I’ve been training at Alpha Obstacle Training for well over a year now. In 2014 they created their very own obstacle course race series but unfortunately due to injury and having a season’s pass to a trail race series (it was scheduled on the same days as Alpha’s OCR) I was never able to attend one last year. Cue 2015, I’ve been have an amazing few months of training and I couldn’t wait for the first Alpha OCR of the season! On Saturday, April 11th I headed down bright and early for the event.
We met at the indoor facility to register, grab free t-shirts from Spartan Race Canada and get some MyoDetox treatments (physio & massage) before the race. MyoDetox is actually located at Alpha and I can get treatments on site before or after class which is amazing. At 8:30am we met in the Soccer Dome for warmup. Jesse, Alvin and Steve (Alpha Founder & two trainers with Alpha) led us through a series of plyometric movements to get our body ready for the race.
After the warmup we took a knee for a motivational speech from the founder Jesse Bruce. I always love listening to his speeches as he really knows how to fire up a crowd. Although I don’t know how he manages to not knock anyone out with the flag as he walks passionately around the circle. He finished with the crowd pleasing “if you have a fitness goal, let’s go freaking get it!” one liner that is his signature statement and we headed back to Alpha to grab water and change if needed.