Spartan Ultra Beast: Hawaii 2016
Sep 6, 2016, 6:58 PM
Of the 4 years that we have attended this race, this would be the only the second time that I was not affected by a stress fracture. It was hard to believe that I could run my race without doubt or fear, but that reality had me feeling happy and free for my entire stay on the islands.
TPK Endurance 2016: Part 2
Jul 10, 2016, 3:44 PM
It was the quickest hour of my life. Though I was resting my body by the warmth of the fire, my mind remained engaged as I spent most of the time trying to memorize lyrics to a song that may or may not be a part of the race. This was another thing that was kept secretive and hinted at. Mind games...
TPK Endurance 2016: Part 1
May 31, 2016, 11:35 AM
"Compass? Check. How about a 200 piece puzzle? Check. Okay, I will need to see two Rubik’s Cubes, one of them solved. Perfect.” I continued unpacking the required gear items for the race staff; items ranging from practical to enigmatic. Enough nutrition to last 18 or more hours? A small succulent? Six 8”spikes in a ziplock bag?...
Spartan Sprint: Arizona 2016
Mar 3, 2016, 11:30 AM
I told myself that if I was going to go through with this, I wanted to do it as honestly as possible. I wanted no reference for my location or any visual aspect of the race. The course maps that were being posted online were quickly scrolled away. I even contemplated going to bed the night before with the blindfold on...
BattleFrog Xtreme: Phoenix 2016
Feb 1, 2016, 11:26 AM
“Get down into a squat position!” We were instructed to hold form, our arms extended forward while being briefed on the rules. The group of racers signed up for the BF-Xtreme all followed orders, self included. “Uhh, how long is this supposed to go on for?”...