Training Camp Token Challenge: Burpees to Pull-Ups Challenge

October 25, 2012By Anthony MatesiTraining Camps No Comments

It’s Thursday and we’re still delivering challenges to the racers who will be competing at the Legend of the Death Race Training Camp Nov 9 and 10th to see if they have what it takes to finish the Death Race. We’ll be putting this group of athletes for a strenuous 20+ hour boot camp that … 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

S.E.R.E. Brings A New Meaning To Team

May 16, 2012By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 2 Comments

I had intentions of treating this challenge like all others, training to prepare me for the ultimate challenge – the Spartan Death Race. I previously completed another similar endurance event on St. Patty’s Day, the GoRuck Challenge, both would help prepare me for the long hours. The major difference that set the two events apart … 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

2 Pairs of Shoes. 2 Laps. One Trail – Workout of the Day 4-16-12

April 16, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Today I set out to play on another new trail for me, my good friend Jon told me about while I was visiting him for his Marathon this past weekend. The trail is within a 10 minute drive from my house so I headed out as soon as I got home from work. The plan … Read More

Workout of the Day 4-12-12

April 12, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Today was one of those days where I got home and I was internally battling with myself trying to decide whether or not to run. At the time I walked in the door my family’s dog, Link, was very determined to get someone to take him for a walk. What he’ll do is go jump … Read More

Yes, It’s True…I Love Trails!

April 11, 2012By Anthony MatesiDeath Race, Workouts No Comments

Just got my new pair of Brooks Cascadia 7’s last night and of course I had to give them a go around today as soon as I made it home from work. These are the shoes that as of now I plan to use while competing in the Death Race. There will be an overall … Read More

Trail Runs Are My Favorite!

April 9, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

After work today I went on a longer trail run and it was fantastic. Whipping through the trees, dipping, ducking, dodging, and weaving all around its an absolutely amazing feeling that words just cannot do justice. I noticed while I was out that hills are becoming less of a terror… I’ve made it a point … Read More

Workout of the Day 4-3-12

April 3, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Tonight I went for a speedy run, the first lap I pushed my self to alternate between sprinting and race pace. My overall results made me happy. I finished the day with 100 air squats, 100 v-ups, and 5 minutes of planking. It’s your turn now. Get out there and do a workout, make it … Read More

Workout of the Day 3-28-12

March 29, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Well today felt almost like Christmas, my new Fiskars x27 Axe arrived today along with some KT Tape which is used to help minor injuries such as shin splints! So the workout I originally planned was immediately scrapped in favor of taking my new axe out and swinging it at all the wood stumps I … Read More