Author Archives: Jeff Cain

Reebok All Terrain Thunder Review

As a cousin to the Reebok All Terrain OCR shoe, the Thunder has some family resemblances, but differs in several characteristics. The distinctive bright colors invite comments from everyone who catches a glimpse. If you like attention-getters, these will do it for you. The shoes aren’t super heavy, weighing in at 11.4 oz for men and […]
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The good in everyone

Community, relationships, friendship, and kindness has occupied a large portion of my psyche after writing this article about community, reading this one about OCR cat fights, and observing a week of political/societal/cultural upheaval in the United States.  THIS IS NOT AN ARTICLE EXPRESSING MY POLITICAL OPINIONS.  The world has enough unsolicited opinions and this site is about obstacle racing.  […]
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Resolve

The fact that rain was pouring down amidst wind gusts nearing 30 miles per hour was one reason why I should cancel my long run.  But there were better reasons not to, namely as a father of a young girl I want to demonstrate grit and determination in the face of difficult circumstances.  That, and I need […]
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Great American Fitness Challenge Review

If not for the fact this event was 30 minutes from my house and filled a void in my summer racing schedule, I would have let the Great American Fitness Challenge in Lexington, KY slip on by without a second thought. I didn’t though, so here is an abbreviated version of my thoughts. They had an interesting […]
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Icebug Spirit 4 olx Review

I finally relented and gave the most talked about new shoe company in OCR (Icebug) a chance.  After browsing through the plethora of models that Icebug offered, I realized I needed assistance in choosing the right model for me.  My racing friend, Rob Butler, known to many as the devilish designer of Shale Hill Training Center […]
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2016 Orphan Adventure Mission Trip

I write this post because I think it will find its way to the right people.  To a few select athletes whose passion extends beyond obstacle racing, extends beyond competition, extends beyond physical challenges.  To those who love the sport of obstacle racing, but also want to make a real difference in people’s lives. To those […]
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Mud Guts and Glory Race Review 2015

Mud Guts & Glory fools me EVERY SINGLE TIME.  Five times total I have toed the starting line with a light heart and high spirits.  Five times total I have had moments of regret for doing so and wondered if the hills and obstacles would ever end.  MGG lures me in with its family atmosphere, its encouraging volunteers, […]
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2015 Indiana Spartan Sprint Review

  Thanks to Friday night rains, what once was a hard-packed trail primed for speed across the quick up and downs of Haspin Acres, turned into a sticky clay mud skating rink.  From the opening gun to the last fire jump, this was the slipperiest 4.9 miles I have ever experienced.  Traction was at a premium and even […]
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Let the kids play

The majority of my fondest memories of elementary school did not occur while sitting at a desk. They involved flying (flailing) from swings into the nearby honeysuckle bushes (and poison ivy); trying to climb up the slide and down the ladder; and swinging from scorching hot iron monkey bars while paint chips (probably lead-based) stuck […]
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Get your FREE Spartan Race here

Here is yet another chance to win a free entry to a 2015 Spartan Race (US races only).  The giveaway is being administered by Rafflecopter and instructions for entering are in the link at the bottom of this post.  I could ramble on and on about how this would be a great experience, but I will spare […]
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