Monthly Archives: December 2014

forget holiday wish lists – this is what obstacle racers ACTUALLY want

Posted on December 10, 2014

Norm Koch, the infamous race course director, posted the following on Facebook last week: As my good friend Matthew says: “Ask, and ye shall receive”. Here are the obstacles the racers want to see in 2015 racing season: AGILITY gut checks a la BattleFrog sternum checker downhill tire ride zip line crawl tunnels door knob

SOLO at 3:37 pm Dec 15
Maggie, I agree. :) In fact... health we can train for also!

the last minute guide to DNF your first endurance obstacle race – 5 essential steps

Posted on September 12, 2014

Congratulations. The fact that you are reading this blog post means that you are taking your DNF very seriously, and that you will not stop at anything in order to achieve that coveted three letter status. Today, I will share some key strategies to ensure a DNF in any endurance obstacle race you attempt. [If

SOLO at 2:47 pm Oct 16
GAH! That sounds frustrating, indeed! I find it really hard to find people who are truly same pace as you. And if they do not have the appropriate gear - makes it that much more frustrating!

Prison Break Toronto 2014 + discount code

Posted on September 4, 2014

Prison Break is one of the newer obstacle race series, yet it has already been highlighted among three top rated races in the Impact magazine, along with Ontario Women’s Triathlon and Oasis Zoo Run. It combines an obstacle heavy 5k with capture-the-flag twist, where you “break out” and attempt to escape, all while keeping the

why Warrior Dash Toronto 2014 left me disappointed

Posted on July 19, 2014

Warrior Dash Toronto was very much a last minute decision – I did not register until Wednesday of last week. I have not done a Warrior Dash since my very first obstacle race in 2010 – Warrior Dash in Illinois. We drove out with my brother and my dad, as there was no such thing

[…] Hitler. I have poked fun at a famous race director and wrote scathing reviews of everything from Warrior Dash to Fifty Shades of Grey to the Whole30 book (beloved by […]

Toronto Spring Tough Mudder 2013 – Race Recap

Posted on May 21, 2013

*This race review has been written for Obstacle Racing Magazine USA. You can view the original post at http://www.obstacleracingmagazine.com  Beep. Beep. Beep. Alarm rings. “Ugh. Just die already”, I think to myself. My bed is so warm, and from keeping the patio door open overnight, I feel the chill in the air. I bury my head

Solo at 7:23 am May 24
Awww - thank you, Tess. I'm incredibly flattered.

Spartan Race Time Trial @ Fenway Park, Boston – Race Recap

Posted on November 19, 2012

This past weekend, Spartan Race has joined the celebrations of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary. To celebrate in style, the ballpark has been converted into an obstacle racing venue for the Spartan Sprint Time Trial, the shortest distance race in the series. We could not have asked for a nicer day. I have to do a

Tough Mudder New Jersey 2012 – Race Recap

Posted on October 29, 2012

I ran Tough Mudder New Jersey on October 20, 2012 with Mike, my teammate and amazing buddy. Initially, I planned this TM as a World’s Toughest Mudder qualifier, as I knew that Toronto Tough Mudder will not be my fastest time, running with a team. However, I ended up running the Toronto course twice, and

Matt Cave at 12:30 pm Nov 16
What's the qualification standard for Worlds Toughest Mudder? The event isn't timed so how do they determine who qualifies?

BADASS Dash 2012, Kitchener, ON – Race Recap

Posted on October 22, 2012

BADASS Dash is a new player on the obstacle racing circuit, so of course, I had to show up and experience it for myself! According to the website, While the Kitchener event seems to be the only one in the series for 2012 season, there are already at least 11 events scheduled for 2013, most

[…] the course (mostly due to awesome company), I would not pay over $100 for this race. Races such as BadAss Dash and Prison Break provide a much better value for the […]

Epic Racing Arena – video application

Posted on October 22, 2012

Another nod to the exploding interest in the sport, Epic Racing Arena seems to be the Burning Man of obstacle racing. A 4-day festival in Las Vegas… All things obstacle racing. I’m assuming clothing is optional. From the Epic Racing Arena website: As part of the application, we are to complete and film a prescribed

[...] your daily ‘blog” routine because she WILL be a big name in 2013…also, check out this recent video submission she did, note those [...]

recovery week after Spartan Ultra Beast

Posted on September 25, 2012

I’m still assessing damage after the Saturday’s race, but it does not look too bad. No injuries that I can feel yet. Definitely sore all over. Lots of bruises. Lots of scrapes. Aloe vera, here I come. Here’s the plan for this week… SATURDAY Race day. 11 hours and 32 minutes of miserable fun. SUNDAY

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