I was recently asked by a couple of friends, who will be doing the 2012 Gore-Tex TransRockies Run, if I have any tips for them based on my 2011 experience. So I thought perhaps I should just do a post with the random advice I would have otherwise written in an email. These are things that I either did (because someone else advised me well) or I didn’t do, and wished I had.
I have broken these suggestions down into two basic categories: Performance and Packing.
If you have additional tips to offer readers (or disagree with my suggestions), please utilize the Comments section!
- Downhill Training
- Power Hiking
- Cumulative Fatigue Training
- Altitude Exposure
- Product testing prior to race: GU, Saltstick, and Erin Baker’s
- Preparing Friends and Family