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Why I Saw a Running Coach

September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

In the past year, or so, I've been upping my OCR game: more events, longer events, and more miles. For the most part, things have gone smoothly. I like to think that I'm pretty in tune with my body and that I'm a good listener when it comes to hearing what my body needs. Like most of us, I have a full-time job, kids, and other responsibilities that limit my training opportunities, but I do the best I can with what I have.

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2018 Tougher Mudder World Championship Results

It all came down to the rainy Pacific Northwest, as a group of tremendously talented and badass OCR athletes toed the line for the 2018 Tougher Mudder Championship


Training Tuesday: 45 minute Park Workout

Here is a 45 minute Total Body Workout for your Training Tuesday that you can do at your local park.  All you need to do is make sure the park has a bench and a set of monkey bars.  Let's get going!

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A Tale of Two Undies – Runderwear vs. MudGear

When matched up side by side which pair of underwear performs better MudGear or Runderwear? OCR Mudmaster puts these two men's athletic undies to the test!

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Community Members of the Week: September 14 – 20, 2018

This week on Community Members of the Week we focus on two athletes, one at a Conquer the Gauntlet event and the other took on the Spartan in Killington, Vermont.

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Race Recap: Terrain Race DC

September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

This is the second time I have done a Terrain Race, last being in 2016. My general impression of that race was that I was unimpressed but being that they were a newer race they had room to grow. Now being 2018, I heard that Terrain Race is undergoing changes. So, I decided to give them a shot and my opinion remains about the same.

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Are You the Next Tough Mudder Chief Obstacle Tester?

Tough Mudder recently sent out an interesting job posting. They are looking for their next "Chief Obstacle Tester" and if you are in the market for a one-day obstacle-filled job this might be the perfect fit for you! As Tough Mudder puts it they are looking for "fun-loving, thrill-seeking and fearless candidates".

Race Recap: Warrior Dash Maryland 2018

On Saturday, August 11th, 2018, Warrior Dash brought it's Elements Tour to High Point Farm in Clarksburg, Maryland. Not even a weekend dominated by the renowned North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships (NorAm) could distract Warrior Dash faithful.

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Extreme Timber Challenge's (4 mile/40 obstacle) Race Review

It had been two years since I went to the Kansas City’s Extreme Timber Challenge venue for a race. Having raced the permanent course (located in the southwestern portion of Kansas City or Bonner Springs to be exact) before and left thinking it was only a course for beginners, I figured it was time to give them a second chance. After all, race courses and companies can change….right?

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ESPN Brings You OCR – Spartan: The Championship Series

ESPN and Spartan have teamed up to offer a five-part series showcasing some of the most grueling Spartan races. Spartan: The Championship Series is set to air on ESPN2 beginning on September 23, 2018 at 3pm Eastern Time.

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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?

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.74 / 5 from 1662 reviews.

Warrior Dash

Average rating: 2.81 / 5 from 201 reviews.

Dirty Girl Mud Run

Average rating: 2.56 / 5 from 118 reviews.

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Alpha Warrior

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 28 reviews.

Frontline OCR

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 16 reviews.

Big Dog Brag

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 13 reviews.

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