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WTM 2016, Part 2: Set Up for Success

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I’m not a veteran Ultra Runner but there is a way to mitigate this weakness a little bit. “Proper planning and preparation prevents piss poor performance,” as the saying goes. Every bit of information you could wish for has been …

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World’s Toughest Mudder 2016 Las Vegas

WTM 2016, Part 1: Looking for Limits World’s Toughest Mudder is a 24 hour Obstacle Course Race during which participants will complete as many laps as possible on the five mile course. This loop has to be tackled over and …

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Spartan Ultra Beast Lake Tahoe 2016

Two years ago, I started running obstacle course races regularly and about one and a half years ago I actually started to train to improve my running specifically. No wonder that my participation in the 2015 Spartan Race World Championship …

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Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

My team “Family Jules”, consisting of the outstanding Team Captain Ryan Kent, and my wonderful teammates Julie Fults, Candace Appleton-Kuntz, and Joel Burrows raced in the episode broadcasted on July 7th. Below I will share my own personal point of …

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Spartan Obstacle Specialist (SOS) Course – 03/12/2016

SOS in Seattle 03/12/2016 I attended the Spartan Obstacle Specialist course in Seattle in March. This is an addition to Spartan Race’s SGX training program, which used to be aimed exclusively at coaches but with the SOS now is also …

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BattleFrog Xtreme San Francisco – 02/20/2016

Race Review This time, you will find my race review on Obstacle Racing Media. Check it out, it was very very different from BFX LA, but still all about endurance! Here are the Strava visuals on the race: Race Strategy …

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BattleFrog Xtreme Los Angeles – 02/06/2016

BattleFrog Xtreme Los Angeles – 02/06/2016 Prado Regional Park on a sunny and warm Saturday was going to be the location of my first BattleFrog event. The 5.4mi course had 31 obstacles and about 100ft elevation to offer. After the …

Fuel your fire: Nutrition

Preface: I don’t take any supplements whatsoever. No pills, no powders, no shakes, no drinks, not in training, not in competition, never, nothing, nil, nada. What you are going to read is therefor the complete story of how I physically …

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OCR Training: The Multi-Rig

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The multi-rig, here the double-long version at the end of the Spartan Race World Championship 2015 at Lake Tahoe, combines gymnastics rings, ropes with knots, and pipes in an ever changing order and height. Without proper training, or strong crossover …

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Tools of the trade: Clothing for OCR

My first race in the elite heat I went all out on was in Temecula, January 2015, and I finished in 27th place. My last elite heat Spartan Race was the LA Sprint in December 2015 and I finished in …