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The Poor Man’s Guide to OCR, Racing on a Tight Budget

A recent article by Brad Stulberg provoked me, outside of being angry, to counter some of the points made; namely that "Participating in endurance sports requires two main things: lots of time and money." Outside of being a "hit piece", much of the article is arrogant and uninformed. While the first claim is absolutely true, you do need plenty of time, the second is absolutely false. You do not need a lot of money, it is not "white privilege" or a white collar job... at least for OCR. You do not need to be a masochist. We at OCRAddict want to get everybody out on the course and if a lack of funds has kept you from getting out there, we are going to help you get over that wall (see what I did there...?) and get on the course.

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OCRAddict’s 2017 Guide to Ultra Beast Training

We at OCRAddict have been successful by looking at things differently and by doing so, we have helped bring new Ultra Beasts to the racer. In 2017, Colorado, Texas, and the UB Championships have all been introduced due, in part, to our interaction with Joe DeSena and Team. On that note, and wanting to bring things to the next level, here is another take on Ultra Beast training. Our first training plan was designed to address two areas. First, ‘what is the true obstacle of completing an Ultra Beast?’ which is embracing the suck and learning to tell that voice in your head saying that you cannot do it to go to hell. The next is if you are already beast length ready, but only have a commercial/basic gym to work with and how you can prepare for an Ultra Beast. The idea for that plan was to get you to a buckle, glow in the dark medal, or one time only high-five for your efforts. The idea for this guide is if you’ve been DNF’ing due to a lack of physical preparation causing; this article will help in getting you to that finish line. If you have been finishing, hopefully, we can help move you up to the top 50% or 25% of finishers.

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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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