About Tara Skinner

After losing 120 lbs I was looking for new ways to keep me motivated. In walked OCR. That was 5 years ago and I havent looked back. I now run about 15 different OCRs and 6 local 5ks a year. I hike and weightlift to help me prepare. This is a lifestyle for me..its how I spend my weekends in the summer and a way to put my training to the test. The people I have met along the way and the new things I have learned about my body have made this a journey I am so glad I embarked on.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Citi Field 2017

By |May 19th, 2017|

Since so many people have been complaining that Spartan Races are becoming stale, they decided to call upon the weather Gods and order a huge rainstorm for the Spartan Race sprint at Citifield to mix things up. OK so maybe this isn’t true, BUT the weather was another obstacle we had to deal with.

Race Recap: City Challenge Race

By |April 26th, 2017|

“Think Outside of the Mud” is the motto of City Challenge Race a very different kind of OCR that has been around since 2013. Rather than on mountains or other hilly terrains they are run on pavement in Urban areas. They have two locations in New Jersey, one on Randalls Island in New York City and one in Massachusetts.

Gear Review: DgearOG Gloves

By |April 11th, 2017|

I have been running OCR for five years now so I pretty much have my gear list set for my races but these were going to be unchartered waters. The weather itself was going to be an obstacle. I decided on my clothes but wasn’t sure what to do to protect my hands and still be able to use them properly. Regular winter gloves would have kept them warm but would have provided no grip. I did some research and decided on DGearOG Obstacle Course Racing Full Fingered Gloves.

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