At the end of 2018, Tough Mudder announced they were changing their 8-hour, multi-lap Toughest Mudder event into a 12-hour event. How much did this change affect the performance of Ultra OCR athletes? Evan Perperis and Gary Shaw do the math.
Fear and worry seem to be one of the biggest reasons people are hesitant to sign up for an OCR. When I asked what they feared the most, it seemed pretty consistent: Worry about being able to do the obstacles, how long the race would take, would they even be able to finish or keep up with friends who had run before. Would people laugh at them when they failed an obstacle or had to walk? What if you need help over the starting wall?
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.
There is an overwhelming amount of information that can be found about sports nutrition. However, most of that information wasn’t designed with OCR athletes in mind. Two OCR experts weigh in on what you should be eating to fuel your training.