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

Bring on the Hills!!! Workout of the Day 4-14-12

April 14, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Today I am down in O’Fallon,IL, a town about 15 minutes out from St. Louis, visiting my good friend Jon. He’s running in the STL Marathon tomorrow and I am planning to join him during his last 6.2 or so to help motivate and pace him. In preparation for the race Jon took me out … 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

While You Went Drinking I Was Late Night Training

February 4, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Last night I came home from work. ate some chicken, brown rice and broccoli (my go-to healthy meal), and then I laid down and took a 2.5 hour nap to prepare for the night ahead. I woke up around midnight and began preparing everything I would be taking with me for the evening hike. I … Read More