OCR Week In Review – 12/6/13


Welcome to our weekly post where we list current blog posts and articles that have piqued our interest and are worth sharing.

Photo Credit: Tough Mudder

Photo Credit: Tough Mudder


New Study Examines Tough Mudder Injuries

A new study on Tough Mudder and obstacle races takes a closer look at the injuries sustained during these events. “Unique Obstacle Race Injuries at an Extreme Sports Event: A Case Series,” published by the Annals of Emergency Medicine in Novemberlooks closely at five patients who suffered injuries from a June 2013 Tough Mudder race in Pennsylvania. Of the five patients, four experienced injuries associated with the electrical obstacles, a unique feature of Tough Mudder and other obstacle races.     Read full story….HERE



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What Type Of Runner Are You?

Everyone runs for different reasons and has different styles.  Head over to FitSugar to see what type of runner you are. Read full story….HERE



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10 Life Lessons to Take Away From Running

In honor of the beginning of the holiday season, my friends and boyfriend (though some were easier to convince than others) have committed to run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving through New Years.

The idea is, of course, that you run more than a mile, but even on the days that you don’t want to put on your running shoes, you still get your body moving. I started running almost a year ago and, as any runner knows, the sport teaches you a lot about life in general. Here are 10 life lessons I’ve learned from running… Read the full story….HERE




Run Like a Puppet, Not Like a Muppet 

However, I would just like to share with you some tips that I have picked up over the years. It might even prevent you from getting injured and possibly increase your speed and performance going forward and, who knows, you might even hit that magic P.B. time you have been dreaming about.

I found that there are a lot of ways to help you develop as an athlete/runner. By changing your running style, may be even investing in suitable equipment i.e. the right running shoes, you can achieve great improvements to your time and performance. Most shops now can test your style by using video analysis and foot pads, which test out your gait and see how you are landing and offer you the best shoe that offers you comfort and performance without reducing the power output.  Read the full story….HERE




Why Running Isn’t Helping You Lose Weight

You started running months ago, yet every time you hop on the scale, you’re let down by the results. What gives? While running does burn mega calories, here are some reasons you may not be seeing the weight-loss results you’re after. Read the full story….HERE



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Tough Mudder’s Arctic Enema always makes for great photo ops.

How Tough Mudder Uses Social Media Sharing to Fuel Its Rapid Growth

If you haven’t run, jumped, and dragged yourself through a Tough Mudder obstacle course, it’s likely that you’ve seen Facebook photos of friends and acquaintances who have: They’re scaling 10-foot walls, running through a field of live electrical wires, or crawling through puddles under barbed wire. Or they’re smiling at the finish line, covered in mud, looking tired and a little smug after the 10- to 12-mile course.

Those photos are a big part of Tough Mudder’s marketing plan and its rapid growth. Since Harvard Business School grad Will Dean launched the company with three events in 2010, Tough Mudder has grown to producing 53 events for 750,000 participants in 2013, expanding to Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia along the way. The brand expects to host more than 60 events in 2014.  Read the full story….HERE


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