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Over-Hydrating Can Kill You

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

That title, despite sounding so dramatic, is absolutely not click-bait. People have been hospitalized as a result of over-hydrating, sometimes with life-threatening issues such as cerebral edema (your brain swelling) and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) both of which are fatal if untreated.

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Race Recap: Getting Tough The Race – Germany's Hardest Obstacle Race

Every year in early December thousands of obstacle course racers from all over Europe make their way to the small town Rudolstadt in Germany. But not to visit the nice Christmas markets with their mulled wine. They are on an annual pilgrimage to Getting Tough The Race, Germany's coldest and also toughest obstacle course race.

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I AM OCR: PD Fighter Style

My name is John Carmichael, and I am an athlete diagnosed with Parkinson’s. It does not define me, but it is now a part of my life. I am also a Bronze Star decorated Army Combat veteran and Licensed Practical Nurse. I was diagnosed in March of 2016 with Parkinson's disease, and my focus has primarily been endurance bicycling to control my symptoms and manage my disease.

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RUNNERS GUIDE TO GREEK PEAK..Spartan Race's North East winter race

So you heard about the North American winter Spartan Race that was rolled out last year and you are considering doing it this year but you have some questions? I traveled to Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, New York last year to participate in this inaugural race and I enjoyed it so much I am heading back there on March 10 to do it again!

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Roadtrip and Race: Planning the Perfect ‘Racecation’

The racecation is a great planning method when trying to fit in as many races/trips as possible into your schedule. It’s also especially handy if you are a racer at heart, but perhaps your significant other or family members are not because the racecation allows you to compromise and share that precious weekend time.

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Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder Circuit

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

This week's Training Tuesday comes from Tough Mudder. This circuit will help you train for not just Tough Mudder but any obstacle race. It is the perfect workout that needs only a few items and can be done inside when the weather it to frightful to be outside. Check out E-Rock and Stefanie Bishop lead you through this intense workout.

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Training Tuesday: Muddy Rope Climbs

Joe Di of Spartan Race brings us through how to get through a muddy rope climb at a Spartan Race or other obstacle race. Rope climb is one of the most common obstacles and with these tips climbing even a muddy rope can get a little easier.

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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 10

Two weeks ago Cassidy’s reign came to an end at the hands and feet of Corinna. Ms. Coffin has a history in OCR by showing up kind of unannounced and blowing everyone else out of the water. Before there was Rea Kolbl at WTM, there was Corinna Coffin. I don’t see either one of these ladies letting go of their crowns anytime soon. Tonight will be no exception.

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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Men's Rematch

Second chances are sometimes second nature. Redemption is a dream open and desired by all. Tonight, the men got that opportunity to meet again for a shot at the Skullbuster and $25,000. What they didn’t get was a second chance at beating Hunter McIntyre. To some that may feel more like purgatory than the ultimate victory throne.

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Gear Review – OCR Beast Grip Builder 101

As many OCR athletes enter the dreaded off-season, we reflect on the skills that need developing in the coming months. In my informal research, I see a very common thread among us—we must build that iron grip. “Nevermore will a rig claim our burpees/souls!” we exclaim in our goals for 2018. That’s a solid goal, but where the heck does one start? Enter Grip Builder 101 developed by the team at OCR Beast.

Learn. Train. Dominate.

When’s the last time you were tutored for free by best-selling authors, certified personal trainers and CrossFit-certified coaches – for free – before you even started a new sport?

Never? Well… welcome to OCR 101 here at Mud Run Guide, class is now in session!

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So, you’re good enough for the advanced class? Good, cuz we’re ready for you! OK, we’re almost ready…
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