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New Masters Rivalry Brewing After Wintergreen

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

A new rivalry is budding in the sport of OCR and is in part it is due to the Battlefrog Series removing its weekend races. That has caused a lot of races to move their primary series to Spartan races. With that move, a very athletic and fast group is moving to Spartan Race, the Masters Division. This past Saturday at the Spartan Super at the Wintergreen Resort (The Vertical Mile Monster) was a debut to showcase just what the Battlefrog Master division will be bringing to Spartan in 2017.

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Dr RedTights Tip: Burn Slow and Hot; Race Pacing

The most common mistake that new endurance runners make is blowing themselves out early in the race. Without practice, it’s hard to know how hard is too hard. We’ve all gone through variations of this thinking: “It’s a race, right? So I should be in front, right? Okay!” Unless you’re superman, that thinking inevitably leads to that painful feeling near the end of the race that you’re dying and somehow can’t keep on going. For 100 milers, 24+hour events and other big endurance events, this thinking is what causes a good deal of Did Not Finish’es (DNF’s).

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Race Review: Hardcore Mudd Run

The weekend of September 10th and 11th I got to attend an OCR called the Hardcore Mudd Run (HMR). Since the event is put on by firefighters and was occurring the weekend of September 11th, it seemed like a cool event to attend. As with most small OCRs that put on few events throughout the year, it had a mix of good and bad.

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Spartan Race World Championship Week

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

It's Spartan Race World Championship week at Mud Run Guide. All week long we will be building up to the Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe, California. Spartan Race's World Championship returns to Lake Tahoe for the second year in a row with athletes from around the world converging on Squaw Valley this weekend. Get your first preview of the week in this teaser video from Spartan Race.

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CMC Special Airs Tonight on SNY

Civilian Military Combine stands apart from other obstacle course races because it is a true hybrid obstacle course race (OCR). The CMC heat starts in The PIT™ followed by a five-mile race with 25-plus obstacles. The goal of the event is to find the most versatile and conditioned athlete. Recently, the company relaunched in Brooklyn, New York and tonight the special filmed at the event airs on SNY channel.

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OCRTUBE: Conquer The Gauntlet Arkansas

Conquer the Gauntlet headed to Arkansas over the weekend. Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE made a trip to the midwest to check this series that continues to get praise from many around the OCR community. The globetrotting Banawa called this race, "I think that this is OCR's best kept secret! How did I not know about this 5-year-old race company?" with a reaction like that you know it is a good event.

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