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Category : Desert R.A.T.S.

16 Apr 2014

Training – Training in the Heat

  If you’re like me your racing calendar is just getting ramped up. And many of your “A” races are going to be hot and humid. Racing in dog days of summer can be fun and exciting but if you’re not prepared properly it can become life threatening. Running in the heat is not a new experience for many of us. Our bodies are well equipped to deal with the dissipation of heat generated by exercise. But what happens when all […]

16 Apr 2014

On The Trail – New Non-Profit Partner for Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival

Empowering Girls and Women to Shape the Kind of Future We Want to See   Women’s Wilderness Institute is thrilled to be Gemini Adventures’ non-profit partner for the 2014 Desert  RATS Trailrunning Festival. We’re looking forward to bringing our crew of staff and volunteers to support all the athletes, offer high fives, and hydration! Come check us out at our aid station on event day or learn more about all our adventures (and ways to get involved!) at: www.womenswilderness.org.  Building the confidence […]

19 Mar 2014

Gemini News – Meet the Staff!

Reid Delman – Race Director Born and raised in Cleveland, Reid moved to Boulder, CO in 1994.  He is the owner of Gemini Events and lives in Boulder with his wife, Michele, and their two daughters. When he and Michele learned they would be having twins, they decided it was a perfect time to leave his job as high school teacher and wrestling coach to be at home with the babies and start the business they’d always wanted. The result […]

01 Jan 2014

On the Trail – Q&A with Darcy Africa

On the Trail Q & A with Darcy Africa   photo credit by Run Wild Retreats Can you share your experience winning the Desert RATS TrailRunning Festival? My best race at the Spring Desert Ultra 50 was actually in 2006 when I ran 8:04. It was one of those days where everything felt great and my legs were speedier than they have been in a very long time. Describe an embarrassing athletic moment. There are probably a lot of those…..That’s the beauty […]

01 Jan 2014

Training – What gets measured gets managed!

Training What gets measured gets managed! photo credit by glendelman.com   Now that we are closing the door to our 2013 racing and training season and as our 2014 season approaches, it is time to sit down and reflect what we did right in 2013 and what we what to add or include into our 2014 training. Here is my evaluation list of 7 training element.   #1: Weight: Are you at your optimal race weight? If not and you are […]

20 Nov 2013

Nutrition – Muffin Top

Scene: It’s mid December and you’re getting ready to head into work. Lately you have been really consistent with getting your morning workout in, but today you decided to skip it—you want to get to work early because you have a pile of papers to get through before you duck out early to head to a client’s holiday party on your way home. Skipping a workout here and there…its no big deal…it’s the holiday, right! The drive in is cold […]

01 Nov 2013

On the Trail – Q&A with Jeremy Joslin, M.D.

On the Trail Q & A with Dr. Jeremy Joslin Event and Expedition Medical Services photo credit by Jeremy Joslin 1) What do you do for Gemini Adventures? I am the medical director.  This is my 7th year working with Desert RATS. 2) What is your medical and race background? I work in emergency medicine.  I work at a Level 1 trauma center in upstate New York, which covers 19 counties in the area.  I have never participated in any […]

23 Oct 2013

Nutrition – Caffeine

What do you know about Caffeine? photo credit by glendelman.com We all know that coffee wakes you up in the morning and gets us through the afternoon slump. Have you ever noticed feeling an extra boost during a morning workout after drinking a cup of Joe? Caffeine is considered a stimulant and there is research that caffeine improves athletic performance in some sports, especially endurance activities. It seems simple. Just grab a coffee before your race and you have a […]

10 Sep 2013

Gemini News – Desert RATS Classic Mountain Bike Race Recap

NEWS** The 2014 Classic route has changed! We’re working with the BLM to add a singletrack loop to replace a long section of paved and dirt road. May 11th, 6:45 am and it’s another magnificent spring morning in Fruita, CO. The pre-race check-in for the 3rd annual Desert RATS Classic mountain bike race is winding down and the racers are making their final preparations. It’s sunny, cool and clear with hard packed trails from rain earlier in the week. Camping […]

31 Jul 2013

Red-Rock Cleanse

Running the Desert RATS By Ashley Arnold Published July 10, 2013 on RunnersWorld.com Kokopelli’s Trail spans approximately 148 miles from Loma, Colorado, to Moab, Utah.  While primarily thought of as a mountain-bike route, the trail traverses dirt roads, doubletrack, the occasional pavement stretch, and smatterings of rocky singletrack and smooth slick rock. Most of the trail is red-dirt desert with a small section that climbs into the La Sal Mountains—jagged, almost-out-of-place looking peaks that hover, lonely above Moab’s red-rock sea. The […]