|Werewolves Take Primal Quest by Storm
Monday, June 23rd our very own Texas team,
consisting of Coach Ashley, Coach Jason M.
and Austin friends Tom Lane and Paul Murphy,
embarked on the challenging 10-day endurance
race known as Primal Quest. Competing as Team
#54, the Werewolves are racing strong and
have already made headlines in several PQ
blogs for their sportsmanship on the course.
Coaches Chad G. and Alan are supporting the
Werewolves in Montana and have done an
awesome job keeping all of us back home up to
the latest PQ news. Make sure you visit their
blog to read about the latest happenings and
catch glimpses of our beloved racers in
various photos and video clips the guys have
MOAT, another Texas team, is also making a
name for themselves at PQ and is currently
holding 4th place. Continue to keep all of
our AR friends in
your thoughts as they finish up what is
undoubtedly the most challenging race of
|USA EAT FIT Nutritional Corner
Salt and Athletes: Shake it or Leave
Copyright: Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Some athletes sweat so much they end up
crusted with salt; they wonder if they need
to eat extra salt to replace what lost in
sweat. Other athletes avoid salt like the
plague; they see no need to add it to their
food because the typical American diet
already contains way too much. And then there
are marathoners and triathletes who read
about their peers who died of hyponatremia
(low blood sodium). They wonder if they
should start eating salty foods as a part of
their daily sports diet.
|Recognizing and Preventing Heat Stress
Now that the summer months are upon us, it is
more important than ever to stay hydrated and
avoid heat-related illness while training
and racing. Learning to recognize the
symptoms of heat
exhaustion and heat stroke, as well as
treatment and prevention can help keep
you and your workout partners safe and healthy.
|Terra Firma Sprint Series Team/Club Championship
Terra Firma kicked off their
summer sprint series last month at White Rock
Lake in Dallas. Although our summer season
novices are training for the final race in
the series on July 26th in Glen Rose, don't
forget to mark your calendars for the Houston
Urban race on July 12th. We know you can't
pass up a chance to race on your own home turf!
Finally, let's not forget about the Texas
Team/Club Championship. It's FREE to
participate in this year, so don't be shy!
these steps to make sure any points you earn
go towards HFAR's standings:
Register your team before your team's first
race as being part of HFAR. The request must
be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and
include your team name and club name (Houston
Fit AR). If registering online, select "HFAR"
Team/Club Championship name.
|Newest Elite Members
Since introducing our Elite Membership* Level
nearly one year ago, numerous members have
recently reached this status. Aimed at
rewarding veteran members who have helped
grow our team throughout the years, our Elite
Members are not only valuable
assets to our team, but also to the sport of
adventure racing as a whole. We thank them
for sharing their enthusiasm for AR with our
novice members and, at times, the community
A big congratulations to our latest Elite
Members: Dan G, Susan G, Lan P,
Jason Q, Olivia R, Sara S, Kelley S and
*Elite Membership status is granted to members
who have trained with Houston Fit AR for at
least two years.
Rock-Stick Epic 2-Day AR (5/2-3/08)
Outcasts (Chad G., Paul T., Sara B.) -
DFW Fit AR (Chad H., Chuck T., Sarah S.,
Daniel R.) -
Werewolves (Ash E., Jason M., Tom L., Paul
M.) - 4th
Oasis/The Willies (Jim W., Michele W., Helena
F., Bobby K.) - 6th
Too Cool Spread Your Wings 24-Hr AR
HFAR/Knights of Ni (Chad H., Gabe H., Nicki
A., Mikey M.) - 4th
Outcasts/USA Fit AR (Chad G., Tracy J., Paul
T., Sara B.) - 5th
Werewolves (Ash E., Jason M., Lindsey S., Tom
L.) - 7th
HFAR/The Willies (Jim W., Michele W., Kelley
S., Wade W.) - 11th
HFAR/Victorious Secret (Chris S., Jason Q.,
Josh T., Olivia R.) - 12th
HFAR Endeavor (Alan H., Kevin B., John M.,
Patricia B.) - Unofficial
AAR Oasis (Helena F., Bobby K., Frank A.) -
Terra Firma Sprint AR #1 - White Rock
Big Sky HFAR (Neil D., Carrie P.) - 17th
Terra Firma Sprint AR #2 -
Go Outside (Ash E., Troy F.) - 3rd
Mmm Team HFAR (Becky M., Tim M.) - 11th
HFAR Random Chaos (Steve M., Vanessa M.) -
ER Phobic (Helena F., Lisa W.) - 1st
Some Like It Hot / Houston Fit AR (Andrea S.,
Patricia B.) - 9th Female
(clockwise from top left):
Top three winning teams at Rock-Stick Epic.
Way to go Outcasts and DFW Fit AR! |
Team Victorious Secret (Josh T., Jason Q.,
Olivia R., Chris S.) at Spread Your Wings AR.
| Werewolves Team #54 (Tom L., Paul M., Jason
M., Ash E.) pre-race at Primal
Quest in Montana. | Werewolves support crew
Chad G. and Alan H. at Primal Quest. Photo
courtesy of photographer Mike
Hedge (visit mikehedge.com).
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- 7/10 - Social
- 7/19 - Mock Race
RACES AND EVENTS
- 6/21-7/2 - Primal Quest
- 6/28 - Terra Firma Fort Worth Sprint
- 6/28 - AR Girl Challenge
- 7/7 - REI & BCO Summer Kayaking 101
- 7/10 - REI Bike Maintenance 101
- 7/12 - Terra Firma Houston Urban Sprint
- 7/16 - REI Advanced Bike Mechanics - Day
- 7/17 - REI Advanced Bike Mechanics - Day
- 7/19 - Bayou City Outdoors Farmers Market
- 7/20 - Bayou City Outdoors Hiking in
- 7/26 - Terra Firma Glen Rose Sprint
- 7/31 - Orienteering 101: Covering the Basics
- 6/28-29 - GHORBA Big Work Party at
- 6/3 - Kelley S.
- 6/12 - Coach Chad G.
- 6/12 - Wes D.
- 6/20 - Coach Steve M.
- 6/27 - Josh T.
- 7/10 - Coach Gabe H.