Gemini Adventures

15 Jun 2015

Stage 3 Racer Posts

STAGE 3 Cindy Kosmicki– Today was a good day. Running and knowing you will be done in 2 1/2hrs. is a nice reprieve from knowing you arent even close to half way at 2 1/2hrs. The three amigos…Cheri, Tricia, and I stuck together again and it was a good time. Ran along the Colorado river for a couple miles and again had one big long climb but, all in all a great day! We also each got a 30 min. […]

15 Jun 2015

Stage 2 Racer Posts

STAGE 2 Anita Well I ended up getting lost after taking a potty break. I tried in vain to catch up with Cyndie and Jane and must have taken a wrong turn from the get go. One of the pacers caught up to me and let me know i was going the wrong direction. Of course i was devistated . I didn’t have a phone or the gps app. Next time perhaps. So, long story short i ended up finally […]

15 Jun 2015

Stage 1 Racer Posts

Jane Herzog – Yea. Jane, Cyndie and Anita all finished! Loved the earlier start – heat wasn’t a killer until much later in the day. However, the big hill away from the river still sucks! Cindy Kosmicki– Day 1 is complete! Hot hot hot and some good climbs. Tomorrow I will def need to use more sunscreen through day. Lots of amazing people out here. This is no joke.:) 20 down and 128 miles left to go!:) On to Day […]

21 Feb 2015

Gemini News – 24 Hours of Utah Course Lighting Sponsor

Gemini News 24 Hours of Utah Course Lighting Sponsor Gemini Adventures is thrilled to announce that this year’s 24 Hours of Utah race will have LazerBrite as a sponsor! The entire course will be lit with their innovative modular LED light system. The buzz surrounding these lights has been fantastic and as soon as you see one you’ll want to try it for yourself. Luckily, LazerBrite will also be giving away some of the sticks as prizes and giveaways. The crew has been […]

21 Feb 2015

Training – Hill Training

Training Hill Training   Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival Jeff Cooper is an ultrarunner and running coach for all levels of athlete. Find out more about him at 2RunForever. This month he’s sharing his tips to incorporate hill training into your race plan.  In this article, we will review the benefits and logistics of running hills, as well as some tips for how and when to add hills to your training plan. There are several different types of hill workouts that will be […]

21 Feb 2015

On the Trail – Q&A with Duncan Callahan

On the Trail Q&A with Duncan Callahan   Duncan Callahan on the trails Duncan Callahan is one of our favorite faces to see at a race. Besides being a pleasure to be around he’s an extremely talented ultrarunner, he took the first place spot in two of our races in 2014, and an inspiring coach. Currently Duncan is an Elite Team Ambassador and a member of the Altra Endurance Team. He’s also working on putting together an ultrarunning training camp in Crested […]

24 Jan 2015

Gemini News – Desert RATS 2015

Desert RATS 2015 Desert RATS is the longest running stage race in North America and 2015 will be the best year yet. Many things about this year’s race will be unique. It’s a reunion year with amazing deals for previous year’s RATS and their friends (click here for details), and we’re also really excited about new improvements. This run caps the Gemini Adventures season in June with a 148 mile crossing of the iconic Kokopelli Trail. Starting in Grand Junction CO […]

24 Jan 2015

Training – Winter Traction

Training Winter Traction   As the weather gets cold and the snow begins to fall adventurers are beginning to look for ways to continue getting out on their favorite trails while remaining safe.  One of the most dangerous aspects of winter training is the ice on the trails.  Whether you live in the mountains, plains, suburbs, or city you can run into icy conditions.  A simple way to deal with this danger is to create screw shoes.  Screw shoes are […]

20 Jan 2015

On the Trail – Q&A with Bear Barnett, Adventure Tour Guide

On the Trail Q&A with Bear Barnett, Adventure Tour Guide   James “Bear” Barnett is the operator of Solxplore, LLC providing remote environment medical and rescue support, courses and equipment. He’s an experienced paramedic, guide, and educator. Gemini Adventures has been fortunate to work with him for over 4 years and this year he’ll start an exciting new position leading our small group running and biking tours. When Bear is not working with Gemini Adventures he can be found exploring […]

12 Dec 2014

Training – Winter-Proof Your Running

Training Winter-Proof Your Running   This month running coach Jeff Cooper of 2RunForever gives you his 12 top tips to get you ready for running in the cold… We all know how important it is to tune up your car for the winter season, right? Or to winterize your home BEFORE the cold and snow arrive (e.g. put plastic on windows, seal any drafts, maintenance check the heater, etc.)  So why not winterize your running.   12 Terrific Tips to Make Winter […]