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.
Inov-8 has revamped much of their shoe line in the last couple of years. One steady shoe that has been a workhorse of the company has been the Roclite series. For 2017, the Roclite series has had a facelift and the latest generation of the shoe introduces a more rugged design. Recently, Inov-8 sent along a pair of the 2017 Inov-8 Roclite 305's to test out.
For those who love Obstacle Course Racing and participate year round, chances are your performance has been effected more than once by the cold. Whether it be an all-night sufferfest at World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM), being stuck at an obstacle at the OCR World Championships or just racing on an exceptionally cold day. Seeing the freezing updates from the 2016 Spartan World Championship and Ultra Beast, it seems like a perfect time to talk about a new product that is about to hit the market.
Wearing a dryrobe is like being hugged by a Care Bear, it is like walking around in your sleeping bag…and it’s awesome. The dryrobe, which you may have seen as a sponsor on BattleFrog College Championships, at OCR World Championships or at the uphill swim based OCR Neptune Steps, has made a big splash in the OCR world and for a good reason.