We are back with another episode to help you fast track your OCR training for your next race. With the races in 2018 winding down it is time to start planning ahead for the 2019 season. Now is the time to start focusing on your game plan.
In this episode, to help with your off season training, I discuss different ways to make your workouts harder. Sounds like an easy thing to do. But when I ask most people how they progress their exercise routine, the usual go to response is add more weight. While getting strong is a valuable part of your training, it shouldn't be the only emphasis on progressing. If the only way you make an exercise hard is by adding more weight, you are missing out on a ton of opportunities to improve your racing.
In our research review, we talk about foam rolling. This is a topic that has been discussed previously on the show. I don't think there is much argument that is against foam rolling but there are right and wrong ways to do it. In this segment I discuss how much pressure you should be using. Are you pushing too hard or too soft? We will dive into this topic and explain what the true purpose of foam rolling is.
Finally in our coach's corner, I have back on Jono Blodgett. Jono just finished up an awesome season. He ended up winning a few Spartan Races in the Age group Division, including the World Championships in Tahoe. Jono has been doing some really cool things in his program out in Hawaii, so I wanted to get him on and discuss what lead to his success this year, how he dealt with cold and altitude, plus how he plans on keeping it up for next year.
Full shownotes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-56