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Week 39: Glamping for Athletes, $2 Million Lawsuit & a(nother) World Record.

LOGE Camp accommodations feature hammocks, bike racks, bike stands and outdoor amenities that mean your run/bike-cation can be all encompassing - for a price.

For most endurance athletes, travelling, vacationing and racing are all one in the same. Vacations are planned around races, and training is planned around vacations. I can’t remember the last time I went on vacation that was purely a “Mai Tais on the Beach” kind of deal. The last time I went on vacation, I went scuba diving 19 times, and the time before that, I ran 30 miles “for fun.” I actually leave vacation MORE tired than when I left for it. Who can relate?

The endurance travel industry is booming. It’s so big, that endurance travel/hospitality brands are receiving venture capital to scale. Check out LOGE Camps, who just closed a $16 million round of funding.

In this week’s email:

  • 26.2 World Record: 2nd week in a row we see a major record fall.

  • How-To Guide: Support para-athletes through becoming a guide, with the “How-To Guide, Guide.”

  • $2 Million Lawsuit: Runner wins in court against negligent driver.

  • UTMB: What is it, and why should it be on your bucket list.

  • Amazon Price Alert: Get $80 off the Garmin Instinct

👇Listen to a Cadence-recommended Pod: If you love watching trainwrecks, shark attack stories and are are fascinated with animal attacks - the Tooth and Claw pod is for you.

Reddit Post of the Week:

Race Results of the Week: presented by Sportstats.One

Tidbits

National Public Lands Day: September 23 celebrates National Public Lands Day in the United States. These resources are not guaranteed, so remember to do your part in supporting the land and initiatives that make a lot of endurance races and training possible.

Be somebody’s sidekick: Guiding para-athletes is a great way to give back to the sport, support a verified badass and see a new perspective in a sport you love.

Which side are you on: IRONMAN decided to share the $85 million wealth that is the World Championships, and split the Men’s and Women’s Champs. Are you for the split, or against?

Mountain Biking Porn: If you’re like us, and ride your brakes more than you #FullSend your MTB, enjoy a thrilling drone vid of something we could never do.

Look Both Ways Before Crossing Lawsuit: Running and cycling outdoors means inevitably, we have run-ins with cars, motorcycles, and cat-callers. In the name of safety, make sure you’re away of your surroundings and looking both ways before crossing.

🏃Bucket List Recs

Big training week behind ya and want to add something to your bucket list? Need something to kick your butt into high gear? Check out our endurance bucket list recs below and sign up for something you’ll probably regret when you’re doing a 20 mile training run in August in the Midwest.

  • UTMB race: Trail running is anything but easy. Then add in killer elevation gains, unrelenting trail conditions and the fiercest competition out there - and you’ve just described the UTMB race series. Add one (or all - if you run more than you sleep) to your bucket list for the ultimate run-cation.

  • White Water Raft the Colorado River: The Colorado River is becoming more unpredictable and unstable as climate change progresses - there’s long stretches of river and time that make it incredibly dangerous for the average rafter to tackle it. If this is a Must-Do for you, make sure you knock it out before the River becomes impassable for all.

  • Trans-Sylvania Gravel Epic: Some of biggest, baddest gravel rides are “Out West.” However - the East Coast has equally gnarly riding, and this race stacks up against the hardest. Jeep roads, wet conditions and highly technical riding make this one of the toughest East Coast rides out there.

  • Chicago Marathon: Once again, a World Marathon Major is added to this list. The Chicago Marathon is perhaps, the easiest to get into, with charity, random drawing and time standards giving even the tortoise the opportunity to get it done.

Performance Of The Week(end)

2:11:53 Marathon World Record for Tigst Assefa at the BMW Berlin Marathon

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