Racing a Different Challenge: Altruism

By |July 5th, 2018|

As I’ve talked about before, everyone comes to an event with a different goal in mind. Some people would be happy to finish, while others are going for speed, and still, others are competing against each other to go even faster. In the Tough Mudder community, the ambassadors have started recognizing Mudders that Assist 100 Mudders through at least one obstacle during a single event.

So Your Young Child Wants to Run?

By |July 3rd, 2018|

I had the opportunity this summer to take my daughter with me to various races and experience how a few different companies execute their kid's races. This article is going to discuss a few of those races. I live in the Northeast so the races that I have chosen are Bonefrog Challenge, Terrain Race, and Savage Race.

Op-ed: European OCR Championships – How Many Rigs is Too Many Rigs

By |July 2nd, 2018|

OCR European Championships took place over the weekend in Esbjerg, Denmark. The race featured a 4-Kilometer short course, 15-kilometer standard course, and 8-kilometer team race. The event was hosted by the European Obstacle Sports Federation under World OCR. 

Op-Ed Spartan Kids World Championships

By |June 27th, 2018|

Last week Spartan announced they would hold a World Championship Race for Kids. The event will be held in Laughlin, NV in November this year. Children between the ages of 10-13 who have placed in the top three at any kids events qualify to compete. So far so good right? Great opportunity for kids to challenge themselves in this sport just like any other sport.

How to Survive a Toughest Mudder

By |June 11th, 2018|

I attended the Toughest Mudder South event as crew and had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I had seen how World’s Toughest Mudder is with the tent village and assumed this would be similar so I prepared for that.  This event was a little different. 

Getting Lost in the Woods Racing: A Cautionary Helicopter-Based Tale

By |May 15th, 2018|

uring a difficult trail race, you sign up to be pushed past your comfort zone. In certain types of races, you can expect to be told to do new activities and translate your skills towards new challenges. With that challenge comes responsibility and risk. It’s both up to the race and the racer to figure out what’s the appropriate amount of risk, and how to minimize that.

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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.

Potty Talk #2 for UltraOCR and Ultrarunning

By |May 1st, 2018|

Let us engage in some high-class potty talk for how to deal with the almost inevitable issue that will be encountered during events that are 12+ hours long: when to poop? Whenever you tell someone you run these endurance events, after the first question of “how” or “why” some of your more brazen friends might inquire about this basic human function.

Five Things We Can Learn About OCR From 2018’s Boston Marathon

By |April 20th, 2018|

For some athletes this might mean their markers of inflammation (consider dumbing this down for mass consumption) are elevated, or their connective tissues aren’t healing. For other athletes, this might mean their happy neurotransmitters are going down while hormones such as cortisol are going up. (again – not everyone knows the negative effects of elevated cortisol – a short explanation here might be useful)

Suffering from Irrational Grip Guilt Syndrome?

By |April 17th, 2018|

I heard a voice in my head notice that she didn’t grab onto that ball-shaped grip the same way I did, and fall completely to the ground like I did. This made me wonder why I didn’t try to cross it the same way? The terrible answer to this is because I now realize that I suffer from Irrational Grip Guilt Syndrome, or simply known to the medical community and abbreviated as (IGGS). Maybe.

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