10 Reasons to Train in Alaska
Find a race in an interesting place.
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You may not be that anxious to see the bears, but moose, caribou and bald eagles are just some of the other animals you're sure to encounter on, or even off, the trails.
Endless Cross-Training Options
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Alaskans live their lives in the outdoors. From local hikes to post-work paddles, daily workouts in Alaska are more like epic adventures to folks from the lower 48.
The Air is Cleaner
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In Alaska you can actually escape the smog and haze found in so many other parts of the United States. Here, you really can take a breath of fresh air.
There Are Fewer People
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Leave crowded trails behind: Not only is Alaska one of the biggest states in the nation at twice the size of Texas, it's also one of the least populated.
There Is No Traffic
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Even though RVs are known to dot the highways in the summer, you certainly won't have to sit in traffic when you want to "get out of town" for the weekend.
The Trails Are Unbeatable
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Less people, no highway noise and absolute isolation; what more could you want?
Hill Training Abounds
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You hear it all the time: If you want to get stronger, run hills. In Alaska, you can take your pick.
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Your workout isn't the only thing that will take your breath away in Alaska. Enjoy an endless array of glacial waters, pristine peaks and lush foliage at every bend.
You Can Take Your Dog
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In a state where you can tell who's who based on their dogs, you know four-legged friends are a common companion on the trails.
Alaskans Are Tougher
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They live in remote places, endure colder temperatures, and brave tougher winters. Simply put, you'll be thicker skinned after just a few weeks in The Great Land.