Phoenix Evolution and Run Far, Inc recently teamed up to bring awareness and raise money for the veteran charity. Run Far, Inc. strives to ensure those left behind are not forgotten. Run Far, Inc. has chosen to stand alongside our veterans by providing financial support and educational assistance to their children who are left behind.
Muscle cramps can be a debilitating ailment for any athlete. For obstacle racing competitors it can be race-ending because around every corner is another obstacle that requires your full muscular strength to complete.
As a mother of two, a personal trainer and a competitive racer, I am fiercely passionate about encouraging the next generation of obstacle course racers. So when an opportunity came up at Phoenix Evolution (an OCR gym located in Chandler, Arizona) to coach 25 kids, ages 5-13, I could not have been more excited.
This past weekend, I raced the SoCal Spartan in Chino, California. Prado Regional Park was a beautiful venue, the weather was great, and everyone was so excited to kick off the U.S. 2018 racing season for the Spartan Series.
Core Strength and obstacle course racing go hand in hand. A strong core is necessary to complete many of the obstacles we encounter during a race and it even plays a role in our running form. By improving our core strength we can improve our race day performance and decrease our risk of injury.
You could feel the nervous tension in the air at the OCR World Championships at dusk on Thursday night. In 12 short hours, the first racers of the weekend would be taking their mark. Athletes from 67 different nations were congregating around the obstacles as the finishing touches were being made. Strategies were developing and although we did not speak the same languages, you could tell we were all thinking the same thing; this course is going to be brutal.
Are you new to the sport of Obstacle Course Racing? Don't worry, we'll show you there's nothing to fear, and drop all the knowledge bombs we possibly can to show you THIS SPORT IS FOR YOU! If you're already an OCR athlete, then share this with your friends & family so they can begin to understand "that crazy thing you do on the weekend." Who knows, they may realize it's about time to join you for some fun of their own!
Mud Run Guide's Editor-In-Chief Margaret Schlachter sits down with the Godfather of OCR, Hobie Call to learn more about his future in the sport he helped put on the map - obstacle course racing. Is he hanging up his shoes and retiring, or does he have a bigger challenge in the near future?