10 Lessons From My First 100 Mile Ultra Marathon – Peak Races

June 6, 2014By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

Originally I had planned on running the 50 mile option for the Peak Races Ultra Marathon up in the beautiful Green Mountain Trails. When I signed up this past winter for the race, I believe it was around the middle of November while visiting Joe De Sena, Miguel Medina and Andy Weinberg up in their … Read More

Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer – Camp Eagle – Dead Last

December 2, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

Continuing on the trail I eventually came to a section of single track trail. I remember catching up to Paul who had run back to make sure he was on the right path because he hadn’t seen a trail marker in a long time. I was standing directly underneath one as he approached and assured … Read More

Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer – Camp Eagle: Because I Can

November 24, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

The further away from the cabin I found myself going, the more cruel I felt Josue was. At times I found it difficult to wrap my head around how I found myself here. Why did I sign up for this race? Why do I continue to put myself through these ridiculous challenges that bring out … Read More

Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer – Camp Eagle: Fire Makers

November 6, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

After realizing my knife was missing I just about lost it – my mind, that is. At first I was cursing myself, “Now what the fuck are you going to do?” Then I was questioning myself, “How will you finish? Are you going to have to make your own knife out of stones?” Honestly, I … Read More

Spartan Race Stadium Series Miller Park Sprint

November 6, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

Entering the Miller Park Stadium I could sense that this was not like your ordinary Spartan Race. It was unlike any other Spartan Race event I have attended. It just felt different. I arrived around 7:00AM and had to do a lot before it was time to race. I went straight to bag check and … Read More

Spartan Race Nebraska – Hurricane Heat

November 4, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

This year has been riddled with races being postponed and many have been cancelled. I signed up for Spartan Race Nebraska when it was first announced but as the months went on and I discovered new races I had switched my plans and I was supposed to run the Alpha Warrior race in Texas.  This … Read More

Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer – Camp Eagle: Primal Beings

November 1, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

As I trudged through the river I could see we were nearing the large cabin area, the same place where the race began, I knew the water was about to become deeper and swimming with our logs as opposed to walking with them would become my ultimate challenge. My panic began to rise again. Without … Read More

Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer – Camp Eagle: It Begins…

October 19, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

Before the race even began we had to start off with a challenge. Sorry, I’m getting way ahead of myself. Allow me to back up a bit. Corinne and I arrived at Camp Eagle on Thursday evening after getting lost. Thanks, Siri. We wound up at the backdoor entrance to Camp Eagle. This inconvenience forced … Read More

Spartan Race World Championships – Beast

October 16, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

The World Championships of Spartan Race arrived more casually than I had anticipated. For such a big event, I suppose I expected the day to arrive more dramatically. This would be my third appearance at the Spartan Race World Championships, my first taking place in Texas December of 2011, last year I was here in Vermont … Read More

Spartan Race – Wintergreen Mountain Virginia

August 26, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 3 Comments

Just over a week before the Virginia Spartan Race I found myself itching. I needed my fix. I decided waiting until the World Championships at Killington for the Beast/Ultra Beast combo was WAY too long to wait until my next Spartan Race. Yes, it’s true, I have an addictive personality and it might be out … Read More