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Moraine Adventure Relay, June 16-17, 2007, Gore's Landing --> King City, Ontario [Jun. 20th, 2007|11:57 pm]
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misty_rious
[mood |goodgood]

Omg...ow. Kinda.

Back to the beginning.

I'm on the mailing list for mynextrace.com, a site that collects info on races around the area/country/continent and lists them as a calendar...probably a sign of things to come when I joined after my first STORM race in 2005. Anyway, on a newsletter a few weeks ago, they announced they were looking for team members for the Moraine Adventure Relay. I've been toying with the idea of not just getting into adventure racing but actually making myself a name/reputation in it, so I jumped at the idea of getting on a sponsored team.

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(no subject) [Mar. 8th, 2007|05:43 pm]
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capsicum_g
Hello adventure racers. I did one 24 hour race back in 2003, the team quit at checkpoint 16(The finish line would be CP18) and I was sore for days, but I liked it... a lot.
I injured my knee while skiing a few months later and never really got back to AR training, however I'm slowly starting to feel the bug again.

That's it for now.
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eco-x capade in hulu langat, malaysia [Jun. 19th, 2006|03:16 pm]
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ickleoriental
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team slow smurf


Note: Wrote this report this morning before work and some in the train, so please excuse the rambling...Click on picture above for more.

When I was little, one of my many ambitions was to join the army. Don't ask me why - I just thought it'd be cool.. I guess I wanted to be a 'tough girl' and kick all the tough men's asses. Obviously, my family - especially my sister - thought this was a crazy idea.

This weekend's adventure race has made me feel the same way: I would not have made it in the army. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, both physically and mentally. I'm not even sure I'd do it again... I guess I really have to think about that.

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I’m seriously contemplating adventure racing. Do I do it again, or do I leave it at the doorstep? I definitely enjoyed the first 3 hours of it till my knee started acting up – But I’m just wondering if I ought to be putting it through that kind of torture. Maybe I should just stick to triathlon. But then… where’s the outdoor fun in that? Hmmmmm…

I guess I’ll still think about it.
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race report time! [May. 18th, 2006|11:41 am]
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kyillee
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[mood |accomplished]

Another great race... see my journal for the full story of the Explore the West Southern Neveda AR. Ok so it was a tough one... but still some kind of fun!

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Explore the West Southern CA Sprint [Apr. 9th, 2006|05:17 pm]
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kyillee
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[mood |accomplished]

April 8, 2006
1st race in the Explore the West series

This race was everything the t-shirt claims:
"steep, hot, technical, taxing, unforgiving, relentless.
fun as hell."

For a full race report, see my journal.

I highly recommend any of the races in this series... I hope to do more myself!

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my first adventure race in singapore [Jan. 6th, 2006|12:40 am]
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ickleoriental
Here's an entry all about the ACE Adventure Challenge III that we completed in Singapore in October last year...


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After a quick stop by my grandparents' birthday bash to say a quick hello and send our best wishes - embarassingly, in our gear - Andrew (my husband) and I zipped off to meet our teammates. Andrew was in a team with Amazonian-power-woman Rina and fitman Ken, and I was in a team with hardcore-husband-and-wife team Nik and Pei Ling. Cheongsters Ming, Ling and Rebecca formed our third team. We did our race registration and gear check-in, but the bunch of us were yawning away by 10pm. So we grabbed ourselves some kopi ping (iced coffee to you joss) and sat about trying to psych each other up.

Due to a few last minute toilet trips, Andrew and I didn't get a chance to wish each other good luck before the race started. It was an overnight race, and we were flagged off and everyone left the start line at 11.30pm. I knew he was somewhere in the front with his teammates, and I was pretty gutted we hadn't been able to say goodbye. After all, I did feel like I was going to be in on a trip of my life. But anyway, off we went. Saw him a couple of times during the race when he passed my team though - yup, his team was a lot faster - and we cheered each other on with a coupla sweaty snogs.

Hmm.. How do I describe my first adventure race? Err. It was an adventure, to say the least! Here was pretty much what we did over the entire time, without stopping once.

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Andrew and his team finished the race close to 2 hours before we came in. Woops. He was there cheering me on at the last abseil station though, which is where he managed to capture the above few pictures for my family. He thought they'd be proud to see them. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen a more beaming husband-o-mine ever before. :)

But man, I don't think I've ever been so tired in my entire life. I don't think this was the hardest thing I have ever done though - I didn't stop and I didn't cry, which I totally thought I would do. In that respect, climbing Cameron (a mountain in Malaysia) on our mountain bikes was a lot worse. But still, my knees are pretty much shot for a few days and I'm aching all over. My toenails are, once again, going to fall off. In fact, one of them is already showing signs of early detachment.

There's something Andrew said to me before the race that I found extremely true - that you learn new things about yourself when you push your limits in a race like this.

A lot of it is a mental game and you find yourself wondering why the hell you're doing what you're doing - especially once you pass the 4 hour mark. But when you find yourself pressing on anyway, you realise how true the whole philosophy of 'wanting something hard enough and going out there and getting it' is. I really enjoyed myself though, especially during the rope segments. Abseiling is really so much fun and I don't think I am afraid of heights anymore! Whooooosh!

I would definitely do it again.

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We made it!

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Not bad for slow smurfs :)


Fin.
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a few race tales [Oct. 28th, 2005|12:54 pm]
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kyillee
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

I also posted this in the other AR community, but would love to see more about AR training/races other people are doing. So... with a few newer AR stories in my own LJ I figured I might as well share my experiences and hopefully get a community of us crazy AR people going!

The Explore CA Baja 24 hour race was awesome. I raced with the Big Bear Adventure Racing team. Here's the full write-up.

Another memorable race was the SVS Finals in Northern CA. TOUGH COURSE!!! This one I raced with people I know through the TriFuel website. This one also has a long write-up.

Enjoy, and hopefully we'll get some more stories and tales in this community :-)
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(no subject) [Oct. 28th, 2005|12:53 pm]
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kyillee
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I've started this community for a few reasons. All though there is an adventureracing community, it is rarely used and it doesn't appear that the person who can manage it is really doing so any more. I'd like to be able to have an AR community where we can use tags to help organize posts for future reference, and where other little things get taken care of. So here it is... now to see if it gets members :-)
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