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8 Hours vs. 12 Hours: Toughest Performance Comparison

By |June 7th, 2019|

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.

“You Plan to do What?” Honest First Time Runners Tell All

By |June 3rd, 2019|

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?

Rest Days – Respect the “Days Off”

By |May 30th, 2019|

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.

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Food For Thought: OCR Nutrition

By |May 13th, 2019|

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.

Op-Ed: Why are you always late?

By |April 25th, 2019|

Have you ever gotten to the start line of a race late? You don't have to ever again with these tips.

OCR’s Marketing to Women is Off-Target

By |April 23rd, 2019|

Is OCR’s marketing is tone deaf in its portrayals of female athletes and generally missing the mark when it comes to appealing to women?

DNF-ing and living to race another day

By |April 22nd, 2019|

In race culture, DNF are 3 letters that strike fear. Sometimes it is the best move you can make. Other times you learn the hard way.

What’s going on in Elite and Age Group Competition?

By |April 11th, 2019|

We hear a lot from the racers, but learning from volunteers and judges is key to solving reoccuring problems, as well.

OpEd: The Future of OCR Looks Like…Golf?

By |March 18th, 2019|

Is it time for OCR to hit the Golf Course? Todd Scott explores how obstacle course racing could benefit from course ratings and a handicap system.

Injury – The Fall and the Climb

By |March 11th, 2019|

Injury: the fall, the disapointment and the climb back up. What it's like to deal with the physical and mental recovery from a serious OCR injury.

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