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TONY MATESI

10% Discount Code: TheLegend

Age: 28 (DOB: 12/4/85)

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Primary Running Discipline: I grew up doing martial arts as a kid as well as gymnastics. I competed at the elite level through high school and into college. When I first started college I decided quickly to switch things up and found myself in the world of competitive cheerleading. We ranked in the top 5 teams nationally my first two years on the team and in the top 10 my last two. During graduate school I found myself lost and searching for a new outlet. During this time I found obstacle racing and more specifically Spartan Race. I was hooked. I trained like an animal and went after the hardest race I could find, the Death Race. After finishing my first year I decided to start my own 24 hour adventure race and pitched the idea of a shorter idea to bridge the gap between Spartan Race and Death Race to Joe De Sena. A year later I launched the Hurricane Heat Twelve Hour, an endurance race that falls under the Spartan banner. While leading these events I train myself by carrying a weighted ruck and pacing participants through most of their course. My goals are to take on more ultra marathons and endurance events such as the Triple Anvil Triathlon (Triple Ironman) and GoRuck Selection. Hopefully I’ll throw some other advnenture races in the mix as well. My dream goals are to summit some of the tallest mountains including Mt. Baker, Rainier, and eventually Everest.

Website/Blog:

www.legendofthedeathrace.com

Favorite Race Food/Hydration:


Trail Mix, Beef Jerky, Skittles

Your Inspiration:

My mother and father.

Your Day Job:

Managing Editor of Spartan Blog/Magazine

Cheat Day:

Burgers, Pizza, Ben and Jerry’s Karamel Sutra

Why Trail Toes:

It kept my feet blister free after 66 hours on my feet with only 2 applications at the 2014 Peak

Death Race in Pittsfield, VT. 2015

Greatest Life Achievement:

Finishing the 2014 Peak Death Race with the most laps completed during the mountain time trial. Finding a way to take my passion and turn it into my career.

AMIE "LIVE WIRE" SPADE

10% Discount Code: Livewire
Age : 38
Hometown: Dayton, OH

Primary Athletic Disciplines:

Extreme Endurance, Adventure Racing, Obstacle Course Racing, Ultramarathons

In 2008, I began running again after two high risk pregnancies that left me with both health issues and a significant amount of weight gain from bed rest. Having been a life long athlete, it didn't take much time before I was winning age groups and events in road running.  In 2011, a group of friends from from basic training decided we should have our reunion at Tough Mudder, Wintergreen.  That event was the driving force to propel me into competing in OCR, leading to ultramarathons and adventure racing. I became a sponsored/elite athlete in 2014, and I have continued have the drive and passion to compete.

I am currently training to run the Wild Atlantic Way, 1,611 miles from County Donegal to County Cork in Ireland.  In addition, I continue to train for events like World's Toughest Mudder, Fuego y Agua Survival Run, and Spartan Ultra Beast events.  Last year, I relied on Trail Toes to assist me in keeping my feet healthy as I ran with fellow athlete, Mark Wood, across the United Kingdom (277 miles, over the 3 highest peaks in Wales, England, Scotland) in the name of raising money for Breast Cancer Now.

Website/Blog:

trialstoskulls.wordrpess.com

www.goingwildaw.com

Favorite Race Food/Hydration:

My favorite race foods are Roots Hummus, Epic Bars, Oloves Lemon Rosemary, Mama Chia fruit pouches and Rice Krispy Treats.  For hydration, I use HoneyBadger hydration...lemon lime is my favorite!

My Day Job:

I am the General Manager of a historic seasonal resort, that also hosts race events and trainings. In addition, I own an athlete training company and a social media marketing company called LW Marketing.  Most importantly, I am a full time single MOM!  I am also currently the marketing director for Trail Toes.

Best and Worst Race Experiences:

My best race experiences include the Death Race Challenge, in which I competed in Winter, Mexico, and Summer back to back.  In addition to the Fuego y Agua Survival Runs in Nicaragua.  The worst experience in a race event came at World's Toughest Mudder in 2014, the year year of the 60 mph sand storm.  I was nearing 45 miles with my Teammates when I became hypothermic and had to be pulled from the race course.

Cheat Day: 

Gluten Free Cheese Pizza and Chocolate Chex!  On rare occasion I have a Virgil's Root Beer and Reeses Pieces!

Why Trail Toes:

Trail Toes has been my secret to foot care since 2014, when I used the cream and tapes in my death races, especially in summer DR when we covered 146 miles and were awake for 70 hours.  My feet were beautiful, not one hot spot, one blister, and were as pretty as the day I started the event.  I have tried many other solutions to friction, and since then I have used nothing but Trail Toes in all my events, especially those with water.  I swear by it.

2017-18 Event Schedule:

Arctic Warrior - 1st place

Polar Bear Challenge - 5th fem. 

Hellblazer - 1st female

Wicked Root - 2nd female fin.

Toughest Mudder Atlanta

Toughest Mudder Europe

Toughest Mudder Midwest

World's Toughest Mudder

Spartan Iceland

Wild Atlantic Way Attempt

SISU Iron

Fuego Y Agua SR Nicaragua

Greatest Athletic Acheivements:

2014 Female Death Race Challenge Winner; only person to complete 2 BFX wins back to back days; 3rd place team Toughest 24 Hr Extreme Sweden; Hellblazer Ultramarathon 1st place female, 5th overall

Greatest Life Achievement: 

My two amazing kids!  Nothing I achieve in any other aspect of life will compare to that!

DAWN LISENBY

10% Discount Code: RunNatural

Age: 47

Hometown: Flagler Beach

Primary Athletic Disciplines: I was inspired by my brother Jack to start running after I moved to the beach to begin to start a family. Prior to doing so I stayed in shape playing women’s competitive soccer. Prior to that I was a dancer, and even considering doing that for a career at a certain point. I had always been active and so wanted to stay that way prior to having children and after. I did not expect to fall in love with running like I did and to build a career out of it. In addition to running I love to strength train and do yoga. I hold certifications in both. Additionally, due to previous injury I believe they both enable me to run long distances. I am motivated to train because I truly love to work my body and to run. However, racing wise I hope to one day complete Hardrock. The Keys 100 this year will be a qualifier for me to do Cruel Jewel 100 next May as qualifier for Hardrock 2017.

Website/Blog: www.RunNaturalCoach.com www.Jacks50k.com

Favorite Race Food/Hydration: Exercise Hydration Mix by Skratch Labs

Your Inspiration:

I am inspired by my brother who died at the age of 23 but was already following his passion and loved animals and running. I am inspired by my sister’s strength who is currently battling stage 4 breast cancer. I am inspired by my love for my children to stay fit and healthy for them. And I am inspired by my ultra friend’s amazing accomplishments….you know who you are!

Your Day Job:

 I am a running coach and personal trainer with RunNaturalCoach.com

Best and Worst Race Experiences: (Include what you learned from it) Best race experience was Azalea 12 hour this past November. I ran the furthest I ever have, 54 miles, on pavement no less. I learned that when you set out with the intention to enjoy a race and let the rest follow good things will happen. I ended up winning overall female and coming in 4th overall. I also got to enjoy running with a former client and friend for 5 hours, which really gave new depth to our friendship. I learned that I am stronger than I thought I was! Worst race experience would be Croom 100k this past January. It was my first DNF. I was not absorbing my nutrition due to it being very hot and got very sick 52 miles in from hyponatremia. I learned that one’s health is always more important than finishing and also that I was allergic to what I was using for my nutrition and in addition to heat was why I was not absorbing it. It lead me to my new nutrition sponsor Skratch Labs. I learned about the bodies amazing wisdom and capacity to heal. And most importantly I learned to always listen to your inner voice… no matter what!

Cheat Day:

I enjoy red wine, a nice steak and dark chocolate for dessert ?

Why Trail Toes:

Before Trail Toes I had terrible problems with blisters if I ran over 20 miles…which just would not do for running ultras. Prior to running my first 100 in Keys this year I knew I had to find a solution otherwise it would be my undoing. I happened upon Lisa Smith-Batchens report on her quad across Death Valley. I thought if this product can keep her feet looking this good after 540 miles than it most certainly can help me. I contacted Vincent and the rest is history! So happy to be a part of the trail toes family!!!

2017 Event Schedule: 

Greatest Life Achievement:

(Running or otherwise) My two boys would be my greatest accomplishment However running wise I am proud to be able to run the distances I do, considering in 2010 I was told due to a labral tear in my hip that I would not be able to do so. That is what began my passion for helping others to overcome injury by focusing on their form, strength and mobility and the creation of my business RunNaturalCoach. I am very proud to have helped many runners overcome injury and get back to doing what they love for life!

KAREN GONZALEZ  AND MANNY OLIVO

First Team Trail Toes Couple

Karen Gonzalez – 47 - San Antonio

Manny Olivo– 46 - San Antonio


10% Discount Code:  CowTippinDuo (Case Sensitive)


Primary Athletic Disciplines:

Karen - My children and my desire to get out there moving is why I started running. I ran as a hobby before the military and didn’t do much while in the Air Force (hold the jokes)  J.    I wanted to be a good example, especially to my kids, and also change the course of my family’s history of diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc.  I am in good health and want to stay that way! I started with 5 k runs and did a few obstacle course and road runs. About 4 years ago I did my first trail run and loved it. This year I completed my first two ultra runs. My first was a 50k in April and a 50 miler in December 18. At 47, I never dreamed I would be doing this - let alone accomplishing these goals.

Manny - I tried out for our High School cross country team and the coach at that time stated I was in the wrong sport playing football, I lettered as an underclassman in track and cross country.  After that I had ran 5ks to marathons.  In addition to running, I love everything that has to do with being outdoors. Specifically, I like fishing, camping, hunting, hiking and traveling.  What keeps me motivated? Inspirational movies and watching others accomplish goals 


Favorite Race Food/Hydration:  

Karen -Pickles, Fig Newtons, turkey wraps, ginger ale, and Gatorade

Manny - Beef jerky, spicy chicharrones, peachy rings, ham & cheese wraps. Hydration: vitalyte electrolytes, coke, and carbo pro.


Your Inspiration:  

Karen - Manny (my fiancé) is my inspiration in taking trail running to an entirely new level. He has taught me that miles are ‘just a number’ and that mentally we can accomplish anything. If our minds are right, our bodies will follow suit. How true I found that to be! In the last 5 years I went from 5k runs to just completing a 50-mile trail run and am looking forward to my first 100k for 2019! My inspiration is also witnessing fellow runners of all ages out there running together with one common goal. The comradery that is shared among runners is so inspiring and watching others accomplish their personal goals is beyond moving for me. I feel just as excited to see someone cross that finish line regardless of distance and accomplish their personal triumphs.

Manny - I love using ROAR which are the initials of both of my grandparents. A lion roar is a loud deep prolonged sound in distressed or rage. I feel like a hungry lion when on the course.


Your Day Job:   

Karen - I work full time as a DoD Contractor for the Defense Health Agency in the Medical IT field and work alongside Manny in his food truck on the weekends.   (Cow Tippin BBQ)

Manny - Food truck owner called cow Tippin Bbq. We sell brisket, ribs, chicken, sausage pork and homemade sides. 


Best and Worst Race Experiences:   

Karen - My best AND worst experience directly relates to the use (or lack thereof of Trail Toes®) My first ultrarun in April, I was so excited!  A 32-mile trail run and was so ready for it. Except, I forgot to apply Trail Toes® on my feet and was also using shoes that I didn’t put quite as many miles in before this day. After one loop (16 miles) I had two huge blisters on BOTH feet. Instead of concentrating on speed, pace, endurance etc., my mind was occupied on the pain of the blisters and just getting the run over with. I felt I could have had an entirely different experience for my first ultra, had I prepared better before the run. Fast forward to last week.. my second ultra. Manny and I decided to camp last weekend (rained non-stop for 24 hours before the run) and had little prep time/ sleep etc. but DID focus on my feet pre-race time. I applied Trail Toes® and great socks/shoes and 50 miles later, but feet wet and muddy were in amazing shape. Granted there were other challenges (this new distance for me) but crossed the finish line in high spirits and zero blisters.

Manny - Best race: Woodstock 100 miler where I gutted 80 miles on a hyperextended knee and I learned quitting was not an option and to grind it out till the finish. 

Worst: Lonestar 100 Franklin mountains, DNF at a 50k learned how to keep myself hydrated and to keep myself nutritionally balanced. Learning how to conserve energy throughout the race.


Cheat Day:  

Karen - A tall cold dark beer on draft and pizza/wings!!!

Manny - Tacos n shiner bock beer


Why Trail Toes®:  

Karen - Trail Toes® was a game changer for me. When I started getting into running anything longer that 3 miles, it saved my feet!  Any chance I get, I promote it to the people who don’t apply anything or are still using petroleum jelly.

Manny - I used a sample pack at a local trail race and noticed that I had no hot spots in the areas that are usually would blister. I continue to use Trail Toes® while running the habanero 100 km race where there was sand and dew that usually enters my shoes. Not one blister. I completely refocused my training plan to include Trail Toes® and the Tire-Trainer™ and I haven’t DNF or blistered sense. 


Event Schedule:   

Karen - Bandera Endurance Trail Run- 25k  (jan)  Hell Hills Trail Run -50k (April)  Looking for 100k trail run to complete in 2019.

Manny - Bandera 100k, Tokyo Marathon, Badwater Salton Sea, Keys 100, Yeti 100, Great Cranberry 100, and San Diego 100


Greatest Life Achievement:   

Karen - Being and Mom to a 16 & 18-year old and showing them that regardless of age or what life gives you, you can accomplish what you set your mind to. Personally, I don’t think I have done my ‘greatest life achievement’ yet. Excited to see what that will be!   ;)

Manny - Having a great son and raising him to become the man that he is. 

ROBERTA HORN - 59 - SAN DIEGO, CA

10% Discount Code:  StayGroovy

Primary Athletic Disciplines:

Born in 1959 with severe club feet, I went through extensive surgeries and finally began to walk without casts around age 8.  In 1993 I was in an accident and broke my neck (C2/C3).  I was paralyzed from my neck down. The doctors gave me little chance to survive much less ever walk again.  I made it thru the surgery where they fused my neck with a piece of my hip bone, placed a halo brace in my head, followed by 9 months of rehab. Learning to walk again was quiet hard. A year later I was standing on a cliff overlooking the ocean and decided I wanted to learn to surf!  My doctors said NO!  But I said I am not living, I need to do this. And so I did.  I have been surfing ever since, mostly in the desolate areas of Baja Mexico with my husband Glen.  I have always been into exercise, lifting weights, playing basketball and baseball. I still lift weights 5 days a week. Shortly after I was learning to surf, I competed in Open Ocean Long Distance Paddleboarding for one season. It was amazing!  I needed to prove to myself that I could be in the middle of the ocean, all alone, and not be afraid of whatever was in the future for me. When I was 52, I decided to start running, mostly around my neighborhood. Since I am not a competitive person, I didn't want to run half or even marathons but I did and loved it, but there was always something missing for me until one day I was introduced to Ultra Running!  This is where my heart was happiest.  I haven't looked back.  I love the spirit of the ultra running community, the caring that each person displays towards each other.  With ultra running we are competing with ourselves and meeting personal goals. For me, surfing uncrowded waves in Baja and ultra running, gives me a quiet freedom.  I have found that after loosing something so precious as moving, I never take a day for granted.  I am grateful to be able to move, walk, run, surf, it is all a blessing.


Website/Blog: 

glenandrobertainbaja.blogspot.com


Favorite Race Food/Hydration:

Muir Energy Fuel/ Unived US for hydration


Your Inspiration:  (who or what inspires you) 

One of my favorite quotes is:

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing” - Helen Keller


Your Day Job: (How you really pay the bills)  

I am a retired H.H.P.


Best and Worst Race Experiences: (Include what you learned from it) 

My best race experience was when I hit the 100 mile mark on my 59 hour birthday treadmill run.  I still had 29 hours to go!  I was so focused and realized I can do so much more than I ever thought possible.  I was and am so proud of myself.   I would say my worst race experience was when I was running the Coldwater Rumble in Arizona and rolled my ankle around 11pm with only 12 miles to go.  I had to turn around and limp out of there.  It was disappointing but I made so many new friends and found that what happened was not a failure, but a learning experience.  I always try to look on the bright side of things.  


Cheat Day:  (what do you eat, or drink when taking a cheat day?)

I am pretty boring regarding this.  I’ll have a few vegan chocolate chip cookies or a glass of red wine.


Why Trail Toes: 

I have NEVER had a blister since using Trail Toes.  I have NEVER had ANY chafing anywhere since using Trail Toes!  Why use something else when you have already found the best!  I also love the tire trainer!  Adding this to my workout has increased my strength and endurance!   I painted my tire, gave it a name, and off I go twice a week!  It is a lot of fun!



Event Schedule: 

2018 - Across The Years 6 day Ultra - AZ

2019 - Coldwater Rumble 52 miler (100 miler maybe?) - AZ

2019 - Orange Curtain 100K - CA

2019 - Pirates Cove 24 Hour Ultra - CA

2019 - San Diego Half Marathon (Legacy Runner) - CA

2019 - Cirque Du Griffith Park 24 Hour Ultra - CA

2019 - 60 HOUR Birthday Treadmill Run - CA

2019 - Javalina Jundred - AZ


Greatest Life Achievement:  (Running or otherwise)

My greatest life achievement is believing in myself! I survived being paralyzed, I live every day happy and smiling. I appreciate everything and everyone, especially my amazing husband Glen.

MARK WOOD

10% Dicount Code:  BooHag

Age: 46

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Primary Running Discipline:

For about 15 years, I deluded myself into thinking that I was the same decently fit guy I was back in high school, college and the Navy. But my sedentary lifestyle caught up with me when I wasn’t looking. By the time I hit 40, I’d ballooned up to 215 lbs, which isn’t a good look on someone who is only 5’ 7. So, six years ago, on my 40th birthday, I decided that I would go for a run. I made it maybe a third of mile before I came puffing back to the house. It sucked, but it was a start. So, the next day I did the same loop but added a few more steps. Over time, the distance added up. Soon I was competing in OCR’s, trail ultras and endurance events like the Peak Death Race and England’s Cliff Top Challenge. What do I get out of it? Freedom. When I’m out in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but the trail to focus on, everything becomes simple. Run. Breathe. Relax. That’s all that matters. The rest of the world will sort itself out. Right now, I’ve become mildly obsessed with seeing how far I can push myself, physically and mentally. I want to take on more multi-day events, and more importantly, make my own solo challenges. For example, The 350+ mile Palmetto Trail is calling, as is tackling the three highest peaks in SC at one time.


Website/Blog: www.boohagracing.com


Favorite Race Food/Hydration: Hummus, quinoa, bacon and coconut water


Your Inspiration:  Those ordinary people you see every day, in the gym, on the trail, wherever, putting in hard work and long hours.


Your Day Job:  

Sign maker and race director for Boo Hag Races


Best and Worst Race Experiences:

Strangely enough they were during the same event. At the 2012 Peak Death Race, I was about 50 hours in and the skin on my left toes was peeling off like a grape. Looking at them, I knew I was done. After I’d put so much into training, diet, and mental preparedness, that to be sidelined by my feet was devastating. As I was getting ready to pack it in and head back to base with my tail between my legs, my kids Rowan and Eamon stopped me dead. ”You said we weren’t allowed to let you quit. Get up and get moving. You’ve got this.” Seeing them there, believing in me when I was at my absolute lowest, saved me. I finished 7th that year, and I know I couldn’t have down it without them.

Cheat Day:

Honestly? Anything that isn’t nailed down. Especially Double Stuff Oreos. They’re like Kryptonite.

Why Trail Toes:

See that “Worst Race Experience” question? Well, there you go. I started using Trail Toes shortly after DR and NOTHING I’ve tried works as well, regardless of the situation. I’ve put trail toes through every situation I can come up with from snow-capped mountains to waist deep swamps and it’s never let me down.

2017 Event Schedule:

Greatest Life Achievement: My amazing family Yeah, I know it sounds sappy, but because of Marti and the kid’s love, tolerance and understanding, I’ve been able to build a pretty incredible life so far. No race or award can beat that.

TEAM TROT - ROB GOYEN

10% Discount Code: TEAM TROT

Age: 36

Hometown: Katy, Texas

Primary Athletic Disciplines:

I am a trail runner at heart but really like to lift weights as well. So this year with a newly worked on knee I am looking forward to going after some cross fit, go ruck events, ocr and trail events in the year. Another passion of mine will be some long unsupported hikes which will include the LHST and I’d like to hike some of the PCT this year again.

Website/Blog:

http://www.robgoyen.com

Favorite Race Food/Hydration:

Im draw to some odd choice but top 5 are. 1) real maple syrup from the glass bottle, 2) hammer gels.. 3) epic bars post during long runs 4) bearded brother raspberry lemonade bars

... all day 5) gummy bears

Your Inspiration:

My brother in law is my biggest inspiration right now. He has hiked the AT and is now in New Zealand hiking the longest trail. His ability to hike 30 mile days and never stop truly amazes me. I hope one day to hike somewhere epic with him.

Your Day Job:

I am a race director of Trail Racing over Texas, I am the advertising manager of Ultrasportslive.tv and I do marketing consulting for a few other businesses.

Best and Worst Race Experiences:

Snowdrop 55 hour Race 2014 I ran the year my God Son Kees Poole passed away from Pediatric Cancer which is what the race benefits. I have never felt more at peace and knew inside that I would get it done no matter what. Worst Rocky Raccoon 100 2014 I shouldn’t have been at the race. It was a defining moment in me realizing that I couldn’t just show up and not care about how I finished the race. A DNF that I will always remember.

Cheat Day:

Tex-Mex or Indian Food

Why Trail Toes:

I have always been a fan of the truth. Trail Toes works for me and since using it I have never had blisters. At the snowdrop 55 2014 I had 8 blisters, 6 missing toenails and hobbled my way to a 100 miler this was pre trail toes. 2015 same race 0 blisters and no lost toe nails. Combine that with no chaffing even though I wore short shorts and you have found the mecca!

Greatest Life Achievement:

My greatest achievement will always be losing 170 lbs. Everything started with losing weight and wanting to be healthy. I took over 4 years of daily dedication and I still draw from that when I feel like Im out of gas.

MARY HULME

10% Discount Code:  IRunItAll

Age: 29

Hometown: Chicago


Primary Athletic Disciplines:

AROO everyone! My name is Mary Carideo and I run everything! I have been running for three years now and some highlights are: I have run 5 marathons-including The Disney Dopey, finished World’s Toughest Mudder, received a sextuple (6) Spartan trifecta last year, helped Sean Hall who has cerebral palsy complete a trifecta, and I have an IR4 buddy, Phillip who is so amazing! I am so thankful for The Trail Toes Family that keeps my feet gorgeous with no blisters and my body ready to go!

 This year, I am training for a 50-miler trail race, The Ultra Beast in Vermont, World’s Toughest with a minimum of 50 miles,  The 30 hour SISU Iron, and many more. I have also lost over 100 pounds since 2007 and continue to get stronger. When I am feeling down, I think of Sean and Phillip and know that Can’t is not in my vocabulary! Every year I am getting faster and stronger and always thinking about what goal I can shatter! There’s No Rest For The Wicked!

Website/Blog:

Favorite Race Food/Hydration: White Castle cheeseburgers and loaded potatoes

Your Inspiration:  

Sean Hall and my IR4 Buddy, Phillip Perez

Your Day Job:   I’m a college counselor and I teach a College Seminar Class for high school seniors.

Best and Worst Race Experiences:

I would say World’s Toughest Mudder last year both the best and worst race experience. It was the best because I persevered through a huge sand storm that even the toughest competitors got hyperthermia or left and was disqualified. I only rested 3 hours in 24 hours. It was the worst because I was by myself doing the course, yes I had help from others, but no one that I really knew. I was proud because I set out for 50 miles, but compared to others I knew, 7 laps-35 miles was great,  Especially for my first time. I learned so much especially about gear and nutrition. I ate too much in one sitting and got nauceous. I had to rest for 2 hours and I was so cold!  I woke up at 3am hot from the toe packs, ate a piece of KFC chicken and a biscuit with honey, put my contacts in with a tiny mirror in the trailer with a sandstorm going on and said to my crew girl Raquel, I’m ready, put me in my wet suit. That was it…no turning back. 

Cheat Day: 

(what do you eat, or drink when taking a cheat day?) I don’t really have a designated cheat day. It works because I’ve lost over 100 pounds. I eat everything in moderation. On race weekends it is a huge bacon cheeseburger with sweet potato fries and a Jameson. 

Why Trail Toes:

It is the best stuff I have ever come across! I have done 24 hour races, I just finished a 15 hour training for a 30 hour race and my feet and body were perfection! It keeps everything from rubbing and chaffing. Magic stuff!

2017 Event Schedule: 

Greatest Life Achievement:  (Running or otherwise) Losing 100 pounds + without surgery and being motivated everyday even on days where I’d rather lie on the couch and watch movies. 

KATIE MILLER

10% Discount Code: enjoytherun

Age: 41
Hometown: Pensacola, Florida


Primary Athletic Disciplines: My first run was in 1999 and it was the Pittsburgh Marathon. My love for running grew from the moment I crossed the finish line that day. I started running 5k’s to marathons mainly for the enjoyment I was having and how great I felt after each run. I continue to run for the enjoyment, camaraderie but mostly for health benefits. In 2015 I ran my first Ultra 50k and experienced a new passion for running. I enjoy the training, discipline and the love shared within the Ultra Running Community.

Tire Training, strength training and Yoga are all part of my Ultra Training. I stay motivated by signing up for multiple races throughout the year, running with friends and supporting our American Veterans by running for Team RWB.

Favorite Race Food/Hydration: Tailwind, salted potatoes, chicken breast and m&m’s.

Your Inspiration:
I find strength in God, my husband, family and friends.

Your Day Job:

I’m a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Best and Worse Race Experience:

Best running experience for me was my first Pittsburgh Marathon. I took away from that experience the love of running, the amazing community support and new friends.

The worse running experience I endured was a year in my life where I let stress, poor nutrition and lack of caring for my body affect how I lived and trained. This showed in my performance at the Pittsburgh Marathon years after my first race at Pittsburgh. After that race I needed to refocus on what was important and to take my health and training seriously!

Cheat Day:

Pizza and Ice Cream

Why Trail Toes: I started using Trail Toes products after losing multiple toe nails due to blisters. I lather on Trail Toes prior to running not only my feet and toes but other areas that rub causing chaffing. Guess what Problem Solved! No Blisters, No Chaffing!
I am also in love with the Tire Trainer by Trail Toes! I use the Tire Trainer as part of my Ultra training to help improve leg, core, heart, lung, mind strength and endurance. Tire dragging has been a huge game changer and I really enjoy it!

2017-2018 Event Schedule:
Wildcat 100-September 2-3, 2017
Chicago Marathon-October 8, 2017
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon (Half)-October 22, 2017
Run to Margaritaville (Half)-October 29, 2017
Pensacola Half Marathon-November 12, 2017
Across The Years-December, 2017 To Be Determined
Rock-N-Fly Half-March 2018 To Be Determined
Key West 50Mile- May 2018 To Be Determined
Eagle Up Ultra-June 2018 To Be Determined
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon (Half)-October 2018 To Be Determined Azalea Ultra-November 2018 To Be Determined

Greatest Life Achievement:

Earning my Associates in Science Degree while my husband was deployed in Iraq. Most recently completing my first 100 miler at Nanny Goat, Riverside, CA

ADAM JACOBS

10% Discount Code: LumpyRuns
Age: 33
Hometown: London, England

Primary Athletic Disciplines: OCR / Endurance  / Trail running

I first got into OCR in 2014 when i decided to run a Tough Mudder in order to raise money for The Neuro Foundation, a charity that helps those living with Neurofibromatosis. This is a charity close to my heart as an NF1 patient myself. It was there that discovered i had a passion for this new sport and I first met Mudstacle. This led me to discover that there was a whole world beyond just Tough Mudder. The next 12 months most weekends were spent running multiple OCR’s in varying shades of yellow and qualifying for the OCR world championships. OCR also opened the door to a whole new world of trail, fell and ultra running which is fast becoming as much of a love affair as OCR. I just love being outside, the freedom of being able to run because I’m just so thankful that I still can. I want to show people who also have NF that this condition doesn’t have to define or limit you, and that’s what motivates me to train harder and challenge myself every day.

Favorite Race Food/Hydration: Cliff shot bloks, Chia Charge bars

Your Inspiration:  Life = my mother /  Sporting : Scott Jureck


Your Day Job: Business development manager for Etchrock, a social event management platform combining training, p2p marketing and ticket sales.


Best and Worst Race Experiences:  Best = This years Man vs Mountain, I started my year targeting this event as one I really wanted to aim for a top finish. On the day my expectations were significantly lower due to just recovering from an injury and having only 2 weeks to train before taking on a brutal course ascending snowdon. It turned into one of those days where everything just went right, i was comfortably uncomfortable the whole way and crossed the line 5th which i was delighted with.


Worst = OCR world championships 2015. This should

have been a great day, my first experience of a championship race, my first race across the atlantic. Unfortunately things didn’t go to plan, the weather was brutal, near freezing and with a serious wind chill. Coupled with the extreme terrain and obstacles I hadn’t encountered before led to me losing my band and struggling round the rest of the course. It was a good lesson though as it pushed me to train harder and focus on my weaknesses during training. It worked, I returned in 2016 and had a much better result and am hoping to better that again in 2017.


Cheat Day:  I don’t tend to have a traditional cheat day but do love a pizza with a generous helping of garlic dip. Bakewell tart is also regularly stocked in my house!


Why Trail Toes:  Who doesn’t chafe?


2017-18 Event Schedule:

Brighton Marathon

Man vs Mountain

Man vs Lakes

Judgement Day OCR

Judgement Day The Unknown

Toughest pipingford park

OCR World championships

Men’s Health survival of the Fittest x3

Europe’s Toughest Mudder

Ultra Trail du Edinburgh

Nuclear Races Challenge cup


Greatest Life Achievement: Recovering from spinal surgery to remove a tumour that was compressing the nerves in my spinal column caused by my Neurofibromatosis Type 1. to be taking on ultra marathons and competing at OCR events around the world.

Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/run_lumpy_run/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/adam.jacobs.73

ALI TUCKER

10% Discount Code: nursealicat
Age: 35
Hometown: Lexington, SC


Primary Athletic Disciplines: Endurance events, OCR and running


Website/Blog: www.musclesmudandmascara.com


Favorite Race Food/Hydration: PB&J’s, Tuna packs and Babybels for long endurance events, Gu’s for short runs, FitAid and Tailwind


Your Inspiration:  Being told I can’t do something. I’m stubborn and overly ambitious, if someone challenges me it becomes my mission to prove them wrong. Sometimes this is a good and a bad thing, LOL.

Your Day Job:  I’m an operating room nurse that also works PRN at a mental health prison on the weekends


Best and Worst Race Experiences:  DNF’s suck. My first DNF was at the Spartan Agoge 002. This was the best and worst race experience. I learned how to push past my limits by continuing on a broken ankle for about 6-7 hours. Learning that events don’t always go as planned, you can’t win/finish every race. If you do, then you haven’t faced a hard enough challenge. Learning how t mentally accept defeat, learn from it and come back stronger was by far the best and worst experience I’ve had. I realized I don’t want what’s easy, I want to feel the joy of embracing the pain and completing challenges head on.


Cheat Day: Red Wine and tacos are my favorite things and my weakness


Why Trail Toes: It saves my skin, and keeps me pain free (not just my feet either)! When I use it, I never get blisters or chaffing. It is the best product out there for athletes.


2017-18 Event Schedule: This October, I will be completing my Spartan Delta in Dallas at the Ultrabeast, I hope to be in the top 20 women of the world to complete the Spartan Delta. I’m very much a last minute event sign-up type of person. I haven’t made my schedule yet, but I do know I will do some international races. I will be traveling with Team SISU #likeagirl next summer. I hope to do the summer Spartan Agoge in Vermont in 2018 as well, and maybe even the Spartan Agoge in Mongolia next fall. I’ll definitely participate in plenty of Hurricane Heats too. If it’s long and tortuous, I want in!

Greatest Life Achievement:  After breaking my ankle at the Spartan Agoge 002 in Vermont, only 4 months later I participated in Spartan Agoge 003 and not only finish, but got a delta medal. It was one of the hardest events I’ve ever done and I’m extremely proud to have finished Agoge 003 on the Great Wall of China

Instagram: nursealicat
Facebook: alitucker27
Twitter: tuckergirl26

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