October is an exciting and bittersweet time of year in obstacle racing. If you're like me, your season is winding down. The calendar only has a few dates left on it and you're gearing up for championships and the long off-season of winter training.
Every Spartan Race starts the same way as you step the starting line. Before pumping you up with music and motivational speeches, you will hear the emcee give a run through of what lies ahead for those that have dared to take on the challenge.
Rugged Maniac, the name alone is enough to entice anyone looking to break free from their weekday drudgery and venture into the world of obstacle courses. The Rugged Maniac is a series of obstacles course races offered throughout the United States and Canada.
Having an event located on/near a military base and naming it an "Honor Series" I expected a lot of patriotic fanfare and pride for our nation's military. However, at the end of the day, it just didn't measure up.
if you’ve never heard of or experienced the Indian Mud Run, you’re missing one of the finest and most challenging obstacle course racing events in North America. Located in central Ohio, the Indian Mud Run utilizes some of the most difficult man-made obstacles and natural terrain in a way that truly raises the bar on obstacle course racing.
A moment of “what if” where you know you could have done that much better? If so, then like me you may have also decided that you need an extra kick in your training. Then you also likely have decided to get a personal trainer to kick things up a notch. Excellent idea. But first…
This past weekend I completed what was my final race of 2017: The Arctic Dash at Camp Kern in Oregonia, Ohio. It's a bittersweet feeling to see December come knowing this will be my last OCR hoorah before the long cold months of off-season training. 2017 was a good year and I wasn't ready for it to end, so I looked for one more race to fill the calendar and found the Arctic Dash right in my backyard.
Especially in the Midwest where when the temps drop and the mud dries up the majority of the obstacle course races head West or South. Fear, not mud runners, Viking Dash is here to help fill the winter OCR blues.