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Monthly archive for October 2014

Sean Clancy

Sean Clancy

Athlete Biography: Sean Clancy   Growing up in the small town of Long Beach, Indiana on the shores of Lake Michigan, I began running competitively in 8th grade on my school’s cross country team. I was the slow guy, but I instantly developed a love/hate relationship with

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Taintastic

Taintastic

The Team: Chris, Matt, Marty, Colby Team HQ: San Francisco, CA First Ad Race: 2002 HiTec Folsom Lake Sprint First Ad Race Win: 2005 Big Blue Tahoe Sprint Sprint Series Titles: 2010 California Adventure Race Association, 2008-2010 Big Blue Adventure Champion Taintastic! is not your everyday adventure

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Julie Young

Julie Young

Athlete Biography: Julie Young, Athlete and Coach As an athlete Julie Young spent 12 years cycling as a top U.S. pro for Kahlua, Saturn, Timex and Autotrader, as well as racing in Italy for Team Fannini. While concurrently competing internationally for the U.S. National Team, she claimed

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Emma Garrard

Emma Garrard

Athlete Biography: Emma Garrard Name: Emma Jane Garrard Hometown: Anchorage, AK Resides: Truckee, California College: University of Nevada, Reno. Height: 5’5” Weight: 120 Birth date: 6/11/81 Years Elite: 1 Final XTERRA USA ranking: 11th Web site: www.emmagarrard.com Born June 11, 1981 in Alexandria, Scotland to parents Dick

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Chris Cloyd

Chris Cloyd

Big Blue Adventure Ambassador Working as a fitness professional since 2006, Chris has built a brand working with athletes of all backgrounds – from Olympians to aspiring youth. He currently manages US Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso’s Performance Training Center in Truckee, CA and works as a

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Winter Training Tips by Brandon Nugent

Winter Training Tips by Brandon Nugent

Race season is about to kick off. You still have time to decide how you’re going to train this year. Do you work on speed? Is your endurance capability sufficient? Do you have any nagging injuries from the last season? Is there a skill you want to

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Nutrition Training Tips by Nathan Brammeier

Nutrition Training Tips by Nathan Brammeier

Nutrition before, after and during an event has been a hot topic for years. With all the discussion, however, there doesn’t seem to be any agreement on what is best. Sticking with tradition, I will be offering a similar “copout” answer. What works for YOU is what

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Heart! Are you looking for peak performance?

Heart! Are you looking for peak performance?

Are you looking for a peak performance? Are you looking to break through a personal barrier? Are you trying to achieve your full athletic potential? If you can answer yes to any of the above questions, but have had difficulty in the past fulfilling your expectations.  Or,

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6 Pack Abs and a Stronger Core

6 Pack Abs and a Stronger Core

Big Blue Adventure Ambassador had this article featured in Competitor Magazine. 1.   How common is the goal of getting 6-pack abs/a stronger core among the runners/triathletes you work with? Why? ??I think that in the past decade or so runners have become significantly more aware of the

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