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Training Tuesday: Rope Traverse

By |November 21st, 2017|

Conquer the Gauntlet and Mud Run Guide's own Matt Willis brings us through this week's Training Tuesday. Willis shows us how to get across a rope traverse with techniques that can be used whether the rope is high above water or a few feet off the ground. Willis is a member of the Conquer the Gauntlet Pro Team and a fierce competitor at many obstacle races. Conquer the Gauntlet is a favorite series throughout the mid-west of the United States of America.

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.

OCR 101: 5 Daily Habits to Make You Better at Obstacle Course Racing

By |November 13th, 2017|

If you are into Obstacle Course Racing you probably think a lot about the big aspects: training, nutrition, technique, gear etc. But there are also smaller easy to implement daily habits that you can easily incorporate into your day to day life and that will make you better at OCR in no time.

Maximizing Your 24+ Hour Race: Just Keep Moving

By |November 9th, 2017|

As the length of a race gets longer, the amount of advice that people want to give you increases exponentially. Part of that is because the amount of information you need to know to run an event increases exponentially with the distance and time duration of the event. As a mathematician, I really do mean exponentially. One of the athletes I coach traveled to the US for 24 days as part of a trip for a 24-hour race, World’s Toughest Mudder.

Training Tuesday: Creating an OCR Inspired Workout

By |November 7th, 2017|

Congratulations, you've registered for an Obstacle Course Race! Now it's time to put in the work and start training!  For best results, give yourself a solid 6-8 week of training before your race date. I have developed 5 step OCR specific process to take you from where you are to where you want to be; the finish line.

5 Things No One Told You About World’s Toughest Mudder

By |November 6th, 2017|

Every year I race World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) and every year I seem to get instant amnesia.  Fast forward a couple of weeks after the event and I forget about the debilitating pain of walking the day after the race, the cold and all the suffering on course.  All I remember is the awesome sense of community, how much fun it was and how proud I am of my black WTM headband. 

Goal Setting for World’s Toughest Mudder

By |October 31st, 2017|

When heading into World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM), I recommend setting tiered goals. Tiered goals provide a target to shoot for or safety nets to keep you going as the race drags on for 24 hours.

Inflated Expectations: What Toughest Mudders need to know about World’s Toughest Mudder

By |October 30th, 2017|

This fifth point, Inflated Expectations, ended up being so long I broke it apart into a second article because I didn’t want to gloss over it.  With that, enjoy the conclusion of the article and hold on tight, some people may get some feelings hurt but you’ll thank me in the end.

OCR 101: Why Do I Need at Wetsuit at World’s Toughest Mudder?

By |October 30th, 2017|

Wetsuits are normally reserved for activities like swimming, scuba diving, surfing, triathlon or other amphibious activities. Most people use them as an extra layer of warmth while getting outdoors and getting some exercise in lakes and the ocean. However, in the obstacle racing world, we have found a unique and alternative use for a wetsuit and it plays a vital roll in some races such as Tough Mudder'sWorlds Toughest Mudder.

Training Tuesday: World’s Toughest Mudder Circuits

By |October 24th, 2017|

World's Toughest Mudder, the 24-hour Tough Mudder race is right around the corner. This week for Training Tuesday we turn to the team at Tough Mudder HQ for this thirty-minute workout from 2016 Female WTM Champion, Stef Bishop.

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