I’ve heard a lot about obstacle course races (and Facebook insists I “like” all of them), but I was unable to tell the difference between the different events. Tough Mudder? Spartan? Huh? How long are they? Are there long lines? Aren’t they basically cross-fitters in the mud, or are they MUT’s strange younger cousin?
I asked Matt B Davis, publisher of ObstacleRacingMedia on the show to set me straight, dispel some myths, and talk about his recent attempt at a hundred miler. My guest host Chloe and I learned a lot about the events, and Matt learned what kind of training is necessary for a hundred miler.
I also got a good race report from Chloe on what happens when you start puking half way through a fifty miler.
Warning: There are a few (four, I think) colorful words used in this episode.
Matt’s site: Obstacle Racing Media
Matt’s book (on preorder): Down and Dirty
Guest host: Chloe Romero
The race Chloe was talking about
Outro music: Jump Around by House of Pain
Episode sponsor: The Runner’s Tea
Note: I spilled beer on my mixing board and Matt’s channel comes out weak. I’m still learning…sorry about that.