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.
You may have or may not have noticed Storelli Bodyshield gear for sale on Tough Mudder's website recently. Originally designed for soccer players to prevent injuries, this gear is quickly making its way to the OCR scene.
This week, Matt changes it up a little bit. We are going from what you are going to be doing during a race, to what how you should prepare for one. Anyone new to Obstacle Racing has asked the question, "What shoes should I get?"
Tired of sporting bumps and bruises every Monday morning after a race weekend. McDavid's new TEFLX pads can help protect your body from the rigors of obstacle racing.
I recently received my Mad About Plaid" Women's Active Skirt / Kilt from JWalking Designs in the mail and was eager to try it out. That night I headed to the track, to join our weekly run club, and wore my new blue plaid kilt. It was lightweight, comfortable and incredibly cool against my legs.
Wide shoes = wide feet, right? Those were my exact thoughts when I first glanced at Altra's Running shoes. I assumed they were wide shoes for runners with wide feet, I never gave them a chance. Recently I realized that wasn't the case. After multiple rave reviews I figured I would give them a chance.
As a competitive athlete, I have been nay saying activity-tracking bracelets for the last couple of years. However, when Fitbit came out with the Surge, I was finally intrigued enough to purchase one. The benefit of the Surge is that it is an activity tracker, GPS and heart rate monitor all in one.
Have you tried Roll Recovery yet? If not you should...as for us , we hate lying on the floor trying to use a foam roller when we are beat up from a race, sometimes it makes it worse! We tend to cramp up here & there after intense races and really feel it at the end. R8 helps out for that, it gives you that "feel good but it hurts" deep pressure massage.
Having done so many OCR’s we are constantly seeking out the perfect gear that will outperform the rest. We may have just found that gear with Athletics8 medical grade compression gear.