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Stairs and Rain: Citi Field Sprint

If you don’t like stairs, don’t do anything related to the Spartan Stadium Series. If you do like stairs, then I will always recommend Citi Field. It was my very first Spartan Race in 2015, and I intend to do it every single year I can. First, I live in NYC and don’t have a car so getting to Citi Field is the easiest of any of the races I’ve ever done. This year I was lucky and a friend drove (door-to-door service---I felt so special!). There is tons of parking if that’s your option. The 7 Train is also right there if you’re coming in from the city. Second, I do like stairs. You can count on never-ending stairs at Citi Field. Just when you think there can’t be any more stairs left in the stadium, there will be stairs.

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Deconstructing OCR Training Part 1: The Running

Anyone can run a race badly. Anyone can skip obstacles and do less than 30 burpees. Anyone can care more about pre- and post-races selfies than the race itself. And, if you fall into these categories, I’ll be honest with you—this article really is not for you. Don’t misread me, I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with being more about the medals than the motivation. But, I wrote this article for racers who give each race their very best, even if it means dragging themselves across the finish line. If this is you, or you want it to be you, read on.

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  • The Georgia Death Race Headlamp

    A few months back I saw an advertisement pop up on my Facebook news feed for this Georgia Death Race (GDR) branded headlamp! Like any other race junkie, race gear is always something I want to try and experiment with to find what's perfect for me. The more I'm involved with the different race groups on Facebook, the more I am realizing that everyone has an opinion on gear, and everyone wants to know what you think! I've gone through three different headlamps last season; none of them were bright and most of them were of poor quality.

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  • Saucony Peregrine ICE+ Review

  • Princeton Tec Vizz Review

  • Altra Superior 2.0 Review

  • MTS Nutrition Peak Physicor Review

    As time has progressed and we’ve gotten to know some of our fellow OCRAddicts, we have begun to receive lots of questions about what we use to be ready for and be successful on race day. From our gear, our shoes, race day nutrition, and lately with our partnership with Tiger Fitness we are getting asked about supplementation. After some deliberation and pondering, I decided I’ll dive into a multi-part series of the surprisingly personal category that is supplementation as well as going through my primary stack, 'supplemental' supplements, and some items that will find their way with me on race day. Please note I am not, nor do I pretend to be a medical doctor in any capacity. So please consult a medical professional before starting any physical and/or supplement regime.

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  • Ultra Beast Day Nutrition

  • IV Hydro Pros

  • Should You Stop Drinking Coffee (Caffeine) the Week Before a Race?

  • Clif Bar & Company Voluntary Recall

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