I cannot believe it has been about a month since my last entry! However, I can say that my time off was well worth the extra dedication to training and focusing on my OCR team. During that time period we completely revamped our school gym with various donations from DonorsChoose.org, and now you cannot even recognize the room. We also started to visit our local … Continue reading Race: Santa Cruz 5K & CrossFit Training!
I am off to another excellent start for the year! Not only is 2019 going to be jam-packed with races, but for my first race, at the San Juan Bautista Mission 10 Half-Marathon, on January 26, 2019, I was able to finish with another PR at 2:00:08, which is 2 minutes faster than my previous time! Now I was aiming for under 2 hours, but … Continue reading Race: Mission 10 Half-Marathon!
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!