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Preparing for 48 Hours of OCR: Mental Strength

August 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Last week I covered what I am physically doing to prepare for Endure The Gauntlet, but that is only half the equation or less as you. I touched on mental strength a little last week with “motivation”, but if you haven’t faced similar challenges, you are going to need a lot more motivation to overcome some of these problems.

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Community Members of the Week: August 10 – 16, 2018

This week we highlight two athletes who were taking on obstacle races on both sides of the United States for our Mud Run Guide Community Members of the Week

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Race Recap: Rugged Maniac Denver

Rugged Maniac Denver has become a tradition for myself and a small group of friends. After being forced off the course last year due to lightning and even having the beer tent and festival area closed we were excited to get back out there this year.

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Rugged Maniac Sold for Over $10 Million Dollars

Rugged Maniac majority interest has been sold to New Media Investment Group for $10.4 million dollars find out what this means for the obstacle course racing company.

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North American OCR Championships Returns to Stratton Mountain in 2019

North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships will be returning to Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont in 2019 after a successful inaugural event last weekend.

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Training Tuesday: Grab a Rock and Let's Workout

August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Margaret Schlachter brings it back old school with this original rock workout she created back in 2011 while training as a professional obstacle racer.

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Training Tuesday: Spartan's The Barn Beast WOD

This week on Training Tuesday we feature Spartan's workout - The Barn Beast. Barn Beast was a name given to Jason Jaksetic (featured in the video) when he lived in Pittsfield, Vermont in Joe De Sena's barn.

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OCRTUBE Introduces OCR Life

OCRTUBE is the brainchild of Arnel Bawana. He has traveled around the world documenting obstacle course racing. He not only has created videos showcasing the race companies, recipes, and now he is working on a series to showcase the people of obstacle course racing called OCR Life.

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Gear Review: Agogie Resistance Training Pants

Athletes are often looking for progressive ways to enhance their training especially when it can save time. I found out about the Agogie Resistance Training pants at an Expo last winter and figured, "if they might be able to help then why the heck not!"

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Preparing for 48 Hours of OCR: Physical Strength

I make a lot of poor decisions when it comes to endurance events. This year I announced I was going to run Conquer The Gauntlet (CTG) for 48 hours straight, which I call Endure The Gauntlet. The event piggybacks off CTG Tulsa and has 100% of race registrations going to the charity Folds of Honor (which provides scholarship money to children whose parents were killed or wounded in military service).

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