The GS Nation Podcast

OCR - From Average to Elite

Episode Summary

In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary interviews Dave about his experiences as an obstacle course racing (OCR) athlete. For those of you that don't know what OCR is, think Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, all of your friends posting those pics on social media covered in mud yet SUPER happy... This episode goes in depth into how Dave got involved in OCR, when and how he made the decision to “go for it”, his journey to and experiences at the OCR World Championships in London, how he trains, and what’s next for him in 2019. If you’re AT ALL into obstacle course racing, you’ll want to learn from one of the best OCR athletes out there on how to up your game and take your racing to the next level!

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Episode Summary

In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary interviews Dave about his experiences as an obstacle course racing (OCR) athlete. For those of you that don't know what OCR is, think Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, all of your friends posting those pics on social media covered in mud yet SUPER happy... This episode dives deep into how Dave got involved in OCR, when and how he made the decision to “go for it”, his journey to and experiences at the OCR World Championships in London, how he trains, and what’s next for him in 2019.

If you’re AT ALL into obstacle course racing, you’ll want to learn from one of the best OCR athletes out there on how to up your game and take your racing to the next level!

Time Stamped Show-notes

2:30 - How Dave first got into OCR

9:08 - You’ll know at the finish line

12:45 - Planting the seeds of greatness

13:45 - Training with a full time job

18:35 - Hard work pays off

21:30 - “Unrealistic” goals

26:15 - 2019 OCR Goals

28:06 - The difference between sacrifices and choices

31:03 - Mat Fraser - The making of a champion

35:06 - What Dave thinks about when he’s racing

39:41 - Dave’s favorite OCR “failures”

42:35 - The differences between Tough Mudder and Spartan Races

43:45 - OCR World Championships in London

46:40 - Advice to anyone considering trying OCR

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