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 [...]
BONEFROG is extending their SEAL-designed, developed, & operated challenges with their new 8-hour BONEFROG: Endurance option. Competitors will begin by completing TIER-1, an 11+ mile circuit of the 8+ CHALLENGE course and the 3+ mile SPRINT course. From there, BONEFROG: Endurance athletes will complete as many SPRINT laps until the 8 hour time limit runs out - or their bodies do!
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.
The upper materials have been updated to a super soft and airy textile, so light and smooth it feels like being barefoot. The water pickup is minimal, the drainage is excellent and hence the wet weight is almost as low as when it’s dry. The midsole is very flexible and keeps the weight down. The height of the heel cup is slightly reduced in order to reduce pressure at the Achilles tendon. Terrain feel is remarkable thanks to the low profile of the sole.
Beginning on March 9, 2017, the United States OCR Championships will be offering a limited number of "combo tickets" in partnership with Conquer The Gauntlet, BONEFROG, Indian Mud Run, The Battlegrounds, and Green Beret Challenge. For $150, athletes will be able to participate in the Inaugural United States OCR Championships Age Group division, with no qualifying necessary, and also select any open heat in one these selected USOCRC partner event during this limited-time registration.
March 8, 2017, is set to be the date for International Women's Day this year. In honor of that Mud Run Guide is setting aside the day to celebrate the women in OCR. From standing on the start line to behind the scenes OCR has been changing lives for both men and women. We at Mud Run Guide are calling on you ladies to help celebrate the day by sharing your accomplishments with us using hashtag #MRGStrongWomen.
I've been testing Mudgear Compression Socks and 1/4 Trail Socks for quite some time now, and they've become my go-to sock for everyday activities, training, & racing. Heck, I'm even wearing them now while writing this!
It’s a new race season, and what better way to kick it off than by running a race that: I have never done before and at a venue that has never hosted an OCR before. Top that off with one of the top athletes in the sport being there and the venue also being the host of the upcoming US OCR Championship, you have a great recipe for a hell of a Saturday.
Last week, obstacle racing took one step closer to becoming an Olympic sport in the future. The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM), the national federation for Modern Pentathlon announced that the board voted to add obstacle racing into the lazer-run event possibly as soon as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
2017’s OCR Championships line-up is scheduled to be the same. World’s Toughest Mudder will be in Las Vegas for its fourth year, Spartan Race in Tahoe for its third year and OCR World Championship in Blue Mountain Canada for its second year. While some were ecstatic at the news, others seemed disappointed hoping for a new venue. I even heard several “Well it has to move overseas otherwise it is not a real world championship” and "They need to change locations next year."