Okay folks let’s talk Rugged Maniac Portland! This is a race that I decided 3 years ago was my favorite fun race of the year. I look forward to attending this venue, Portland International Raceway, and trying the new obstacles. I will just jump right into it.
Let me start out by saying that I am no stranger to the mental games that can happen during endurance events. I’ve done a couple of Beast OCR events that lasted up to 12 hours overnight, Machete Madness Recon as well as Spartan Hurricane Heats.
Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training and the “Star Course” is the culminating rucking exercise of Special Forces Selection. You show up with your ruck and you get a list of waypoints. You plot your route, then you start rucking: point to point, mile after mile.
As someone who had only done Spartan Races until the beginning of 2018 I was excited to try new races with different obstacles. I will say that Rugged Maniac was by far the most fun race I have done to date. Everything from the obstacles, venue, and the announcers all just showed that this race was for fun and nothing else.
From deep within the Beasts OCR territory, hundreds of Beasts and other participants flooded (pun intended) into Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in beautiful Snohomish WA for a weekend of Spartan racing.
Who’s crazy enough to travel to San Francisco, CA & get in a van with 5 strangers for an adventure? That would be me! Last weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in the Napa Ragnar Relay Race. I started
While hanging out with fellow Beasts OCR dude Drew Hooper, we were tooling about Grays Harbor Horns and Hooks Sportsmen Show this weekend to scope the goods. I was in desperate need of real OCR style shoes as my current
On the road to Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge in Big Fork, MT the first thing that struck me was the natural beauty of snowcapped mountains, blue Sky, and a glassy lake. The side of mother nature that we all dream
It was 6:30AM on a Saturday morning and I was looking at my 5 year old asleep in his bed. I leaned in and whispered “Good morning…are you ready for your first Mud Run?” His eyes shot open and with
A few of us met up at Martha Washington Park on Lake Washington this Saturday for this event. It was not at all what I expected…it was way cooler! This is one challenging event. It started with a “Warm-up” led