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Rugged Maniac Season Kickoff

By |March 21st, 2018|

Rugged Maniac launched it's 2018 season as it has in years past in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  This year it landed on St. Patrick’s Day, which made the free beer at the end seem even better and colder. The venue was the same at historic Boone Hall Plantation. The course winds through well-used paths that the plantation uses year round for things like tours and haunted hay rides.

OCR Kids Training and Racing in Arizona

By |February 16th, 2018|

As a mother of two, a personal trainer and a competitive racer, I am fiercely passionate about encouraging the next generation of obstacle course racers.  So when an opportunity came up at Phoenix Evolution (an OCR gym located in Chandler, Arizona) to coach 25 kids, ages 5-13, I could not have been more excited.

Race Recap: Arizona Spartan Super

By |February 13th, 2018|

75 degrees, rolling, sandy, mountainous, desert terrain and a whole lot of Spartans made for one epic weekend at Fort McDowell.  This venue did not disappoint. 

2018 Expectations: OCR Do’s and Don’ts

By |February 7th, 2018|

Rejoice, OCR enthusiasts, the season is here! We’ve had a long winter, but the first mud has been cleaned off of our collective sneakers after Spartan Race’s SoCal Super and Sprint weekend!

The Captain Kaufmann Fit Challenge: Keep Pushing Yourself in 2018.

By |February 6th, 2018|

How’s that resolution holding up? Are you as dedicated as ever, or are your workouts becoming stale? You finished last month’s challenge, but have you neglected the teachings of the one before? It’s imperative to keep yourself motivated, and with that comes the issue of developing a plan that hits all of your key muscles, without sending your fitness routine into autopilot.

Three take aways the SoCal Spartan

By |February 3rd, 2018|

This past weekend, I raced the SoCal Spartan in Chino, California. Prado Regional Park was a beautiful venue, the weather was great, and everyone was so excited to kick off the U.S. 2018 racing season for the Spartan Series.

Core Strength and OCR

By |January 11th, 2018|

Core Strength and obstacle course racing go hand in hand.  A strong core is necessary to complete many of the obstacles we encounter during a race and it even plays a role in our running form.  By improving our core strength we can improve our race day performance and decrease our risk of injury.

Avoiding Burnout During the OCR Season

By |January 8th, 2018|

Athlete burnout is very common in the world of obstacle course racing. With events taking place year round, there is often not enough time to step away from the sport to decompress and refocus. As we begin the new year and a new race season, let's take a moment to look at the risk factors for burnout and develop a plan of action in the event you experience any of these symptoms.

The OCR Beast Grip Strength Challenge: Do You Even Hang?

By |December 21st, 2017|

If you haven’t tended to sore hands, massaged burning forearms or checked Instagram in December, you probably haven’t heard of one of the most grueling training challenges proposed to OCR enthusiasts. The brainchild of OCR Beast founder and coach, “Spartan” Spencer Mahoney, the Dead Hang Challenge focuses on developing improved grip strength and of course, those epic “Popeye forearms.”

Facility Review: Urban Warrior, Portland, OR

By |December 15th, 2017|

Obstacle course racing and American Ninja Warrior, well, the fitness lifestyle in general, continues to explode throughout the world. Your typical athlete role model isn’t just the 300 professional football player or seven-foot basketballer. Your neighborhood gym no longer exclusively offers grimy treadmills and bulky weights. We are at the cutting edge of a complete fitness shake-up, and to be completely honest, I love it!

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