Having run 5 half marathons and continuously trying to get into the London marathon I decided to change my direction of training and focus on a new challenge of OCRs
For me running the distance wasn’t the problem but I knew in order to successfully complete the races I would need to build my strength. I saw that Michael competed in these types of events and so contacted him for his help. I explained what it was that I wanted to achieve I knew my legs were strong due to running but I needed to improve my upper body and core strength to be able to pull myself up on certain obstacles.
I booked in for Nuclear Races where throughout the year I would complete 3 different courses to get a Trifecta medal, ‘The Medallion’. Michael explained the best forms of training for me would be to complete 1-2 times a week.
Interval/conditioning training allowed me to perform circuits in short bursts which is how the body would perform on the day – jumping, running, crawling and climbing. Other training days included weights sessions and one run a week. In only a matter of weeks, I noticed a difference in how I performed and what I could achieve! In one of the events (the longest one) I came 18th in the women’s category for my age, this is something that would not have been achieved had it not been for Michael and his training.
Get started with a FREE face to face consultation. From this consultation identifying your goals and targets, existing lifestyle, time availability, and likes and dislikes of exercises and activities a programme will be designed to suit YOU.
MH Active’s Obstacle Course Race Training programmes can cater for beginners who want to take part in their first OCR, through to seasoned racers looking to improve technique or get that added ‘edge’ on their rivals.