Sun Peaks UltraBeast 2015

   Nothing like being on the tail end of a flu and the starting line of an UltraBeast.  With the Spartan World Championship coming up in Tahoe next weekend and after having taken a few sick days with zero training, I thought getting back to normal with a long run in the mountains would doContinue reading “Sun Peaks UltraBeast 2015”

The Dallas Beast Team Race: don’t mess with Texas

I ran the first year of the Whistler Tough Mudder… the one where we ran in knee deep snow and had to swim through slush. I ran the Spartan World Championship… the race that notoriously takes athletes to their knees with cramps. And I never really got cold. I’m from Northern Alberta for goodness sake.Continue reading “The Dallas Beast Team Race: don’t mess with Texas”

How to Carb Load for a Tough Mudder, Beast or UltraBeast

Lots of people come into the obstacle course racing world through other avenues, outside of distance running. As such, this whole “carb loading” and “tapering” business is new to them – and they often skip it altogether. But… after putting in all that training for small gains every day, why not take advantage of theseContinue reading “How to Carb Load for a Tough Mudder, Beast or UltraBeast”