It turns out that as innovative and cool as they are, the biggest obstacles are rarely the ones on the course, even at an event like the World's Toughest Mudder. Instead, they're the physical and mental obstacles we bring with us. I am proud that I managed to conquer a few of these myself out there in the desert.
Arnel Banawa of OCRTube.com captures all the action of the HH12HR at the Las Vegas Spartan Race this past weekend. Watch as the athletes push past physical and mental barriers to succeed this 12-hour challenge. The Hurricane Heat from Spartan Race is part of the endurance trifecta of the Spartan Delta. Watch all the action below from the Las Vegas Hurricane Heat.
The most intense way to check out a new to the west coast obstacle race series is to do as many laps of their course as possible. That's exactly what BattleFrog Xtreme (BFX) is all about: a special category for the crazies that want to be on course all day long and compete to see who can complete the most laps in the allotted time (8:15am-last lap starting before 2:45 pm). This weekend I took first place overall with seven laps (51.3km, 31.8mi). BFX Vegas was my second BFX, so this review/recap is geared towards people considering trying a BattleFrog and people trying to do better at multi-lap events like BFX.
World’s Toughest Mudder 2015 is almost upon us. Racers will take to the start line on November 14, 2015 at Lake Las Vegas for the second year. The community is buzzing on all social networks. Before TMHQ lets too many more details slip I felt it was time to get some things many are feeling out in the open.
Sneak Peek of World's Toughest Mudder's new venue in Las Vegas, Altitude training at 800' with Julie Johnston and Camp Rhino, Inov8 TrailRoc 245 1:00 Review by Eric Acuña, and Inside the Gear Shed: Sandbags - with Hyperwear and Wreck Bag!
Spartan Race is all about ripping people out of their comfort zones, testing their boundaries, and focusing a spotlight on any holes in an athlete’s training. Nowhere is this more obvious that in their 12h hurricane heat.
Worlds Toughest Mudder has some of the best obstacles I have seen. I had a blast doing all the obstacles, but I am really glad I was able to work with others on continuing moving forward.