Seven Thoughts on Running an Ultramarathon

 Written By, Coach Giordan Moloian


Roughly three years ago, I unearthed a pair of road shoes from my closet and went for a four mile run out at Whiting Ranch. It had been quite some time since I had plodded along hot pavement with my high school cross country team. It was in the low nineties; the cotton clothing I had on quickly became soaked and heavy. My left calf started going numb halfway in, and my right hip stopped doing its job the last quarter-mile. A few days later, I was back with a new pair of (heavy) trail shoes. 

 Trail running has done a lot for me. It’s taken me up and down just about every trail in Orange County, as well as several mountains. It’s built an awesome friendship with an extremely talented Spartan Racer. It’s brought me to Fitness on Fire and this amazing community. It’s provided me space and silence for important reflection. It’s also beaten me into the ground on several occasions, reminding me to stay...

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Spartan Race Checklist: Obstacle Race Day Gear List

Spartan Race Checklist: Obstacle Race Day Gear List

By, Haydee Graves

The Spartan Race is one of the world’s leading obstacle course races. The races are designed to test endurance, mental toughness, and physical strength. So if you want to push yourself mentally and physically, the Spartan Race is where it’s at.

We created the Spartan Race Checklist to help you prepare for your upcoming race. Whether you’re new to obstacle course race training or a seasoned Spartan, one of the best ways to knock race day out of the park is to arrive feeling confident and ready to tackle the course. With this essential list, you’ll know you’ve got everything you need to rock it!

To make preparation even easier for you, we’ve created a Fitness On Fire Amazon store with most of the items we recommend. We don’t talk brands in this checklist because we want to keep it simple and we know everyone has favorites. If you’re looking for some of the brands we...

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