Sarah Pozdol

Name: Sarah Pozdol

Sport: OCR

Podium finishes:

WI, Miller Park Spartan Sprint 1st Place

IL Spartan Super 1st place

IL Spartan Sprint 1st place

GA Spartan Sprint 2nd Place

IL Warrior Dash 2nd Place

NC Spartan Sprint 3rd Place

WI, Miller Park Spartan Sprint 3rd Place

Top Ten finishes:

AZ Spartan Sprint 4th Place

FL Spartan Super 4th Place

AZ Spartan Sprint 5th Place

CT Spartan Sprint 5th Place

Battlefrog Series 6th Place

CA Spartan Super 9th Place

Best strength: Coordination

Height: 5’8”

Weight:  128

Hometown: Portland, OR

Current residence/location: Naperville, IL

Other Sponsors: OCR Gear, Geigerrig, EcoGym Worldwide, Titintough, X-1 Audio, 1st Endurance

1) What is your background?

Softball and Volleyball

2) Why do you use Oral IV?

Staying hydrated is one of the most important factors of my races. ORALIV has allowed me train and race to the best of my ability without cramping or becoming dehydrated.

3) How do you prepare and how do you use Oral IV to help?

I am training in some fashion every day of the week. ORALIV has helped to minimize fatigue while training.

4) What is your favorite WOD?

10 pull-ups

20 push-ups

30 air squats

40 sit-ups

1 mile run

repeat X 5

5) Favorite and least favorite exercise?

Favorite- Bodyweight movements

Least Favorite- Olympic lifting

6) Most memorable event/competition/race?

Hah, I have had a few and all for different reasons but I would have to say the Spartan, Texas Beast in Dec, 2013. I didn’t know what to expect but heard that the weather conditions were frigid. Tossing on my wetsuit, I jumped into the start corral. Within a 1/4 mile, the circulation in my legs had been cut off and I found myself stopping to remove the textile sealskin. Watching the head women distance themselves in no time flat, I started to realize that this was going to turn into a different kind of race. My assumption was confirmed about another half mile into the race when I kicked a cactus and landed two thorns in my big toe. Sometimes you just have to laugh things off. For the next 14 + miles of trails and obstacles, I had some amazing conversations with fellow racers, helped a few cramping athletes and finished off the race with another participant who had landed himself a major knee injury but refused to quit.

It may not have been a race in which I walked with a high ranking but it is definitely one of the most memorable races that I have had since I entering the world of OCR.

7) Advice for newbies to Oral IV?

ORAL IV It is meant to aid in hydration, not replace water or give you a boost of energy. Use it in your training as well as your competitions and really try and take notice to what your body is telling you. I have taken it by itself during competition and added it to water during training and have found that I feel less fatigue and have not had any bouts of muscle cramping.