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

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

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

Hiking and Chopping Wood

February 15, 2012By Anthony MatesiDeath Race, Workouts No Comments

If theres two things you can count on doing in the Death Race it’s chopping wood and without question some form of hiking will occur. Why not make a weekend morning afternoon out of it? This past Saturday I did just that but for once I didn’t have to go alone. I met up with … Read More

Workout of the Day 1-18-12

January 18, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Today was not a pleasant workout. I wanted to try finding a more trail like route to run near my home so I ventured out in my car and parked near the Klein Creek Farm a couple miles from my home. I set out with my headlamp on and found it difficult to find an … Read More

When the Calf Strikes Back

January 11, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Tonight’s run started out fairly decent. I had planned on making this a long run and though the distance was decent I ended up getting revisited by a calf cramp that started to hinder my performance a few nights ago. I had just shrugged it off to being soreness from taking a week or so … Read More