There is a level of energy that people exhibit when training, working out or racing that is inspiring. You may see that person running in the rain or heading to the gym before work on the coldest day of the year. Alpine Dam takes inspiration from those people and moments. Whether someone is on a surfboard or a bike, that energy is almost contagious when you see their joy and their level of concentration. Oh, and I didn't die
If you haven’t noticed, Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) seems to get more competitive every year. Athletes become better trained and race directors think of new challenges. In order to try and stay ahead of most of the field, you may want to look at adding some of Sinergy Sports products to your home gym. I tested some of them out and this is what I found:
In 2016, LegendBorne landed a huge contract in the obstacle racing industry. They were the official apparel designer for the OCR World Championships country jersey's offered. Many in the obstacle racing industry assumed that the company was new and even voted the country jerseys as a finalist at the end of the year OCR Awards for best new product. However, LegendBorne has quietly been a staple for many teams or regional groups in the obstacle racing industry for years.
Brett tests out the new insoles from ShoeCue, featuring a textured heel to restore important sensory feedback from your feet to your brain. If anyone could use a better foot-brain connection, it's Brett.
If you’re married and running an obstacle course race, one great piece of advice that people give you is to take your wedding ring off. As a happily married man, I don’t like the idea of taking my ring off because it implies that I’m choosing between my marriage and my love of OCR. Since I spend a good deal of time training and doing events, I am very conscious of any subtle suggestion that I’m more committed to training than my marriage, so I always leave my ring on during training and events. Here’s how: I wear my QALO ring.
One thing that almost all racers can agree on is cool tech to track training is always fun to learn about. I stopped by the Suunto booth to find out more about the Suunto Spartan Sport line of watches. Watch below to learn about the new upgrades for 2017.
The first stop of the week was at Salomon to showcase the new shoes and new products coming down the line in 2017 with the latest and greatest updates. Salomon tied for Best OCR Shoe Brand in the MRG Best of OCR Awards in 2016. See why they are a favorite among obstacle racers and mud runners alike.
It’s difficult to begin speaking about a product that has nothing like it on the market. I can’t say – “Hey everyone! Here’s a new version of ‘bleh’ that you can try out in its new and improved form!”. With that, I’m just going to jump into it and tell you all about my experience with Wear Bands. First off, I’ve had this for about 6 weeks now. I’ve put this through some strenuous testing in every possible way I could think of, and I’ve intentionally not been nice to the equipment.
That was essentially the conversation before I received a pair of the Fit Shit compression socks. I’ll be honest, I’m one of the most skeptical people you’re going to meet. When I see any kind of fitness gadget, gear or special medically infused spiritual copper compression gear… I tend to call bullhockey and ask for empirical evidence to support claims. Compression gear is full of those claims.
The KitBrix OCR bag is a bag aimed at getting your stuff to & from races, while keeping your car (and change of clothes) dry, and clean. Having used it for several races, we can say we like it and works well.