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Ella Kociuba joins the SISU Pro Team - sponsored by Prosok

We want to give a sincere welcome to Ella Kociuba.  The newest member of our SISU Pro Team, she just recently completed the 30-hour SISU Iron, and was a runner-up (along with fellow Pro Team member, Danielle Ross) for the prestigious Iron Woman Award (voted on by the athletes themselves).  You might know Ella from her weight-lifting / body-building background, or perhaps from her elite status within the Spartan Races.  She is a very tough, determined, and competitive woman...

Posted On: 05/27/2014

Interviews with the SISU Founders

Daren de Heras has always been a motivated athlete. From his days as an 88 lb wrestler in high school who eventually coached his own team when the coach was let go, he proves that size means nothing. You will get a glimpse into the drive and motivation as he shares what a “hard” training day is like. It is simpy unbelievable. He shares two mental tools/tricks that help with endurance events and he is the founder of the largest obstacle course race team out there. If you wer...

Posted On: 05/23/2014

The Leadership Council

Welcome to Team SISU!  Forging unbreakable athletes is what we do, but who are we? Daren De Heras being the recognizable face of SISU, his vision for an organization based around physical and mental improvement was something echoed by co-founder, Matt Trinca. Together they lead a team of staff, all of whom bring with them various skills and personalities to build an entity greater than the sum of its parts. Edgar Landa handles all the newsletters, blogs and events, while also b...

Posted On: 04/09/2014

In the Interest of Transparency

All of us at Team SISU were greatly saddened to hear about the difficulties that our friends on the Cornfed Spartans have had recently.  When one team suffers, it affects us all.  We are all part of one community, be us OCR runners, adventure racers, fitness enthusiasts, etc.  We come together to inspire one another and promote a positive, healthy lifestyle.   However, when so many gather together, just as in any family, there is bound to be some drama and disappointment. ...

Posted On: 03/29/2014

Honey Badger Sponsors the SISU Iron

Team SISU is proud to announce Honey Badger™ as the official sponsors of the 2014 SISU Iron. Honey Badger™ supplies workout supplements that have no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives. “We fuel a more natural and intense experience for the fearlessly active individual. Our products are engineered with powerful, healthier, minimally processed formulas that taste great without sacrificing maximum performance. We will never use proprietary blends, revea...

Posted On: 03/26/2014

The Team SISU Pro Team

Team SISU is proud to announce our Pro Team, and would like to thank our Pro Team sponsor – Prosok.  We are very excited to have the support of Prosok.  They make some great socks, that all the athletes rave about.  Check out their products at www.prosok.com.   The SISU Pro Team was selected primarily based upon three criteria: quality of character, athletic achievement, and their ability to spread the message and philosophy of “sisu”.  As Team...

Posted On: 03/20/2014

Team SISU Tips - Wood Chopping Tutorial

If you're like me, then chopping wood is one of your favorite things about doing an adventure race.  There's nothing like carrying around an axe to make you feel empowered.  But for those who've never chopped wood before, this part of the race can be frustrating, if not terrifying.  It can be tough to practice, as well, especially if you live in a warmer climate like I do.   This tutorial will hopefully give you all the help you need to get started.  From what kin...

Posted On: 02/14/2014

Tips for the SoCal Spartan Races at Vail Lake in Temecula

I often get questions about what to bring for a Spartan Race, when to arrive, the course, the terrain, etc.  For the Malibu Spartan Race I posted on Facebook a series of tips that got a lot of attention, eventually leading others to blog about their hints for race day success.  It seemed like people found that very helpful. This time, for the SoCal Spartan Races (i.e., Sprint and Super in January and Beast in September), I’ve decided it would make the most sense if I just wrot...

Posted On: 01/22/2014

Just Launched Our Blog

Stay tuned for more updates! ...

Posted On: 12/11/2013