Training and Nutrition
So often we hear from people who love the idea of adventure racing but have a fear that they are not fit enough to cope with it, but the truth is they probably are. You’ll rarely hear anyone say that they are fit enough, even the elite athletes want to be fitter. Believe us, these guys may be going faster than you, but they are hurting just as much as you!
A lot of the initial problems with people new to endurance sports is the sensible bit of the brain that says ‘I can’t do this’, ‘It’s too long’, ‘I’ll get too tired’, but just look around at the adventure racers you see at events. They come in all shapes and sizes, ages and fitness levels. The trick they’ve probably learnt is that by thinking of the race in lots of small chunks instead of one looong day then they can mentally tick off each section once they’ve done it, and the whole thing becomes easier. Wan Dae races will include special fun mental teamwork challenges, that will occupy your mind and before you know it you’ll be running out of time and making a dash back to the finish line!
Further advice on training can be found from many sources including:
Make sure you have a good breakfast before you come to race. What could be better than a bowl of porridge?