About Daniel_Ludwig

Daniel is an avid OCR and endurance event enthusiast, trail runner, and amateur triathlete. He enjoys being outdoors, pursuing good health, exploring the unknown, and creating as many amazing memories as possible with his girlfriend (also an avid OCR competitor and former Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge on NBC contestant) and their collective mini-me's. You can follow his adventures on Instagram at @danielkludwig.

Grit OCR – East Walker Ranch, Santa Clarita, CA

By |February 25th, 2019|

Last Saturday saw the return of Grit OCR, an up-and-coming local OCR event here in the greater Los Angeles area brought to life last year by owners Antonio and Malorie Alletto. The inaugural event saw impressive numbers and reviews, and they were looking to build on that success this second time around. And build on it, they did.

Race Recap: Spartan SoCal Super

By |February 7th, 2019|

The 2019 Spartan race season started with a bang last weekend in Chino, CA, with the SoCal Super and Sprint. With its flat, grassy straights and gentle, rolling hills, it's the perfect course to kick off the new year. Read more about Daniel Ludwig's thougths on this year's Super course.

Training Tuesday: Rope Climb

By |February 5th, 2019|

MRG Crew Member Daniel Ludwig share some tips & tricks for tackling an obstacle that's really dreaded by some - the rope climb

Race Recap: Spartan Race Los Angles Sprint Weekend – Castaic Lake, CA

By |December 26th, 2018|

For most SoCal Spartans, the Spartan Los Angeles Sprint Weekend at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area signifies the end of a long and grueling OCR season. For some, it's a last chance to earn that Sprint medal needed to complete a trifecta. For others, it's simply a chance to run with friends, take a leisurely [...]

Training Tuesday: The Spear Throw

By |November 6th, 2018|

This Training Tuesday we are mixing it up. We bring you a new series of tutorials from racers just like you. Our crew has stepped up to present weekly tutorials for some of your favorite obstacles and also training tips. This week I tackle the Spear Throw.

Spartan Beast Tejon Ranch – Lebec, CA

By |October 26th, 2018|

This past Saturday, Spartan unveiled a new race venue here on the West Coast, namely Tejon Ranch in Lebec, CA, about an hour north of Los Angeles. Being a new location, of course, participants had little idea what to expect from the course.

What I Learned From My DNF

By |October 18th, 2018|

When Spartan announced a few days before this year's World Championship race in Lake Tahoe, that the course would be shortened by about four miles, I secretly let out a sigh of relief. However, I wasn't ready to experience a DNF and the stages of grief after not finishing a race.

2018 Spartan World Championships – Lake Tahoe, CA

By |October 3rd, 2018|

For the fourth year in a row, the Spartan World Championships were held in beautiful North Lake Tahoe, CA, specifically Squaw Valley Ski Resort. This was my second time here (last year being my first), and, in my opinion, it did not disappoint.

Why I Saw a Running Coach

By |September 25th, 2018|

In the past year, or so, I've been upping my OCR game: more events, longer events, and more miles. For the most part, things have gone smoothly. I like to think that I'm pretty in tune with my body and that I'm a good listener when it comes to hearing what my body needs. Like most of us, I have a full-time job, kids, and other responsibilities that limit my training opportunities, but I do the best I can with what I have.

OCR Spotlight: Richard Diaz

By |September 18th, 2018|

If you've run even a handful of races, or are part of one of the countless OCR-specific groups on social media, then you've probably heard his name. But who exactly is Richard Diaz? Diaz is the mastermind behind Diaz Human Performance.

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