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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 3

By |October 11th, 2017|

The first challenge was Rip Off with a new twist.  Warriors had to rip off both bands then also ring a bell.  This was a lot of good fights.

Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 2

By |October 6th, 2017|

As you know, I like to make predictions before I watch the episode.  After speaking with Brooke Van Paris early this morning, I find myself at a loss.  She described her cast as eight jacked, over six-feet tall women.  Indeed, an intimidating group.  But behind the scenes, these girls became fast friends.  Maybe a bit too friendly. 

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Barbers and Farmers and Spears Oh My!

By |October 3rd, 2017|

A few months ago my hay bale got infested with ants.  I had the bale in the trunk of my car along with all my other toys.  The ants had no trouble taking on the Wreck Bag, Sand Bell, log, 5-gallon bucket, and other obstacles.  I got tired of them mocking me as they navigated over, under, through, and around them and my 40-pound weight vest.

Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge: Season 5 Episode 1

By |September 28th, 2017|

Last season Hunter McIntyre made a prediction about his time on the Skullbuster course. He met that prediction without barely breaking a sweat or losing any breath. It was a beautiful, effortless run. His time was so good that it remained unbroken the entire season.

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Goliathon – Try The Obstacle Day

By |September 22nd, 2017|

Green, orange, and blue may not be the new red, white, and blue. But these are definitely the colors of a unique obstacle challenge in South Jersey. Mix in a little yellow and you’ve got the all-American Goliathon.

Opinion: Your Mid-Life Bucket List – 14 Steps to Your First and Probably Last Obstacle Course Race

By |September 20th, 2017|

So why in the world would anybody choose to start OCR so late in life? Let’s do a Tough Mudder! It will be fun! Are you insane? In your craft brew-shrouded mid-life mind, you decide to do it anyway. Now that you’re locked in because all your friends and family are watching, what should you do?

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Opinion: Surviving Cumulative Micro-Trauma to Thrive in OCR

By |September 7th, 2017|

On August 17, two critical articles appeared in the OCR news. Make sure to read Mark Barosso’s article in MRG and Amelia Boone’s article in her blog. Now I want you to look beyond the celebrity and turn your attention to little old me and you.

OCR: Too Much Supply, Too Little Demand?

By |August 23rd, 2017|

Obstacle Racing has continued to grow exponentially over the years. As of Saturday, August 19 at 10:20 pm, there are five Spartan Race Production Teams on the road setting up for races this coming weekend. According to the Mud Run Guide race calendar, a total of about 41 races on Saturday and 10 races on Sunday are scheduled around the world. At what point do we have to wonder, how many races are too many races in a weekend?

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Madness by Mike: OCR Training Recap

By |August 18th, 2017|

What did you do this past weekend? Mike Amoriello started with the F. I. T. Challenge up in Connecticut.

Opinion: Why Nobody Will Watch OCR on TV

By |August 8th, 2017|

With over 15,000 people attending the online game DOTA 2 championships this year and over 30,000 watching the CrossFit Games over the weekend at a time on live feeds. Why can't obstacle racing keep up?

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