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About Seth Buchwalter

Seth is a competitive OCR enthusiast, who calls Portland, OR home. With the beautiful, endless trails and ease-of-access to some of the nation's best races, he easily finds ways to keep himself busy before, during and after race season. A background in public relations underscores his ability to deliver quality content to Mud Run Guide. Look for Seth on the course and follow @pnw_ocr on Instagram for more!

Race Recap: 2018 Spartan Race AT&T Park Sprint

By |December 5th, 2018|

Obstacle course racing and attending baseball games are two of my favorite things. Unfortunately, in December, there simply aren’t many opportunities to participate in either of these wonderful pastimes. Luckily for me, Spartan held one of its coveted Stadium Sprints at the home of the three-time World Series champion San Francisco Giants on December 1 [...]

Terrain Race Updates

By |October 1st, 2018|

If you follow my OCR antics, you know I’m a huge fan of Terrain Race. Not only are there three events per year within driving distance of my home, but the value participants also receive from the event are one of the best bargains in OCR.

2018 Tougher Mudder World Championship Results

By |September 25th, 2018|

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

Race Recap: Spartan Race Seattle Beast 2018

By |September 17th, 2018|

It wouldn’t be a complete year of racing without traveling to Snohomish, Washington to take on the second in a two-weekend Spartan race series at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center. Known for its brutally muddy US Championship series super and sprint in the spring, the beast and sprint weekend is known as the final piece in the Seattle trifecta – a keystone OCR for the area.

Addressing the Stigma of Injury

By |September 11th, 2018|

The 2018 OCR season has been a real eye-opener for me. I’ve already dealt with a medial DNF, earned a nice broken foot and, as I type this, sit here with all kinds of patterns of kinesiology tape on my back, applied by a chiropractor at a licensed PT facility. As I age, I find I’m more susceptible to injury, and those recovery times seem to lengthen after every birthday.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Portland Sprint 2018

By |August 13th, 2018|

I’ll begin by saying I live in Portland, Oregon, but this “Portland” race is actually located about 40 minutes away, so there will be no location bias here. The Portland Spartan Sprint is hands down the best Spartan Race location in the nation. Facts are fact, Mud Run Guide fans!

Race Recap: Terrain Race Portland

By |June 19th, 2018|

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.

Workout Program Review: OCR Beast GRIPWOD

By |June 18th, 2018|

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.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Big Bear Beast 2 – Soul Crusher

By |May 25th, 2018|

Yes. The second coming of Spartan Race Big Bear was given the moniker “Soul Crusher” by the Trailmaster himself, Steve Hammond. I honestly don’t think I could have come up with a more fitting name.

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Let’s talk about Liz Llorente’s “Burpee World Record”

By |May 14th, 2018|

I’m sure by now you’ve all seen the reports out of Australia, where a Liz Llorente “smashed” the world record for most burpees in 60 minutes. Barstool Sports has been circulating this video with a very candid critique of the mother from Melbourne.

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