Obstacle Racing, Ultrarunning, Other Thangs…

2013 Winter Death Race Podcast Part I

Click here to listen to the episode. The Winter Death Race: All of the strange pre race checklists, hours of mindless tasks, and thousands of burpees of the Summer Death Race but with the added bonus of water submersions in freezing cold temperatures. Nele Schulze and Joshua Grant had no intention of coming in first at this year’s annual Winter DR in...

World’s Toughest Podcast 2012 Part One

                   Here is a link to how all participants finished: Here is whom you heard on the podcast episodes in order of appearance: Ray Upshaw Melody “Tiger” Hazi Joel Gat Amelia Boone Matthew “UltraBeast” Dolitsky Junyong Pak Paul Towers Tatiana Becker Andrew Hostettler Tiffany Nvnez Corinne Kohlen Steven Azzopardi/Trent Shaw Isiah Vidal Justin...

Top 5 reasons a mud run is better than a street race.

Top reasons I prefer to run an obstacle race/mud run over a street 5/10k. Headphones. Most people at a street race are listening to music and in his or her own world. Attempt to strike up a conversation and you get funny looks. When I leave an obstacle race in another town, I have made several new friends by the end of that event. In my own neighborhood street...

Burpees at Gulf Coast Spartan Sprint

Here you can see a video of me being harassed by my friends at MUDRUNFUN. They are taking pleasure in me doing burpees after missing the Spear Throw. Do not watch with sensitive ears around. Also, please don’t judge my poor form....

Outvoting the committee in my head

  This past Saturday was to be a huge day. I had huge plans that involved running the Carolina Spartan Beast at 8:00am. This would give me 4 hours to finish the race and be back in time to run with my daughter in the 12:15pm kids race. It certainly would be enough time to get back by 1:15pm and do the opening leg of the first ever Spartan Relay with my...

My First DNF-The Ultra Beast

Carrie Adams asked us to write what it meant to DNF the Ultra Beast. Looking back, I  had so much ego going into the race. I can even be heard saying to Margaret that I “hoped it was 15 miles per loop”. On the outside, I was saying that I respected the mountain, its terrain, and the distance. Clearly, I did not. Clearly, I did not train even close...