Obstacle Course Racing (OCR)

OCR

  • Tougher Mudder Pre-race

    If you’re unfamiliar with Tough Mudder and their race system, there are essentially four options to choose from. Beginning with the easiest to accomplish is the Tough Mudder Half (5 mile), Tough Mudder Full (10 mile), Tougher Mudder (a competitive elite 10 mile heat at the start of the Tough Mudder full day), Toughest Mudder […]

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  • Spartan Post Race Review

    If you haven’t already, check out my Blog post on the Spartan Pre-race Preview, where I talk about all things leading up to the race including hydration and nutrition. To summarize, I competed in the Spartan Ultra held in Ottawa at the Calabogie ski hill on Sunday August 5th in the Competitive division. I executed […]

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  • Be Thankful

    People are busy. Part of the stress in life is thinking about the time we have left in the day and the tasks we have yet to accomplish. And it doesn’t matter physiologically if you are the manager of a Fortune 500 company or in my case the owner of a small fitness company. I […]

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  • The Middle of the Fitness Box

    If you’re easily defensive you might want to skip reading this one. You may feel like I’m writing against your fitness program. In truth, I believe if it’s getting people off the couch and fit, that’s great. What I’m discussing below is the most optimal way I believe you can train to become the best […]

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  • Thunder bay Mudslinger – Post Race

    I arrived at the event with a few butterflies zinging around in my stomach. I’m not often nervous before a race but I attribute this nervousness to expectations. I felt I could come out to this event and possibly win it, so with high expectations there is sure to be a bit of nervousness. Those […]

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  • Race Day Preparation – Thunder Bay Mudslinger

    It’s race day! I completed a 30 min easy run to start the day (somewhere in the 5.4km area) with my heart rate under 150 to ensure I kept warm and loose and didn’t challenge my anaerobic system (which will come later tonight). My calves are still adjusting to the change in running stride and […]

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  • The 5 x 5 Principle of Marathon Training

    Please note there is no scientific evidence to support what I am about to discuss and in fact there are a lot of coaches that have their own views and opinions on when and how to train at the next level of running distance. This is my opinion based on my coaching experience in more […]

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  • The Pain Before the Storm

    Happy Canada Day! I know it’s coming a bit late, but I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. True to my nature I spent some time training. The session I want to talk about is the workout I did with my OCR team (Soldiers of Fitness group who sponsors this website and podcast). Before I talk […]

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  • Surround Sound

    The people you surround yourself with can be crucial to your success as an athlete. What they whisper into your ear will impact you. In truth, it can be crucial to your success as a human too. How many stories have you heard of someone who hung out with the wrong crowd and decided to […]

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  • Rook takes Queen: Check – A story about injuries

    You’re in the middle of a chess match and the opponents rook just took out your queen. You immediately fear for the king because he is now in check and the game is in the balance. First, you have to keep in mind that there are going to be more games. Sure you want to […]

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  • What it means to be a team

    I’m a member of an Obstacle Course race team called Soldiers of Fitness (after the company I own). Everyone on our team has their strengths and weaknesses. But we all must consider for ourselves what kind of person we want to be on that team and if it doesn’t bring positivity, what are we doing […]

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  • Mud Hero 10km Ultra 2017

    The Mud Hero race in Ottawa has been over for a couple of weeks but I just got this website up and I wanted to write about how it went for me and what I learned from it. I felt fairly confident going into the race. Confident in the sense that I would place respectably […]

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