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Common Racing Mistakes to Avoid

Common Racing Mistakes to Avoid

By Christine Luff, About.com Guide Racing Mistake #1: Going Out Too Fast Making mistakes during road races is very common, especially if you’re new to road racing. Here are some of the most common racing mistakes and how you can avoid them. One of the biggest rookie mistakes in racing is going out too fast in […]

Long Distance Hiking Tips

Long Distance Hiking Tips

Long Distance Hiking Tips provided by Adventure World Magazine www.adventureworldmagazineonline.com The tips below are from Adventure World contributor and long distance hiker, Justin Lichter. We will also be posting sample packing lists from Justin for several regions. The first day of spring has passed and Old Man Winter’s wrath is starting to give way to […]

Hydration 101

Hydration 101

How to Stay Hydrated Before, During, and After Your Runs Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses When Running By Christine Luff, About.com Guide Updated July 10, 2010 About.com Health’s Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board Staying hydrated is critical to your running performance and, more importantly, for preventing heat-related illnesses. Dehydration in athletes […]

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 6)

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 6)

Submitted by admin on April 23, 2010 – 8:08 amNo Comment Teamwork Adventure Racing is one of the only sports in which you actually have to have your teammates with you, doing exactly what you’re doing, glued to your side at all times. That’s why Adventure Racing is just as much an interpersonal journey as […]

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 5)

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 5)

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2010 – 8:03 amNo Comment Climbing You may not have to worry about doing any climbing in the sprint races, but you will more than likely have at least a rappel in the longer races. In expedition and 24-hour races, you may also have to do an ascent with […]

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 4)

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 4)

Submitted by admin on April 19, 2010 – 8:00 amNo Comment Mountain Biking Most people considering an adventure race are pretty familiar with mountain biking and what it takes to train for it, so I wont spend a lot of time here. I’ll just cover a few tips that are adventure racing specific: Tips: *For […]

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 3)

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 3)

Submitted by admin on April 17, 2010 – 8:00 amNo Comment Navigation Eighty and ninety percent of the races you will enter will have some kind of navigation or orienteering component. It’s a bit intimidating at first, but once you start learning and have some successes, this is an aspect of the race that you […]

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 2)

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 2)

Submitted by admin on April 15, 2010 – 3:21 pmNo Comment Paddling Becoming a good paddler is the fastest way to gain a competitive advantage in adventure racing, since it’s the weak link for most of the teams that cross over from triathlon. It’s very easy to gain a 10-15 minute lead in an average […]

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 1)

Adventure Racing 101 (Part 1)

Adventure Racing 101… You Know You Wanna Try It… Ok, you know darn well you’ve wanted to try “that crazy Adventure Racing stuff” for a while now. And this is your quit-being-afraid-and-get-out-there official quick start guide! One word of advice before we start. Run NOW! Before it’s too late! Adventure Racing is the most addictive […]

Cross Training Workouts

Cross Training Workouts

Cross Training Workouts Endurance athletes are diversifying: swimmers are cycling and lifting weights, cyclists are doing more running, and runners are taking up stair stepping, cycling, and resistance training. Can such “cross training” workouts really help athletes in their preferred sports? Does being a better cyclist automatically make you a better runner, too? There are […]

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