ShareRacing Snowshoes Modification: Direct Mounting
Your are racing snowshoes and you want to take your racing to the next level. Here is a quick fix: racing snowshoe direct mounting. So you ask, “What is Ray talking about?” I am talking about taking you pair of racing snowshoe and directly mounting/bolting a pair of running shoes to them. No more clunky bindings, but rather a sleek racing snowshoe system.
Reasons to Modify your Racing Snowshoes
The main reason for me to modify my racing snowshoe is that snowshoe racing in your running shoes feel so much
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ShareSnowy Range Snowshoe Races
This was the first year for the Snowy Range Snowshoe Races, and my hopes are that it will become the first annual Snowy Range Snowshoe Races with many more to follow. I won’t make you wait for my review, here it is: What a blast! What a well run race by Alec Muthig of Journeyman Adventures Enterprises. Before I give more kudos, let’s take a look at what the Snowy Range Snowshoe Races are all about.
The Snowy Range Ski Area’s (in Wyoming, just outside of Laramie)
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ShareGet your winter training in even when conditions are less than ideal
Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Series 2009 – I was prepared for any conditions
Winter training is simple. This question was submitted by my friend Lisa who has just gotten into ultra trail races and started and finished her first 50 mile finish at the Bear Chase 50 Mile Trail Race! She has signed up for Gemini Adventures 50 Mile Trail Race in Fruita, Colorado in April with aspirations of running the Leadville Trail 100 this year.
Hey, Ray. I”m just
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ShareThe Importance of Knowing Your Race Course
It is race day and you are physically trained and ready to race, but was your training enough to give you the edge to have your best race? There is an easy way to have your best race and the competitive edge over all of your competition on race day; know the race course. How many races have you gone to and had that stinking feeling in your stomach that you are not sure if you are ready for what you are about to get into? Or worried
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ShareWhy Athletes like to Celebrate Birthdays that End in Zero or Five
Yesterday I hit one of those “milestone” birthdays that end in a five. Yes, Hawaiian Shirt Ray turned 45 and I was reborn! I know what you are thinking, I am not reborn in a religious way though. I will share the secret of why athletes like to celebrate birthdays that end in zero or five.
Hawaiian Shirt Ray turned 45!
The Mental Anguish of Getting Older
A lot of people that I know have a hard time mentally accepting hitting
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ShareLight Systems for Running and Training in the Dark
The start of the 2010 Leadville Trail 100. Photo by Rick Mann
Daylight Savings Ends Tonight
Light systems for running and training in the darkis important to think about since tonight is the night that we set the clocks back and Daylight Savings Time ends. For those athletes who have no problems getting up early in the morning to train before work, the switch is a blessing. For the rest of us it is a curse. We no longer will have any sun
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ShareHydration Systems for Ultra Trail Running: Which Hydration System is Right for You?
Just a few of the ultra trail running hydration systems I have experimented using.
For ultra trail running I have been asked many time what type of hydration system that I use. Over the trail running seasons I have gone through the gamut of different hydration systems and I will discuss how I came to my latest hydration system. Please note that the article below is specifically for running ultra races, not training runs or other short running races.
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ShareSan Juan Solstice 50 Mile Ultra Trail Run: Food Preparation
It is two days before the San Juan Solstice 50 Mile Ultra Trail Run in Lake City, Colorado and I have just finished all of my food preparations. Although I have run this race before and know that the aid stations are awesome, I still like to have the peace of mind that comes along with having the food that I know will work for me and that my Grandma would recognize as REAL food.
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