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Episode 186: Spartan Pro Ashley Heller

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In this episode Mo and Miles chat with College Professor, Realtor, & Spartan Pro athlete Ashley Heller. Ashley, although new to OCR is making a huge splash among the elite females. We talk about:

  • The importance of an aerobic base
  • The importance of knowing your bodies response to training/race pace stress
  • Why you should probable study the race course and journal
  • Visualization of obstacles
  • How to get killer 11″ biceps
  • Mile’s gross mis-wording of “copacetic” 🙂
  • and a lot more!

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Episode 185: Interview with Savage Race Founder Sam Abbitt

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In this episode Mo and Miles sit down with Sam Abbitt the creator of Savage Race. We have a great conversation and learn the “why” behind this race company and all they have to offer our OCR community.

We discuss:

  • How Savage Race began
  • The reason behind obstacle completion over penalties
  • The importance of innovating new obstacles every season
  • Why their focus is to get people out, active, and learn that “OCR is a journey not just a race”
  • Will there every be a Savage Pro Team
  • What to look for in the future for this awesome company

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Episode 183: Thibault Debusschere on Beating Jon Albon, Speed Work, & More!

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In this episode Mo and Miles sit down with the Belgian Beast, and one of the few OCR athletes to defeat Jon Albon, Thibault Debusschere (I just made up the Belgian Beast part.. 🙂 )

We discuss his running 7 days a week

  • Speed work
  • All you need is bouldering for strength
  • His race against Albon
  • Training in Belgium
  • and More!!

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Episode 182: Rachel Corigliano Talks Savage Race, OCR Parenting and More

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In this episode Mo and Miles sit down with Rachel Corilgliano, and elite female OCR athlete that dominates the Savage Race circuit among other races.

We discuss:

  • Her experience at NORAM in 2018 and how her will training will change to better prepare for 2019
  • How to still get your workouts in as a busy parent
  • How to train for LOOOONG downhill races, NORAM, when you live in flatlands
  • Her experience with Savage Race
  • And more!!

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Episode 181: Ben Morgan talks Training in Alaska, The Carnivore Diet, Training Fasted, and an “I Get To” Mentality

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In this episode Coach Mo sits down with active duty Air Force ICU nurse and elite OCR competitor Ben Morgan to talk all about his unique and effective training, nutrition and racing strategies.

We discuss:

  • How he uses light therapy during the Alaskan winters of only 4-5 hrs of sunlight each day to stay healthy and motivated
  • How he trains and races in a fasted state
  • How he uses the carnivore diet of 90% meat, and it’s effectiveness in his training
  • How he follows the circadian code for food intake during odd work hours as an ICU nurse
  • How he likes to make himself mentally and physically suffer to build both physical and mental resilience
  • How he stays focused and positive through an “I GET to” mindset
  • and more!

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Episode 179: How to Style Hair, 2019 Predictions and Listener Q&A

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This episode starts a bit different than the others. Mo and Miles were having a deep conversation about why Miles needs a haircut and how to style his hair when they both realized “this should be on the air” 🙂

Afterwards we dive into listener questions and discuss:

  • Terrain Race’s new format and ownership
  • Strength training post injury
  • How to cool down after a race
  • How to build your race schedule
  • Strength moments for ultras and mountain running
  • Morning MOGA movements
  • How long should off-season last
  • When you change up your routine
  • Can you keep muscle mass during race season
  • AND Mo lets you know EXACTLY who will win OCRWC & Spartan Championships in 2019

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MOGA Morning Mobility Movements:

Down Dog Hurdle Twist Pigeon 

Quad Shoulder Opener

Glute Bridge

Mantis Cobra 

Rib Pull

Episode 178: Interview with Para-Elite OCR Athlete J.D. Harvey

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In this episode Coach Mo sits down with a close friend and new OCR athlete J.D. Harvey.  J.D. was born with a condition called Phocomelia, where his arms did not develop, yet he didn’t let this condition slow him down. He overcame life challenges, bullying, self-doubt, and negative self-talk, and used these challenges, as he says, “to grow into who I’m supposed to be”.

J.D. took this confidence to Laughlin, Nevada where he competed in the first annual Spartan Para-elite Team Championship taking home second place! In our conversation we discuss:

  • How he used life’s challenges to his advantage
  • How he used mindset, self-talk, & meditation to affirm and solidify his desired outcome
  • How he approached the Spartan race and overcame mental & physical challenges
  • and a lot more! J.D. offers gold nugget after gold nugget of inspiration and motivation for anyone, athlete or not, to learn from and apply to your life

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Episode 172: Training & Nutrition Tips for Beast/Ultra-Beast and How to go into the Off-Season

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In this episode Mo, Miles, & Vic answer listener training, hydration, & nutrition questions for the upcoming Dallas Beast & Ulta-Beast. Even if you’re not racing the Dallas B/UB we provide great advice and tips to help you prepare for any B/UB you will do in the future.

We also quickly dive into how you should be training this off-season to make 2019 your strongest season yet!

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The books Coach Mo reference about mindset
Elite Minds by Dr. Stan Beecham & Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness

Episode 171: Interview with Spartan Elite Lefty Kapanadze

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In this episode we sit down with Spartan elite racer Lefty Kapanadze. Lefty has a pretty incredible story, coming from the impoverished war torn country of Georgia, to playing semi-pro baseball in the U.S., then finding OCR.

We talk about:

  • Life growing up and how that’s given him perspective
  • His love for mountain biking and how he uses big mile weeks on the bike to build fitness for OCR
  • Using mountain biking as active recovery
  • Why he races and races so hard
  • and more!!

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Health Episodes #16: Changing Habits for Long Term Success

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Have you been wanting to change some of your bad habits, or perhaps create a new habit or two, but don’t know how or where to start? In this episode Alix and Mo share how to do just that by:

  • Creating one new habit a week or month
  • How to FOCUS on changing just one habit per week/month
  • How to shift your thoughts from a “have to” mindset to a “get to” mindset
  • How creating new habits can improve cognitive function
  • How taking on one habit at a time vs multiple habits increases your ability to stick with it

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