Weekly Training Update: Post X Warrior Training

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Coming off my best race performance at the X Warrior Challenge Stadium Sprint, I was very excited to take a couple of days to stretch and refocus and get ready for the Red Deer Spartan Sprint. However as is the way with most things life had different plans. I took the Sunday after to just work and not worry about anything OCR, Monday I did some mobility and yoga. Tuesday, I did my first good workout post-race but did choose not to run as my legs were still not ready for it. After that the plan went out the window as I came home that night from work to my youngest having the flu which quickly worked its way through the whole family including myself over the next few days. As a result, I wasn’t ready to workout until the next Tuesday.


Now after finally fully recovering I’ve been working hard as it’s a relatively short turn around between the two events. Over the last week and a half my training has ramp back up and I’m feeling good with another 10 days until Red Deer. I do need to get a few more running sessions done but what else is new. My focus for this race is to learn what worked so well for me at the Stadium Sprint and not pay attention so much to the other racers. Instead focus on holding my pace not getting caught up in the mass start and also really working on my usual weak obstacles.


The plan for this coming last stretch prerace is 2 hard runs and 1 easy run with about the same for strength sessions as I want to loosen up but I am heading into a race so I don’t want to drain all my energy only into training and not the race. I’m excited as this quick turnaround should be interesting in terms of how it affects results.


I’ll catch you next week just before the race to detail how build up finished.


Scotty Voodoo
I am a proud father & husband. A former semi-pro skier, turned rugby 7’s player, I’ve now worked to become a OCR racer. My favourite NFL team is the San Diego Chargers and will never accept the fact their owner forced them to move to Los Angeles.
A level 2 NCCP certified coach, I also hold coaching certifications in 3 sports.


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