Monthly Archives: November 2012

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 Kitchener 2012 – 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 […]

My Training And Recovery The Week After Spartan Ultra Beast 2012

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

Lessons Learned At The Spartan Ultra Beast 2012 – Race Recap

Posted on September 24, 2012

It is Monday after the race weekend, and I am fighting my standard post-race blues. After packing and repacking, pacing and obsessing, shopping and prepping, and then packing some more, it almost feels weird not to have all my thoughts occupied with the Ultra Beast. I completed the race in 11 hours and 32 minutes,

CONGRATS! I am in awe.

5 Peaks Highlands Nordic Centre Trail Race 2012 – Race Recap

Posted on July 27, 2012

Early morning for the team. Mike, Craig and JR drove in last night to racing central aka my place. At midnight we were still hard at work, getting ready for the race… at a party, with a drink in one hand, and a tortilla chip in the other. Coffee fixes everything, however, and we were

[...] and Spartan Sprint, and Spartan Beast, and Lindsay Chase, and Toronto Triathlon Festival, and 5 Peaks Enduro Trail race) [...]

Spartan Sprint Toronto 2012 – Race Recap

Posted on July 9, 2012

The alarm goes off at 6am. After the previous day’s craziness and sleep deprivation, 6 hours of sleep feels downright luxurious. I decide against breakfast. Empty stomach feels great during a race, and as long as I get a gel in 15 minutes before the start, I will be good to go. Some things cannot

[…] Liked this post? Check out the GPS data and some new obstacles from this year’s Montreal Sprint and the race recap of Toronto Spartan Sprint 2012. […]

GORUCK Challenge Toronto 2012 – Part 3

Posted on June 28, 2012

It’s getting lighter. We are marching around the sleepy city, and the logs are getting heavier. The occasional people  zombies we encounter either look perplexed or completely oblivious – the latter tends to be the function of the big city, I think. Try surprising someone downtown Toronto… chances are they will pretend they cannot see

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GORUCK Challenge Toronto 2012 – Part 2

Posted on June 27, 2012

We take off at a comfortable jogging pace, still trying to maintain two lines. It’s the prom weekend, and semi-drunk teenagers decked out in lilac dresses and cheap tuxedos are quite amused. We get a couple of “I-officially-declare-you-weird” honks. The theme of this mission is zombie apocalypse, and we are directed to not engage the

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GORUCK Challenge Toronto 2012 – Part 1

Posted on June 25, 2012

After the gym and a long nap, we finished packing. Six bricks – check. Water, gels, bars and mini-potatoes for fuel – check. Salt pills, ibuprofen and duct tape (you never know when you will need duct tape) – check. The American flag was, of course, to be replaced with a Canadian flag, and someone

[…] would be my second Goruck (you can read my event recap from Goruck Challenge Toronto 2012 here), and yet again I was packing hours before the […]

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