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OCR 101: Hill Training

By |November 27th, 2017|

Hill training is one of the most important components of a solid OCR routine. Learn the basics of hill training in this OCR 101 article.

The 2017 OCR World Championships Race Experience

By |October 23rd, 2017|

You could feel the nervous tension in the air at the OCR World Championships at dusk on Thursday night. In 12 short hours, the first racers of the weekend would be taking their mark.  Athletes from 67 different nations were congregating around the obstacles as the finishing touches were being made.  Strategies were developing and although we did not speak the same languages, you could tell we were all thinking the same thing; this course is going to be brutal.

8 Years of Warrior Dash – A Chat with Co-Founder Ryan Kunkel

By |July 18th, 2017|

Brett got a chance to catch up with Ryan Kunkel, Co-founder of Warrior Dash on the day before their 8th anniversary. These guys talk about the mayhem of their first event all the way up to 3 million Warrior Dash participants later!

Warrior Dash to Celebrate First Ever ‘National Obstacle Course Racing Day’

By |July 11th, 2017|

Warrior Dash, the 5K obstacle course race that more than 3 million people have completed since 2009, is commemorating the anniversary of its inception with the inaugural National Obstacle Course Racing Day on July 18. The annual holiday will serve as a day to celebrate the obstacle course racing industry and its continuing growth in popularity.

Gear Review: Saucony KOA TR & KOA ST Trail Running Shoes

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Mud Run Guide is always looking for the next great option for you and your obstacle racing needs. Recently we caught wind of the KOA series from Saucony, a brand not well known as an OCR go to shoe. We were intrigued by the KOA ST as it says "MUD" on the side of the shoe. Any shoe that has the word MUD on it intrigues both Brett and Margaret. How could it not?!?

Mix Up Your Training to Find Your Fire

By |April 18th, 2017|

Losing the Passion Author's note: I started writing this last year while I was really in some fitness doldrums, and this will be a multi-part series trying to explain how I re-ignited my passion for fitness. First, here's how I lost it. Whether it's your job, friends, relationships, or stuff like your car, phone, house, and [...]

24 Hours of Ow & Wow – Terrain Racing Relay

By |April 5th, 2017|

Each lap of approximately 5 miles featured three different loops; Technical, Strength, and Speed. Each of those loops needed to be completed in order, and only the final number of loops completed by the time cut-off at 2pm on Sunday, there were no partial miles awarded for any unfinished laps. Each obstacle must be completed within 3 tries or penalty lap/exercise was incurred.

Spartan World Championships ’16 – Our Pre-Race Chat With Joe De Sena

By |September 29th, 2016|

Margaret was lucky enough to grab a few minutes with the man behind it all, Spartan Race Founder Joe De Sena - simultaneously the most loved & hated, respected & feared individual in all of the sport of OCR. M covered the new obstacles, new rules, and the difficulty of the new course criss-crossing the ski trails of Squaw Valley.

Do You Have What it Takes to “Be” a Navy SEAL?

By |September 13th, 2016|

The Selection: Special Operations Experiment takes 30 men and women with no military background through the most intense physical and mental challenge of their lives, according to History. The volunteers are trained and led by veterans of the Navy SEALs, Green Berets and Army Rangers, who drive those who are willing to push themselves to the limits of the human body and mind. The eight-episode series will premiere at 10 PM Thursday, December 15.

Spartan Strong w/Evan Dollard Ep. 10

By |August 31st, 2016|

Evan does a beach workout with American Ninja Warrior & Spartan Race TV star (and all-around awesome person) Rose Wetzel.

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