Saturday afternoon in the lobby of the Westin Trillium Resort in Blue Mountain Village, someone asked me how I would rank the OCR World Championships against other races. I paused. Then paused some more. I’m sure there was a blank stare on my face. My mind churned as I quickly tried to form an answer. … More OCR World Championships: Where does it rank?
You don’t take a knife to a gun fight and you don’t take the wrong pair of shoes to the Barkley Fall Classic. Make either of those mistakes and you’ll be hurting in the worst of ways. Perhaps I shouldn’t have “tested” my new Salming Trail 5s on one of the most extreme courses in the … More Salming Trail 5s carried me through the Barkley Fall Classic 50K
Fighting a giant is no easy task. It will hammer you with blow after blow, leaving you yelping in pain and moaning with agony. However, should you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of fighting a giant, I offer these words of reality that probably will not help you. After all, you already signed up … More How to fight a giant (AKA Barkley Fall Classic)
I don’t write race reports anymore, because I know how boring they are. But this is a special case. I have lobbied for a Spartan Race in Kentucky for a long time and it finally happened in the form of a Military Sprint at Fort Knox! So I’m obliged to provide a review and here … More Spartan Race strikes gold at Fort Knox
Unfortunately, for some, discipline becomes just a pretty moniker for something that is much less noble. They falsely define discipline as forcing themselves to undertake extreme workouts every single day regardless of their body’s condition. They can’t back off because in their minds, slowing down is a weakness. They adopt an extreme “Can’t stop. Won’t … More That’s not really discipline
I have watched it happen. OCR friends from elite to open, male and female, have been dropping out of the scene. It’s a minuscule drip, but just enough for me to notice. Not enough to be alarming, but enough to evoke my curiosity. So why would people leave one of the greatest sports on the … More Why 25 People quit OCR
I highly appreciate paved roads because they allow me to……