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Double Duty – Technical Trail Running

My mom and dad used to call me “Squirrel”. I used some of my squirrel skills during this epic training weekend. See if you can spot them. #teamorca #guforit #saltyssquad #orangemud

What SwimRun Gear Do I Need? PART DEUX

Well, this took a lot longer to get out that I wanted.  I had most of it recorded, except for a camera whose batteries died in the middle of the shoot.  I re-shot what was needed, but then THAT camera was stolen.  Arrrgh!

Anyhow, I pieced together clips from the first take and re-shot some last night to complete the video that lots of folks are asking me to publish.  Soooooo here it is.  Hopefully it doesn’t seem too janky since it’s bits and pieces.  Would love your feedback!!

What is SwimRun

I’ve gotten a ton of questions asking, “What is this crazy sport you’ve been doing lately?!?!” Well, it’s easier to show you a few video clips to help explain. One thing is for sure, if you like adventure, a challenge, and have the desire for something tough, then you’ll probably be hooked after giving one of these a try.

Keeping Motivated, Coldwater Mountain and Improving Your Swim

Going into the holidays, it’s hard to stay motivated, especially with travel.  A few tips, a Coldwater Mountain trail highlight and some swimming Q&A… oh boy!  Grab your Santa socks and your eggnog for a quick vid…

SwimRunNC Recap, XTERRA Myrtle Beach Update and Offseason

Quick ÖtillÖ Update

Ok. So quick race update for you. We had a great race. The water was choppy with 4 foot swells at points. There were serious winds that made it tough to warm up, even with running. As we moved south, each swim got progressively colder with the start of the race being 54 degrees.


About halfway through the race, we were in 9th place and picking off teams, but ended up finishing 35th after some issues.  We missed our planned time of under 10 hours, but I still wouldn’t trade the experience for anything in the world. We shared laughs and misery, fun sections and tough as nails sections, easy swims and swims I have no idea how we survived.

Thanks to everyone who watched online. I thought of you every time they stuck a camera on us. Thanks to Alba for sticking through me and all the training. Thanks to GU Energy for keeping me fueled and Inov-8 for keeping me in kicks, Timex for keeping me on time. Thanks to Alan Alan Tyson and Candace Myer at Architect Sports for keeping me moving. Full race report on the way. #guforit #inov8 #weswimrun #otillo15 #timefactoryteam