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Training Tuesday: Spartan Race Spear Throw

By |September 26th, 2017|

With it being the Spartan Race World Championships week we had to share for this Training Tuesday the spear throw. The spear throw is one of the few obstacles in the Spartan Race lineup that really requires a lot of skill and sometimes a little patience.

Training for Overnight Events: I Wear my Sunglasses at Night

By |September 21st, 2017|

As we approach the end of the year, we start getting more high profile ultramarathon obstacle course races. Other than the excessive amount of running and obstacles involved, a non-trivial challenge for a lot of these events is competing overnight in low light and while sleep deprived. Here are a couple tips for how to prepare for that aspect of the event without changing your life into being a nocturnal hermit.

Dr. Redtights Tip: Overtraining is About More than Training

By |August 3rd, 2017|

We can be obsessive compulsives about our training regimen, but there’s something that’s hard to control: life. Dr. Redtights talks about overtraining in his latest article.

Tough Mudder Reveals the First-Ever Tough Mudder Bootcamp in Brooklyn, NY

By |July 21st, 2017|

Tough Mudder’s US Headquarters in Brooklyn, NY on the seventh floor of 15 Metro Tech is now home to the first Tough Mudder Bootcamp, where people can come take a 45-minute high intensity interval training workout designed to improve four pillars: strength, power, agility and endurance.

Training Tuesday: Conquering the 6 Foot Wall

By |July 11th, 2017|

Walls are an integral part of almost every obstacle race or mud run. They can range in height from a few feet up to over 10-feet tall. Being able to get over the wall is often a challenge for many obstacle racers. Hunter McIntyre and Cassidy Watton (Epic Hybrid Training Coach and Spartan Race Pro Team athlete) bring us through some techniques we can all apply on race day in the video below.

The Hypothermia Paradox: Feel Cold, Speed Up!

By |June 13th, 2017|

One of the most common environmental challenges in endurance OCRs, especially of the Tough Mudder variety, is cold stress. World’s Toughest Mudder is famous for being a race where a wetsuit is normally required for successful completion of 24 hours on the course. As humans, we have really strange reactions to cold stress, so let’s talk about the best practices for dealing with the cold.

20 Obstacle Racing Hacks for a Better Race Day

By |May 19th, 2017|

Life hacks are popular across the board. In our busy world, looking for ways to increase our experience while decreasing the time and effort is the norm. Mud Run Guide consulted with the obstacle racing community to bring you some of the best hacks to help out for your next obstacle race or mud run. Here are some of the hacks the community has come up with.

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 [...]

Dr. Redtights Tip: The Importance of Why; Achieving Long-Term Success

By |April 17th, 2017|

When I talk about ultrarunning or obstacle racing to the lay public, a frequent response that I get is a look of shock and awe, then the question: “Why?” Sometimes it comes with some clarification like, “why do you do that to yourself?” or “why do you pay for that?”

WOLFPACK NINJAS – Squad up!

By |January 10th, 2017|

The absolute best way to improve in life is by joining up with positive, like-minded people who are going to push you. That's why the Wolfpack Ninjas have been so successful. They are constantly pushing each other to improve and want to challenge each other to get better. It's this way with work, or training for American Ninja Warrior or being in a band... Squad up with others to get the most out off your training and life! As the wolves say: AROOOO!

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