Have you heard fitness fanatics claiming that disciplined training and no rest days will lead to physical greatness? You might want to think twice. OCR experts weigh in on rest and recovery.
Rough Creek Lodge is a really huge venue and space for a race. I had not been to a Glen Rose Spartan, nor had I ran a Spartan Beast before. I honestly had no clue what I'd expect from both aspects. The venue and race will be a place I plan to continue going to for time to come.
When you hear the name Laser Panther, automatically you think of either the old bands like Laser Panther, or the 80s with incredibly short running shorts, long knee high socks, and neon. All the neon. Laser Panther’s race from the SA Trail Company was just that, a grand attempt to pay homage to all things neon, and it did a decent job.
It is amazing how far I’ve come personally. I started off just doing a Tough Mudder half 2 years ago. This year I have done a race almost every two weeks the past couple of months. I finally got to try my first Spartan at the Spartan Super outside Austin, Texas. There are lots of things to definitely discuss.
I’ve done Tough Mudders, but this one takes the mud cake. On a random whim thanks to a friend, I was convinced to do the Toughest Mudder rather than just the regular Tough Mudder. Joking aside, I can say it was the absolute hardest race I’ve done to date.
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.
I have been known to write about Tough Mudders, in fact, that’s the race which introduced me to the wonderful world of OCRs. After over a year of doing these, I have started to branch out, and based on what Green Beret Challenge Commando set as the bar, I am going to be aiming at more variety of races.
Another Mudder down, and I can honestly it was the best Tough Mudder event I have been to so far. While the Mudder Village may have been smaller than usual, every other aspect of the race is exactly what I would expect from an OCR. The course itself was the best course I’ve run, and the spectator course as well was very efficiently done.