Blog Posts from Heather and OCAR Friends!

February 8, 2018

Tough Mudder Announces More 5Ks to 2018 Season

Today, Tough Mudder announced that it will ramp up its Tough Mudder 5k events in 2018. Tough Mudder debuted this event in 2017, and due to […]
December 14, 2017

Community Profile: Just Go Lift Gym

A profile on Sammy & Michael Jogoleff of the Just Go Lift Gym, highlighting their stories, their gym, and what it took to open it.
September 6, 2017

Running Spartan in the Stampede City: Calgary Spartan Sprint Review

Year three of running the Calgary Spartan Sprint continues to surprise and challenge despite using the same venue. Each year it’s gotten harder, pushed you further, and us OCR junkies wouldn’t have it any other way.
August 17, 2017

Red Deer Spartan Sprint Review

This is my third year running a Spartan Race in Red Deer (Sprint in 2015 and Super in 2016), and this year couldn’t have been more […]
May 24, 2017

BuffaloRunners 6 Hour Distance Classic Review

BuffaloRunners 21st Annual 6 hour classic took place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. This was my second time running the race, and my third ultramarathon overall.
May 19, 2017

The X Warrior Challenge Review

This year was spent conquering X Warrior Challenge. X Warrior Challenge is Western Canada’s own homegrown obstacle race with its premier event taking place at the iconic Stampede Grandstand, in Downtown Calgary.
May 10, 2017

Rugged and Wild – the Montana Spartan Beast Review

I've come to the realization that Spartan always finds a way to leave you exhausted by the time you reach the finish line. If it's not the obstacles, it's the course itself.
April 25, 2017

Mud, Green and Glory – the Seattle Spartan Super/Sprint Review

This was a race weekend I was anticipating for two big reasons: I would be racing in my home state, and it was the first race in the Spartan Championship Series.
April 20, 2017

The Best Horrible Workout for OCR

So, what is the workout that we all know we should be doing, but a lot of us don’t do because it sucks? Intervals.
April 13, 2017

Flat, Muddy and Friendly – the Arizona Tough Mudder Review

Last weekend, I hopped in the car at 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning to drive 5.5 hours for the Tough Mudder weekend in Mesa, Arizona.
April 11, 2017

Fun, Fast and Extra Muddy – the SoCal Warrior Dash Review

One thing that I’m beginning to realize the smaller races do well is the overall experience – they emphasize the fun, from start to finish to afterparty.
April 6, 2017

Return to Diablo – the San Jose Spartan Super Review

In the weeks leading up to the San Jose Spartan Super at Diablo Grande, I was already anxious. But when the time came, I found it much easier than last year.
March 20, 2017

Sand on Sand on Sand – the Vegazona Spartan Super/Sprint Review

Within the first mile of this course, I had already come up with the title of my review. For obvious reasons.
March 9, 2017

Fun, Fast, and Challenging – SoCal Terrain Race Review

Last weekend, Terrain Racing came to Lake Elsinore, and I finally had the opportunity to run my first one.
February 27, 2017

Watch Your Step – the Arizona Spartan Sprint/Super Review

If you’re interested in strengthening your OCR game, you’d better start running some trails, because you will inevitably face a course like the one in Arizona.
February 22, 2017

Overcoming and Running the Frozen Four Miler

by Scott Bylewski The Frozen Four Miler is held by Newbsanity. It was a great course under challenging conditions. You can find out more about Newbsanity […]
February 21, 2017

Better Pick Up Some Weight, Bro

If you look at today’s top men’s and women’s OCR competitors versus Olympic 10k runners, you will see a drastic difference. Both sets of racers run […]
February 2, 2017

Coming Back from an Injury

By Scott Bylewski Today was my first race back home – Penguin Run 5k – and second run of 2017 (first was a 5-Miler on New Years Day). […]
January 31, 2017

The Season Begins: SoCal Spartan Super/Sprint Review

Last weekend was my second ever double-header OCR weekend, my first being a Tough Mudder weekend a few months ago. I have to say, Spartan double-headers […]