Find out why proper nutrition and gear are so important in preparing for an endurance event.
EXCLUSIVE: Joe announces a new "point system" in the works for next year's "Triple Crown" (Spartan World Championships, Spartan Trifecta Championships, and Spartan ULTRA Championships) and the launch of Spartan Trail, the growth of Spartan Kids, Stadion, & more.
Did Jon Albon keep his quest for Spartan's ultimate prize purse of $1,000,000 alive with an ULTRA qualifier in Malaysia? With 60+ obstacles between him and qualifying in under 10 hours, did he make the cut?
When you hear about an adventure or race, often times it is the elite or masters finishers that get the most attention. I am not going to lie, they are some pretty amazing people, and however, I like to hear all sides of the story. An Ultra event is an epic adventure no matter what category you are in as a racer / OCR athlete, and for the Iceland race, I wanted to get multiple perspectives from those that ran it.
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.
The SB100 was a rough introduction to the world of ultra running. My facetious but true statement when people would ask me if I had run a 100 before was, "I have never run a race without obstacles more than 13.1 miles." Of course, I decided to change that by running one of the hardest 100 milers in Southern California. Here's how it went (spoiler, the kitty was a lie):
When coupled with already being a little light-headed from an endorphin high, it really doesn't take much for me to get the exact feeling I'm trying to achieve: painless, effortless running with virtually no impact with each step. I don't know about you, but to me this seems like the holy grail of running - the ability to run longer, easier, with less (or no) pain.
Adam Kimble joins a very small group of people who have run across the United States of America. Mud Run Guide had the pleasure of sharing his experience with the world. Follow the whole series. Kimble ran from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in this sixty-day adventure covering almost 2,500 miles on foot.
Antelope Canyon 50 - A Chance to Run in Breathtaking Slot Canyons! With my wife Kristen and daughter Vivi in-tow, we hauled the Mud Run Guide RV a couple hundred miles and thousands of feet in elevation, topping out at about 7,321' in Flagstaff. Luckily gas is cheap right now as a 30-something foot RV towing [...]