How to prepare for Obstacle Course Racing

Science in Sport have provided a guide to get you ready for your Obstacle Course Race

We’ve all heard the stories. We’ve all heard how hard Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) can be.

So, when you’re offered the opportunity to take part in an OCR, it is understandable if you’re initially reluctant at the prospect of putting your body through some extreme racing conditions.

However, Science in Sport have provided a thorough training plan to help competitors prepare for their OCR, whether it be short distance, middle distance or long distance.

Their dedicated training and nutrition plans will have you in excellent shape ahead of the event, with some useful tips on how to get through your OCR without any problems.

Sport In Science have tailored their training plans to suit the distance that you’re running, with the short distance training plan focusing more on running than strength training.

If you’re attempting a middle distance race then naturally you will face more obstacles, which means building up your strength is vital so that you can overcome the challenges put in front of you.

For those braver competitors who want to take on an event lasting 13-20 kilometres, there is an emphasis building a good base level of strength and fitness so you can last the distance.

Naturally, nutrition is vital and Sport In Science have gone through what foods you should use to fuel your body for the different training sessions, whether it be an endurance or strength workout.

Finally, having the right kit is key and Sport In Science have some useful suggestions. Now you’ll be well prepared for your next OCR; get out there and race!

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This article was last updated on February 20, 2018.
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