Safety

     As far as safety is concerned, you are responsible for your own well being. We will have a waiver for you to sign. We will have a first aid kit handy for any falls. We will also have room in vehicles for you to be taken down to the shore in case you cannot make it on your skates/bike. 

 

  • Cramps

    • Cramps in the legs are the most common (and typically reoccurring) "injury" during the skate. You sweat out a lot more than you take in, and you will cramp up if you are not hydrated enough. It is also important to keep sodium and electrolyte levels high. This means drinking gatorades, taking GU or other electrolyte/amino acid-rich snacks, and keeping plenty of water in the system. Bananas help as well! 

  • Fatigue

    • Fatigue is less common, but plays an important role in just about any event out there. You need to make sure your body is well-rested and ready to get put through the wringer. It is not every day that you will skate/bike 52.5 miles to the shore. ​

  • Dehydration

    • DRINK WATER BEFORE THE SKATE. Like the whole week before. The day of is too late and you might as well not even skate. ​​Trust us

  • Blisters

    • Blisters are very common. The only way to prevent these is to wear in your skate to your foot. Please do not buy new skates and expect your foot to be fine afterward. Most of us just say to not think about the blisters forming during the skate. It generally works, until you take your skates off, see the carnage and try to bust a dope dance move at Joe Pop's later that night.​

  • Hunger

    • You gotta eat breakfast that morning. A banana at least. You will mostly be drinking water and Gatorade during the skate, so you wont really feel that hungry, but once you stop, it hits hard, and you could also become dizzy during the skate as your body is using all of its nutrients completely. This could be considered fatigue/dehydration as well. ​A big meal of simple carbs like pasta the night before will work wonders. 

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