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Race Recap: Terrain Race Portland

June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Terrain Race is definitely worth checking out – not just for the absolute steal of a deal, but also for its challenging obstacles and the coveted monkey medal waiting for you at the end of your adventure.

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Training Tuesday: Why You Should Do Nothing to Prepare for Ultra-OCR…

I am suggesting you should do nothing on the day of your Toughest Mudder event.   Before I justify that statement, let’s back up and talk through the study I’m drawing my conclusions from which can be found in the book Endure by Alex Hutchison.

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Workout Program Review: OCR Beast GRIPWOD

How do you react when you come across grip-focused obstacles? For some, developing grip strength is a difficult challenge, that is sometimes overlooked while training. That’s what Spencer Mahoney of OCR Beast realized when he added the new GRIPWOD to his personal online training line.

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Community Members of the Week: June 8 – 14, 2018

This week on Community Members of the Week we are focusing on the next generation of obstacle course racers. We often talk about children as our future. These kids aren't sitting around but are getting out and getting active. They are cultivating a love for obstacle course racing at a young age.

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Race Recap: MuckFest MS Philly – Saturday

Muckfest MS was held on both Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at The Glen Mills Schools in Glen Mills and Thornbury Township Pennsylvania; we were there on Saturday. For those not familiar with the area, the venue is 30 miles outside Philadelphia and about an hour from my home in New Jersey. I raced with my twin sister Patti, my younger sister Chrissy and our friends Cara and Heather.

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Training Tuesday: Conquering Everest 2.0

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Tough Mudder is known for their big obstacles that often require help from a fellow mudder. Everest has been a signature obstacle since Tough Mudder got their start in 2010. Over the years the obstacle has continued to evolve. However, teamwork and a helping hand have always been part of the obstacle. 

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Tough Mudder Opens First Tough Mudder Bootcamp in Burlington, Massachusetts

Over the weekend Tough Mudder opened the doors to the first Tough Mudder Bootcamp training studio in Burlington, Massachusetts. This was the first of thirty studios that are expected to open soon. Tough Mudder Bootcamp’s take Tough Mudder Training outside major urban areas around the country with the next studio opening in Las Vegas later this summer.

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inov-8 Innovates with Nobel Winning Graphene Technology

The British shoe company, inov-8, has is about to revolutionize the sports footwear market. The company has been working with leading scientists to incorporate the Nobel-prize winning graphene into their already award-winning shoes. inov-8 has teamed up with the University of Manchester to become the first-ever company to use graphene in the outdoor shoe market.

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Product Evaluation – dorsaVi

Dr. Andrea Davis of Davis Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab was at the Medford Lakes Colony Memorial Day 5K. She brought her team and some tech that is very new to our industry and our country.  The dorsaVi ViPerform running sensors, analysis, and computer technology were developed in Australia. 

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Product Review: Xero Terraflex Trail/OCR Shoes

After seeing Xero Terraflex shoes pop up in a couple of advertisements and seeing people talk about them in some Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) groups, I picked up a pair to test them out. Here are my thoughts on Xero’s minimalist, zero drop shoes and if they should be pushed to the top of your purchase list.

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