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About Wesley Kerr

Tough Mudder Ambassador, GoatTough Athlete, 4x WTM'er (90 miles/7th in 2016, 280 lifetime WTM miles), Ironman at the SISU Iron 2016 & 2017, Ultramarathon runner, Athlete vs Epilepsy, PhD Scientist and MD in residency to become a Neurologist. Instagram: @drredtights. Supported by Marena Sports, VRGata Athletica, Honey Badger, and Trail Toes.

Dr. Redtights Tip: Overtraining is About More than Training

By |August 3rd, 2017|

We can be obsessive compulsives about our training regimen, but there’s something that’s hard to control: life. Dr. Redtights talks about overtraining in his latest article.

The Hypothermia Paradox: Feel Cold, Speed Up!

By |June 13th, 2017|

One of the most common environmental challenges in endurance OCRs, especially of the Tough Mudder variety, is cold stress. World’s Toughest Mudder is famous for being a race where a wetsuit is normally required for successful completion of 24 hours on the course. As humans, we have really strange reactions to cold stress, so let’s talk about the best practices for dealing with the cold.

Race Recap: SISU Iron 2017

By |May 11th, 2017|

The SISU IRON is an epic 30+ hour variety endurance event that should strike fear in your heart. It’s reputation is that it will challenge you in ways that you haven’t been challenged before, and there is no way for you to predict what the key challenges are. The organizer’s goal is to find the chink in the armor of even the strongest athletes.

World’s Toughest Mudder National Relay Team Announcement

By |April 20th, 2017|

It’s another month, so there’s another announcement about the exciting new things that are going on the in Tough Mudder world! At some point, we’d expect the dust to settle on all these new race formats, opportunities for competition and the format for World’s Toughest Mudder, but for now, we will continue drinking from the fire-hose of excitement!

Dr. Redtights Tip: The Importance of Why; Achieving Long-Term Success

By |April 17th, 2017|

When I talk about ultrarunning or obstacle racing to the lay public, a frequent response that I get is a look of shock and awe, then the question: “Why?” Sometimes it comes with some clarification like, “why do you do that to yourself?” or “why do you pay for that?”

Race Recap: Tougher Mudder Arizona

By |April 11th, 2017|

Tough Mudder has a new competitive option (Tougher Mudder) for those of us who enjoy being timed and competing against the clock and our fellow Mudder! The competition is attracting some new and great talent to events including Arizona. Here I’ll talk about how the competitive wave is different from the normal Tough Mudder and take you through the competition in Arizona this past weekend.

Race Recap: Toughest Mudder West

By |April 3rd, 2017|

This year Tough Mudder has introduced a new race series called “Toughest” Mudder. These are meant to be mini-World’s Toughest Mudders and can bridge the gap between 10-mile Tough Mudder’s and the 24-hour World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM).

Pacing for Toughest Mudder: So Little Known, How to Plan?

By |March 17th, 2017|

One of the joys of running a new event series that promises to bring obstacles to a new level and enhance the competition of the event like we haven’t seen before is that we don’t know what we’re getting into. It’s like jumping off a 37ft cliff: it’s scary, but we’ll survive somehow. As a data scientist and detail-oriented person, however, I try to maximize our performance by controlling what I can control.

The Holy Grail & Competitive Tough Mudder Updates

By |March 13th, 2017|

The Tough Mudder Head Quarters (TMHQ) has been very busy the past week or so talking about their new event series and many other updates to their season. Between the World’s Toughest podcast, a Facebook live Q&A and a website update, there has been a lot of new content in a lot of different sources.

Toughest Mudder Official Rules Breakdown

By |February 15th, 2017|

The official rules for Toughest Mudder have been announced! We have less than 40 days until the first event, so now we’re shaping up for the competitions. It’s time to look in detail at the prize structure and what they’re offering/requiring for Toughest and World’s Toughest this year. Let’s jump into it.

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