How to Train for an Obstacle Race?

Hot to Train for an Obstacle Race?

Obstacle races are physically and mentally demanding, dirty and wet. Proper training is essential to be up to such a challenge.

Train with a weight vest.

We advise you incorporate the following into your training:

  • Run a 10K: The advantage of building a decent 10km pace will be a major benefit. Concentrate on doing a lot of interval training sessions and mix it up with threshold and lactate tolerance sessions to make your body used to working hard and coping with the pleasure that is lactic acid.
  • Run off-road: An obstacle race doesn’t take place on a track or a nicely paved pathway, so why train on those surfaces?
  • Run uphill: Hill sprints will make you to get used to squelching through tough ground.
  • Train with a weight vest and ankle weights: Doing so, you won’t be surprised by having to race in heavy kit. But build up the distances and intensity slowly.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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