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Race 2 of the UK 3k OCR Series and the OCR Long Run

The captivating world of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is one that demands not just physical prowess but strategic acumen. In our latest podcast episode, we plunge into the heart of OCR, discussing the ins and outs of participating in the UK OCR series. As we recount our experiences from both the 3K and long courses, the discussion transcends personal narratives, becoming a celebration of the community's indomitable spirit.

We share candid insights from our recent races, detailing the exhilarating rush of navigating mud, scaling walls, and enduring the weighted trials that come with heavy carries. Our conversation isn't just about the obstacles faced but also the strategic approaches that have defined our racing experiences. The episode shines a light on how individual athletes tailor their training to peak at the right moment, and how the lessons learned on the course can be applied to future races.

A significant portion of our discussion centers on the band system trial by British Obstacle Sports, an innovative approach that may set new standards for the sport. We reflect on how these developments not only impact the regulatory framework but also enhance the overall racing experience. Listeners, whether they've just started OCR or are seasoned veterans, will find our exchange brimming with valuable advice and unwavering support.

Moreover, we delve into the psychology behind OCR training. The thrill of competition, the drive instigated by the fear of missing out (FOMO), and the camaraderie inherent in group runs all come into play. We pitch the idea of an 'accountability corner' to keep one another on track, emphasizing the importance of a supportive community in achieving personal goals.

As we wrap up the episode, we dissect the art of OCR training. The focus is on the long run, a staple in any OCR athlete's regimen. Here, we divulge tips on how to incorporate obstacle simulation into endurance training and discuss the importance of understanding the rationale behind each workout. Our insights aim to help athletes maximize their training while preventing burnout and ensuring consistent progress.

This episode is not just a recounting of our OCR adventures but a repository of strategies and encouragement. It's a reminder that, while the banter may be light-hearted, the wisdom shared carries the weight of experience. As we sign off, we invite you to clip on your race bib, tune in, and join a conversation that will resonate with every stride, climb, and sprint on your OCR journey.

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