The racecation is a great planning method when trying to fit in as many races/trips as possible into your schedule. It’s also especially handy if you are a racer at heart, but perhaps your significant other or family members are not because the racecation allows you to compromise and share that precious weekend time.
If you are into Obstacle Course Racing you probably think a lot about the big aspects: training, nutrition, technique, gear etc. But there are also smaller easy to implement daily habits that you can easily incorporate into your day to day life and that will make you better at OCR in no time.
Wetsuits are normally reserved for activities like swimming, scuba diving, surfing, triathlon or other amphibious activities. Most people use them as an extra layer of warmth while getting outdoors and getting some exercise in lakes and the ocean. However, in the obstacle racing world, we have found a unique and alternative use for a wetsuit and it plays a vital roll in some races such as Tough Mudder'sWorlds Toughest Mudder.
Although not common in most obstacle races a crew does pop up in some of the more extreme endurance events like Worlds Toughest Mudder as well as is commonplace in ultramarathons and other endurance endeavors. Who you pick for your crew can be just as important as your training, your gear, and your travel plans. A good crew can make an event whereas a bad crew can literally derail your entire race.
Mud Runs and Obstacle Course Races are an exciting way to get outside and active on the weekends with friends, family and more. Running an obstacle race or mud run can be daunting at first with so many unknown variables. What will the obstacles be like? Can I do them? Am I ready for such a challenge? What do I wear? What do I bring? Mud Run Guide is here to help you answer some of those questions, specifically, what to bring.
Each sport has its own official or unofficial dress code; obstacle racing and mud runs are no different. Whether you are looking to tackle a local 5K mud run or one of the big series such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash there are definitely a few don't on race day. Don't find yourself making these mistakes when it comes time to stand on the starting line of your next race or run.
Obstacle races and mud runs are a rite of passage for fitness enthusiasts. Many see pictures of friends jumping over fire or crawling under barbed wire and want to join in on the fun. Before signing up for an obstacle race or mud run many participants want to know just what obstacles they might encounter in their mud run or obstacle race experience.
Finishing a race comes with a huge feeling of success and accomplishment, but then it comes to cleaning off the mud after the race it can be tricky. Often a long car ride or flight awaits your post race celebration. Getting clean after the race is not always straightforward. Most of the major race series such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash offer hoses, showers and changing tents for participants.
The issue of what to wear to an OCR whether it be an obstacle race, mud run, or another event is always one of the first and most asked questions for many people in the sport. Once people have the main idea of what they want to wear to an event there comes a more personal question, should I go commando (without underwear) or wear underwear while racing.