“Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident. Sweat, on the other hand, is for those who know it’s a choice”Motor City Bootcamp notes for 6/22– This week’s schedule is posted. Setting the wheels in motion for July, starting this week. Goal for July? Overtrain! Take no days off. If you’re sore, do less. If you’re not, do more. Train EVERY SINGLE DAY starting tomorrow. You’ll be surprised, you know why? Because YOU can’t overtrain. Your body will adapt. Even if you take 15 minutes and go for a slow jog – do something. More about this on the blog– The new schedule is posted at jeffwatters.com. No, there are no mistakes – don’t email me and ask– Congrats to Tracey for winning the women’s division of what sounds like the most god awful event ever. As many 1.55 mile loops as you can complete in 12 hours. She finished 36 of them, good for 55.8 miles in 11:36:59. Good shit!Diamonds & Dirt Women’s Trail Run notes– The race is FINALLY upon us. This Sunday. Still have spots left. Doing some group discounts to fill up our roster. Contact me asap, there’s a 200 racer cap on this event– Muddy Watters Trail Run is less than a month away. Same as above, offering a group discount for the next 10 days. Contact me for the discount code on signmeup– Check out video of what you’re getting into – DON’T SHOW UP SURPRISED when you don’t see beer tents and blow up walls. We bring gurneys… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwasBoAUsuwIn Other News…– My fellow AR (adventure race for all you people that think mud and obstacle runs are adventure races) freaks – Check this out from our friends at High Profile Adventure Racing LLC…WHO: High Profile Adventure Racing L.L.C, one of the oldest and most respected promoters of Adventure Racing in the U.S.WHAT: The 12th annual, Thunder Rolls, traditional, expedition style, point to point, unsupported adventure race. Teams of 2 or 3 will navigate using custom LIDAR Orienteering and USGS topo maps while mountain biking, trekking, orienteering, coasteering, canoeing, caving, and fixed ropes. Note: for 2014, expect multiple ropes: ascending and rappelling.WHERE: Race Headquarters is located at YMCA Camp Benson in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. The course is all new, covering 50 – 100 miles through state parks, historic sites, private lands, and state forests.WHEN: Saturday, August 23, 2014FORMAT: 12 and 24 hour races with coed open and same gender divisions.USARA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: The top four coed open teams in the 24 hour race will qualify for the 2014 USARA National Championship with the winner receiving $400 towards the entry fee.COST: Only $195.00 per person for the 12 hour race and $240.00 per person for the 24 hour race. Thunder Rolls is by far the BEST VALUE in all of adventure racing! All racers will receive a valuable gift, Zanfel products, Boetjes Mustard, cold MONSTER energy drink at transition areas, after race pizza, after race refreshments, and valuable schwag. All teams will have identical canoes included in the cost. Cabins and Camping are available on site at the camp and are included in the cost. A pasta dinner with salad bar will also be held at the camp just prior to the race briefing and is included in the registration cost.
PRIZES: from our PRESENTING SPONSOR, Active Endeavors – Davenport, Iowa (www.qcactive.com), will be presented to the winners in the following divisions: 12 and 24 Hour, 2 and 3 person coed and 2 and 3 person same gender. Certificates will be presented to the second and third place teams in each of these divisions.REGISTER ON-LINE OR BY MAIL : FREE On-line registration at www.getmeregistered.com/thunderrolls or mail registration to High Profile Adventure Racing L.L.C., 4123 17th Ave., Bettendorf, Iowa 52722.WEB-SITE: For complete details, race up-dates, and registration go to : www.thethunderrolls.orgSPONSORS: Enviromark, Active Endeavors, Boetjes Mustard, ZANFEL, Salomon USA, and MONSTER Energy Drink!Sign up today! This is THE PREMIER Race to do and it is shaping up to be one of the, if not the largest adventure races in the country for 2014! See you in August!