Opinion: Dear OCR Celebs: More Analysis Please

By |August 17th, 2017|

Fitness Writer Mark Barroso thinks there’s a higher purpose for those participating in obstacle course racing: creating interesting content.

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?

Spartan SGX Classes: One Athlete’s Experience

By |August 4th, 2017|

If you were to hear the words Orange County, New York, things that come to mind might be Woodbury Commons Outlets, apple picking, West Point or Orange County Choppers. What you may not think of is high caliber OCR training. Spartan Race Pro team member Kevin Donoghue is hoping to change that.

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.

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Opinion: Who’s on First?

By |August 2nd, 2017|

Turns out I’m not the only one who is fed up with Spartan Race when it comes to who’s on first. Last few years, the elite men left the gate first. A short while later, the elite women took off. I watched each of the four championship series races this season and here’s the problem.

OCR 2.0: Water Safety for OCR

By |August 1st, 2017|

Does OCR need to make some changes as the sport continues to grow? Jason Rulo envisions an OCR with a new set of rules for water and water obstacles

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Reebok All-Terrains: A Tale of Two Shoes

By |July 27th, 2017|

A long time ago at an obstacle course far, far away, I spotted a pair of shoes I’d only seen in pictures.  They almost looked alien in their bright red and yellow coloring.  They were the Reebok All-Terrains, OCR’s introduction to the specialized shoe for the budding sport.

The “Best” Running Shoes

By |June 9th, 2017|

Finding the right shoes can surely be complicated and Brett is here to make it even more difficult. Seriously, it'd be a helluva lot easier if we well wore the same size & style, were the same height, weight, and all ran exactly the same. How hard is that?

Opinion: The Olympics…or Maybe the X Games First

By |June 6th, 2017|

Let’s face it; our sport as it currently exists does not fit the Olympic mold. The courses, the obstacles, and the events have too much variation. There are distances from 1 mile to 24 hours and courses that have obstacles which are essentially glorified speed bumps to those with a 98% fail rate. The sport as it currently exists will never be in the Olympics, although a variation could be with standardized distances

Opinion: The Olympics – The Dark Side

By |May 17th, 2017|

If you missed the first article The Olympics: Let’s Set Some Expectations, click on the link and read that one now. While the last article focused on tampering expectations, I do think the Olympics will bring in some negative aspects that people have not considered. Here is what I think will be the negative aspects of the Olympics.

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