Complete Guide Adventure Racing - Tips on What to Do and Not to Do

Complete Guide Adventure Racing - Tips on What to Do and Not to Do

It is always better to read a complete guide on adventure racing so that you know what to do and not to do before a race. If you don't really have the time to study a complete guide on adventure racing, this article should suffice. Do not just read it, but follow it religiously; a lot of things are easier said than done.

What to do

You should always train before an event. There are other events that are organized with a more fun setting in mind-you can go to these events without having to even warm up. However, for the more serious races, you should give yourself at least a month's worth of training. Before training you should evaluate your own body. Fitness testing is the best way to do this. You should also take into consideration other important factors like water consumption and how much you sweat so that you can plan for a change of wardrobe and the exact amount of water to carry.

What NOT to do

Never overdo your training. This will make your body fatigued when you enter the competition. You should peak your training session. A month should consist of the first week increasing in difficulty and the last week decreasing in difficulty-with the middle two weeks the hardest. During these two weeks, try and arrange trial weekend runs with your teammates and see what your strengths and weaknesses are.

What to do

Know your event. Try and make sure that you have everything planned out. Understand all the rules and try to familiarize with the area in general-even though you do not know the exact routes that you would take in the actual competition. Familiarity can do a lot and so it's better to train at where you are going to eventually race.

What to do

Select the right gear. Once you've understood the event and know the rules and regulations, including what gear are compulsory and what are not, it is time to sit down with your team and have a thinking session. Carefully analyze what gear you would need and brainstorm the day away.

What NOT to do

Do not be cheap when it comes to buying gear; as much as possible, buy the best quality equipment that your budget allows you to. There is a difference between being cheap and having a small budget. There's nothing wrong with having a small budget but being cheap is a different story. Adventure racing requires only the most sturdy contestants and equipment; moreover, you can use the good quality over and over-cheap gear breaks easily.

What to do

Practice all aspects of adventure racing. Do not just focus on one aspect and snub out the rest. If you know what types of races to expect, then you are in luck. You should already know how to run or cycle by now so you would just have to train harder for those events. However, for the slightly technical events like kayaking and climbing, it's better if you buy a complete guide to adventure racing so that you know how they work.

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