The Continued Rise of the Short Course: Tough Mudder X – Sacramento Edition

April 1, 2018By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

For as long as I can remember, a large swath of us obstacle racers has been begging for a short course. Hobie Call tried to get one going Junyong Pak did too, and one of the best I’ve done, Alpha Warrior, had an incredible one but they couldn’t sustain (but seem to be trying to … Read More

Book Review: Grit By Angela Duckworth

March 26, 2018By Anthony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Author: Angela Duckworth Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: Grit is a deep dive into over a decade of research conducted by the author, Angela Duckworth and the findings from that research. Angela shows how study after study reveals that “grit” not “genius” – defined as talent or … Read More

Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek By Tim Ferriss

March 22, 2018By Anthony MatesiBook Club No Comments

The 4-Hour Workweek:  Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich   Author: Tim Ferriss Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: A 4-Hour Workweek? Don’t we all wish?! While the actual 4-Hour Workweek may not be feasibly attainable for everyone, there are a lot of lessons within this book that can be learned which will … Read More

Book Review: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

March 19, 2018By Anthony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Ego is the Enemy Author: Ryan Holiday Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: In Ryan Holiday’s book, Ego is Enemy, Ryan takes a deep dive into the cyclical life of ego. You see, at any given time in life, we’re aspiring to something, we have achieved success, or we have failed and … Read More

The Legend of the Mailbox

March 2, 2018By Anthony MatesiMotivation, Workouts No Comments

Moving to Washington state has probably been one of the best decisions of life, the access to nature, and mountains, and trails are limitless and as a result, I’m training more (happily) than I ever have before. One of my favorite things to do for training, now that I have access, is to find some … Read More

What I Learned About My Keto Diet from InsideTracker

February 27, 2018By Anthony MatesiNutrition No Comments

If you’ve been following my recent posts, you may have seen that I’ve gone keto, if you haven’t you can get the whole scoop here. In my attempt to become a more efficient, energetic, and ultimately, a faster endurance athlete I’ve been working on a lot of tweaks to how I approach endurance events, such … Read More

5 Self Improvement Books to Read for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

February 13, 2018By Anthony MatesiBook Club 2 Comments

Every year I make it a point to read at the very least a few new books, I won’t say I read the most but it is in my practice to read at least a few educational, self-improvement, business, and fictional books throughout each year. Of those books, there are always a few key standouts … Read More

Why I’m Going Keto (Ketogenic Diet) to Train for Ultra Endurance Events

January 24, 2018By Anthony MatesiNutrition 1 Comment

It didn’t take long for me to notice a new trend emerging in the endurance community. Within one week I had heard from five or six of my friends about how they were “going keto” and suddenly I was intrigued as to why all my friends were flocking to this dietary change. For the longest … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 12 – Skulls

December 26, 2017By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

In the heat of the day, I barely knew which way was up and which way was ground.  What should have been running became more of hobble as I shifted the weight of my pack back and forth to move with some sense of purpose; as I approached the White Barn with a few other … Read More

SISU 24 ADVENTURE RUN – RUNNING FOR SETH

December 12, 2017By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 1 Comment

December 2-3, 2017 What better way to celebrate my 32nd birthday and my return to racing other than a 24-hour adventure run in Monrovia, CA, a place where I can do hood-rat stuff with my friends? I couldn’t think of a better way to do what I love, so I reached out to my good … Read More