Big Blue Adventure Blog

Connect and share your love of outdoor adventure sports with your fellow Big Blue enthusiasts! If you’re just getting into human-powered competition, try out a pre-ride, run or swim at a Big Blue event. For competitors wanting to improve race times and technique, read up on Training Tips or join one of our clinics.

Truckee Marathon

There is a new event in town! The inaugural Truckee Marathon is schedule for September 25, 2016. Read the details here.Read more

Kimberly Larson

Kimberly Larson, Big Blue Adventure Ambassador, grew up in Seattle, playing soccer, skiing and scuba diving. Most of her weekends until college consisted of ski team in the winter and competitive soccer the rest of the year. When the opportunity to go to college and play soccerRead more

4 Tips for Ramping Up Early-Season Mileage

4 Tips for Ramping Up Early-Season Mileage from Trail Runner Magazine 1. Start Slow and Increase Gradually 2. Prep Your Body for Hard Efforts 3. Work on Strength and Mobility 4. Respect Your Calves and Achilles Check out the entire article from Trail Runner CLICK HERE

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Kristin Walstad

Kristin Walstad, Big Blue Adventure Ambassador: I have enjoyed running for many years.  I recall as a child asking my mother to go for a run with me, just for fun!  I participated in many sports during my school years, including basketball, volleyball, and track.  I beganRead more

Anna Mae Flynn

Anna Mae Flynn, Big Blue Adventure Ambassador, entered the ultra running scene after her debut at WTC 50k 2015, where she placed 4th and clocked a time of 4hrs, making the " top 10 all time female ever for the course". She comes from a college runningRead more

Tahoe Trail 100K MTB

The Tahoe Trail 100K Mountain Bike Race is coming to Northstar California Resort July 18th. Don’t miss your chance to qualify for the Leadvill 100! Click here for information.

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Fear No More!

  Article Courtesy of Triathlon Competitor Inc. Click here to read “7 Steps To Get Over Your Fear of Open Water”

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Adventure Travel

Introducing new active travel trips tailored to the spirit of Big Blue Adventure! We’ve partnered with the best Adventure Travel companies to combine a variety of outdoor activities, sight-seeing in some of the most remote, gorgeous landscapes on earth, delicious & healthy meals, comfortable accommodation, personal expert

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Spring Training tips by Emma Garrard

Spring Training tips by Emma Garrard

  Spring has sprung. Now it’s time for you to leap off the couch too! As the sun sets after 7 p.m., we’ve got no excuse for not getting in that workout in after work, right? The truth is, most of us are just now starting to

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Running Tips

Running Tips

By, Richard M. Martinez 1. Choose a training program that’s right for you There’s no one program that fits everyone’s needs. Be honest with yourself before you start your training. Look at your time, your life, and your interest and then choose a program best for you.

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Planning Your Season

Planning Your Season

By Terri Schneider, motivational speaker, author, coach and sport psychology consultant. Part of planning a race season involves revisiting your athletic goals for the year. You may decide to stick to shorter events for the whole season or your whole career and continue to refine your speed

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Optimize Your Training When Not Training

Optimize Your Training When Not Training

By Dario Fredrick Effective training has many components: proper intensity, sufficient volume, intelligent nutrition and a balanced psychological approach. While each of these components plays a key role, the most important part of effective training actually happens when not physically training – during recovery. Most competitive athletes

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Roll With It

Roll With It

By Julie Young, owner o2fitness – Optimum Outdoor Fitness – Coaching and Training Want to make leaps and bounds in your mountain bike performance? Maximize your training time with specific cycling workouts on your road bike. With a structured progressively planned training program – you will experience

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N=1

The best health study is the study of yourself. Dr. Sara LaMarch Sports Chiropractor Popular Health Statements Over the past 25 years, diet book sales and gym memberships have increased significantly, yet obesity is on the rise and cardiovascular disease is a common ailment in our country.

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Time to Train = Time to Eat (right1)

Time to Train = Time to Eat (right1)

Written by Sylvie Allen, Coach – Trek Dirt Series www.dirtseries.com Do you have goals and results that you’re striving for? This takes a lot of time and effort with planning and training. Your effort in scheduling your day with your workouts should include equal effort into planning

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