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Mike King

Mike King, CPT, SGX, is a seasoned athlete who competes in the Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) circuit, as well as road and trail races. Mike has numerous podium finishes in OCR races such as Spartan Race, the former Battle Frog, Rugged Maniac, Savage Race, as well as the Spartan World Championships, the OCR World Championships, and World’s Toughest Mudder. In 2016, Mike ranked 2nd in the national BattleFrog points series. While a master’s category athlete, Mike can often be found challenging those half his age, embracing the statement that “age is just a number.” His passion for the OCR sport led him to leave his Silicon Valley job to open up King’s Camps and Fitness, the Bay Area’s first and premier OCR training gym. He’s coached hundreds of men, women, and youth in their pursuit to #OvercomeTheirObstacles.

Deconstructing OCR Training Part 1: The Running

Anyone can run a race badly. Anyone can skip obstacles and do less than 30 burpees. Anyone can care more about pre- and post-races selfies than the race itself. And, if you fall into these categories, I’ll be honest with you—this article really is not for you. Don’t misread me, I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with being more about the medals than the motivation. But, I wrote this article for racers who give each race their very best, even if it means dragging themselves across the finish line. If this is you, or you want it to be you, read on.

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