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 get you ready for your next race.
Running 100 Miles, Training, and the 12-Hour UltraVirus with Javier Escobar
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 miles at his latest.
He talks about how his training program has improved his performance, and the specific training and movements he's been working on.
Javier and I discuss how he stays motivated during this time, he tells me his least favorite thing to do during training, and we chat about our rivalry during Toughest Mudder West last year.
He then tells me about his experience running the UltraVirus 12 Hour Race, and he may or may not have convinced me to run the next one.
Spartan World Championships with Ashley Heller and Kris Brown
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 member of Spartan's Trail Race team.
Lastly, I have a great long interview with Spartan Pro Ashley Heller, all about her top 10 placing at the World Championship, how she handled the elements, how she's been performing all year, and much more.
Motivation, Transparency & the Spartan Start Line with Mr. J'ean
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 thousands of racers every race day.
He shares the challenges of his job as the start line emcee, and also tells me about his favorite part about it. He also tells me some stories of some of the most memorable experiences he's had and what they meant to him.
We end with Mr. J'ean telling me all about his podcast Transparency: What's your Story?, and we discuss the idea of transparency and transparent moment.
You can find his podcast here: https://thealivexperienceonline.com/podcast-2/
And his motivational CD here: https://thealivexperienceonline.com/product-category/music/
Live from the Monterey Spartan Weekend
This week's episode is full of live interviews from the Spartan weekend in Monterey, California last weekend!
I spoke with:
Hiking Cactus to Clouds and the Pacific Crest Trail
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 Dink (their PCT trail names).
I spoke with them all about what motivated them to start this long, arduous journey, and we talk a bit about Cactus to Clouds.
I ask them each what they're most looking forward to, how and what they decided to bring, and the logistics of their trip.
We talk about the terrain for a bit, then end with discussing their next big goals once they complete the PCT.
Live from the Big Bear Spartan Series Weekend
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:
On Sunday at the Sprint, I spoke with:
-Matt B. Davis of Obstacle Racing Media
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I love this podcast, fits in well with the chaos of Obstacle Dominator, off piste chat of ORM, the facts and figures of Worlds Toughest Podcast and the Health and Wellbeing of Link Endurance. This podcast is great as Heather comes more from a racers perspective which is refreshing, sound quality is always top notch, great questions and insight into the world of OCR. Keep up the good work on and off the course!