Category: Extreme Running

OCR Running Tips with “Ultra Beast” Miguel Medina

All OCR athletes agree, it eventually comes down to the ability to run. Miguel Medina took second at The Spartan Ultra Beast World Championships in 2015 and was a team member of “The Wolf Pack” winners of the 2014 World’s Toughest Mudder. Suffice to say he knows how important having keen running skills are to…

9-year old girl Completes 24-hour BattleFrog. So begins the Controversy.

9 year old girl Completes 24 hour BattleFrog.  So begins the Controversy. When I first heard that a 9 year old girl had completed a 24 hour BattleFrog obstacle race it was revealed to me in a blog post written by Ekaterina Solovieva, aka., “Solo”, herself a seasoned adventure/obstacle racer/psychologist.  Her catchy title: “A 9-year…

Eat to Achieve Optimal Weight and Win Races

Listen and Learn

A proper diet can mean the difference between winning and losing races. If you have poor feeding habits, you risk sacrificing your health; you will struggle with your training and may not race at an optimal weight. Matt Fitzgerald is arguably one of the most studied authors on the topic of endurance related nutrition. He…

First Aide Taping for Athletes with Dr. Capobianco

Getting back into racing and training as quickly as possible is the hope of every athlete who has been afflicted with nagging injuries. Dr. Steven Capobianco is the director of education for ROCK TAPE and is recognized as a leader around the world in the application of kinesiology taping strategies. I (Richard Diaz) have personally…

An Inside Look at Battle Frog w/ Christopher Acord

Christopher Acord

Battle Frog is quickly becoming the OCR Series of choice among discerning competitors in the world of Obstacle Racing. Christopher Acord is Battle Frog’s chief architect/Race Director, fondly nicknamed “The Beard” for obvious reasons.  We thought it was time to reach out to Christopher to gain some insight into the planning and development of “the…