How To Build The Strength, Skill and Endurance You Need To Dominate Your Next Obstacle Course Race

Whether it’s Tough Mudder, Spartan Race or their local cousins, Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is exploding. But too few competitors reach their potential. That’s because success  takes more than guts and discipline.

You need proper planning and training. 

Meet my client Tim. Like many of us, Tim caught the OCR bug — big time. He trained hard, devoting a lot of time and effort to the sport. But he was falling into a common trap: hoping his previous race would somehow prepare him for the next one.

What he needed was a more structured and long-term plan that built endurance and stopped downplaying strength. Once Tim said goodbye to more of the same random workouts, he said hello to much improved race results.

Along the way, Tim mastered new skills, like:

  • Dominating a multi-rig
  • Clearing high walls
  • Lifting the heaviest course obstacles

Tim then set new goals. He hopes to appear on the podium in his age group, qualify for a championship race and maybe even sign up as an elite competitor. And it’s all because Tim has…

Become An OCR Ass-Kicker!

Do you want to:

  • Gain confidence to run any race
  • Separate yourself from the pack
  • Challenge yourself in ways you never thought possible

I’m Coach is Rich Ryan with an important message:

Strength matters.

That’s what I discovered as a CrossFit instructor, even as I remained a competitive runner. (I’ve been running for over 16 years.) I now compete and coach CrossFit, running, and Obstacle Course Races.  The blend of knowledge of running and Crossfit has prepared me to take on the OCR races of all distances from 1 mile to 15 miles.

Too many OCR athletes make the same mistakes. Runners can lack strength. CrossFitters can lack endurance. And gym rats can lack the skills that don’t involve a barbell.

As your coach, I will work with you to:

  • Identify current weakness
  • Build a massive base of fitness
  • Create goal-specific workouts
  • Use nutrition as a secret weapon

How It Works

Once you have built your strength and fitness base, you will receive race-specific workoutsthat will give you the confidence to attack the course and crush obstacles.

Your custom running plan will have systematic progressions that will help build a bigger aerobic engine. You will also learn to conserve energy levels during longer races and expend energy during shorter sprints.

Your online program includes:

  • Constant communication via phone, Skype, email and app
  • Custom OCR strength plan and analysis to create an on course advantage
  • Movement assessment to determine points of strength and imbalance
  • Easy-to- implement workouts that consider your fitness resources
  • Clear cut direction on where to spend you precious training time
  • Flexibility to move your workouts to fit your schedule
  • Strength and form protocol to to create a consistent training environment
  • A personal nutrition plan to fuel your performance
  • Access to a private Facebook group that is filled with like -minded athletes who are working toward endurance goals

Rich is a great coach and has exceeded my expectations.  Compared to other personal trainers, he has definitely invested more time and personalized approach than anyone else I’ve experienced. I totally trust Rich and feel like I’m in good hands.

Julie D


In the past, I had always been a part of a bigger team. With Rich, he was my private coach even though the coaching was remote his efforts made it feel like he was there for every workout. I would recommend him to anyone looking for that one on one feel while not necessarily needing to be there in person.

Doug F


“There is no better time than now to see how great you can become in this young sport. Break out of the norm and create a smart approach to training that will yield significant results.”

Take Action

I want to hear from you if you are ready to make the jump from the weekend warrior to OCR ass kicker!

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