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Built for Training: Ace an Adventure Race—What to Expect on Race Day

Get straight-from-the-trenches tips and advice on how to prepare for your first adventure race.

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In the third and final installment of our Built for Training Video Series: Powered by Gillette, we went straight to the source—real guys who’ve been through the adventure-race ringer and lived to tell the tale—to get their direct-from-the-trenches tips and advice. From training mistakes to pickup lines to use on those hot, fit chicks running next to you, our panel of guys reveals the ins and outs of what you can expect before, during, and immediately after the race. Watch and learn, Kimosabe, then tap into their wisdom and use it to your advantage.

Here are some takeaways, plus more ideas for race-day training and nutrition:

 

TRAINING

> Build up your cardio

> Increase your vertical jump

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NUTRITION

> Don't eat too heavily on race day

> Stay hydrated

> Avoid cramping by consuming high-potassium foods

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RACE STRATEGY

> Get a quick start out of the gate to break away from the pack

> Find and maintain a comfortable pace

 

GEAR

> Wear long pants

> Be prepared to throw out your sneakers afterward

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