BackPacking, Camping, FKTs – Eric Batty

BACKPACKING, CAMPING AND FKT WITH ERIC BATTY

Eric Batty shares his camping experience on the show today. Eric has won the team 24 hours OCR Championships in Vegas, Set FKTs on many trails including the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney, raced mountain bike at an elite/pro level for many years and now works as an Arborist (he climbs up trees all day!)


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Brooklin tree care = Eric’s Business for Ontario Tree Removal and Care

TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

camping – basic skills,

tents = shelter systems – reliable (rain, winds, thunderstorms)
– often too warm sleep for summer,
– sleep mat = close cell (Thermarest), reliable
– backpack – 90 and 100L perhaps too big for a few days

water – filtration – aqua tabs
– UV – light stick

socks/ shoes?
= consider lighter trail runner for short

= Peter and Eric have used Salomon Trail Runners


Food – hang it in what?
= bear hanging options videos

food – best lightweight ‘dinner’ ‘ breakfast’?
= dinner in a bag
= JETBOIL – small, quick, canister, pot, built in Flint

bugs =
= superlight bug  hat/cover
= sun / wind effect
= off/Deet – hard to say still bug you … maybe not bite

first aid = Can get kits

= clean, gauze, bandaid, safety pin, tweezer, crazy glue for blisters, tape, pills (gravel, Imodium, NSAID)

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How to Start Obstacle Course Racing – Lindsay Webster

OCR, MudRun, Fitness, Obstacle Course, Running, Strength

Lindsay Webster joins us today to talk Obstacle Course Racing.

Lindsay is the OCR World Champion and loves ice cream!

She shares training tips, experiences starting out as a female OCR racer, helps us with our burpees and talks about grip strength.

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Questions

  1. How did you get into OCR?
  2. was it what you expected
  3. different types? favorite?
  4. adivce for working with teammates?
  5. What to expect on a course
  6. Hardest obstacle?
  7. Run versus strength?
  8. Grip strength?
  9. burpee tips
  10. typical week of training ase season/inseason
  11. fueling for OCR racing
  12. recovery?
  13. getting started as a beginner—what to sign up for?
  14. biggest mistake you made / what would you do different?
  15. where can people find you?