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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.

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!

Shoe Review: Salming Speed 6

By |May 17th, 2018|

Yes, were reviewing road shoes here on Mud Run Guide and while it might seem a bit out of place here on the highest-trafficked site in the world for Mud Runs, just think about it - where do YOU log the majority of training miles? We do call them mud runs for a reason, right?

Gear Review: Mudgear No-Show Running Socks

By |May 3rd, 2018|

Mudgear No-Show Running Socks deliver a top-of-the-line piece of running gear that retain all the best qualities of their 1/4 crew trail sock without the higher collar. In other words - these socks rock.

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.

Shoe Review: Icebug Oribi3

By |April 26th, 2018|

The Icebug Oribi3 is versatile enough to train in, wear to and from the event, with plenty of traction to race in any conditions. As a well-rounded, go-anywhere shoe, you don't need to choose between a model that excels in the mud, on loose rocks, slippery obstacles, grass, Oribi3 works well anywhere

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.

Recovery Techniques for Athletes

By |April 9th, 2018|

Recovery is a key component of any training program. There are a large variety of recovery techniques that prove to restore the human body both psychologically and physiologically. These techniques are crucial in decreasing tissue trauma and inflammation and correcting the muscular imbalance. 

Shoe Review: Xero Shoes Prio

By |April 5th, 2018|

The test pair of Xero Shoes Prio arrived a few hours before I flew out to compete in the Bermuda Triple Challenge, so I did what any logical person would do; unpacked my other "race" shoes and decided Xero Shoes were the only ones I'd bring on vacation for 10 days, compete in 3 races, and even cliff-jumping. Did these lightweight, flexible, zero-drop minimalist shoes have it in them to hold up to Bermuda Triple Challenge?

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