Book Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

July 8, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Author: Malcolm Gladwell Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: Blink takes a deep dive into the research from psychology and behavioral economics on the adaptive unconscious, which is basically a study of the mental processes that happen automatically in an instant with very little information to work from. … Read More

The Top 10 Recovery Tools and Methods for the Endurance Athlete

July 7, 2018By Tony MatesiProduct Reviews No Comments

RECOVERY > TRAINING As the years go on and I grow older, the amount of time I spend on recovery has grown exponentially. In my situation, it has become more important than the actual training. Now, don’t get me wrong, practice is necessary, but the reality is if you(I) don’t spend time recovering, appropriately, all … Read More

Book Review: Smarter, Faster, Better By Charles Duhigg

June 10, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business Author: Charles Duhigg Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: From the author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg takes a much broader look at how we as humans can become more productive … Read More

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