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Book Review: Strength and Speed’s Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing

By |October 5th, 2017|

In a world where information is “literally” (with a British accent) at our fingertips through the infinite knowledge that is the internet one can find almost anything he/she chooses. Heck, I can simply speak the words “Ok Google” into my phone and my Google Assistant is at my beckon call. However, this plethora of information [...]

Post-Race Cleanup With No Hotel

By |October 4th, 2017|

If you have ever run a race, you are familiar with this problem. “If I run in the 8 am wave and it takes me two hours to finish, that gives me 30 minutes to get changed, 30 minutes for socializing and 45 minutes to get back to my hotel. Then I have 10 minutes to shower and 5 minutes to check out.”

Gear Review: Second Skin Apparel – His Review

By |September 19th, 2017|

Second Skin Gear is a private athletic apparel label created under the umbrella of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Some of our favorite obstacle course racers such as Hunter McIntyre and Corinna Coffin can be spotted wearing Second Skin Gear at any given course, including during the recent Tough Mudder X CBS broadcasts.

OCR 101: 5 Tips to Better OCR Travel

By |September 11th, 2017|

Traveling can be stressful for everyone. Airline travel can be even more stressful. When you add in a race and airline travel, it is a whole other ball game. Finding the balance between packing too much and not packing enough can be a delicate balance. During the championship season of obstacle racing, many participants find themselves traveling beyond the drivable weekend race. Here are a few tips to help make race travel more manageable.

OCR 101: How to Find the Right Obstacle Racing or Mud Run Shoe

By |August 7th, 2017|

Shoes! Shoes are one of the hottest topics in obstacle racing and mud runs. It is one of the first questions that arises for any new athlete and even the experienced athletes at the beginning of the new season. Instead of stocking their closets with the newest designer shoe, obstacle racers and mud runners turn to the running shoe companies to find their closets and shoe racks.

Gear Review: Hylete’s 6 in 1 Backpack: 40L vs. 60L

By |July 6th, 2017|

Hylete makes some of the best fitness clothing on the market, but you may not know about their awesome backpacks. I personally have been using their Icon Expandable backpack for over a year now (check out this review if you want to know more…but it appears to be discontinued off the main Hylete Website), but recently gave their brand in 6 in 1 backpacks a test run for this review.

Shoe Review: Saucony KOA ST Tech Breakdown

By |June 30th, 2017|

Saucony has been a longtime favorite for many runners both on the trails and on the road. The company recently released two new shoes the KOA ST and KOA TR. Saucony's new shoes are not specifically designed for obstacle racing or mud runs. However, when a national brand creates a rugged shoe, it is definitely something to try.

Gear Review: Saucony KOA TR & KOA ST Trail Running Shoes

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Mud Run Guide is always looking for the next great option for you and your obstacle racing needs. Recently we caught wind of the KOA series from Saucony, a brand not well known as an OCR go to shoe. We were intrigued by the KOA ST as it says "MUD" on the side of the shoe. Any shoe that has the word MUD on it intrigues both Brett and Margaret. How could it not?!?

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?

First Look at the Revamped Inov-8 Trailroc 285

By |May 23rd, 2017|

A fan favorite is back this summer from Inov-8. The popular Trailroc series comes back this summer with an upgrade. The Trailroc's were a fan favorite among many obstacle racers for years. When Inov-8 discontinued them a few years ago many flocked to the stores and stocked up. But fear no more that favorite is back!

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