The 2017 OCR season is almost over and I have started thinking about my off season training and what my next year will look like.
First of all there is one major thing I have decided I will change in my workout routine, both for off-season and for the season, and that is rest days! Going forward Friday will be my rest day, where focus will be on stretching, yoga and mobility. This is simply in an effort to give my body better opportunity to recover between workouts, which is something that I have not been very good at in the past. I am actually really excited about this, and it is definitely something I have not prioritised at all previously.
Training and races
My training week will consist of 4 running sessions, 2 strength sessions, two bouldering sessions, and 1 rest day. It is similar to now, except for the fact that I used to do 3 strength sessions and no rest days. Hopefully this change will have a have a positive impact on my performance.
As for what my 2018 OCR race calendar will look like for me, that is yet to be determined. I have started mapping all interesting races, to get an overview of all of them, however, there are still a few organisers who haven't made their dates for 2018 official yet, so I have to be a little patient ☺️ Though, I have decided that I want to try at least one race from the Swedish organiser, Action Run, as their obstacles look really cool.
The OCRWC and OCREC are the main goals for 2018. This year I competed in my age group, 30-34, and managed to finish both races with my wristbands. In 2018 I have decided I want to run in the Pro division for both of the standard races and hopefully Team Relay as well.
I want to run against the best athletes and see how much more I can push myself when I go head to head with them, which is going to be nerve wracking, but also really exciting.
This is what the 2018 season look like at the moment:
March 10, 2018; Strong Viking, Germany
June 29, 30- July 1, 2018: OCR European Championship, Denmark
October 19-21, 2018: OCR World Championship, England
More races will of course be added, however, my plan is to be more skeptical about what races to do, so I don't end up with a completely over-packed race calendar, as I may have done previously, as that often results in me being tired physically and mentally with no motivation to race 🙈