Losing Pride: The Battle of True Mudd: May 2016

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In the world of Obstacle Racing, every event is a battle. Some fight to overcome addiction. Some fight to improve our health. Some fight to inspire others. Some fight to celebrate milestones. Some fight because the battle itself is a proof of life, a validation of our struggle and effort. And for others, it’s pride. […]

The Secret Guide to Becoming a Spartan Badass: An Interview with Faux Joe De Sena

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The following is a guest post by an entity called Faux Joe De Sena: an intoxicated, sadistic, and unstable fragment of Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena’s subconscious. I conjured Faux Joe using an Ouija board forged out of molten finisher’s medals and the letter/number combinations from Spartan Race memory challenges. And now, here’s Faux Joe: […]

Pick Your Poison: Specialization and How the OCR World Championship Just Changed the Game

Pick your poison specialization and how the OCR World Championship just changed everything

As a sport and culture still in its youth, OCR remains a mad evolutionary experiment with wild variation, mass extinctions, and even an early Precambrian-style period which led to its popularity. Now, Mother Mud is at it again, this time with the OCR World Championship as the proverbial meteorite. From OCR World Championship committee: “In […]

4 Lessons this OCR Athlete Learned at Gunny’s Boot Camp (CrossFit) Challenge

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Back when reading books was still in vogue, my father taught me the art of research and exploration, that magical, unexpected gems existed in the straight line between question and answer: serendipity. Serendipity paid me a visit this past weekend when my wife and I researched information about one race and discovered another event by […]

6 Tips to Make the Most of Your OCR Race

As a grand, mad experiment, Obstacle Course Racing is hardly uniform–at least superficially– across venues. Whether you’re throwing spears at a Spartan Race, racing for charity at a local event, roughing the course with the SEALs at BattleFrog, or just here for the beer and party with Warrior Dash, each venue contributes its own racing […]