Category Archives: Team Virtus

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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DietBet I have a DietBet starting next week.  I’ve had mixed success, winning one and not winning another (but I still lost weight, so I was pretty happy anyway).  If you’re not familiar with DietBet, basically you “bet” $25 that … Continue reading

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Bikes on the brain (part 1)

Gravel season is upon us, my friends.  Last Saturday morning, I rolled out of bed at the delightful hour of 9:30 to a facebook reminder about Dirty Kanza registration.  Not ten minutes later, I was signed up and committed to … 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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2013 Perfect 10 Rogaine

Last year was the inaugural Perfect 10 Rogaine, a 10 hour orienteering race.  Luke, Bob, and I had gone and had a great time, so I was already excited about this year’s edition even before a little intra-team bet upped … Continue reading

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Prelude to war…the birth of a bet

Last weekend a little war went down at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, our own Virtus Civil War…teammate vs. teammate, brother against brother (granted, we don’t need to be on separate teams for that particular matchup). The North and … Continue reading

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