2017 Portland Terrain Race

The Portland Terrain Race was my first experience with the Terrain Race and I was super excited to finally be able to do a race with unlimited laps! I signed up for the competitive 10k, for the early start time to maximize the time on course.

The welcome to terrain race starting bath was an interesting way to start the race. Waist high water before you even start was pretty funny. Continue reading 2017 Portland Terrain Race

Long Time No Update…

I guess you can say it’s been a while since I added content here. It’s a combination of things, but this is basically an online public journal of my OCR events and trainjng for them.

Having said that, I’ve started up on a half marathon training program that I’m currently finishing up week 6 with a 90 minute long run. I think I’ll ruck this run with 20 pounds added. 

BattleFrog is dead…

Here is an email that I received from BattleFrog yesterday…


Thank you for being a valued customer.  Today, BattleFrog announced that it will be suspending its 2016 racing season as it focuses its efforts on product alignment and its popular media programming.  As a result, all races have been cancelled.

Continue reading BattleFrog is dead…

Longest Distance (New Record)

I started a marathon training plan 11 weeks ago, so it was bound to happen: a new record for longest distance. I beat my previous distance of 13.3 miles by .7-.5 of a mile depending on what platform you check. I guess GPX files from one site transferred to another adds distance? Who knew.. Today I ran 14.07 miles and while I was tired and really had to use the bathroom, I felt that I could have gone on for a number of miles further. Continue reading Longest Distance (New Record)

2016 Shamrock Run and Zombies Run Virtual 5k

Training has been going well. I’ve started another round of P90X to help train for the Super Spartan in Seattle which is 3 weeks away. In the past few weeks I’ve completed two races, the Shamrock Run Half and the latest Zombies Run virtual race. Continue reading 2016 Shamrock Run and Zombies Run Virtual 5k

Disneyland 2016 Star Wars Rebel Challenge

I know last year I said that I wouldn’t do the Star Wars Half Marathon as Disney races are very expensive and you really can’t run a true race, unless you are the first 50 out the gate, due to the course going through Disneyland and has multiple choke points. It was hard to turn off my competitive switch, but I did what I could to enjoy the runs.

Saturday was the 10k, which was 98% inside of Disneyland and like all Disneyland races I have done the race was to start at 5:30am. Luckily I was staying at the Disneyland Hotel, so I was fortunate enough to wake up at 4:45am to start the race and not 3:30am like last year. While doing my pre-race stretches, the middle of my lower back gave me a little ZING and I was horrified. I did a quick jog and I didn’t feel my back, so I was hopeful that I would be able to finish the race, that started in less than 10 minutes. I continued my pre-race stretching and a few minutes later, the race started. Continue reading Disneyland 2016 Star Wars Rebel Challenge

My Adventures in Obstacle Course Races and Training for them

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