Learning Life Lessons Filming the SISU IRON Endurance Event

June 4, 2018By Tony MatesiNews No Comments

It’s that moment, when you realize all these years of running around in the mud, carrying buckets, and hiking up mountains, and simply doing all the “hood-rat” shit you’ve grown to love, all of it, has made you a better person, a better athlete, a better friend, and ultimately, a better human. That’s what happened … Read More

Georgia Death Race – Ya’ll Are too Nice for this to be a Death Race

June 4, 2018By Tony MatesiDeath Race 2 Comments

On March 31, 2018, I spent 19hrs and 42 mins running through the mountains of Georgia. After covering some 74 miles and change with somewhere around 18k feet of ascent and 22k feet of descent, I found myself capturing 67th place, not bad for dealing with a ton of issues in my hip, piriformis, and … Read More

The Continued Rise of the Short Course: Tough Mudder X – Sacramento Edition

April 1, 2018By Tony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

For as long as I can remember, a large swath of us obstacle racers has been begging for a short course. Hobie Call tried to get one going Junyong Pak did too, and one of the best I’ve done, Alpha Warrior, had an incredible one but they couldn’t sustain (but seem to be trying to … Read More

Book Review: Grit By Angela Duckworth

March 26, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Author: Angela DuckworthBuy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: Grit is a deep dive into over a decade of research conducted by the author, Angela Duckworth and the findings from that research. Angela shows how study after study reveals that “grit” not “genius” – defined as talent or I.Q. … Read More

Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek By Tim Ferriss

March 22, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

The 4-Hour Workweek:  Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich   Author: Tim FerrissBuy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: A 4-Hour Workweek? Don’t we all wish?! While the actual 4-Hour Workweek may not be feasibly attainable for everyone, there are a lot of lessons within this book that can be learned which will help … Read More

Book Review: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

March 19, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Ego is the Enemy Author: Ryan HolidayBuy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: In Ryan Holiday’s book, Ego is Enemy, Ryan takes a deep dive into the cyclical life of ego. You see, at any given time in life, we’re aspiring to something, we have achieved success, or we have failed and through … Read More

The Legend of the Mailbox

March 2, 2018By Tony MatesiMotivation, Workouts 1 Comment

Moving to Washington state has probably been one of the best decisions of life, the access to nature, and mountains, and trails are limitless and as a result, I’m training more (happily) than I ever have before. One of my favorite things to do for training, now that I have access, is to find some … Read More

What I Learned About My Keto Diet from InsideTracker

February 27, 2018By Tony MatesiNutrition No Comments

If you’ve been following my recent posts, you may have seen that I’ve gone keto, if you haven’t you can get the whole scoop here. In my attempt to become a more efficient, energetic, and ultimately, a faster endurance athlete I’ve been working on a lot of tweaks to how I approach endurance events, such … Read More

5 Self Improvement Books to Read for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

February 13, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club 2 Comments

Every year I make it a point to read at the very least a few new books, I won’t say I read the most but it is in my practice to read at least a few educational, self-improvement, business, and fictional books throughout each year. Of those books, there are always a few key standouts … Read More

Why I’m Going Keto (Ketogenic Diet) to Train for Ultra Endurance Events

January 24, 2018By Tony MatesiNutrition 3 Comments

It didn’t take long for me to notice a new trend emerging in the endurance community. Within one week I had heard from five or six of my friends about how they were “going keto” and suddenly I was intrigued as to why all my friends were flocking to this dietary change. For the longest … Read More