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.
With the OCR season underway, it’s time to gear up and get ready for your schedule of races. Whether you entered your first Tough Mudder or you are running a local mud run, you need to make sure you look the part and that your clothes won’t hold you back from conquering the muddy gauntlet that lies ahead of you!
Tough Mudder is an event that forces you to work with others, at least on some of the obstacles. There are Tough Mudder obstacles like Human Pyramid, where you have to get up an inclined wall in which the base is in a mud pit; you can’t get a running start! So, you have to work with others at that obstacle to push and lift them to the top. Then, hopefully you can find some people to help you do the same.
There are a lot of similarities between Rugged Maniac vs Tough Mudder, but there are also a lot of things that make them stand out from each other. Below, we found some key information that will help you prepare, whether you’re an OCR pro or a first time racer looking to get their feet wet (or muddy!) when one of these races comes around.
Tough Mudder has some of the best obstacles on the OCR circuit. Perhaps no race is as creative when it comes to creating (and naming!) the obstacles they will challenge racers with this year. With some old favorites coming back, and some new obstacles no one has faced, you will want to be sure you look ahead to make sure you can visualize yourself overcoming each obstacle and getting to the finish line.