Category Archives: Training

Information related to training for the different obstacle course races

Couch to 5k: Life and getting back on track

Life events, both personal and professional have kept me away from training and racing. As of last week, that has changed because in stead of waiting for the “perfect time” to train I made time. With the help of my wife I was able to make time. Yay! I started to run again with a Couch to 5k training plan.

Last week I chose an intermediate Couch to 5k training plan from Garmin using heart rate zones. Tuesday through Sunday I ran or rucked each day. So I had my first full week of activity since my son was born, almost 2 and a half years ago. Running tonight felt really good. I stayed in heart rate zone 2 for the entire run, 30 minutes. The only time I was out of the heart rate zone range was the starting ramp up and 2 seconds of being in zone 3 near the end.

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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 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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