Shoulder Surgery Recovery: Becoming ME Again

February 24, 2013By Anthony MatesiNews, Workouts 1 Comment

November 30th I went into out-patient surgery Downtown, Chicago. Under the care of Dr. Mark Bowen I was given a chance to fix my torn up and beat down shoulder. That shoulder endured a year of torment. Every few weeks there would be a series of races I showed up for, usually they came in … Read More

Recovery Workout 12-21-12

December 21, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Today I had a some energy I needed to expel. As soon as I walked in my door I changed and went straight to the gym (my awesome basement) and decided EFF IT! This is my life and I need to live it and enjoy it regardless of this damn sling. “Now that don’t kill … Read More

EPIC Racing Arena – Citizen’s Elect Video Submission

October 15, 2012By Anthony MatesiNews, Workouts No Comments

EPIC Racing Arena, has requested that elite racers wanting to get a leg up in being selected to race in the Elite Races submit a video of themselves performing the following challenge: At a Football field perform 15 pull-ups (for men, 5 for women) then run to the opposite end of the field, go around … Read More

More Obstacle Race Training in the ATL

September 4, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts 2 Comments

When you are staying with other Obstacle Racers, the obstacle race training never ends.  Sunday morning we, Maureen, Andi and myself, headed over to Matt’s house to have breakfast together. After we all ate we were put to work. We helped Matt gather firewood from a neighbor’s house who was moving away.   Even his lil’ … Read More

Ultra Beast Obstacle Race Training

September 2, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts 2 Comments

At the spur of the moment, less than a week to prepare, fellow racer, Maureen, and myself, committed to driving out to Matt B. Davis’s Ultra Beast/Mudder training weekend in Atlanta, GA. The event was co-hosted by Andi Hardy, who frequents the podium at Spartan Races. Why would we drive from the Midwest, Chicago and … Read More

Workout of the Day 8-23-12

August 23, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Run just under 9 miles of trails today. Climbed a rope I’ve been eyeing on my walks in the Forest Preserve near my work. Carried a log for a mile and a half starting around mile 6 of my run. Keeping it short and sweet tonight. With the Ultra Beast approaching trying to crank up … Read More

Workout of the Day 8-16-12

August 17, 2012By Anthony MatesiTraining Camps, Workouts No Comments

Wow…it’s been a while since we’ve had one of these workout of the day posts. Today was one of those days where I had to push through my lactate threshold. I was feeling pretty tight when I hit the trail by my house today. I knocked out a 3.64 mile run. Half way through I … Read More

Utilizing a Business Trip for Ultra Beast Training

August 17, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, it’s almost 4 o’clock and I’ve just checked into my hotel in Hickory, NC after driving 45 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport .  It’s another short in and out trip for work. As soon as I got to my room I connected the iPad to the wifi and looked up the nearest … Read More

Early Morning and Lunchtime Workout Combo

May 6, 2012By Anthony MatesiDeath Race, Workouts No Comments

Due to my injured foot from the Indiana Sprint and the shoulder that won’t heal (since New Years) I’ve had to scale back my workouts the past two weeks more than I’d have liked to. Hell I don’t like that I’ve had to scale them back at all but I have to try to let … Read More

Yesterday’s WOD

April 30, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Yesterday I spread my workout out over the entire course of the day. I had a lot to do so I was basically squeezing in my workout how/where ever I could. Over the course of the day I did 30 Burpess 100 Calf Raises 100 Toe Raises 150 Sit-Ups 200 Penquins – Lay on your … Read More