Keep it Simple
People often ask me what is one workout that is good for obstacle course racing. Well the answer is there really isn't just ONE workout that will help you in the entire sport. One of the unique aspects of Obstacle Course Racing is the need to be able to adapt physically and mentally during a race. However, there are a couple key elements that you can work on to help you excel in racing, endurance and ability to do burpees!
At the end of the day any obstacle race still includes A LOT of running and a good runner will always beat out the one with strength alone. The second element is your ability to do a burpee. A burpee is a simple but affective workout that will work your entire body. In the Spartan Race series if you miss or can't complete an obstacle you have to do 30 burpees so you might as well get use to them. Eventually you might actually become good at them! My advice to anyone starting to get ready for an Obstacle Course Race is this simple workout:
1-2 hour run every 15 minutes drop where you are and do 10-30 burpees.
Simple, Affective, and is a great way to get your body use to the start and stop of obstacle course racing. After a few runs like this you will feel more confident and ready for your first race!
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