Runner's World Guide to Adventure Racing : How to Become a Successful Racer and Adventure Athlete
by Ian Adamson *NEW* Why should you take a pair of sandals, a dollar bill, and a car
antenna to your next adventure race? You'll find the answer to that question and many others in Runner's World Guide to Adventure Racing. In this authoritative guide, Ian Adamson shares his insider secrets for training, racing, team building, conflict management, injury prevention, equipment repair, sleep management, and much more.
Often referred to as the Michael Jordan of adventure racing, Adamson helps you navigate any type of adventure race, from short sprint race to full-length expedition.
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The Complete Guide to Adventure Racing
by Don Mann and Kara Schaad
The Complete Guide to Adventure Racing is a comprehensive book that covers all aspects of the sport of adventure racing including: the best
techniques for biking, paddling, and climbing; gear selection, proper use, and preparation; navigation and orienteering essentials; tips on nutrition, hydration and health; team strategy and logistics. It is also filled with entertaining anecdotes from well-known adventure racers and photos from Odyssey's races, Raid Gauloises, Eco-
Challenge, Southern Traverse, Hi-Tec and others.
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Fixing Your Feet: Prevention & Treatments for Athletes
By John Vonhof
Adventure racing really beats up on your feet. Blisters and other foot problems are a way of life for us. The difference is that podium finishers know how to treat, and more importantly, prevent blisters. This book does gives your team the
knowledge to do what its title says.
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Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS
by Bob Burns, Mike Burns & Paul Hughes
Have you ever heard, "So ah....where do YOU think we are???" In an adventure race it does matter if you are the fastest treker, biker or paddler, if you are going the fastest in the wrong direction. At Adventure Racing Chronicles, we were running in the top ten teams for the first half of a two day race only to be knocked way down by a navigation error. NAVIGATION IS KEY! This book offers
particular attention to off-trail navigation and 30 practice problems that can be used as great training workout. Get this book, go out into the woods with a full pack and get yourself lost.
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Be Expert with Map and Compass
This book covers a lot about land navigation. It is slanted a little more towards orienteering races than adventure races. Competing in orienteering events and rogaines is a great way to practice your land navigation skills in a real world test. Just be sure to run the races with a full pack.
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National Geographic TOPO Maps Software
These types of CD-ROM mapping software have been one of the best things for our land navigation training since the invention of the compass. You can get maps for most states in the U.S. To plan an adventure race training day, we pick points (make-believe check points) on the map and then go out and find those points. The distance finding feature of the software allows you to find an appropriate distance course for your training day. This software has been a great land navigation
training tool. Used in conjunction with one of the books above and you will have a great tool set to develop strong navigation skills. These CD-ROM topo maps also make great additional resource maps during the pre-race course plotting!
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Adventure Racing: The Ultimate Guide
by Barry Siff and Liz Caldwell
This guide book covers the full-spectrum of topics relating to adventure racing training. It has a good section on team dynamics and the importance of teamwork during a race. Other sections include the special aspects of racing at night, discipline skills, nutrition, support crew and gear lists for races.
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Endurance Sports Nutrition
by Suzanne Girard Eberle
Cross the finish line in record time! Endurance Sports Nutrition will help you
choose the best foods, fluids, and supplements to train longer and compete stronger in Running, Rowing, Triathlon, Cycling, Mountain biking, Swimming, Mountaineering/trekking and Cross-country skiing. Included are strategies on how to improve your training diet, reach or maintain a healthy weight, handle extreme environments, use performance-enhancing supplements, and avoid common race day mistakes. Endurance Sports Nutrition profiles world-class endurance athletes and the winning nutrition plans they rely on while competing. Everyone from beginners to hard-core competitors will find advice on how to apply these nutritional strategies, creating a customized eating plan for their sport.
Serious Training for Endurance Athletes
by Rob Sleamaker & Ray Browning
Whether you swim, run, cycle, cross-country ski, or compete in multievents,
SERIOUS Training for Serious Athletes is the tool you need to become the best possible endurance athlete. Use these 7 components of the SERIOUS system to enhance your training: Speed workouts, Endurance or Easy Distance training, Race/Pace sessions to test your fitness level, Intervals of high-intensity workouts on flat terrain, Overdistance sessions of prolonged, low-level activity for base building, Up/Vertical intervals to enhance mental and physical toughness Strength workouts for overall and sport-specific conditioning. SERIOUS Training for Serious Athletes shows you how to design a personalized year-round training plan by modifying the SERIOUS plan designed for your sport. You'll finally have a sure-fire method to reach peak racing condition safely and predictably.