Those of us in SoCal have been aware of obstacle course racing (OCR) for quite a while, as the Camp Pendleton Mud Run has been a source of weekend warrior stories since 1993. However, in the last 5 years, as social media has infiltrated our lives, OCR popularity has erupted largely through its social media-friendly esprit de corps. In 2014 there were estimated to have been 10 million participants in races in 30 countries. These races thus resulted to some of spartan race injury.
Part of its power is that it appeals to folks from the office world, the strength and conditioning world, and the endurance world. Whether you CrossFit, like to run, enjoy adventure, or enjoy cameraderie and competing, then OCR may be the sport for you.
The worldwide leader in OCR events is Spartan Race (www.spartan.com). With Reebok and NBC Sports in the fold, Spartan has created an opportunity for racers to become full-time professional OCR athletes. Dr. T recently caught up and trained with a couple of the world’s leading OCR pros.