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About OCRMudmaster

Age Group 50+ top-ranked OCR athlete and blogger easily recognized by my bright neon green accessories (that color would be chartreuse to my fellow bass fishermen).

Overcoming and Preventing Cumulative Micro-Trauma

By |March 14th, 2019|

Cumulative micro-trauma is often the root cause of what appears to be a sudden debilitating injury. These little things, usually due to imbalance, asymmetric movements, poor body mechanics, and bad technique, silently add up over time if not corrected.

Fitness at Work: NSA Philadelphia 2nd Annual MWR Fitness Challenge Run

By |January 31st, 2019|

Workplace fitness done right. One Philadelphia military base encourages its employees to compete in an obstacle course race as team building.

Backyard OCR DIY

By |January 8th, 2019|

Obstacle course racing and training is expensive.  It takes a toll on both your wallet and your body.  As we start a New Year, skip the crowds at the gym and start a DIY backyard OCR. 

Event Review: Strong New York

By |December 25th, 2018|

This weekend, I had my world expanded up in the Big Apple.  Solace New York hosted an event called Strong New York, created by Kenny Santucci with the purpose of supporting the Alzheimer’s Association and the 400,000+ New Yorkers who suffer from this disease.  Now in its third year, Strong New York brought together top [...]

Old? Running Faster After 50: DWEP Product Review

By |October 23rd, 2018|

I started out in OCR when I was 50 years old.  I was that far out old man who the youngsters wanted to emulate.  They told me over and over they hoped they could be in as good shape when they were my age.  My goal is to be in this good shape for the rest of my life.

Race Recap: Tough Mudder Half Tri-State

By |October 15th, 2018|

When you’ve been doing OCR as long as I have, the social media queue stacks up at this time of year with last race of the season memories.  ABF Mud Run, Spartan, Hardcore, and others remind me of medals, souvenirs, great experiences, and the community of OCR athletes whom I love.  This year my season ended on a different note.

Race Recap: Citizen’s Bank Park Spartan Sprint Stadium Series

By |October 2nd, 2018|

The Citizen’s Bank Park Spartan Stadium Series Sprint brought together a perfect storm last Saturday.  From the moment I entered the venue and spotted David Magida warming up for the Elite race to late that afternoon hanging out in the parking lot with my teammates, this day continually served up meetings with friends old and new.

A Tale of Two Undies – Runderwear vs. MudGear

By |September 24th, 2018|

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!

Facility Review – Otherworld OCR

By |September 6th, 2018|

Stepping into Otherworld OCR in Frederick, MD felt more like home than something not of this planet. Home because I spend a lot of time in that town for business travel. The cravings of this OCR addict just could not be satisfied by the hotel gym, playgrounds, or parks spread across this historic, mountainous land.

Race Recap – Spartan Honor Series West Point Sprint 2018

By |August 31st, 2018|

Spartan Honor Series West Point Sprint was a trail of tears, fears, and cheers. Before the race even started, social media was full of tears about the poor parking logistics. More on that later. Many fears were faced today as the terrain of this “easy rolling hills” advertised race was anything but. Cheers echoed around those hills however as Spartans and veterans conquered obstacles of every sort.

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