Winter can be a hard season to navigate through when it comes to adventuring outdoors, especially for some who get the winter blues or are hesitant to embrace the cold, icy conditions. The goal of this article is for you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the winter feeling prepared and ready for the challenges ahead. I will discuss tips and offer gear advice based on what we use during our winter adventures that last can last 2 hours to all day.
Temps started out at about 40º and rose steadily through the morning. Trails were slushy, some had ice and a little snow cover, others were wet but traction was surprisingly fine at times. Looks like some cold weather is in the forecast and more rain on the way tonight, microspikes may be in order. Lets hope for some snow this coming Tuesday!
Here is a great speech that MPF Athlete Adam Mayer gave at the Boulder Ignite Talk on December 19, 2014. Adam guides disabled athletes during their adventures. It is an incredible speech and a point he hits home strongly is, “the people I work with are far more abled than disabled”. Check it out to hear more!
I thought I might be done with winning Escarpment. I had lost the past two years, was approaching 40, and the competition certainly wasn’t getting any easier. For this year, I was in the UK the week before the race to attend a conference and I ran the Snowdon mountain race the weekend prior to Escarpment.
By Joe Azze
This is a great exercise for anyone to include in their training, whether an athlete or someone looking for general health. It can be used to aid in recovery from a long run, hike or ride, or as a rehabilitative exercise for someone who may be battling Plantar Fasciitis and recurrent ankle sprains. Oh, and if you wear high heels often, this is a must for you!
Wahoo Fitness is a company that focuses on using the devices you already own, such as your iPhone or Android Device, to track and record all of your training data. With the powerful phones we have today, the Wahoo Fitness App is able to record your GPS track, distance, heart rate, elevation profile, wattage, cadence and much more.
Each year we look forward to November because of the changes that it brings. Cold weather slowly moves in with the winds, trees become barer by the day and the chance of snow increases each week. Okay, so we like the winter and the snow that it brings, however, it's still Fall, which is a great time of year to reflect on your year up to this point.
By Joe Azze
The kettlebell swing is a movement that all athletes should include in their training and is for anyone looking to increase their general fitness and functional strength. Training with kettlebells (KB) focuses on muscle integration and not isolation. You are training and conditioning the body as a whole. Everything from your cardiorespiratory to grip strength will be challenged.