Yearly Archives: 2011

Tough Mudder SoCal 2012 announced!

Tough Mudder SoCal 2012 has been announced!   The event has been moved from Snow Valley (near Big Bear, CA) at 7500 ft starting altitude to Vail Lake, near Temecula, CA, at 1500 ft starting altitude.  What a huge difference! … Continue reading

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North Face – Snow Jacket, a Review

I didn’t know the first thing about purchasing a snow jacket; I didn’t need to, until I enrolled for WTC. The Fit: The Insulator gets the most use. I wear it everywhere. Not only is it stylish and form fitting, … Continue reading

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Warrior Dash, Lake Elsinore, 2010

Warrior Dash really strikes me as the “me too” wanna-be of the mud run circuit.  If Lake Elsinore’s track is to be taken as a representative of the other locations.   Race Profile:Distance: 5k (3.1 miles)Elevation Gain: 13 ft.Elevation Loss: … Continue reading

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Tough Mudder, a review

When you take “race” out of the equation, what you get is a bunch of extreme athletes all reaching for the same goal: survive to the finish line. Race Profile:Distance: 10 miles (approx)Elevation Gain: 2,811 ft.Elevation Loss: 2,908 ft. Terrain: dirt … Continue reading

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Tough Mudder Finished!

We finished Tough Mudder SoCal 2011 last Saturday.   It was an unbelievable experience; bar none the most difficult physical activity either of us have ever encountered.   Jaimi will be writing up a review shortly, I’ll be posting images, … Continue reading

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Solutions for a Strained Soleus

Weeks before Tough Mudder, my legs turned into injury upon injury. Calves, shins, knees, ankles: you name it, there a knot or a tear anywhere you looked. Less than a week before race day, I’ve narrowed it down to strained … Continue reading

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Worst decision ever: Sperry Top-Sider SON-R Buckle

I don’t know what I was thinking.  I should have known better. Three weeks ago I received the Sperry Top-Sider SON-R Buckle.  I slipped them on and ran 6 miles.  My calves have never been the same since.     They’re … Continue reading

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Irvine Lake Mud Run

I have to admit that I have a special affinity for the Irvine Lake Mud Run.  It was our first mud run that lead us to where we are today. Race Profile:Distance: 5k (3.1 miles)Elevation Gain: 100 ft.Elevation Loss: 115 … Continue reading

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