Savageman Triathlon

“All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.” -Pink Floyd When you hear athletes talking about their Savageman Triathlon experience (and if you’re talking tri, then it’s definitely going to come up because it has in turns been called the hardest, the best, the most fun and the most beautiful triathlon out there), […]

Fastest Growing Form of Exercises – Parkour

ABSTRACT Remember the story of the elephant and the blind men? Each blind man was presented with a different part of the elephant’s body to examine, and then asked to describe the animal. The answers were as varied as the body parts: tusk, trunk, ear, tail, foot. There could be no agreement on exactly what […]

Selecting Shoes for Your Next Obstacle Course

Now that the obstacle race date is fast approaching, it may be a good time to take sometime and prepare for the race. One of the most common asked question by a newbie runner is “What type of shoes am I supposed to wear?”.  This article will guide you through what is available on the […]

Rebel Race is Not Ready for Prime Time

When it comes to mud races, the event is about a lot more than how tough or messy the obstacles are or how much fun it looks like people are having in the pictures posted on the event’s website. The Rebel Race is a relative newcomer to the world of obstacle and mud run events […]

Merrell Getting Down and Dirty

When it comes to mud runs, muck is the only given; the need for muscle, not so much. There are plenty of mud runs and obstacle courses that are truly extreme events, designed to make contestants dig deep and call on reserves of strength built from hours in the gym. Some require miles of roadwork […]

Spartan Death Race – Extreme Is Not Enough

There is a certain amount of hype and bravado that goes into almost all of the extreme mud races and obstacle courses. Whether it’s coming from the event organizers themselves or those who have actually survived the ordeal, most people considering signing up for this type of race automatically discount at least a fraction of […]

GoRuck Challenge – Promoting a Bag or Building a Team?

When you first hear about the GoRuck Challenge you can’t help but think that it sounds like shameless self-promotion with a bit of revenue generation thrown in – an extreme workout that you pay $120 to participate in, all for the right to test out a bag and earn a patch if you complete it? […]

Tasting Mud at the USMC Ultimate Challenge

There are lots of different ways to gauge if a mud race is worth the price of admission and whether the event organizers do a decent job of putting together a real challenge. Most people read the reviews of previous years’ events online, or ask around and talk to buddies who are into mud runs […]