We are all anxious and very much anticipating the return to “normal” life post COVID19. The reality for a lot of us is that we may have to wait a few more weeks or months for things to start feeling normal. This is simply another obstacle we must face! Here are a few tips to help you get through the next 3-6 months.
As a fitness trainer, I have seen people start as “New Year’s Resolutioners” and instantly become regulars, but I have also seen many leave nearly as soon as they started for a variety of reasons. In an effort to help people stick to their fitness goals I wanted to provide a little advice for everyone in the fitness world to help make 2020 the best year for fitness yet.
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?
After an exciting finish between Woods and Atkins, we learned that Ryan Woods was DQ'd for placing his hand on the truss at the A-frame cargo net. Was this an overreaction or an appropriate punishment for a rules violation?
Founded in 2010, Savage Race holds over a dozen races per year in two different formats: the 27+ obstacle, 5-7 mile Savage Race and the 15-20 obstacle, 3+ mile Savage Blitz... but are they still the "best-kept secret" in OCR?
Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is still a very young sport, trying to find its way through a labyrinth of challenges to take its place in the wide world of sports. This is not the first time we've looked at where the sport is currently and where it appears to be going.
Have you ever wondered how you should behave at an obstacle course race to not embarrass yourself? Or do you just forget about etiquette and act like a caveman? If so, here are my personal 10 unofficial rules of OCR etiquette to show good manners on and off the course.
After running many varied races from New York to South Carolina, I started to factor in expenses while traveling. So, while searching race websites, I noticed a volunteer section. Bingo! I can volunteer at races. I can either volunteer first and then run the race, race then volunteer, or simply use a free race credit or discount to run a future race.
On the heels of the Spartan Race World Championships Men to Watch, I wanted to weigh in on how things could shake out on Saturday. This year will be the last of 3 consecutive SRWCs held at the beautiful and epic Lake Tahoe venue.