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

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 12 – Skulls

December 26, 2017By Tony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

In the heat of the day, I barely knew which way was up and which way was ground.  What should have been running became more of hobble as I shifted the weight of my pack back and forth to move with some sense of purpose; as I approached the White Barn with a few other … Read More

SISU 24 ADVENTURE RUN – RUNNING FOR SETH

December 12, 2017By Tony MatesiRace Reviews 3 Comments

December 2-3, 2017 What better way to celebrate my 32nd birthday and my return to racing other than a 24-hour adventure run in Monrovia, CA, a place where I can do hood-rat stuff with my friends? I couldn’t think of a better way to do what I love, so I reached out to my good … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 11 – The Final Hours

October 25, 2017By Tony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

Once we had removed our bodies the frigid waters, we were sent back to school. We had one last game to play before we sat down for “class time”. Once we gathered in the backyard, we were pitted against one another in an all-out race on our hands and knees. Without putting too much thought … Read More

MEGA UPDATE | 9-24-17

September 24, 2017By Tony MatesiNews No Comments

Good day Legends, Short version: I’m updating the website and I’ve got a lot of changes coming so bear with me and consider supporting this site by clicking on ads or donating. The website might be down here and there over the next week. It’ll be back soon. I thank you for your continued support. … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 10 – A Tale of Two Buses

September 8, 2017By Tony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

I was standing in a diaper and a Tyvek suit with somewhere between 50 and 100 other idiots, I mean athletes (Who am I kidding? We’re idiots, we paid to do this) standing around in a diaper, in a Tyvek suit. By the way, did you enjoy that full frontal “getting dressed and interviewed” action shot? … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 9 – Comin’ in Hot

August 8, 2017By Tony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

This is it; this is where the fun began. For the next 7-8 hours or so we would be tasked with doing laps up and down Joe’s mountain from the White Barn to Shrek’s Cabin, and back again. Just as the racers did at previous Winter Death Races, but I was on the other side … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 8 – Endless Yoga

June 30, 2017By Tony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

Having made up a lot of time with our strategy we found ourselves beating the 4PM cut-off by four hours. As I recall, we were somewhere in the middle of teams who finished. After a quick refresh at basecamp it was right back to it with the next challenge. Next up, we found ourselves back … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 7 – A Ravine and a Cemetery

April 21, 2016By Tony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

Back at Riverside, we were briefed on the next task, which could be completed in teams. I opted to wait for my friends to make their way back to the White Barn before embarking on this next challenge. Everyone was given until 1600 hours to complete this task. The biggest relief was that we did … Read More