- Moab’s local diner established in 1954. Treat yourself to a getaway that has it all in a world-class adventure town. This is a non-competitive trip that is designed to showcase the full spectrum of beauty the […]

25 Jan 2017

Training – #1 Incremental Fitness Improvement

Training #1 Incremental Fitness Improvement In order to increase your fitness level it’s important to have a year or even several years of a long training plan. Wanting too much too soon is a recipe for injuries and burnout, don’t get greedy and try to make too big a leap in one run, one race or even one year’s training cycle. Endurance fitness is one of the last physiological adaptations that solidifies through training. It may take 1-2 years before […]

25 Jan 2017

On the Trail – Reminiscing Desert RATS

On the Trail – Reminiscing Desert RATS by Gregg Lemkau When I opened my eyes on the dawn of the 52-mile expedition stage, I was in good spirits. A medic had lanced my toes the night before and wrapped them in various tapes. I thought I was ready to go, but after wiggling my toes and stretching my feet the thought of standing made my stomach turn. The blisters had healed and refilled overnight. I awkwardly placed my beaten pads softly […]