Team MudGear Blog

Run for the Hills

While a lot of obstacle racers focus on sheer running endurance and obstacle proficiency, Rea Kolbl shares how to master those dreaded, uphill grinds which separate the good athletes from the great.

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April 22 2019, 0 Comments

Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Racing OCR successfully requires being uncomfortable...plain and simple! And not the kind of uncomfortable where you merely feel the urge to dial back your effort. OCR requires the kind of...

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April 08 2019, 0 Comments

Coaches, Wearables, and REST

Rebecca Hammond is running more but with less injury, and she credits it to the rest... with permission from coaches and guidance from wearable monitors.

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April 08 2019, 0 Comments

Smooth is Fast

Speed is a tricky thing. Like anything else in life, it comes at a cost. In this case, the cost is energy. However, we can’t just spend more and more energy in order to receive more...

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February 28 2019, 0 Comments

How to Start Running

It is, after all, a large majority of an obstacle course race. However, it can be one of the hardest skills to master, unless you do it properly. I am talking about running of course.

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February 28 2019, 0 Comments

How to Climb a Rope

It is one of the main obstacles that strikes fear in many OCR athletes, and is one of the primary obstacles athletes ask to work on when they come to one of my clinics or classes.

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February 28 2019, 0 Comments

Conquer Your First Obstacle Race

2016 is here, and before we know it the obstacle racing season will be blooming with the Spring flowers (and mud). So if you’ve made it past the first step of...

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February 28 2019, 0 Comments

The Ultimate OCR Pre-Race Checklist

  Besides proper training, eating right, and getting your mind prepared for an OCR race - it's critical to have the day before all planned out and ready before you...

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May 05 2016, 0 Comments

Post Race Recovery

A Mudman Pro Tip from Kevin “Mudman” LaPlatney    No doubt you have all read some of these viral news articles on the extreme and terrible dangers of this scary sport...

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December 04 2015, 0 Comments

No Gym? No Problem!

A Mudman Pro Tip from Kevin "Mudman" LaPlatney  Some of the most important training for OCR doesn’t necessarily require any fancy equipment or expensive gym membership.  And most of these routines...

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November 16 2015, 1 Comment

How to “Survive" Tough Mudder

A Mudman Pro Tip from Kevin “Mudman” LaPlatney   While we all know Tough Mudder is “not a race, but a challenge,” a big part of their slogan comes from the fact...

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October 30 2015, 0 Comments

Infections of OCR You Must Avoid!

Similar catchy and fear inducing headlines like this one have recently cropped up again with new stories of obstacle racing health hazards that warn of disease, plague, and man eating...

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July 20 2015, 0 Comments

Should I Wear Gloves in a Mud Run?

There are many conflicting opinions about gloves. We reviewed all the online advice we could find and filtered through endless threads in social media sites debating the subject to...

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October 17 2014, 0 Comments