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Episode 203: Faye Stenning Talks Pre-Tahoe Recovery, Bears, The Importance of Sleep Hygiene, & More

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In this episode Mo and Miles chat with Spartan Pro Faye Stenning in the midst of her taper for Spartan World Championships in less than two weeks. We talk about:

  • Her recovery plan
  • The bear incident in West Virginia
  • Why she prioritizes sleep and sleep hygiene 
  • Training for mountain races
  • How she plans to beat her competition
  • Sex before races and for better sleep
  • and more! 

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Special Episode: Para Spartan Laughlin Questions Answered

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If you are a Para Spartan athlete, or know a para athlete that has questions regarding the upcoming Laughlin Spartan race on November 17th this episode is for you.

Mo talks with Para Spartan athlete Caitlin Connor to clear up questions around the race, qualifications, funding for travel, elite/open waves and more. Please listen and pass along to any para athlete interested in taking part in this race or future races.

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Episode 202: White Coffee, Following your Passion, & Unbeatable Mindset with Spartan Pro Leigh Anne Wasteney

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In this episode Spartan Pro Team member Leigh Anne Wasteney tells us all about:

  • How she went from a degree in Exercise Science to owning a coffee shop
  • The importance of following your passion and finding your purpose
  • The difference between dark roast and white coffee
  • The importance of a good mentor 
  • The power of daily breathing, mindset, and mediation work
  • What went well and not so well at Spartan U.S. Championships
  • Her mindset while racing and training
  • and more! 

***Our apologies for the poor audio in this episode, this is being corrected asap***

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Episode 201: Cheating Death and Finding Purpose with Sean Valigura

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In this episode Mo sits down with Operation Valor founder and Captain of the Texas OCR team The Lone Star Spartans to talk about A LOT of things… Sean Valigura has two unbelievable stories of being on death’s door and being pulled back to life each time. Through his experiences he has found purpose and passion in serving and saving the lives of the men that saved his.

We discuss:

  • Being at the right place at the right time when he had 3 consecutive heart attacks
  • Being captured and tortured during his Navy deployment
  • How he found OCR and the Lone Star Spartans
  • How and why he founded Operation Valor
  • How you can help/get involved through virtual races

To learn more about Operation Valor or to sign up for a virtual race or make a donation visit www.opvalor.org

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Episode 200: Ryan Kent Recaps Spartan West Virginia and Training for Tahoe WC

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In this episode Mo and Miles chat with our friend and Spartan Pro team member Ryan Kent. Ryan talks about what went well and what went not so well for him during the recent Spartan U.S. Championships in West Virginia.

We also talk about technique for the 400lb tire flip, behind the neck bucket carry, and get into his preparation for Spartan World Championships in Tahoe. 

Always a great guest, Ryan delivers a great show for you!

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Episode 199: Racing Through Discomfort, Pain, & Why You Need a Sense of Desperation when Racing with Nicholas Ryker

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In this episode Mo and Miles chat with up and coming Spartan Elite Nicholas Ryker. Don’t know this young man?? Well, you soon will because he is making big waves in the elite division and is JUST getting started in OCR… Literally…. 

Although only 23 years old Nicholas has, and shares, wisdom about racing, training and mindset. A few of the key topics we discuss are:

  • If you want to win, podium, or do YOUR best why you need to race with desperation
  • 15 minutes of discomfort for a lifetime of success
  • How he races through the pain and discomfort of dislocated ribs
  • Do you really need to be skinny and lose most of your muscle to do well in OCR?
  • and more!! Again, this young man is wealth of knowledge

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Special Episode!! NORAM Course Preview with Adrian Bijanada

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In this special episode Mo chats with NORAM race director Adrian Bijanada about the upcoming North American Obstacle Racing Championships. We discuss:

  • New obstacles
  • Course changes from last year
  • How to be efficient and patient on obstacles
  • The unexpected challenges of putting together a race on a mountain
  • Pro field
  • and more!! 

If you are going to NORAM you NEED to listen to this episode!

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Episode 198: Corrina Coffin Talks CrossFit, OCR, and More

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In this episode Mo and Miles sit down with TMX Champion, CrossFit Games Team athlete, and Spartan Pro Corrina Coffin to discuss:

  • How being raised on a horse farm with daily responsibilities helped mold her work ethic today 
  • How CrossFit training blends well with OCR racing
  • Can you be on the podium at both Stadium and Mountain series Spartan races
  • If she had to pick between CrossFit and OCR which one would she choose and why
  • Female athletes coming back stronger after having babies
  • Training without gadgets
  • and a lot more!!

This was an incredible conversation and we are excited for our next interview with Corrina!!! In the meantime, CLICK HERE to listen to this episode or download from iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Episode 197: Spartan Death Race Recap with 2x Finisher Ronald Tortola

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In this episode Mo and Miles sit down with 2x Spartan Death Race finisher Ronald Tortola to discuss and review this year’s event. Ronald gives us great insight on what it takes mentally and physically to complete such a physically and mentally grueling event! 

We cover:

  • The inner growth that happens
  • Rucking for 16hrs straight
  • Team work
  • Getting back into the race if you get DQ’d
  • The mental side of the Death Race
  • The importance of choosing the right pack/ruck
  • How the Death Race will make you better at life
  • and more!

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Episode 196: Your Needs Vs. Your Wants

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In this episode Mo sits down with OCR client and University of Texas MBA student Shan Khan to discuss our needs vs. our wants in both sport and life. Both Mo and Shan are currently working through injuries that have sidelined their OCR racing and they have a good perspective on how you can, and need, to assess and shift your needs and wants. 

  • Do you NEED to train or do you WANT to train?
  • How often, if ever, do you assess your wants and your needs?
  • Do you have the mindset to be able to instantly shift/adjust your wants and needs? 

This is an awesome episode that will help direct you and give you clarity on your daily, weekly, monthly priorities in sport and life.

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