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Created for those who have never ran an obstacle course race (OCR) and want to, those who are weekend warriors who are looking to become elite obstacle course racers, and those elite racers who are want to keep up to date with the community. Whether you are into mud run’s, marathons, ultra-marathons or adventure racing we have something for you! We will be talking to professional racers, personal trainers, fitness coaches, nutritionists and race creators to bring you the best practices to ge ...
 
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Hey everyone, I'm back! I spoke with elite OCR athlete Javier Escobar this week all about his 100-mile outing at World's Toughest Mudder last fall, his training, and how he stays motivated. We begin by talking about his 2019 WTM experience, and how it felt to reach 100 miles. He tells me about his progression from 35 miles at his first WTM to 100 m…
 
Back with a brand new episode all about the Spartan World Championships in Tahoe! I start with giving my own race recap about the 10k Trail race on Saturday, then share my experience racing in Age Group at the World Championships on Sunday. Then I talk with Kris Brown, winner of Saturday's Ultra race and an experienced ultra runner who is also a me…
 
Spartan start line emcee, motivational speaker and coach Mr. J'ean joins me on the podcast to talk all about his experiences at the start line, motivation, and transparency. We begin with Mr. J'ean telling me about his background, and then all about how he got involved with Spartan. We talk about burnout, and how he gets through sending off thousan…
 
This week's episode is all about hiking! At the beginning of this month, I hiked the Cactus to Clouds trail up to San Jacinto Peak, where I met three hikers in the midst of hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail. I start by sharing my experience with the grueling Cactus to Clouds hike, then dive into the interviews with Stripes, Mr. Snuggles and Din…
 
This week's episode is full of live interviews from the Spartan USNS Beast and Mountain Series Sprint in Big Bear, California! I spoke with athletes all about the crazy hills, the cold dunk wall on Sunday, and everything in between. On Saturday at the Beast, I spoke with: -Rea Kolbl -Mark Batres -Natalie Miano -Ryan Kent -Alyssa Hawley -Mack Roesch…
 
Ultra marathon athlete and former World's Toughest Mudder champion Trevor Cichosz joins me this week to tell me all about his experience at Everest 135, an intense 135-mile ultra marathon where he took third place. We begin with Trevor telling me all about how he heard of this race, all the race prep required and the training (and lack thereof) tha…
 
Live from Snohomish, Washington, I grabbed a ton of interviews with some of the top athletes who ran the Seattle Spartan Championship Super. We spoke about the challenges of the course, the weather, the competition, and more! I spoke with: -Faye Morgan -Aaron Newell -Nicole Mericle -Ryan Atkins -Rea Kolbl -Ryan Kent -Veejay Jones…
 
This week is full of live interviews and my own review from Tough Mudder's opening weekend in California! I was there Sunday to run the course, and I got interviews from some key members of the TM community, including: -Tough Mudder CEO Kyle McLaughlin -Two of the three founders of Assist 100 Mudders, Joey Ta and Ed Groleau -Tough Mudder emcee and …
 
Jack Bauer, the mind behind the massive Spartan ranking system, joins me on the podcast to talk all about the top women in the elite field. We begin with talking about the "Fab 5" elite women and who it has consisted of, and how it might be changing. We have a long discussion full of stats about most all of the top women currently in the field, and…
 
Elite OCR athlete and Spartan Pro Team member Veejay Jones joins me on the podcast to talk about his win at the Spartan U.S. National Series race, how he trains and what he focuses on in his training, and about the upcoming show he's on, Million Dollar Mile. We start with Veejay telling me about his win in Alabama, and I ask him about his proficien…
 
Kressa Peterson joined me for a bonus episode this week to talk all about her product Shower Toga, appearing on Shark Tank, and how the values of OCR got her to where she is today. We begin with Kressa introducing herself and telling me about when and how the idea for the Shower Toga was born. She then tells me about the process of getting on Shark…
 
We've got more live interviews for you this week from the Spartan San Jose Sprint! I spoke with athletes all about the course, the competition, how it compares to previous years, and what's ahead for them. I start by giving my own recap of the Sprint race, and then speak with: -Kyle Elliot -Josh Fry -Seth Buchwalter -Ian Deyerle -Erin Wachter -Emil…
 
This week's episode is full of live interviews from the Spartan Sprint and Super weekend outside Las Vegas (technically in Arizona), and my own recap from the race. I spoke with Veejay Jones all about his race, racing against Cody Moat and Hobie Call, and a little bit about the upcoming show Million Dollar Mile. I also spoke with Hobie Call about h…
 
Elite OCR athlete Ryan Kempson joins me this week to talk all about his win at the Spartan US National Series Super in Jacksonville last weekend, the series as a whole, the sport of OCR, and how he trains for such a long season. We start with Ryan giving me his background and how he got into OCR. We then dive into Jacksonville and Ryan break down h…
 
This week's episode is full of live interviews from the Spartan Sprint/Super weekend in Arizona! I spoke with some of the elite athletes there all about the terrain, the cold, and the competition. I spoke with: -Emilee Smith -Nick O'Sullivan -Beni Gifford -Amanda Nadeau -Daniel Sorenson -Heather Gollnick -Timmie Brann -Nikolaj Dam -Leon Kofoed…
 
Founder and Race Director for Grit OCR Antonio Alletto joined me on the podcast this week to tell me all about his race, how and why created it, and the challenges and success he encountered along the way. We start by Antonio introducing himself and telling me about his background with OCR. We then dive into Grit as I ask him why he wanted to creat…
 
The 2019 Spartan season kicked off in Chino, California last weekend and I spoke with some of the elite athletes who hit the podium all about the course, what they thought of the new obstacles, the competition, and the year ahead. I spoke with: -Kirk DeWindt -Nicole Mericle -Veejay Jones -Nell Rojas -Natalie Miano -Nikolaj Dam -Leon Kofoed…
 
Live from Platinum OCR's first time trial of 2019, I spoke with some of the top athletes there all about the time trials, their training, and their plans for the upcoming season. I spoke with Omar Padilla who placed first, Faye Morgan who placed first for women, Platinum OCR owner Nicole Kifer and second place female Evelyne Ruiz. We discuss the ch…
 
Spartan's VP of Product David Watson joins me on the podcast this week to discuss all the changes Spartan made to their championship qualification system, and their championship weekend, and why they decided to make them. We start with some clarifying questions about the qualification system and the roll-down weeks that follow the last U.S. Nationa…
 
This week, I invited Matt B. Davis of Obstacle Racing Media, Josh Chace of the New England Spahtens podcast, and Mike Stefano and Katelyn Ritter of the Obstacle Running Adventures podcast on the show for a round table discussion about a whole host of OCR topics. We start by talking about Spartan's addition of age group podiums: what Spartan's goal …
 
This week elite OCR athlete and coach Mark Batres joins me to talk all about training in the off-season: the dos, the don'ts, and how to train to improve your performance for the next year. We start with Mark telling me about his OCR season went, and then he tells me all about the recent Spartan combine held in Laughlin. I also ask him if he's plan…
 
Elite ultra marathon runner and trail racer Devon Yanko joins me on the podcast this week to talk all about Western States, running ultra marathons, and why she loves (and excels at) those long distances. We start with Devon telling me more about her background, and how she got into running and eventually towards ultras. She tells me about her firs…
 
This week, I brought Erin Rost on the show to talk all about her second place win for the women at World's Toughest Mudder last weekend, and all about that intense 24-hour event. We start with Erin telling me about her background and how she got into OCR, and we talked about Toughest Mudder South (her first endurance OCR) and the lessons she learne…
 
For our second episode this week, I brought elite OCR athlete Mikhail Gerylo on to talk all about this year's OCR World Championships in the UK. Mik starts by telling me all about the 15k race where he placed in the top 15, and talks about the 100 obstacles in detail. He shares what made the course so difficult, and why the overall completion rate …
 
From March 28th to August 28th of this year, OCR competitor Ben Mitchell hiked the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail, so I brought him on the show to talk all about his journey. Ben starts by introducing himself and how he got into OCRs, then tells me when and why he decided to hike the entire PCT. We talk about how long it took him to prepa…
 
OCR athlete Deanna Brasz joins me on the podcast this week to talk all about Toughest Mudder, endurance racing and mental strength! Deanna starts by sharing her background and how she got into OCR, and tells me why she primarily sticks to Tough Mudder. We then talk about the recent Toughest Mudder West where she finished in fifth place for the wome…
 
Live from the Tough Mudder weekend in Sonoma, this week's episode is full of interviews from athletes at the Tougher Mudder wave, the Toughest Mudder West race, and race director Eli Hutchison. I spoke with Lauren Taksa and Nick O'Sullivan on Saturday all about their respective wins at the Tougher Mudder race, and they give us some insight into the…
 
This week's episode is full of live interviews from the Spartan World Championships at Lake Tahoe last weekend! We talk all about the championship race, the team race, and what's ahead with championship season. I spoke with: -Ian Hosek -Robert Killian, John Yatsko and Mark Batres -Guest interview by Margaret Schlacter with Alyssa Hawley, Kristin Sa…
 
This week, I brought on Dustin Dorough for a Q&A session all about Terrain Race, from their past and current issues to the changes we can look forward to for 2019. Dustin starts by explaining how and why he got started with Terrain Race, and tells me more about the development team that he's a part of and how hands on that team is with the race. He…
 
I spoke with strength and conditioning coach Chad Budyk all about why strength training is just as important as running, why lifting heavy enough is important, and about matching the demands of race day in your training. Chad starts by introducing himself and his background, and explains to me why he specializes in OCR training. We discuss how athl…
 
This week, I talked to elite OCR athlete and ultra runner Trevor Cichosz all about his recent win at Ultra Great Britain, a 214-mile race across Scotland. Trevor tells me how he heard about the race and why he decided to run it, and what he was most worried about going into the race. He also talks about how he trained for the longest race he's ran …
 
This week, I brought trainer, nutritionist and elite athlete Josh Stryde back on the show to talk all about racing in Canada, race week prep, overtraining and the importance of recovery, and nutrition. We start with Josh telling me all about the Spartan Rocky Mountain Trifecta weekend in Canada, which leads us to a discussion about what it takes to…
 
This week's episode is full of live interviews from the Spartan Championship Series Super in Utah! I spoke with: -Garfield Griffiths -Devon Yanko -Robert Killian -Mike Ferguson -Lindsay Webster -Ryan Woods -Leigh Anne Wasteney They talk about everything from the race, to the strategies they used to tackle the course, to the championship series and …
 
I spoke with elite OCR athlete Alexandra Walker this week all about her experience at TMX, Toughest South, and how she trains to keep up with the elite field. Alex tells me how she got started in OCR, how and when she started training competitively, and what it's like to have Yancy Culp as her personal coach. That leads us into a short discussion a…
 
This week, I spoke to Veejay Jones, Spartan's youngest pro-team member and a strong contender in their championship series. We start with Veejay telling her all about the championship race in Chicago where Veejay placed second, conquering all the mud out there and beating out some top contenders. That leads us to discuss the different challenges of…
 
Today Jay talked to Mark Batres about his new endeavor into coaching. Mark shares some great information about: The goal for miles to run in a week Using a bike to replace running during an injury or to reduce strain on joints Training to both aerobic and anaerobic capacity How to run more effeciently Training to be in the right mental space for a …
 
Continuing our coverage from last weekend's Spartan race in Seattle, we were there on Sunday for the Sprint and spoke with some of the top competitors (and the course manager!) from the race that day, including: -Veejay Jones -Ian Hosek -Alyssa Hawley -Steve Hammond - Allison Tai We spoke about the Championship race the day before, the competition …
 
Last weekend, we were in Washington State for the second Super race in Spartan's National Championship series. We tackled the extremely wet and muddy course, and then spoke with some of the top competitors from the race, including: -Ryan Kent -Rea Kolbl -Faye Morgan -Robert Killian -Glenn Racz -Rose Wetzel-Sinnett We also grabbed interviews from th…
 
This week, I brought Yancy Culp back on the podcast to talk all about TMX, training topics, and the top OCR competitors in the 2018 season. We start by talking about the Sacramento Tough Mudder X competition, and Yancy gives me a breakdown of the event from his perspective, from the athletes, to the layout of the course in comparison to last year's…
 
Last Sunday, the Overcome and Run team was in Sacramento for Tough Mudder X, Tough Mudder's 1-mile competitive race complete with both obstacles and functional fitness stations. This was the first TMX event since last summer's invitational TMX event, and is one of three events that Tough Mudder is hosting this year. We grabbed tons of live footage …
 
This week, the Overcome and Run podcast hits its 100th episode! We wanted to do something special, so we reached out to you, the listeners, for any and all questions you have for us about OCR, training, or our own personal OCR experience and goals. We start with a discussion about whether or not we see OCR in the Olympics, and what that might look …
 
Brian Gowiski, the first place elite male from last weekend's Greek Peak Spartan Race, joins me on the podcast this week to talk all about that Winter Sprint, World's Toughest Mudder, and all sorts of OCR topics from training, to strategy, to his goals for this year. Brian starts by telling me all about how he got into OCR and how he focused on Bat…
 
In this episode I talk to Nicole Kifer and Kristofer Raycraft about Platinum Personal Training. Nicole started Platinum Personal Training to help athletes love training like she did and has turned it into a 7 acre ranch outside San Diego with 40+ obstacles where some of the most elite athletes from Southern California come to train. Kris is the str…
 
David Hellard, host of the Bad Boy Running Podcast, joins me this week to discuss the OCR scene in Europe, the importance of OCRs finding a balance between accessibility and challenge as they grow, his recent win at the Somaliland Marathon, and the marathon mentality. David starts by sharing how he got started in OCR and the creation of the British…
 
This week, I tried my hand at my first in-studio interview with Chris Bednar, an elite OCR athlete who has been climbing the ranks in the west coast OCR scene. Chris tells me about how he got into OCR and reaching his first podium at Warrior Dash last year. He talks about training with some of the top OCR athletes and how that affects his performan…
 
Last weekend we were in Chino for Spartan's opening Super/Sprint weekend, and on Saturday I grabbed interviews from the Elite podium winners of the Super race. We talk about everything and anything from the course, to the obstacles, to the competition, to the comparison between this year and last year's January race. Veejay also tells me about his …
 
For this week's episode, I hosted my first round table discussion all about obstacle innovation, how OCR and various OCR brands have evolved over the year, and what 2018 might look like for the sport. I brought in OCR journalist Adam Kwitko and Matt B. Davis of Obstacle Racing Media to go over these topics based on their years of experience and cov…
 
We're kicking off the new year by talking with Yancy Camp athlete and elite OCR competitor Morgan Mckay all about her win at the Spartan Ultra World Championships in Iceland. Morgan tells Heather all about the inaugural Ultra Championship race, from the overall format, to the penalties, the gear, the competition, and what she found to be the most c…
 
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