What is adventure racing (AR)?
|My race food: 3 burritos, nuts and berries, energy shots, power bars, tuna sandwich…guessing about 3,500 calories|
we changed into cycling gear. Coming off a very painful foot section, being on a bike was like heaven. It didn’t realize until then how much I love riding. The speed you are going compared to running, the cooling wind and the legs just moving finally in the right direction – in circles! I felt like me again.
|Sometimes the brushes were so thick that it was hard to see my teammates.|
|Going downhill steep hills made my legs cramp. Here coming down from one of the orienteering check points.|
Back in the canoes we paddled for another few hours through few small rapids until we finally arrived at the take-out spot at 9pm to get out of the water.
|Paddling down James River. You can see part of the bikes disassembled behind Mark|
|Shane and I in the boat for hours at that point.|
ch up with the lost time.
The view from the ridge earlier in the race.
Climbing up ridges for 10+minutes and wading through thick brushes was very exhausting. Plus, we ran out of water because we were past our 4 hours we estimated for this orienteering section. Every time we stopped for navigational purposes, I dozed off.