Are you gearing up to start your runs for 2019? If you are like me, you will be doing races all year round at intense levels without many breaks! Some of you may be doing your first obstacle race ever, others might be doing their first 5K or Marathon, but whatever it may be, one needs to know how to properly get ready for such … Continue reading Gearing Up For 2019! What Every Racer Should Know Or Do Beforehand!
I was recently asked by my fellow coworkers, “why are you eating so many carbs?” to which I simply replied, “I need this for energy.” Explaining how carbo-loading works is not the most complex discussion, but when they add, “Where’s the protein?” then it becomes a more complex discussion about an obstacle racers diet. Now I am by no means a nutritionist or an expert, … Continue reading An Obstacle Racer’s Diet!
Wow is all I can say for the end of 2018. My OCR racers and I are now done for the year and boy was it a great way to end the year! These races were no easy feat, but we all managed to push through and accomplish what many cannot. With one week apart, I managed to race in the final Spartan of the … Continue reading Races: Castaic Spartan Sprint & San Juan Bautista Double Road Race 10K!
Another excellent race down with my team of young OCR athletes! The San Francisco AT&T Park Spartan Stadium (December 1st, 2018) was an amazing experience for these kids. Not only did they push each other individually, but they worked hard to accomplish obstacles as a team, and encouraged one another through the whole experience. As a coach, I was quite proud of each and everyone … Continue reading Race: San Francisco AT&T Park Spartan Stadium Sprint!
As always, another excellent race from Terrain Racing! Although this year lacked a bunch of different elements, such as the pool starts, and much more, they still managed to get people out there running through the course and jumping through mud pits, which everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. I really enjoyed myself out there (so much that I ran it twice), … Continue reading Race: Terrain Racing Irvine 5K!
It has been a few weeks, but these past few weeks have been jam-packed with a ton of racing! On October 27th, I ran the Red Ribbon Run 5K in Hollister, California, where I PRed on my 5K time, with a time of 22:28. In addition to running a good time, I also brought out many of my OCR racers, which placed in many of … Continue reading Races: Red Ribbon Run & The Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K + More!
I am going to begin by saying this race was extremely enjoyable for my whole middle school OCR team! For many of them, it was their first time ever doing an obstacle course race, and thus it was that much more meaningful; especially after several early morning weeks of intense cardio training and weightlifting to prepare them all for this RUGGED MANIAC! The Murieta Equestrian … Continue reading Race: Rugged Maniac Sacramento!