Why would anyone do this? That’s a good question. It didn’t take long. It happened during the “Welcome Party.” We were less than an hour into what would turn out to be an 11 hour-long ordeal…but after 45 minutes of lunges, commando crawls and breakneck “bounding overwatch” 3-5 second sprint drills (on your feet – [...]

Over-Gaming I approached my first GORUCK Challenge like I would any endurance event. I prepared. I ran for miles with a weighted back pack. I practiced burpees, bear crawls and pull-ups. I spent hours on Facebook researching cold-weather gear, looking at pictures from previous GRC’s, and trying to figure out the best way to tape [...]

It’s good to be back! I’m feeling refreshed after taking some time off following a very busy, challenge-filled December. Our new schedule will begin next week…starting with a fresh newsletter for all subscribers. 2011 was an incredible year… I ran two Tough Mudder events with some great friends, worked with the amazing ABF team and [...]

Tough Mudder – Still the Gold Standard When: Sunday, November 13, 2011 First Heat: 8:45AM Where: Raceway Park Englishtown, NJ Distance: 12+ miles Participants: 10,000+ Charity: Wounded Warrior Project Temp at Start Time: 40 degrees Summary: This past weekend I had the pleasure of joining my team in running the Tough Mudder Tri-State event in Englishtown, New Jersey. Temperature for the weekend was [...]

March 31, 2012 10K Mud Run Update: Get 20% off at check-out when you register with the Promo Code: mudrunmaniac When: Saturday, November 5, 2011 First Heat: 9:00AM Where: YMCA Camp Ockanickon – Medford, NJ Distance: 10k (6.4 miles) Participants: 500 + Charity: YMCA – The Strong Kids Campaign Temp at Start Time: 40 degrees [...]

As the winter months approach, mud run maniacs keep on mudding. Running through frigid temperatures is tough enough as it is, but doing so drenched in icy cold mud is an entirely different animal that you need to prepare for. Before you head out to your local sporting goods store and exit with a cart [...]

So, I was in the gym today working on my mud run training (check out my training log here), which included a set of towel pull-ups for grip strength to end my workout. One of the trainers spotted me working on my towel pull-ups and said he wanted me to try something. He threw these [...]

Top Five Minimalist Mud Run Shoes

Are you a minimalist mud runner? Looking for the best minimalist mud run shoe to use in your mud run training? Wondering what the heck a minimalist mud run shoe is, anyway? (Scroll down to get right to the good stuff.) Hey Paul! So i wore my NB Minimus Trail Shoes this past Saturday @ [...]

My iPhone goes with me just about everywhere, especially during my mud run training sessions. Whether I’m trying out new routes, building up my endurance or just looking to share my training progress with my fellow mud run maniacs, I’m more likely than not turning to my iPhone to help get the job done. If [...]