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

Surgery Recovery: Starting Over

December 20, 2012By Anthony MatesiNews No Comments

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything and for good reason too.  As some of you may know I have had a torn shoulder (labrum) since the beginning of 2012.  Having already signed up for a plethora of races I opted to simply push through and finish.  This year has been a real eye … 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

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

My Behemoth of a Tire Has Arrived!

April 17, 2012By Anthony MatesiNews No Comments

Well it has finally arrived, my ginormous tire has finally made it here. It’s been sitting in a dirty lot for a while so I had to clean it off a little bit. It had to look like the dumbest thing anyone would do to a tire, scrub-a-dub-dub. During my little cleaning session I gave … 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