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The itch to race started when I worked a couple multi-day adventure races including the Endorphin Fix and Balance Bar races. Watching amateur and elite teams Team ACG and GoLite compete, I wondered could I do a race? After talking with veteran racers, I started looking for some teammates to compete in a 6-12 hour long race. We finally found a race that fit our schedules and a race course that included whitewater - Denver Oyster urban adventure race. I was looking forward to racing on a RipBoard riverboard.
Hearing of my teammate's workouts and not wanting to be the weak link, I increased my typical workout from 40 min. to a hour, and continued until I felt comfortable doing a 3 hour workout. As race time approached, I had several three hour workouts under my belt. Most of my workouts were focused on running, inline skating and then biking. The inline skating proved to be the killer leg in this particular race.