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World’s Toughest Mudder Report 2013

November 16, 2013, The Lords of Coventry returned to the World’s Toughest Mudder. Like last year, our entry became official when I posted this “reveal” video… Although the video features six members only five competed. Jon “Longun” Longly, Ben “Rhino” Kirkup, Don “El Donyo” Gidusko, Jason “Warchief” Gidusko, and me. Ramon “Guererro” Rodriguez decided not […]

Luna Sandals “MONO” Review

If you have read “Born To Run” by Christopher McDougall you are probably familiar with Barefoot Ted. The book painted him as a somewhat eccentric adventurer who, along with several other western athletes, traveled to the remote Copper Canyons in Mexico and competed in a UltraMarathon against local tribesmen. The tribesmen are revealed to be […]

“Then die.”

“Then die.” This is my favorite Bruce Lee story. It tells of an exchange between Bruce and his senior student Taky Kimura. At the time Bruce was a young man in his early twenties and Taky was in his forties like I am now. I used to tell my students this story years ago when […]

Push It Real Good.

Push it real good. After a full week of being bogged down with work I needed a release so I decided to get out for a run. Today in the northeast the temps were in the high nineties so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Oftentimes I like to just go and not set a […]

MEET MARCO OLMO.

MEET MARCO OLMO. Marco Olmo. Remember that name. I’m sure most everyone that reads that will have no clue who I’m talking about. I implore you to take a few minutes out of your day and watch these videos. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x99ac0_one-step-beyond-documentary-trailer_sport The second link is better and if you click on it you will hear him […]

What The Hell Should I Do?

WHAT THE HELL SHOULD I DO? Since posting my Tough Mudder training video the most commonly asked question usually is what type of training advice can you give me? Where should I start and what do you suggest? The response I’ve given everyone is what my martial arts instructor always used to say… “Whatever works […]