Have your kids participated in an obstacle race before? If not, there is nothing to worry about!! Rhonda our obstacle course junky and main visionary for the Cub Crawl has tips to get the youth ready.
How to prepare for your first obstacle course:
- Variety is key when it comes to training, be sure to balance both cardio and strength training. Exercises like ladder drills, cone sprints and box jumps are just a few you may want to include.
- Dress the part, leave the cotton T-shirts and baggy sweat pants at home. Opt for full-length tighter fitting pants and a light short or long sleeved shirt that dries quickly.
- Brand new shoes do not belong here; choose a pair of comfortable runners that you don’t mind getting muddy. Some people like to tape their runners on so they don’t loose them in the mud.
- Completing the obstacles is the goal, don’t stress over walking between the obstacles. You are there to have fun, be safe and bask in the glory of completing.
- Stay hydrated; you may not realize how quickly you lose water when you sweat. Don’t try and be a hero and miss a water station, you will pay for it in the end.
This day is really about having fun so don’t stress if you are not in tip top shape.