Author: Ian Adamson
Publisher: Rodale Press
How to Become a Successful Racer and Adventure AthleteWhy 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.In this guide, you'll find . . .
- Detailed training plans for recreational and competitive athletes
- Tips for running, hiking, biking, paddling, navigating, and climbing more efficiently
- A no-nonsense guide for what you need from the sporting goods store— and what you don't
- Insider secrets for mending equipment and injuries while in the wilderness
- Adamson's nine favorite foods to pack in your race bag
You'll also read Adamson's humorous, touching, and downright chilling stories of life on the adventure trail. From sprint races to full-length expeditions, Adamson's expert advice will get you and your equipment to the finish line in one piece. Publisher Description
Recognized as the king of adventure racing, Ian Adamson has won all the world's major events and been named "toughest man on the planet" by RailRiders Adventure Clothing. Now with the help of Runner's World magazine, Adamson reveals strategies and secrets that have made him a household name in the sport. Offering assistance to beginners and useful tips to racing veterans, seeking advice from the very best in their Sport, Adamson offers his hard-earned expertise on: What you need to get started; Why teamwork is your most valuable tool; Foot work, cycling, paddling, rope work, and navigation; What to eat, how much to sleep, and how to steer clear of the dreaded hamburger foot; The gear you need and how to get the sponsorship to make racing a reality; Along with action photography, Adamson provides invaluable tips to master the fundamentals of racing while enjoying the adventure of a lifetime!