Training Tuesday: Rope Walls with Rungs

By |July 18th, 2017|

Rope Walls are an obstacle that could show up on any mud run or obstacle race. This medium difficulty obstacle can often be challenging for many athletes. It requires just a few tricks to successfully achieve. Hunter McIntyre walks us through how to accomplish this obstacle in a quick tutorial video.

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35 ways to Get Better at OCR

By |July 13th, 2017|

After a few mud runs or obstacle races, it's easy to catch the bug and dive into the OCR lifestyle. Below is a list of ways to improve your experience in the world of OCR. Pick and choose what works best for you and implement those into your life and racing.

Training Tuesday: Conquering the 6 Foot Wall

By |July 11th, 2017|

Walls are an integral part of almost every obstacle race or mud run. They can range in height from a few feet up to over 10-feet tall. Being able to get over the wall is often a challenge for many obstacle racers. Hunter McIntyre and Cassidy Watton (Epic Hybrid Training Coach and Spartan Race Pro Team athlete) bring us through some techniques we can all apply on race day in the video below.

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Your Best Training Course May be a Playground

By |July 4th, 2017|

Back in the winter, Hubie Cushman messaged me with a huge opportunity. He wanted me to cover his Indian Mud Run event which occurred just two Saturdays ago. While fellow MRG blogger Keven Parrish got the scoop out in Conshocton, OH, I was wrapping up a family vacation scheduled nearly a year earlier. One of the highlights of the race, and the reason for my invite, was Larry Cooper and his Destroyer. It turns out, Indian Mud Run was a whole lot more than a playground race.

Training Tuesday: Legless Rope Climbs

By |June 27th, 2017|

Rope climbs are an essential part of obstacle racing. Hunter McIntyre demonstrates and explains how to conquer the advanced move of the legless rope climb. He and Spartan Race Pro-Team athlete and Epic Hybrid Training Coach, Cassidy Watton show how the pros do it and give you advice on how to conquer the advanced movements of the legless rope climb.

The Hypothermia Paradox: Feel Cold, Speed Up!

By |June 13th, 2017|

One of the most common environmental challenges in endurance OCRs, especially of the Tough Mudder variety, is cold stress. World’s Toughest Mudder is famous for being a race where a wetsuit is normally required for successful completion of 24 hours on the course. As humans, we have really strange reactions to cold stress, so let’s talk about the best practices for dealing with the cold.

Dr. Redtights Tip: The Importance of Why; Achieving Long-Term Success

By |April 17th, 2017|

When I talk about ultrarunning or obstacle racing to the lay public, a frequent response that I get is a look of shock and awe, then the question: “Why?” Sometimes it comes with some clarification like, “why do you do that to yourself?” or “why do you pay for that?”

Pacing for Toughest Mudder: So Little Known, How to Plan?

By |March 17th, 2017|

One of the joys of running a new event series that promises to bring obstacles to a new level and enhance the competition of the event like we haven’t seen before is that we don’t know what we’re getting into. It’s like jumping off a 37ft cliff: it’s scary, but we’ll survive somehow. As a data scientist and detail-oriented person, however, I try to maximize our performance by controlling what I can control.

Victor Carrillo – Machete Madness

By |December 30th, 2016|

Victor Carrillo is no stranger to the world of obstacle course racing. In fact, over the last few years, he has made a name for himself and has turned his hobby into a passion and his passion into a business as the founder of Machete Madness, a group that hosts endurance events up and down the California coast and occasionally elsewhere.

Dr Red Tights Tip: Make Resolutions

By |December 29th, 2016|

The most famous thing about New Year’s Resolutions is that everyone fails at them. So why are they still a thing? They’re the product of introspection to identify things about yourself that you would like to change or improve. For many of us in obstacle racing, one of the functions of the offseason is to do just that: identify weaknesses and create plans for how to address them! That sounds a lot like a resolution.

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