Parkour Strength Training – Book Review

Parkour Strength Training: Overcome Obstacles for Fun and Fitness  is a book about training to improve the muscles and skills commonly associated with parkour movements. What is a review of a book about parkour doing on a site about obstacle course racing? The outcome of the two endeavors is different, but it turns out there is plenty of overlap in the training. Agility and strength make a huge difference when trying to get through the obstacles at a race, from climbing over walls at a Spartan Read more [...]

How to Replace Battery in Garmin Forerunner 405

The Garmin Forerunner 405 is a classic GPS watch by Garmin. You can find many of them available for sale on eBay for a steal. The great thing about old GPS watches like the Garmin 405 is that they still track GPS just as well as the new ones. The only thing that has been added to improve tracking accuracy is the GLONASS integration on a limited selection of  GPS watches. So how do you change the battery on a Garmin 405? It's easier than it looks but it requires some basic soldering skills, please Read more [...]

Tailwind Nutrition Review

There has been a lot of talk about Tailwind nutrition recently in the Obstacle Course Racing and the ultra running community. With OCR events lasting multiple hours, like many running ultra races, people are trying to figure out how to get all the calories they need for such sustained efforts. Along with having easy calories from dextrose and sucrose, they also throw in enough sodium and potassium to be comparable to Gatorade. But the one big difference between Tailwind and something like Read more [...]

Brooks PureGrit 5 Review

The Brooks PureGrit 5 is Brooks latest update to their PureGrit trail shoe series. This version has seen the midfoot wrap call the Nav-Band disappear but the shoes grip has remained the same. Another thing that they have left untouched is the 4mm drop which is a nice level between no drop and average ( 0mm - 7mm ). That's enough about how the shoe is made, let's get into the review. Brooks PureGrit 5 Features Hex Lugs  - The PureGrit 5 has a very interesting shape to their lugs, they are Read more [...]

On Cloud Shoe Review

Matt invited me to the Burger Run on April 26th, 2016 at the Highland Running Company, in Atlanta, Georgia.  We arrived early to check out the merch.  We were pleasantly surprised by the delicious beverages from SUJA Juice and the On shoes representative on site. We went directly to SUJA to get a beverage (well, more like five; we had to try all the flavors!) and then over to On Shoes to try on shoes and don their ridiculous leis and hula skirts.  I took off my Nike Frees 5.0 and slipped Read more [...]

MudGear Padded Arm Sleeves Review

We were recently given the opportunity to test out MudGear's latest addition to their Obstacle Course Racing lineup. The product is a pair of compression arm sleeves that contain slim padding at the elbow and down the forearm. We will be looking at their comfort, fit, wicking, function, and durability via multiple laps of a local obstacle course race. MudGear Padded Arm Sleeves Comfort and Fit The MudGear Padded Arm Sleeves fit to size based off their sizing chart on the website. The sleeves Read more [...]