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Over-Hydrating Can Kill You

By |December 12th, 2017|

That title, despite sounding so dramatic, is absolutely not click-bait. People have been hospitalized as a result of over-hydrating, sometimes with life-threatening issues such as cerebral edema (your brain swelling) and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) both of which are fatal if untreated.

Roadtrip and Race: Planning the Perfect ‘Racecation’

By |December 8th, 2017|

The racecation is a great planning method when trying to fit in as many races/trips as possible into your schedule. It’s also especially handy if you are a racer at heart, but perhaps your significant other or family members are not because the racecation allows you to compromise and share that precious weekend time.

Ultra-OCR Grand Slam Lessons Learned

By |December 5th, 2017|

I like pushing my limits and finding boundaries so in 2016 I set out for OCR America a 7 day, 7 venue, Ultra-OCR spanning from Vermont to Oklahoma (read about it here).  In 2017, I decided I would try for what I called the “Ultra-OCR Grand Slam”.  The plan was to do every 24 hour OCR In the world and not just finish but do well (either podium or top ten).

Leaving Las Vegas: Comparison of 2014-2017’s World’s Toughest Mudder

By |December 4th, 2017|

For the past three years, I’ve compared the course of the Las Vegas course for World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM).  After forgetting to write the article for the last couple of weeks, it finally dawned on me that I had not written one for this year.  This was, in fact, the last year in Vegas on the course we know as noted by land adjacent/on previous year's course undergoing construction. 

What can Obstacle Course Racing do for you?

By |December 4th, 2017|

If you're on Mud Run Guide looking for tips and do's and don'ts for your first OCR you’re in the right place. Let me tell you about what the great sport has done for me. 

OCR 101: Inviting Your Friend To Their First OCR

By |November 20th, 2017|

So, you want to bring a friend to their first Obstacle Course Race? Well, you are in luck! There have never been more options out there for a racer to pick from. All you have to do is tell your friend, pay your registration, show up, and get your medal and shirt.

Success of Military Vets at World’s Toughest Mudder

By |November 17th, 2017|

Finishing up the weekend of World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM), which was also the same weekend as Veteran’s Day, I went to make an Instagram post highlighting both.  That’s when I realized the number of military veterans on the podium for WTM.

Training Tuesday: OCR etiquette – How to Show Good Manners On and Off the Course

By |November 14th, 2017|

Have you ever wondered how you should behave at an obstacle course race to not embarrass yourself? Or do you just forget about etiquette and act like a caveman? If so, here are my personal 10 unofficial rules of OCR etiquette to show good manners on and off the course.

The Best OCR Athlete Ever: Jon Albon vs. Ryan Atkins

By |November 8th, 2017|

In just a couple of days, 1600+ athletes will line up in the desert for the culminating race of Tough Mudder, the 24-hour long World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM).  There is a lot on the line this year, more than any previous year and more than people realize. 

World’s Toughest Mudder: Pre-Race Predictions – The Men

By |November 7th, 2017|

Based on the Tough Mudder website, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that the World's Toughest Mudder men’s race was going to be a 5-way titanic tussle between 2 amazing athletes from the USA (Trevor Cichosz, Chad Trammel) and 3 from the Commonwealth (Jon Albon, Ryan Atkins, Austin Azar). Not mentioned on that page is a certain Robert Killian, the only other human to have the coveted 100 miler jacket.

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