Race Day Tips to Keep you Warm and Happy!

So…you’re all geared up, pumped up and ready to attack the course this weekend at the Malibu Spartan Sprint (or any other OCR). If you are a veteran of multiple Spartan Races you know the routine, what to pack and how to prep your game face.  If you are a nervous first-timer you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed, nervous or apprehensive about what to expect.  Below are some helpful hints for both the experienced racer and the newbie that will make your day in Malibu just a bit more comfortable.

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Hot off the presses! Team SISU profiled in MudRunFun Magazine…

MudRunFun Magazine is an online magazine catering to the obstacle course racing community. The December 2013 issue includes a profile on Team SISU written by yours truly!  Visit the MudRunFun website or Facebook page for race promo codes/discounts, race reviews, race guide/calendar and, of course, the magazine.

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Team SISU is the training group co-founded by fellow Death Racer and friend, Daren Deheras.  Read all about how SISU began, how it has evolved and where it is headed. Also, find out all about SISU’s upcoming events including the SISU Iron and the SISU F.O.R.G.E.

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Team SISU members will be attempting to run 8-10 laps of the Malibu Spartan Sprint next weekend.  Each lap will be run with a different weight or impediment (sandbag, weight vest, sledge hammer, air restriction mask, log, bricks, etc) all in the name of fun!

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Ruck On. Stay Muddy.

Griffith Park Trail Races Double Whammy

Griffith Park is my backyard…I run and train there all the time. It is an oasis that was gifted to the residents of Los Angeles almost a century ago. Its trail system is a familiar friend. The Griffith Park Bear statue always on duty (and sometimes dressed in the spirit of whatever holiday has just passed or is on the horizon) greeting those entering the park at Fern Dell off Los Feliz. The Merry-Go-Round standing as a lovely reminder of simpler pleasures. And because I know it so well I was both excited and a little apprehensive to participate in an organized trail race in my park (yes, I am somewhat proprietary about the park). Well, that apprehension was quickly dismissed as soon as I arrived for the Griffith Park Trail Half Marathon this past Saturday.

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