About Brakken Kraker

Father, husband, athlete. Also, Obstacle Racer for Spartan Race, but don't hold that against me ;) Head OCR and Running Coach at the Apex Project.

Apex Training on LeaderBoard: One Month Later

By |July 21st, 2016|

A few months ago, I did an interview here on MRG about a new coaching platform we were getting ready to launch. It generated a good deal of interest from the OCR community, so I wanted to stop by and give people an update on our launch group.

  • OCR Speed Work

Workout Wednesday: OCR Speed Work: Part One

By |March 30th, 2016|

Speed is something that is very misunderstood in the endurance world. We use the term "speed work" to mean anything from short sprints to 10k paced intervals. Regardless of what your personal definition is, true speed work is essential for any athlete to perform at their best. The endurance and OCR world is no different. Learn why you need OCR Speed Work.

OCR Warrior – A Step Back Look From the Champion

By |February 9th, 2016|

Are you coming down to Atlas Race in San Antonio this weekend? Probably not, I hear they’re going to go under soon. They have a short course competition after the main race. I’ll be there!

OCR Hubris: An Intervention

By |August 3rd, 2015|

Hey there, OCR. Come on in and sit down. Let’s have a little chat, you and I. It’s time that we address an issue that has been steadily building over the past year. It’s not easy for me to say this but here it is: OCR, you are developing a bad case of hubris.

MythBusters: OCR Edition, The Runner’s Course

By |June 18th, 2015|

If you have ever visited any social media site or group after an OCR race in the past few years, you have undoubtedly seen some version of the following comments: “Great race, but it was definitely more of a runner’s course”“WAY too much of a runner’s course for me”“Too flat, too much running”“Too much running for my taste. Runner’s course for sure” These comments left by discouraged and exhausted competitors represent one of the more confusing myths alive and well in the OCR community today. Just what is a runner’s course? Why does it exist? Is it fair? How did this phenomenon come about? Hang on, as we dive headfirst into this touchy subject.

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