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10 Sep 2013

Nutrition – Why Athletes Should Eat More Fish by Katie Kissane

Fish has been getting a lot of publicity lately. Fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, or sardines contain a form of unsaturated fat known as omega-3 fatty acid. Research has shown that fish is good for heart health because omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, which can damage blood vessels and lead to heart disease. Fish oil not only reduces the inflammation that damages blood vessels, but also reduces inflammation all over the body, including muscles. Athletes put a great amount […]

10 Sep 2013

On The Trails – Epic Trail Spotlight – The Kalalau Trail – Kauai HI

On the Trail Epic Trail Spotlight – The Kalalau Trail in Kauai HI Photo Courtesy of KalalauTrail.com The spectacular Kalalau Trail starts along the north shore of the island of Kauai and continues for 11 miles to end in the waterfalls of Kalalau Valley. It’s known as one of the most beautiful and transforming hikes in America, however, it also regularly ranks as one of the most dangerous. This trail is definitely a fantastic challenge for ultrarunners. The 22 miles […]

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 […]

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 […]