Running is the basis of Obstacle Racing. Speed, Endurance, and Recovery in Motion are aspects of running that must be trained in order to be successful in OCR.
You should develop a strong base of running and continue to improve your speed throughout your OCR training. There is no substitute for the fitness found through running. Running is raw. There is no mechanical advantage, you can’t coast, and you don’t need special equipment to do it. There is skill involved and there are methods to train efficiently.
This Multipart series will incorporate many of the pieces you will need to fit together to be successful in Obstacle Course Racing.
OMG the lessons I’ve learned from OCR training, coaching, and racing for the last 5 years. The inspiration for this guide came from the trials and revelations of my first Spartan Race. This is the (short) story of how it all started...
The Spartan Life or some iteration of this rich and valuable exploration of your limits and the value of your health and fitness. As you go through this journey I sincerely hope that you will realize how few limitations you have and powerful you truly are.
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We're really starting to get excited about the Obstacle Course Racing season! With our eyes on the prize we've been enjoying the suffering through the cold days of winter training, building strength, fighting injuries and working toward the OCR season (yes, I said enjoying the suffering)! I think we all have a love-hate relationship with off-season OCR training! I typically have a long list of skills and strengths I want to build. Then there is the overarching goal of going faster and longer and faster longer that is everpresent. All of this mixed with bad weather, extreme cold and early darkness makes...