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Preparing for 48 Hours of OCR: Physical Strength

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

I make a lot of poor decisions when it comes to endurance events. This year I announced I was going to run Conquer The Gauntlet (CTG) for 48 hours straight, which I call Endure The Gauntlet. The event piggybacks off CTG Tulsa and has 100% of race registrations going to the charity Folds of Honor (which provides scholarship money to children whose parents were killed or wounded in military service).

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North American OCR Championship Results

The North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships took place over the weekend at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. Athletes from all over North America converged on the Green Mountains for three days of racing action.

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Portland Sprint 2018

I’ll begin by saying I live in Portland, Oregon, but this “Portland” race is actually located about 40 minutes away, so there will be no location bias here. The Portland Spartan Sprint is hands down the best Spartan Race location in the nation. Facts are fact, Mud Run Guide fans!

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Community Members of the Week: August 3 – 9, 2018

The Mud Run Guide community is toeing the starting line around the world this weekend. At races like Spartan on the west coast of the United States to North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships in Vermont and beyond.

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Review: RX Nut Butter

RXBAR offers a more natural bar for those looking to fuel their next race or training run. RXBAR shares their ingredients right on the front of the packaging and offers a no BS approach to race nutrition. Recently RXBARs introduced a new Nut Butter line offering athletes a lightweight nutrition packed fuel option.

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Training Tuesday: Grab a Rock and Let's Workout

August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Margaret Schlachter brings it back old school with this original rock workout she created back in 2011 while training as a professional obstacle racer.

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Training Tuesday: Spartan's The Barn Beast WOD

This week on Training Tuesday we feature Spartan's workout - The Barn Beast. Barn Beast was a name given to Jason Jaksetic (featured in the video) when he lived in Pittsfield, Vermont in Joe De Sena's barn.

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OCRTUBE Introduces OCR Life

OCRTUBE is the brainchild of Arnel Bawana. He has traveled around the world documenting obstacle course racing. He not only has created videos showcasing the race companies, recipes, and now he is working on a series to showcase the people of obstacle course racing called OCR Life.

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Race Recap: Terrain Race Colorado Springs 2018

2018 marks the first year Terrain Race has an event in both Denver and Colorado Springs. This was a brand-new race venue for participants and was a much different experience than the Spartan Fort Carson Honor Series from earlier in the year. Racers were introduced to new style obstacles, more mud than they had earlier in the year, and a fun family-oriented experience.

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Community Members of the Week: July 27 – August 2, 2018

This week's members were at the Spartan in Utah and Rugged Maniac in Canada. Showing us that couples who race together stay together and sometimes you just have to have fun at a race.

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When’s the last time you were tutored for free by best-selling authors, certified personal trainers and CrossFit-certified coaches – for free – before you even started a new sport?

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.74 / 5 from 1661 reviews.

Warrior Dash

Average rating: 2.78 / 5 from 199 reviews.

Dirty Girl Mud Run

Average rating: 2.56 / 5 from 118 reviews.


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Alpha Warrior

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 28 reviews.

Frontline OCR

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 16 reviews.

Big Dog Brag

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.


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