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Rangar Relay. Oh hell no?

Recently a friend of mine attempted to plant a bug in my ear about the upcoming Rangar Relay here in Arizona (scheduled for November 1-2, 2019). Honestly, I’m not all that familiar with Rangar myself except that it’s something like a 100+ mile relay done by teams of 8-10 people. My immediate response was a…

The Muddy Millers at the Terrain Race in Flagstaff

Spartan Strong

For a couple of reasons, I’ve long said that that my favorite obstacle course race was the Terrain Race in Flagstaff back in 2016. It was the debut of The Muddy Millers and it was on that day that the twin sons jumped up from the half-mile Mini-Monkey race to the full 3.1 mile big…

Full Tilt obstacle at Rugged Maniac

Rugged Maniac, Part II

This past weekend, I ran – no really, I ran – in the fall installment of the Rugged Maniac in Phoenix. The event was held at Camelback Ranch where the White Sox and the back-to-back World Series losers L.A. Dodgers have their Spring Training facilities. This is the fifth or sixth time doing a Rugged…

GoRuck Light 9/11 patch

GoRuck Light Challenge

By definition, the GoRuck Light is “an introduction to the team-based training found in Special Operations.” It is billed as a 4-5 hour challenge covering 7-10 miles. The GoRuck Light Challenge in Phoenix (Tempe, actually) on September 8, began and ended in the 9/11 Healing Field at Tempe Town Town Lake. A fitting – and…

Terrain Race 2018

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

This past weekend, the twins and I ran Terrain Race in Flagstaff, Arizona. It was so good in so many ways and there are a lot of thoughts and mini-stories to tell. The Meat Loaf reference First and foremost, Terrain Race puts on a very good event. It is a 3.2 mile obstacle course race…