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The New England Sprint

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The Hurricane Heat ended just a couple of hours ago. I headed back to the hotel to shower, in my clothes, and get ready for the next run. This time, it would be the actual New England Spartan Sprint (for more on the Hurricane Heat, see my previous post). Oh, and before you ask, yes, […]

The Hurricane Heat

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0400 came early. After having driven for more than 13 hours in a rental van, we checked into our hotel in Amesbury (MA), unloaded, put kids to bed, and then I tried to get some sleep. Only, I was far too excited. Yeah, I didn’t sleep for crud that night. Nonetheless, my energy levels were […]

RACE-cation!

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I’ve been planning on taking my [├╝ber-hawt] wife to Maine for a vacation for as long as I can remember. She’s been wanting to go since before we got together nearly 20 years ago. Last year, I finally got around to actually *planning* it — started setting aside a little bonus money here & there, […]

My First Race… EVER, pt.2

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… so, we trudge and we trudge — we take a few breaks along the hillside, sitting on our sandbags — and we trudge some more. This was, by far, the longest portion of the race for everyone around me. I saw veteran racers sitting down, wiping the sweat off of their brows and catching […]

My First Race… EVER.

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RACE DAY IS HERE! Ok, actually race day was a couple of weeks ago, on July 13th. It was held at Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. It was brutally awesome. I didn’t sleep well the night before the race — part jitters, part excitement, part hotel, part travel, part caffeine, etc. — but […]

Hate Mentality

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Shortly after my first, official Spartan Race WOD, I decided I needed to get up to speed on training. Big time. I had fewer than 5 weeks left until my first race. Fortunately, while at the aforementioned Spartan Training, I met John “Hate” Sales. John’s an ISSA-certified Personal Trainer, Army soldier, nutritionist, sponsored OCR racer, […]