Maybe you’re getting ready for OCRWC in London this year, or maybe you’re just getting ready for your first Spartan Race. Either way, chances are you are going to have to travel a bit to get to your race. Being prepared is one of the key things OCR athletes learn as they go from novice […]
Savage Race has built a loyal fan base thanks in large part to their larger-than-life obstacles. The impressive Savage Race obstacle list includes new challenges like Holy Sheets and Battering Ram, along with perennial favorites like Davy Jones Locker and Wheel World. While each race is different, you can expect to see many of the same obstacles for each race every year, and we’re sure the Savage Race obstacle list will continue to grow in 2019.
Two of the most popular race series this past year have been Spartan Race vs Savage Race. Savage Race has exploded in recent years and is a fan favorite among OCR circles, while Spartan Race has always held a special place as one of the first and truly unique OCR race series. As 2018 is winding down with the last few races for most of us and we look ahead to 2019, we wanted to profile these OCR giants and let you know what you can expect in both Spartan Race vs Savage Race.
Maybe it starts with you looking up a few Tough Mudder obstacles on Youtube. You see someone conquering Funky Monkey and see how much fun the event looks and start thinking to yourself, “that’s going to be me.” Maybe you just sign up for your first Tough Mudder so you know exactly how long you have to train to get ready. Whatever the reason, you’ve committed mentally and now it’s time to put together a plan. Here is the definitive list for what to know for your first OCR Race.
ne trend in OCR is the high-mileage, 24-hour, endurance fests that you’ll see across every OCR race series. The other big trend that is catching on in 2018 is ultra-short distance races like Tough Mudder X. For these types of races, it takes a different skill set to find the podium. While endurance is still important, you have to develop more strength-based skills that can also help you in other OCR events like Spartan Race and Rugged Maniac. The best ways to train for Tough Mudder X involve mixing strength, power, and endurance moves into your schedule.
The trend in OCR is bigger obstacles, more technical terrain, and most notably, longer distances. Spartan Race and OCRWC have recently launched 24 hour races, and Tough Mudder already features races like Toughest Mudder and World’s Toughest Mudder, which feature 8 and 24 hour time-focused races. Whether you’re exploring new and longer distances, or you just need something to keep you hydrated and free from cramping on the course, it helps to have the best hydration pack for OCR.