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Training Tuesday: Preventing Cramping on Race Day

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Muscle cramps can be a debilitating ailment for any athlete.  For obstacle racing competitors it can be race-ending because around every corner is another obstacle that requires your full muscular strength to complete.

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Race Recap: City Challenge Obstacle Race – New Jersey

How many obstacle course races do you have on your schedule for 2018? More importantly, is The City Challenge Obstacle Race one of them? Here's a heads up, you better act fast, there are about three more City Challenge Obstacle Races left in Boston, New York, and Hoboken, with two other races dedicated to youth in Jersey City and Long Island.

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“I Am Pretty Sore, I Must be Overtraining”

It seems as though we hear about over-training pretty often, and as an OCR trainer, I hear the question from my clients somewhat often. “Am I over-training?” I usually hear this after a hard week or a series of hard weeks before a de-load week.

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Five Things We Can Learn About OCR From 2018's Boston Marathon

For some athletes this might mean their markers of inflammation (consider dumbing this down for mass consumption) are elevated, or their connective tissues aren’t healing. For other athletes, this might mean their happy neurotransmitters are going down while hormones such as cortisol are going up. (again – not everyone knows the negative effects of elevated cortisol – a short explanation here might be useful)

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Race Recap: Savage Race – Central Texas

A new month means a new race.  This month I decided to step out of my norm and try Savage Race for the first time. The race is every bit as savage as its name.  While the 5-mile distance itself is not the hardest or the furthest I’ve done, the race definitely was not easy. Savage Race served as an eye opener to my own flaws in my training for obstacle course races.

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Savage Race – Inside the Obstacle: Battering Ram

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Matty T is back of Savage Race with a look inside the new Savage Race obstacle Battering Ram. Battering Ram is just one of the new obstacles that Savage Race has introduced for the 2018 obstacle racing season. Yuri Force, a 30x Savage Race Champion offers his tips on how to get across this new obstacle.

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Savage Race GORUCK Tough Exclusive Chat

Savage Race and GORUCK recently announced a new Savage Race GORUCK Challenge on May 5, 2018. This morning we chatted with Sam Abbitt, co-founder of Savage Race, and Cadre Mickey Banks of GORUCK diving into the new partnership at the upcoming Savage Race Maryland.

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Training Tuesday: How to Get Across Rings

This week on Training Tuesday we turn to Camp Rhino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Julie Johnston, the founder of Camp Rhino brings us through a few techniques to get across this common obstacle. Additionally this week we offer you a doubleheader with a second video to help you to successfully navigate this standard obstacle.

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Community Members of the Week: April 13- 19, 2018

With the obstacle course racing season underway in almost all of North America our social streams are filled with the stories of your accomplishments. Every day you, the obstacle course racing community, inspire us all at Mud Run Guide to be better athletes and humans. This week we celebrate the successes of two athletes.

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Race Recap: Spartan Race US National Championship Series, Seattle Super

Welcome back to the absolutely beautiful Pacific Northwest, where Spartan, once again, held its highly anticipated Seattle-area US National Series. It was an opportunity for OCR’s top athletes to secure their position in the US Championship in West Virginia, while also providing a rematch of sorts for those who were physically, mentally, and spiritually defeated after the mud fest that was the Seattle Super in 2017.

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