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    Which program for OCR?

    I'm signed up for RatRace Dirty Weekend OCR. 20 miles and plenty of obstacles. Which program would be most suitable for this?

    #2
    I think you should speak with BlackButler

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      #3
      It depends on where you are on the fitness journey rn. What you can and can't comfortably do.
      You want to be able to do at least some running. Also I like to get some HIIT and other cardio in. I'm working on upper body strength and pull ups in order to be able to work up to monkey bars and then further (oh god twister ).

      How long do you have until the planned OCR? Can you work through a schedule of programs, one after the other to build up the range that you'll need?
      Also look atvthe obstacles. Will thete be carries that you'll want to practise for as well?

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        #4
        ZakalweZ ive wanted to give that one a go but have alot of ocrs this year atm hehe. Right, you have come to the right people. As Lyra_H_W said you definately need upperbody strength especially rope climbing, there are good videos on YouTube on how to get your footing right on the ropes. Pull ups definately for monkeys bars. Marathon Training is a definite must and would be best to do heros journey with sword, hammer and bow and arrow. I trained for a year before i did my first OCR and once you've done it not only is it a rush you also find out what weaknesses you need to focus on. If you check out my thread then go to the top link this was my first ever thread that i trained for my first ocr. Hope it will help good luck buddy i also have a page on chat rooms that will also help in what equipment to prepare for in an ocr. If you have any more questions please let me know

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          #5
          Thanks so much for the replies and advice 😁

          RatRace Dirty Weekend is 11th May so not a huge amount of time to train and as usual I've left it a bit late. I'm not looking for any spectacular time at this point but more to get round and enjoy it.

          I've previously done Hellrunner (South) on several occasions as well as Tough Mudder.

          My usual downfall is my legs cramping up which I suspect is down to usual lack of training...

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            #6
            ZakalweZ I don't know a thing about OCRs, but to my knowledge cramping isn't due to lack of training. To my knowledge people usually get cramps because of a lack of electrolytes or magnesium.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Cjell View Post
              ZakalweZ I don't know a thing about OCRs, but to my knowledge cramping isn't due to lack of training. To my knowledge people usually get cramps because of a lack of electrolytes or magnesium.
              Usually happens several miles in when general fatigue sets in. Calves go first then spreads to rest of legs. Worse if cold/wet.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Cjell View Post
                ZakalweZ I don't know a thing about OCRs, but to my knowledge cramping isn't due to lack of training. To my knowledge people usually get cramps because of a lack of electrolytes or magnesium.
                It'll be interesting to see how it progresses as I have changed my diet considerably since my last OCR. I've been using HUEL for one or two meals per day and it seems to suit me well, certainly feel like I have more energy.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ZakalweZ View Post
                  Thanks so much for the replies and advice 😁

                  RatRace Dirty Weekend is 11th May so not a huge amount of time to train and as usual I've left it a bit late. I'm not looking for any spectacular time at this point but more to get round and enjoy it.

                  I've previously done Hellrunner (South) on several occasions as well as Tough Mudder.

                  My usual downfall is my legs cramping up which I suspect is down to usual lack of training...
                  Then would definitely work on your upper body strength buddy and just do a light jog each day

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