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Terrain Race: Slinger, Wisconsin

By |July 18th, 2018|

Wet, muddy, humid and hilly.  These four words perfectly describe the Terrain Race in Slinger, Wisconsin.  This race was held at Little Switzerland, a small midwestern ski resort located about 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee.  When we pulled up to the venue, the hills really did not seem too intimidating, especially considering the standard 5k distance of this race. 

Race Recap: Spartan Race DC Sprint

By |July 13th, 2018|

My apologies for being late to the party with this Spartan Sprint race recap outside of Washington DC. Unfortunately, I’m not independently wealthy and I’ve yet to find anyone interested in sponsoring a recreational but also average OCR athlete. In other words, I’ve been out of town traveling for work.

Mogollon Monster Mudda 5k Mud Run

By |June 8th, 2018|

The Mogollon Monster Mudda 5k Mud Run has been held in Payson, Arizona every year since 2012 and has been rated "The most outstanding event in Arizona".  This race is a local, inexpensive, family-friendly event that boasts over 40 obstacles and some challenging terrain.

So You’ve Signed up For a Beast…

By |May 23rd, 2018|

It's happening.  You are going to do a Spartan Beast.  When you clicked the "complete registration" button, did a wave of panic set over you?  Are you wondering what your next step should be?  Check out these top ten tips for completing and conquering the Beast!

Race Recap: National Stadium Spartan Sprint

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Spartan exceeded my expectations from last year's race. It's almost like someone walked around prior to setting up the race and said, "I got them this year."

Run Far Foundation Teams up with Phoenix Evolution OCR Gym

By |April 27th, 2018|

Phoenix Evolution and Run Far, Inc recently teamed up to bring awareness and raise money for the veteran charity. Run Far, Inc. strives to ensure those left behind are not forgotten. Run Far, Inc. has chosen to stand alongside our veterans by providing financial support and educational assistance to their children who are left behind.

Training Tuesday: Preventing Cramping on Race Day

By |April 24th, 2018|

Muscle cramps can be a debilitating ailment for any athlete.  For obstacle racing competitors it can be race-ending because around every corner is another obstacle that requires your full muscular strength to complete.

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.

Carb Cycling 101

By |March 2nd, 2018|

If are you at all interested in nutrition and exercise, you have come across the term "carb cycling".  Essentially, carb cycling incorporates low carb days with carb loading days throughout the week.  With the popularity of low to no carb diets,  carb cycling is a healthy alternative that still supplies your muscles with the glycogen they need to perform and helps you to stay away from the side effects of no or low carb diets.

Facility Review: Legendary Fitness / Milwaukee, WI

By |February 26th, 2018|

Stumbling upon Legendary Fitness just outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a weekend visit with old college friends was quite the happy accident. This facility and staff set the bar exceedingly high for the next time gym I visit closer to my home in the South. Allow me to rewind and review my 90-minute play session at Legendary Fitness.

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