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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!

Gear Review: DgearOG Gloves

By |April 11th, 2017|

I have been running OCR for five years now so I pretty much have my gear list set for my races but these were going to be unchartered waters. The weather itself was going to be an obstacle. I decided on my clothes but wasn’t sure what to do to protect my hands and still be able to use them properly. Regular winter gloves would have kept them warm but would have provided no grip. I did some research and decided on DGearOG Obstacle Course Racing Full Fingered Gloves.

Gear Review: EXO-L

By |April 10th, 2017|

Ankles, a lot of people know the problem or have met/seen someone during a race. Sprained ankles are one of the most common injuries in our sport. At the 2014 OCRWC, I snapped my ankle, and my OCR “career” was over. After two surgeries I started running again, but I was too afraid to go all the way like I did before.

24 Hours of Testing – TomTom, Tailwind, Icebug, Drywear, & More!

By |April 7th, 2017|

I've rarely ever had a big issue with jumping into the fire with new gear, if it works as anticipated and I don't have to think about it at all it's a win. Occasionally, I will be blown away by the performance of a product and the entire time I'm running I mentally craft the product review with flowery superlatives... that I forget once my endorphins abate. During the 24 Hour Terrain Relay, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to test the following gear:

Why Every OCR Athlete Needs a Dryrobe

By |April 6th, 2017|

Imagine if a weatherproof Cookie Monster gave you a bear hug - that's what slipping a dryrobe over your cold, wet body feels like; the only thing missing is an espresso machine in one of the inside pockets.

Gear Review: Feetures! Elite Graduated Compression Light Cushion Knee High Socks

By |March 30th, 2017|

The light cushioning in the toe area along with the lack of compression or a seam (The Perfect Toe) adds to the comfort, and they didn't feel too thick at all in my shoes while running, too constricting on my toes or allow them to slide around inside the sock.

Icebug Oribi – Trail & Road Racer

By |March 28th, 2017|

The 2017 Icebug Orbi are quite easy to write off on first glance; they just don't look like trail shoes, much less a high-tech racer. The shiny bright blue upper is contrasted by a cute little bug in eye-catching orange with each shoe cinched up with thin, seemingly simple laces - so one could be forgiven if dismissed these as pretty walkers or everyday kicks. Of course, you'd be wrong.

Run’s Done Car Seat Protector

By |March 27th, 2017|

Run's Done is an antimicrobial, quick-dry Microfiber Suede Sports Towel Seat Cover wicks away moisture and protects your seat from dirt and grime. It's made with a non-slip backing that keeps it in place on your seat without any straps - we tested it out

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