Training for Overnight Events: I Wear my Sunglasses at Night

By |September 21st, 2017|

As we approach the end of the year, we start getting more high profile ultramarathon obstacle course races. Other than the excessive amount of running and obstacles involved, a non-trivial challenge for a lot of these events is competing overnight in low light and while sleep deprived. Here are a couple tips for how to prepare for that aspect of the event without changing your life into being a nocturnal hermit.

Training Tuesday: No Gym? No Problem Get Fit in Nature with Tough Mudder

By |September 19th, 2017|

Training Tuesday this week comes from Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder's Coach joins Merrell ambassador Mike Chambers to bring you through an hour-long workout that can be done anywhere in nature. Not all training needs to happen in a gym and learn how you can get a great workout in the great outdoors. It's good for the body, mind, and soul.

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Training Tuesday: Spartan Race Sandbag Carry

By |September 12th, 2017|

This training Tuesday Mud Run Guide turns to Spartan Race and Coach Joe Di on several ways to work on conquering the sandbag carry. The sandbag carry is a staple of many obstacle races including Spartan Race.

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Opinion: Surviving Cumulative Micro-Trauma to Thrive in OCR

By |September 7th, 2017|

On August 17, two critical articles appeared in the OCR news. Make sure to read Mark Barosso’s article in MRG and Amelia Boone’s article in her blog. Now I want you to look beyond the celebrity and turn your attention to little old me and you.

How to Use CrossFit to Your Advantage in Obstacle Course Racing

By |August 25th, 2017|

Follow these expert tips to get the best out of your CrossFit training and prepare for any Obstacle Course Race or Mud Run.

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Training Tuesday: 3 – 5 Foot Speed Walls

By |August 22nd, 2017|

Short walls, small walls, speed walls are one obstacle that you will find at nearly every obstacle race. This training Tuesday we look at this staple obstacle and how to maximize your speed moving through it.

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Training Tuesday: High/Low Rope Traverse

By |August 15th, 2017|

Rope Traverses are the focus of Training Tuesday this week. Obstacle racing champion Hunter McIntyre takes us through how to get through this balance style obstacle without falling into a water below.

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Training Tuesday: Tire Flips

By |August 8th, 2017|

This week on Training Tuesday Hunter McIntyre and Cassidy Watton tackle the tire flip. The tire flip is a notorious obstacle, one that looks easy but yet can be a soul crusher.

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.

Training Tuesday: 12 Foot Rope Wall

By |August 1st, 2017|

Rope Walls are an obstacle that can be found at an obstacle race. Rope Walls can be difficult but with a few quick tips from pros Hunter McIntyre and Cassidy Watton, you will be able to conquer this one at your next event.

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