Category Archives: Adventure racing

Going solo: BonkHard Chill volunteer report

What do you do when no one wants to go along with your brilliant ideas? I used to miss out on a lot because I was afraid to do things alone, but in the past five or so years I’ve … Continue reading

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Adventure racing for cheapskates

Adventure racing, while being the coolest sport on the planet, can present some obstacles to the budget-minded athlete. Prospective racers first face the hurdle of acquiring basic gear, but it doesn’t stop there. Unlike camping, where most expenses are incurred … Continue reading

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Adventure Racing 101: How to build your Personal Adventure Network

In education, the Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a popular concept. Basically, a PLN is a network of resources — blogs, websites, and individuals — that inform and inspire you in your career. Similarly, aspiring (or active) adventure racers can … Continue reading

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2013 in Review

Quick Stats Total races: 20 Orienteering: 2 Running: 8 Biking: 7 Adventure races: 3 Volunteering: 4 Night bike rides: 3 Times crying during night bike rides: 0 Races my family watched: 1 PRs: 4 Times placed in AG: 3 DNF: … Continue reading

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Racing in a winter wonderland: 2013 Castlewood 8-Hour

The first thing I did after turning off the 5:30 alarm was to check weather.com and groan: 10 degrees. All week long I’d been obsessing over forecasts of highs in the low 20’s with a rising sense of dread, but … Continue reading

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On the wrong side of the law: Thunder Rolls part 3

If you haven’t caught up with our adventures at Thunder Rolls, take a moment to read up on parts 1 and 2. When I last left off part 2 of the race report, our two teams had decided to go … Continue reading

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Thunder Rolls 2013, part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 yet, go get caught up. It’s ok…I’ll wait…. It was a subdued group that left the ascending area. We were almost certainly in last place at this point, but none of us cared. Our … Continue reading

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