The Year of OCR… My Next Tough Challenge

The Year of OCR… My Next Tough Challenge

Paid partnership with Black Tower Wine

This yr has seen the return of OCR for me… I did my first Impediment Course Race, Males’s Well being Survival, again in 2011 and once more the next yr and I cherished each, though I’d performed them solo. I additionally took on a neighborhood OCR referred to as WAR with some pals and had the BEST time. However then I didn’t do one other one till this yr the place to date I’ve accomplished 6 Spartan races! I additionally plan to hit up Nuclear Races someday, however OCR season simply couldn’t be full with out taking over a Powerful Mudder, proper?

To be trustworthy, I don’t understand how I’ve gone so lengthy with out having performed a Powerful Mudder – it’s the primary race individuals consider once you point out OCR, with its notorious electrical shock remedy impediment. However to date Powerful Mudder has escaped me… till now!

Becoming a member of the Tribe… Cheers To Me!

Black Tower wine, the official wine sponsor of Powerful Mudder, invited me to be part of their Black Tower Powerful Mudder Tribe, conquering the Powerful Mudder race and, in fact, celebrating with some wine afterwards… #cheerstome! I’m an enormous believer in “no meals (or drink) barred” and wine is totally in my food regimen and one thing I get pleasure from to wind down after an extended day, or rejoice with after I obtain one thing, so I used to be completely on board.

Ian and I’ve each signed up for the London South Half course on Saturday 29th September. With Ian nonetheless recovering from his ankle harm in March, and me presently struggling a double whammy of plantar fasciitis and peroneal tendonitis, we will certainly be treading fastidiously whereas charging headfirst by means of the obstacles. I can’t wait!

The official Black Tower impediment this yr is the Kiss of Mud – this entails crawling underneath barbed wire, however really we’ve discovered from earlier OCRs that the quickest approach to get by means of is to roll… an amazing excuse to roll round in mud with my boyfriend!

Powerful Mudder Prep

OCRs could seem a bit intimidating, however with our historical past of working and CrossFit, I’d wish to assume we’re fairly properly ready for no matter Powerful Mudder can throw at us! CrossFit is such nice coaching for OCR, with workouts like pull-ups and toes to bar transferring properly to monkey bars (though will somebody please inform my physique that as I KEEP failing them!) and deadlifts/cleans transferring properly to pulling duties. I’ve positively discovered I want much less assist at obstacles than I used to earlier than beginning CrossFit. Though OCR, and particularly Powerful Mudder, can be about teamwork so I’m wanting ahead to taking this on with Ian by my aspect and assembly different runners to deal with the obstacles collectively.

Probably not understanding what to anticipate with Powerful Mudder particularly, my most important focus for getting ready is to get my mud smile on and my teamwork serving to hand prepared. I’ve additionally heard I must prepare for an ice bathtub dip… I ponder if I can convey a few bottles of Black Tower in there with me?! Powerful Mudder – right here we come!