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Hosted by CHASKIS's founder, Hugo Mendez, The Dig Deep Podcast Powered by CHASKIS is a weekly show that features inspiring people from different backgrounds (from professional athletes, to every day athletes to entrepreneurs) who share something in common: they know how to dig deep to be the best that they can be. More at https://www.chaskis.us

The Dig Deep Podcast Powered by CHASKIS Hugo Mendez, entrepreneur, endurance athlete

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Hosted by CHASKIS's founder, Hugo Mendez, The Dig Deep Podcast Powered by CHASKIS is a weekly show that features inspiring people from different backgrounds (from professional athletes, to every day athletes to entrepreneurs) who share something in common: they know how to dig deep to be the best that they can be. More at https://www.chaskis.us

    How To Stay Focused & Motivated During Uncertain & Tough Times| Road To Kanza

    How To Stay Focused & Motivated During Uncertain & Tough Times| Road To Kanza

    The last few weeks and days have been pretty crazy with all things coronavirus.
    There is so much uncertainty these days. You get bombarded with negative news pretty much every hour, your plans and routines are changed, races are cancelled or postponed
    You feel stressed out, overwhelmend and anxious. I know I am
    Personally,my training for the Dirty Kanza, this 200-mile gravel bike ride that ‘s supposed to take in May, has been less than perfect during the last 2 weeks
    That’s why I wanted to reach out to my coach Addie Bracy to get advice on how to cope with times like these, how to stay focused, how to put things in perspective, how to keep training.
    On this conversation, Addie shares really good advice on how to make the best out of uncertain and tough times, like the ones we are living right now.
    My 2 favorite parts of this conversation are probably when she says that it’s important to acknowledge how you feel right now. It’s ok to be frustrated, it’s ok to be intimidated, but then you need to take action from there. And the other par is when she say that these are times to CHALLENGE YOURSELF

    • 37 min
    How To Have a Great Race Strategy For The Dirty Kanza 200 | Road To Kanza

    How To Have a Great Race Strategy For The Dirty Kanza 200 | Road To Kanza

    This week’s podcast is part of a new series of conversations that are going to be focused on the Dirty Kanza.

    The Dirty Kanza is probably the world’s most known gravel cycling race right now. It’s 200-miles long on gravel roads. It takes place every May in the town of Emporia in Kansas.

    It’s so popular these days that you now have to enter your name in a lottery. Well, I put my name in and I got picked, which is exciting and intimidating because I’ve never done anything like this before.

    These podcasts are going to be focused on how to get ready for this event, especially from the perspective of a rookie everyday cyclist (like me), from training to bike setup to logistics and more.

    On this first podcast, I sat down with my friend Brian Hannon. Brian is a super experienced cyclist, bike shop owner and amazing mechanic.

    Brian has tons of experience on ultra-distance cycling events. He’s also done the Dirty Kanza before (he actually finished 5thon his age group several years ago). I wanted to ask him the things that I need to think about or do to have a great race strategy.

    This conversation is focused on Race Strategy to successfully complete the Dirty Kanza 200-mile gravel grinder.

    If you are into all-things gravel cycling or are thinking about doing the Dirty Kanza in the future, I invite you to subscribe to the podcast because I am going to be doing more in the next weeks.
     

    • 46 min
    THE JANUARY CHALLENGE | What We Learned

    THE JANUARY CHALLENGE | What We Learned

    This week I sat down with my amazing wife, Amy to talk about the January Challenge.
    If you are not familiar with the January Challenge, well it was about picking one of two options, the first one was called Win The Day, which was basically to get up early and mediate or visualized having a great day for 10 minutes.
    The other option was called No Booze. Pretty straight forward. No drinking for the month of January
    Amy picked No Booze, I decided to do both.
    It’s been almost a week since the challenge ended, so I wanted for both Amy and I to share our personal experiences with you.
    The things we learned, the things we liked and disliked, the easy parts, the hard parts, and more.
    We also talk about a little about the upcoming February challenge

    • 46 min
    JAY FERRACANE | Design Should Have A Reason

    JAY FERRACANE | Design Should Have A Reason

    Jay Ferrane, is the founder and lead designer at Angry Bovine, a creative studio in Boulder, Colorado that helps companies and businesses be better businesses, through thinking, designing and doing.
    Growing up in a military household, Jay lived a big part of his formative years in Hawaii where he discovered his love for skateboarding and surfing. When moving to Japan, he used the experience of living abroad as an opportunity to explore and learn more about the local culture...and skateboarding too.
    Skateboarding has always been a key part of his life.  Like Jay says, skateboarding became his "medicine" (it helped him channel all this energy he had when growing up, especially growing up with ADD).
    Skateboarding and Punk Rock music became a portals to learn more about design, photography and a self expression. He still use these learnings these days
    As a designer, he would tell you that his job is to be more like a carpenter and to present a case, than being an artist. He finds inspiration in different places, but mostly the outdoors. Jay's pillars of his work include to be objective and act as a catalyst.
    Jay's work include all kinds of projects that are mostly in the tech, education and outdoor industries.  If you ride or run and use the Strava app, well..he's the one who created their logo. How cool is that!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    THE JANUARY CHALLENGE

    THE JANUARY CHALLENGE

    This week, I talk about the January Challenge
    If you are not aware of what I’m talking about, well, we are doing a challenge for the whole month of January.
    People have 2 options: one is called "Win The Day", which basically means that you get up early, you then meditate or visualize having a kick ass day for 10 minutes. The other option is called No-Booze January. Pretty straight forward, no drinking during the month
    On this episode I talk about why I decided to start the challenge, how it’s going, why I think that the concept of Winning The Day is critical to not only having a more productive day but also help you achieve your short and long term goals.
    I also share some ideas I have for a Februrary challenge. I think you are gonna like them

    • 29 min
    JOSHUA MILLER | 2020, A Year For Growth, Perspective And Running Like An Animal

    JOSHUA MILLER | 2020, A Year For Growth, Perspective And Running Like An Animal

    I first met Joshua when he came to the podcast more than a year ago.
    On that conversation we talked about his background as a marketer and entrepreneur, his races and how he found in running a way to cope with drug and alcohol addiction, and a way to re-direct his energy and anger. 
    One year later, you can tell that Joshua’s perspective in training and racing has changed, more than that I would say, it has evolved.
    He’s definitely more methodical in his approach. He’s changed his nutrition, has incorporated other elements like conditioning and strength training, and more.
    His perspective on sobriety has also morphed in the past year.
    Some of his life priorities have also changed as well. Maybe that because of the fact that he is turning 30-years old soon? He talks in more detail about that during our chat.
    But his love and passion for running and giving his best have not changed, actually they have increased. Joshua keeps getting better and better as an ultra mountain runner. 2020 is gonna be a a big year for him
    We also talked about him living as a mountain man , his current projects with his company scheme running and more

    • 1 hr 5 min

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