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Episode 152: Alyssa Hawley Recaps a Gritty Seattle Super & Talks Mental Focus

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In this episode Spartan Pro Alyssa Hawley gives us a detailed review of the recent Seattle Super, which was full of mud and failed obstacles by all.

We also talk about:

– Her mental coaching and how she “calmed her mental chatter”

– How to stay present during a race and not focus on what’s ahead or obstacles missed

– How coaching athletes through there first Spartan race has brought a whole new meaning to OCR races

– The importance of self talk pre-race in preparing for difficult situations, failed obstacles, challenges during a race

– And fun facts about Kangaroos and someone’s obsession over wallaby’s 🙂

***Disclaimer*** Due to an audio issue Alyssa’s voice has a slight echo. Our apologies.

 

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Health Episode #7 Why You Need to Lift Heavy & Muse Headband Feedback

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In this episode Mo and Alix discuss the importance of lifting heavy weight and how/when to incorporate into your training plan. Whether you are an endurance athlete or just trying to be health conscience and reduce your risk of bone loss and strength as you age, EVERYONE needs to lift heavy occasionally. Contrary to popular belief, lifting heavy, when done correctly WILL NOT make you big…

Also, Mo goes into deeper review of the Muse mediation headband. Learn how you can take your meditation and mindfulness practice to the next level.

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Episode 151: Interview with Beast & Ultra-Beast Champ Frankie Disomma

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In this episode Miles and I chat with one of the Beasts from the Northeast, see what I did there :-), Frankie Disomma. This was an AWESOME interview and Frankie gives us some great insight and advice on:

  • How to train with a busy travel schedule
  • How to train in an office cubicle… Seriously 🙂
  • Why the Burpee Pull-up is his favorite “go to” body weight training exercise
  • How doing “miles of lunges” has been part of his hip injury rehab
  • Why you should treat your goals like the flame of a candle
  • How to stay focused during an injury
  • Why you should ALWAYS run with socks :-0
  • Planking during conference calls and more!

Seriously you will be motivated and educated at the end of this show!!

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Follow Frankie on IG: @frankiedisomma07

Episode 150: David Mainprize talks Conquer the Gauntlet Race Series

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In this episode Miles and I chat with Conquer the Gauntlet co-owner David Mainprize. David gives us some great insight on:

  • What it takes to run/put on a race, the costs
  • Why volunteers are so important
  • His new kids specific race series
  • You’ll also learn why Mo and Miles will never be race owners/directors 🙂

This is a great interview and if you have kids that want to get involved in OCR this is definitely an episode you will want to listen to!

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Check out CTG Youth series at www.conqueryouth.com

 

 

Episode 149: Jack Bauer Talks TMX Sacramento, Hormones, Spartan AG, & Mayonnaise

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In this episode Miles and I chat with Mud Run Guide contributor, mayonnaise lover, and hoarder of all the sweet potatoes in the land, Jack Bauer! Seriously though Jack competed in Tough MudderX in Sacramento, Ca. this past weekend and gives an incredible re-cap of the race, the heats, the obstacles, and a ton more. We also discuss:

– Racing short course for hormone improvement/balance

– The importance of overhead push strength/endurance for OCR athletes

– How you don’t have to log 70+ miles a week to be a great OCR athlete

– Spartan AG splits & why Spartan World’s Shouldn’t be at elevation in the mountains

– Jack’s undying love for mayo & sweet potatoes

– How Jack got $300 worth of Chipotle for free

– and more!

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CLICK HERE  for the Sacramento TMX Women’s finals video

CLICK HERE for the Sacramento TMX Men’s finals video

Check out Jack’s Mud Run Guide article about Spartan AG here

 

The Health Episodes #6 A Day in the Life of Alix and Mo

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In this episode we have a little fun and interview each other on what it’s like to be Alix and Mo. We answer questions about:

– How we start our days

– Our “go to” breakfasts

– Our “go to” workouts

– Favorite Pandora station for a workout & when just hanging out

– Our “go to” lunch

– Nutrition & training weaknesses

– Something we wish we did but don’t

– and more!!!!

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Episode 148: Interview with Matt Kempson

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In this episode Mo and Miles sit down with Team AMA Matt Kempson and talk about:

– His training & focus on TMX in 2018

– The transition from Alpine skiing to OCR

– His “go to” in season & off-season Kettle Bell Workout

– Training & living with Hunter McIntyre

– Naked Running

– Something called the “Willy Clone”

– And a whole lot more!!

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See what Matt’s up to on Instagram: @rockymountainkempson

 

Episode 146: Interview with OCR Elite and Super Mom Kristin Saad

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In this Episode Mo and Miles rap with OCR Elite athlete and mom of twin 5 1/2 year olds Kristin Saad.  Kristin talks with us about:

  • How she became an OCR athlete
  • How she regained her fitness after birthing twins
  • The joys of breast feeding, with stellar input from Miles 🙂
  • How she runs minimal miles and still dominates races
  • And a whole lot more!!

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Follow Kristin on Instagram @ksaad4