13 hours ago
My face when I realize I left my supplements and gloves all the way back in the car...
OCR season is coming!!!
Here’s a checklist of things to bring:
1. Shorts and knee-high socks OR leggings. You’ll regret not taking this advice if you have to wrap your legs around any ropes 😳 #ropeburn
2. Wear shivers to protect your elbows or a long-sleeve compression shirt. When you Army crawl under miles of barbed wire with jagged rocks under your arms, you’ll thank me.
3. Wear your hair braided. Not only does this look cute 💁♀️ but it will keep it from getting extra muddy, in your face, or stuck on anything.
4. Wear shoes that are made for trails AND lace them tight. Don’t be one of the many that lose their shoes suctioned by the mud 😂
5. Supplements! I LOVE Cliff blocks. I have half a pack every hour or so. This really helps sustained, full-throttle race energy.
6. You or someone with you should carry a Camelback with electrolyte water. I can’t tell you how many FIT individuals I see falling out on the side of the mountain due to serious cramping. Don’t be dumb, this is a simple fix.
7. Eat a fueled-up breakfast. My favorite pre-race is oatmeal with nuts and honey. It has always given me great energy and never made me feel sick.
8. Be prepared for post race. Bring a full change of clothes, soap, deodorant (please), shampoo, baby wipes and Qtips for those ears and extra deep cleaning, dry shoes or sandals, and a plastic bag to carry all your wet clothes. I’m telling you your ears will need Qtips lol.
9. Gloves. I use Mad Grip gloves because they help me grip metal and rope easier while protecting my skin from tearing... and they dry out easy.
10. A plan for where to eat post race. You will be extremely hungry, so set up those reservations or logistics ahead of time so you can better enjoy your time with who you’re with.
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