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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 […]

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 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 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 […]

Is AR the New Pinnacle of Endurance Sports?

Is AR the New Pinnacle of Endurance Sports?

Jenny Ruff Metro Sports Boston adventure racing (ad*ven*ture rac*ing), n. 1. A nonstop, multiday, multisport, team event of strategy where competitors must travel without outside assistance in areas of remote wilderness. 2. An equal-opportunity event for leeches, bacteria-ridden water, foot-rot and other nuisances to attack the human body 3. The original reason behind the question, […]

Training for an Adventure Race

Training for an Adventure Race

by Jason Heflin There are two words you need to remember when training for an adventure race – “Multi Sport”. Over the years I’ve hashed out a simple training plan for the adventure races I run. Below are the basics of that plan that will get you in shape to compete if you want to […]

Travis Macy’s Tips For Better Performance

Travis Macy’s Tips For Better Performance

Courtesy of Adventure World Magazine Travis Macy has seen success as a professional adventure racer and world-class trail runner and mountain biker. He grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, ran on the varsity track and cross country teams at CU-Boulder, and now lives in Golden, Colorado. He raced with Team Merrell/Zanfel Adventure Racing at Primal Quest […]

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