It’s been a little more than a year since I wrote a list of 12 training tips for obstacle racing. In 2013, many of those tips still apply. But if you’re looking to shake up your routine, here are other ideas.
1. Structured Obstacle Race Training Programs
There are more structured obstacle race training programs and manuals heading into 2013 than at the start of 2012.
You can choose from Race Day Domination, Spartan and other WODs, my ebook, an Amazon search, and more!
2. Running Workouts
Running endurance is the cornerstone of obstacle race training. But there’s more to an effective running plan than slow and steady treks for mileage.
If you can already run 3-5 miles without rest, try any of the following workouts: tempo, intervals, hills, trails, and fartleks.
3. Clean Eating
There’s more to maintaining fitness for sport than your daily workout. A healthy diet will help you get the most out of your training and enhance your performance on race day.
You can customize paleo, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and other clean eating plans to complement your obstacle racing fitness.
For general guidelines, these 11 obstacle race nutrition tips should help. And remember to customize your pre obstacle race meal so you have enough energy to meet the challenge.