The 3 Elements course tests three elements vital to OCR: Power, Teamwork, and Performance.
Like many obstacle course racers, I have developed some impressive calluses on my hands and feet from working grip strength and running on a regular basis. There is nothing more frustrating than when you tear your callous or pop a blister and experience that raw, stinging discomfort that will ultimately sideline you for a few days while your body works to heal itself.
Shale Hill Adventure consistently known as one of the being a hidden gem of OCR has their annual 24-hours of Shale Hell coming up soon. One lap on this course is enough for most but those looking to take it further can challenge themselves with up to 24-hours of running and hundreds of obstacles, on August 6-7 starting at 10am. If 24-hours of continuous obstacles are a bit extreme Shale Hill Adventure also offers what "mini-hell" with a 5k, 10k, and 8-hour running options starting on Saturday, August 6.
If you've wandered into the world of endurance, be it a GORUCK event, Spartan Hurricane Heat, Agoge, or some other iteration, then you've probably had some experience taking on a leadership role, whether by choice or nomination. A big part of the process in events like these is figuring out what works and what doesn't and how to bind a team of individuals into an effective unit.
I was friends with Yancy Culp before he started training full-time. He is a motivator! It's hard not to get excited after talking to him. Yancy has been my personal trainer for two and half years. My wife and I also motivate each other to stay at it.
Summer is coming and we all need a refresher on running and training in the heat . While we are at it, what are people saying about running high, as in, stoned. We talk about an article on the topic on the show as well. The Cooldown is the place for weekly OCR and endurance commentary from Athlete On Fire and mud Run Guide.
The Cooldown is a weekly show produced by the team over at Athlete On Fire specifically for the crew at Mud Run Guide. Get ready to hear from the athletes that competed last weekend as well as the most interesting news we could find and a little training advice mixed in. Enjoy this first episode of many to come and don't forget to give Mud Run Guide some love for sharing this show with you every week!
The SISU Forge will always have a special place in my heart. It was my first endurance event back in 2014, and my first real introduction to the crazy and wonderful people of Team SISU. I've been fortunate enough to be able to attend the Forge every year since, making me one of only two athletes (along with Patrick Scully) to participate in all three of them.