Will Work For Adventure


You probably aren’t getting the most out of your training.  Lack of rest and recovery is why. How often do you rest?  How often do you deload?  If you are like a lot of people I see on my Facebook feed, the answer is rarely or never.  A lot of people take pride in the fact that they don’t rest often or that they don’t taper before comps. I just shake my… Read More

I stumbled on this the other day mainly because of a Twitter interaction. It’s a new product called ActivBeacon for your phone (currently only iPhone4 or above).  The idea is simple. It uses the onboard accelerometers on your phone combined with GPS to determine if you have a fall, crash, or stop moving.  When that happens, it sends out a emergency text and voice messages with your GPS coordinates to your designated… Read More

I have a soft spot for Ninja Warrior series. It was the original Japanese version on G4 that made try an OCR. I might not go crazy for the series, but I’ll watch and respect the athleticism of the competitors.

World’s Toughest Mudder (Tough Mudder Championship) 8+ Miles Loops over 24-28 Hours December 17th – 18th 2011 Englishtown, NJ The Event: World’s Toughest Mudder is the Tough Mudder organizations championship event. Where other Tough Mudder events are billed as not a race but a challenge, World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) is most definitely a race with $10,000 going to the male and female winners. The obstacles are beefed up and conditions are bad. This… Read More

Metro Dash 600m Sprint October 8th 2011 Auburn, MA The Event: Metro Dash is not a mud run, but it is an obstacle race. It’s a challenging sprint through a “gut wrenching, muscle pounding, make you want to through up (their typo not mine) obstacle course”. In a type of racing dominated by longer distances with 5000 meters being considered short, Metro Dash offers a unique experience by packing obstacles into 600 meters…. Read More

Rugged Maniac 5k September 24th 2011 Southwick, MA The Event: The Rugged Maniac recently held in Southwick was a 5k Adventure Run billed as being designed by the Navy SEALs and combining “the most rugged terrain and burly obstacles”. It’s also not billed as a “race” but as a “race and music festival”. Getting There & Parking: Getting there was a breeze since it was being held at an easily Google-able race track. There… Read More

Rugged Maniac 5k October 2nd 2010 Southwick, MA The Event: The Rugged Maniac recently held in Southwick was a 5k Adventure Run billed as being “not for the faint of heart, frail of body, or weak of mind… to push your limits and determine how rugged you truly are”. It was to be an event that combined “the most rugged terrain and burly obstacles”. Getting There & Parking: Getting there was a breeze since… Read More

Spartan Races – Beast 12+ Miles August 6th 2011 Killington, VT The Event: Spartan Races call themselves the “world leader in obstacle racing”. They have multiple event formats from their 5k Sprints, to their 8 mile Supers, to the 10+ mile Beasts, culminating in the multi-day Death Race. This was the first Beast, and it was obvious they were going to try to make a splash competing with other events out there of… Read More

Ruckus Sports – Ruckus Boston 4 Miles June 4th 2011 Marshfield, MA The Event: It’s a 4 mile obstacle course run part on-road and part off-road. They don’t want to be known as just another mud run. In their words, “We are not a trail run or mud run – we build obstacle courses.” They also offer a Mini Ruckus Challenge for children. Getting There & Parking: Luckily the Marshfield Fair Grounds are easily… Read More

Tough Mudder 10+ Miles May 7th 2011 Mt Snow, VT The Event: By now everybody into Adventure Running has heard of the Tough Mudder. It is essentially the event by which all other events are measured. It combines long distance, strenuous courses with some of the best obstacles that anybody is offering. I’m not sure about their tagline of being possibly “the toughest one day event on the planet”, but they are tough… Read More