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31 Jul 2013

Training: Overtraining Syndrome by Cindy Stonesmith

Adventure running season is upon us! With the snow melting in the mountains, the warm summer weather and racing season in full swing it’s easy to get caught up in running and racing too much. Following a well designed training and racing plan is imperative for longevity in the world of Ultra Running. But if you do find yourself lacking in enthusiasm and energy this summer it may be time to take a step back and listen to your body’s […]

30 Jul 2013

Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival 2013

by TrailAndUltraRunning.com Gemini Adventures hosts more than just a race in Fruita, CO in April of every year. By all definitions it is truly a festival. They start with a pre-race dinner at a local hotel on Friday, the marathon and double-marathon on Saturday, followed by awards and a party, then a half marathon and 5 miler on Sunday; a whole weekend of events. With proper planning runners should attempt to attend all of the weekend’s activities as it will […]

16 Apr 2013

On the Trails – Epic Trail Spotlight – Wonderland Trail – Mt. Rainier – Washington State

Description: The Wonderland Trail is 93 miles (150kms) long and encircles Mount Rainier. It is a strenuous hike with a ton of elevation gain and loss, through lowland forests and valleys and into high alpine and sub-alpine areas. You can do a portion of the 93-mi trail, just click on a specific link out of the trail sections listed below, or you can accomplish the entire length as an epic option. *It is estimated that approx. 200-250 people complete the […]

16 Apr 2013

Training: Rusko Steps for Testing by Cindy Stonesmith

In the following article we’ll explore why testing your resting heart rate for signs of stress and overtraining can be a guide to understanding your adaptive response to training workloads. Heikke Rusko developed these simple steps of testing your resting heart rate profile line after working with elite cross country skiers. Pick a week when you are well rested and have minimal stress in your training cycle and life. Then at the same time each morning for 3 consecutive mornings […]

16 Apr 2013

Gemini News: 24 Hours of Utah by Gemini Events

I headed out to the 24 Hours of Utah; happy to get away from more fresh wet snow in Boulder and ready for some sun and sand. This is the 7th time I’ve run this race which is the same number of years it’s been running. Yes, my husband is the Race Director, hence my team name, “The RD’s Wife.” Everyone who runs has to have a team name whether competing as a solo runner or as part of a […]

04 Mar 2013

Gemini News: A look into the 1st Place Extreme Team 2012 – Eagle Mountain Runners

With 24 Hours of Utah steadily approaching, Gemini Events sat down with Eagle Mountain Runner, Megan Morrissey for a recap on her experience as a 5-time 24 UT team racer. Here’s what Megan had to say about training, racing, and the Eagle Mountain Runners, 1.) What do you like about this race? We all love running so being able to get away and spend the day and night together is something we all look forward to every year. Being a […]

03 Mar 2013

Training: Balance of Training By Cindy Stonesmith

A traditional training cycle includes a three week build cycle followed by a rest or recovery week. A build cycle step ups incrementally in intensity, volume/duration and specificity. Depending on your fitness level not all three elements should be increased simultaneously in a three week build cycle. During the course of a build cycle your physical stress levels will increase due to cumulative fatigue of training. A build cycle is always followed by a week of recovery. A recovery week […]

28 Feb 2013

Events Coordinator

Gemini Events is expanding the team! Do you have a passion for endurance sports? Do you have an eye for details? Are you looking for long-term part-time employment? Check out the link below for a complete job description. If it sounds like a good match, send an email to reid_delman@geminiadventures.com with your resume and letter of interest. A handful of qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews and a decision will be made in mid March. Job Description

06 Feb 2013

On the Trails: Epic Trail Spotlight – The Colorado Trail – Segment #8 Copper Mountain to Tennessee Pass

Description: From Copper Mountain to Tennessee Pass – Head up through Copper’s cross country ski trails, past Janet’s Cabin, and over two passes – you’ll find yourself looking down at Lake Dillon and the ponds at Climax, near Leadville, CO. From here you’ll descend into Camp Hale, and back up through the forested single track to Tennessee Pass. Suggestion: Do it as a point-to-point and shuttle your car, or as an out-and-back run/hike. Options: Self-Supported – Head West to East […]

06 Feb 2013

Training: #1 Incremental Fitness Improvement By Cindy Stonesmith

In order to increase your fitness level it’s important to have a year or even several years of a long training plan. Wanting too much too soon is a recipe for injuries and burnout, don’t get greedy and try to make too big a leap in one run, one race or even one year’s training cycle. Endurance fitness is one of the last physiological adaptations that solidifies through training. It may take 1-2 years before a runner is strong enough […]