Category Archives: Training

Information related to training for the different obstacle course races

Seattle Spartan Weekend

The past weekend was filled with Spartan 4 events, 3 of which I was registered for and I participated in 1, the Super Spartan. Due to my lack of training, I opted to skip the Sprint and due to lack of desire, I skipped the Hurricane Heat. The fourth event was the Hurricane Heat 12 Hour, which I will most likely never do.

It was fun to catch up with a lot of the Beasts OCR members and meeting new members. The Airbnb that a few of us stayed at was freaking amazing, lakeside for the win!

My race recap is up at the Beasts OCR site and will be up here on Monday.

Beasts Challenge for Virtual Challenges

I’ve been neglecting this site a bit, my only excuse is because I’ve been working on creating BeastsChallenge.com for the OCR team I’m part of. It’s a fun challenge site for members and non-members of Beasts Obstacle Course Racers. We currently have 2 year long challenges, a Community Payback challenge and a Supporting Local Races challenge as well as a monthly challenge and a fundraiser/charity virtual race (a taco mile!)

Stop by and enter a challenge or three! 🙂

Pathfinder Forward Ruck Training Program Review

In preparation to do a GORUCK Light and to make Spartan’s Hurricane Heats suck a bit less, I signed up for the Pathfinder Forward Ruck Training Program  after learning about it on Instagram and reading through the program description and reading through the Team Spearhead website. While the information is a bit older on the Team Spearhead site, the information is more expanded and explained there. I knew that this training program would help me be a prepared as I can for an endurance event.

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Endurance Events and Fear

Truth be told, endurance events – a GORUCK, Spartan’s Hurricane Heat and the like – are 100% out of my comfort zone. I am intimidated by them. I’ve successfully completed two Spartan Hurricane Heats and was medically dropped from a GORUCK Tough, a 12ish hour event, somewhere between the 6-8th hour. In each event at some point I told myself that I’m never doing another one of these events again. I was out of my comfort zone. The medical drop really did a number on my confidence, not because of the medical DNF part, but that my physical fitness was not up to snuff.
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