For all but an unfortunate few — sorry, all you peeps who know only stadium runs and fairground 5Ks — a key component of obstacle racing is hilly terrain. This barrier, provided free of charge by Mother Nature, can beat down the burliest bloke and the most muscled maiden more quickly than any human-engineered challenge. For some strange reason, course designers just love to send us up and down the steepest ones they can find.
Therefore, it behooves all rational racers to become more adept at handling hills, and that means training on them long before you’re forced to compete on them. To guide you along this path to performance, we picked the brains of two experts (and one wannabe) on various aspects of life in the hills. The results are presented in three learning modules.Read the full story in the July 2014 issue of Mud & Obstacle.