Sunday, September 23, 2012

Next Obstacle Course Race: Rogue Runner!

I'm training for my next obstacle course: the new Rogue Runner race to be held on Battle Mountain near Warrenton, VA on October 20. I am totally stoked for this one. The obstacles are already going up, with full descriptions on their site.

Brand New OCR

While it's an inaugural event, I am confident that it is being well organized by some talented individuals. I spoke with one of the race founders, Andy L., via Skype and was super impresses with everything that's in the works for this race.

In planning their first two races (this one in VA in and one the following month in GA), Andy and his partners raced in and observed many different obstacle course races and mud runs, picking the best obstacles and inventing some new ones of their own to include in the Rogue Runner. The decided to imitate the best elements of the most popular races, leave out the not-cool aspects and create a day that is both challenging, fun for families and entertaining.

The course itself looks like it will be challenging: the six miles starts out with an intense elevation climb, with the obstacles set up evenly throughout the course -- and there's plenty of them, over 25 at last count.

Family Day at the Races

My husband and sister and I are all running in the early morning heat, and we've got three of our kids signed up for the kids race around noon. They are really looking forward to it -- my oldest son (age 9) has been working out faithfully to get ready.

I definitely am more motivated while working out with this race less than a month away. Do upcoming races change the intensity and duration of your workouts?

P.S. If you're interested in running the Rogue Runner, discount code ROGUE MO gets you $15 off your fees.

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