Blog Posts Discussing the 2013 Endeavor Team Challenge

Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 3.55.33 PMCompetitors have written some detailed accounts of their experiences preparing for and competing in the Endeavor Team Challenge.  Here are some of them we have run across.  **Please feel free to send us links to others**


To Endeavor Is To Accept

by Brendon Mahoney on September 12, 2013  

Recently my buddy, Brett Scharf, and I competed in the inaugural event of the first ever Endeavor Challenge. Excited and apprehensive at the same time, we didn’t know what to expect. All we knew is that we were in for a physical thrashing…

Endeavor Team Challenge : how to get there.

 by David Edney on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 

Endeavor Team Challenge. 
What a title.
Perseverance, endurance, battling the odds, battling the elements, battling yourself.
Partnership, trust, faith, togetherness, belief
Testing yourself, testing your limits, believing in yourself

All of these synonyms / comparisons I have had hard times believing in, in myself.  I have self esteem issues. I often don’t think I am a good as the guy next to me.  I sometimes find fault in others to make myself feel better.  I had hopes this event would help prove to me that I am a competent athlete, that I can hold my head up against other athletes, that 53 is not that old.  I think it did that…

About a month ago, Marshall and I competed the Endeavor Team Challenge (ETC). Saul posted a review of the event itself, but we thought it might be We thought it might be a good idea to post some information about what worked and what didn’t. The ETC organizers posted some gear recommendations, here’s how actually implemented them…

Endeavor Team Challenge: The Decision and Preparation

by Jaala Thibault on September 21, 2013

I’m the sort of person that sees videos of, and reads books about Olympians, Navy Seals, Base Jumping, Army Ranger challenges, people fishing in 100 foot seas, climbing Mt. Everest, surfing giant waves, Special Forces training, scuba diving caves, riding bikes thousands of kilometers, running hundreds of miles through deserts, lifting insane amounts of weight, and performing any other type of physical or mental challenge and I say, “I want to do that!” …

Steven Martini’s Endeavor Challenge

by  Steven Martini with Coach Nuno Costa on October 15, 2013 

Coach’s Note from Coach Nuno: Steven Martini freaking rocked his challenge! He fully committed himself to training for this event and did everything that I put in front of him. He was the model client – he showed up to all his sessions and he listened to all the advice I gave him in regards to getting himself physically and mentally prepared for his event.  He changed the way he was eating, he lost weight, he gained a new perspective for training…

Race Report for Team #27 – Ryan Ross, Robert Finlay

by Robert Finlay on September 19, 2013

… Preparing for this challenge as it turned out, would be easier said than done. Obstacle courses are something that I, in the Army 30 some years ago, set records on. The same could be said of physical fitness tests. But, that was 30 some years ago. As game time approached and my weaknesses were becoming more and more evident, trepidation crept into my usual over-the-top confidence. From the time I first heard of this event until start time, I had just 35 days to prepare…