Gear Review: “Anti-Slip Winter Gloves – Thermal & Windproof” from Survival Apex

By |May 10th, 2018|

Back in the offseason, when I was planning and preparing for the 2018 season, I encountered these gloves online and I am more than glad that I did. I only used them for one race this year yet, but I'm sure they will come in handy (lol, see what I did there?) for future races.

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.

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

Product Review: Compex Electrical Muscle Stimulators (EMS)

By |April 19th, 2018|

There is a saying that I like when it comes to fitness, “if you want something you never had, you have to be willing to do something you have never done.” Normally this comes in the form of more training, harder training or a better diet. The question is if you already feel like you are putting in extra effort in those categories, what else can you do? The answer may be Compex Electrical Muscle Stimulators (EMS).

Shoe Review: Salming Men’s OT Comp

By |April 17th, 2018|

We tested the Salming OT Comp (the Official Shoe of Savage Race)on varying rocky terrain, including some steep, rocky ascents and descents, packed and loose dirt, and even a road 5k to & from the trails - check out how it performed

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?

Product Review: Merrell Trail (OCR) Shoe Line

By |March 8th, 2018|

Earlier this year I got to test all four different models of Merrell’s trail running shoe line. I’m pretty picky about my shoes so as usual, I was skeptical. When I shop for an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) shoes I typically look in the trail running section but look for a couple of specific features including things like weight, ability to drain water, traction and fit.

Product Review: Frogskins Accessories: Gloves, Socks and Hood

By |February 22nd, 2018|

Although originally designed for water sports such as SCUBA diving and surfing, Frogskins is making a strong name for themselves in the world of endurance sports in harsh weather conditions.  Whether you are racing an Ultra-OCR this year, planning on doing some winter hunting or just live in a place with cold temperatures and don’t like freezing your butt off, pick up a pair of Frogskins so you don’t have to suffer the cold.

Review: Stoked Coffee Stix – Bring the Stoke With You

By |February 15th, 2018|

As editor-in-chief of Mud Run Guide, there is one substance above all that fuels me. Simply, coffee. The coffee routine at my house involves weighing and hand grinding freshly roasted beans, warming my mug and pour over set with one set of water. At the same time heating another kettle to an exact temperature before meditatively pouring over the beans.  Simply, it is my morning moving meditation.

Product Review: Frogskins Top and Bottom

By |February 8th, 2018|

“I love Frogskins.” “You need a pair of Frogskins.”  “Obviously you own a pair of Frogskins right?”  All of these statements have been said to me in the past year.  So I finally relented and decided to test out a pair of the Australian based Frogskins designed by Probe Wetsuits since my friends would not stop mentioning them in conversations having to do with Ultra-Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) like Toughest Mudder, World’s Toughest Mudder and Spartan’s Ultra-Beast.

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