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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 […]

12 Dec 2014

On the Trail – Rio Celeste Hike

On the Trail Trail Spotlight: Rio Celeste Hike in Costa Rica Photo courtesy of costarica.com     Most of Costa Rica will be in the dry season for the next couple of months and that’s the perfect time for adventures on the cloud forest trails of South America! Description: The country’s stunning beauty and wealth of bio-diversity may be enough to convince even the most avid trail runner to slow down a bit to capture the full experience. The Rio […]

04 Dec 2014

Gemini Adventures Holiday Shopping Event

Gemini Adventures is thrilled to announce our new women’s MTB and running tours for 2015! We’re celebrating with a holiday shopping event at PrAna Boulder. There will be snacks, cocktails, prizes, and a discount on the coolest gear in Boulder.   The Kokopelli Trail offers hundreds of miles of fun trails and stunning scenery. See it on a fully supported tour and all you need to worry about is enjoying the trails and hanging out with your friends!   WHEN: Tuesday, […]

21 Nov 2014

Update for 2015 Desert RATS Stage Race

Racers, Welcome to the 2015 Desert RATS race! Whether you’re already part of the RATS family or this is your first time joining us in the desert, you’re going to love this year’s event. Every year, we ask racers to take a post-race survey so that we can continue improving your personal experience. We continue to make improvements based on these recommendations and this year is no different. This year’s changes have been posted on our site and we’re excited […]

26 Sep 2014

Training – Taper Tips

Glen Delman Photography This month running coach Jeff Cooper of2RunForever gives tips to get the max out of your race taper so that you can get the max out of yourself on race day… DO… 1 – Drop your volume progressively over the last 3 weeks pre-marathon, or 2 weeks pre-half marathon (as per your plan). This slowly stores up latent energy so that come race day you’ll have more in reserve than you have for months! 2 – Review the race […]