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Day 24: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 24: For the final day of the 2017 ORNZ Advent Calendar, the challenge is to get comfortable being uncomfortable. For today, get your running gear on: your shoes, socks, clothes (but not your phone just yet) and then take a shower, run through a

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Day 23: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 23: So you think you’re a runner? But can you run with a f***-off heavy sandbag on your shoulders? The weight carry section is often the uncomfortable making or breaking point of a race. While heavy carries are not an obstacle seen in too many

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Day 22: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 22: Today let’s get those thighs and lungs burning and build some obstacle racing speed with some badass interval training: sprint uphill for 20 seconds at maximum pace, see how far you can get. Repeat x6 rounds. Aim to reach at least the same

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Day 21: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 21: Previously featured in our Workout of the Month series, “Do a little background research on OCR training and three key factors seem to stand out: running, obstacles and strength. Luckily, one of my favourite workouts incorporates all key factors. The ‘Primal Triathlon’ basically

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Day 20: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 20: Fartlek, which means “speed play” in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training. Fartlek training is simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running. It differs from traditional interval training in that it is

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Day 19: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 19: For today’s rest challenge, use no light emitting electronic devices at least 1 hour before bedtime. Why? Historically, as sun light reduces in the evening  our brains have become hardwired to take this reduction of light as a cue to wind down for

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Day 18: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 18: Previously featured in our Workout of the Month series, this workout will shape the most important skill in obstacle course racing: being able to alternate between different kinds of efforts, and maintaining the same pace while recovering either from an obstacle or from the

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Day 17: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 17: Compare with Day 2, get out of your normal fitness routine by trying something different. Today’s challenge is to try a new martial art or self defence class. Obstacle Racers NZ Advent Calendar! Each day in December, leading up to Christmas, we’ll reveal

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Day 16: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 16: As mentioned previously on Day 6 and Day 11, obstacle course racing is an endurance sport. Unlike Ninja Warrior or similar short-form obstacle courses, OCR courses typically take an hour or more to complete. And you’re typically wet and dirty while doing it. For today’s

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Day 15: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 15: It’s a scary moment when you round a corner on a course and came face-to-face dangling wires blowing in the breeze. Obstacle racing is notorious for having electrified obstacles in some races! Today’s challenge is to prepare yourself for the shock of overcoming