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Episode 155: Spartan Athlete and Referee Chris Schapman talks Pose Running and More

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In this Episode Miles and I sit down with Spartan elite athlete and Referee Chris Schapman. Not only is Chris an incredible athlete, he is also a run form coach in the POSE Method of running. We get to know Chris a bit and then talk about:

  • The importance of incorporating key drills into every run warm-up
  • Why a good time to change your run form is after an injury
  • The importance of paying attention to your run mechanics
  • Why your heel should touch the ground during your run gate
  • How to transition into a minimalist/zero drop shoe
  • How to begin POSE running
  • Chris’s “go to” mobility moves
  • and more!

Chris talks a lot about specific movements, drills, etc during the show. If you are looking to change your run form PLEASE consult a qualified run coach to assess you and help you make the right adjustments for your personal needs

** I also answer a listener question on hydration & sweat sodium testing**

CLICK HERE to listen or download from iTunes or Stitcher

Get in touch with Chris:

IG – @gravity.run or email: chris@gravity.run

Here’s a map of Pose Method coaches: https://www.techniquespecialist.com/map

Here are some of the drills along with videos Chris recommends:
these are the key ones:

1. Hops on Two Feet
2. In and Out Hops on Two Feet
3. Crisscross Hops on Two Feet
4. Heel Click Hops on Two Feet
5. Stationary Foot Pulls to Alternating Foot Pulls (right leg)
6. Stationary Foot Pulls to Alternating Foot Pulls (left leg)
7. Stationary Front Lunge Foot Pulls to Alternating Front Lunge Foot Pulls (right leg in front)
8. Stationary Front Lunge Foot Pulls to Alternating Front Lunge Foot Pulls (left leg in front)10 stationary. Then initiate falling to start moving forward and do 10 while moving forward. Finally, run it out for 20-50 meters.

Episode 154: Hunter Russell & Brian Gowiski Review Tougher & Toughest Mudder Texas

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In this episode Mo sits down with Hunter Russell and Brian Gowiski who took home 2nd and 3rd place in this past weekend’s Tougher & Toughest Mudder in Central Texas.

We have a great conversation, recap their races and discuss:

  • What went well during the race
  • What went wrong/what they learned
  • Mental strategies after taking a wrong turn
  • Hunter’s beard
  • Mental strategies during overnight mind numbing races
  • Recovery strategies after an overnight race and after crewing and not sleeping for over 24hrs
  • The power of crew/team support
  • Why Hunter’s beard is so beautiful
  • and more!!

****NOTE: before we hop into the episode I also answer a listener question about how to recover from a strained pectoral muscle****  We also briefly mention Hunter’s beard…

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Health Episode #8: How to Support Your Spouse Eating Differently

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In all the work that Alix and I do regarding nutrition with clients, this topic is usually the biggest hurdle to overcome. What do you do if your spouse wants to make a dietary/nutrition/lifestyle change but it doesn’t “fit” the way you eat? Or, what if you are wanting to make the dietary changes, but your spouse is not fully on board or willing/wanting to make the same changes?

In this episode we tackle these questions and talk about:

  • How to have pro-active conversations regarding a nutrition shift
  • How to support the person supporting you,
  • How to be responsible and share the duties of food/meal prep
  • and more!

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***If you have a question regarding your health, wellness, mindset, or nutrition shoot us a message and we would love to answer your needs on the show****

Send questions to: mo@linkendurance.com  or  alix@linkendurance.com

Episode 153: Listener Q&A with Mo, Miles, & Victor Quezada

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In this episode Miles and I are joined by good buddy and pro/ocr athlete Victor Quezada to answer your questions. We talk about:

  • How to handle pre-race anxiety
  • How to overcome tennis elbow
  • How much should OCR athletes focus on heart rate
  • How to train with little time available
  • Our “go to” workouts when running short on time
  • Is a post race beer really that bad for recovery
  • The most effective diet for an OCR athlete
  • How to train through an ankle injury
  • What a pre-race meal should look like
  • And Victor gives us a quick recap of this past weekends New Jersey Beast where he ran back to back beasts winning day two

***Note: We lost audio during one of the questions and did our best to pick it right back up***

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Show Notes:

Glute Work for IT Band Issues:

Lateral Band Walk  3×10

Glute Bridge 3×10

Db Deadlift 3×6-8

Short on time workout:

Super Legs!!!

Recovery Beer Article

How to recover faster from workouts/races

Link Endurance Podcast Episode 147: Training Through Injury

 

 

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!!

CLICK HERE to listen or download from iTunes or Stitcher! Also, if you like the information you hear and know of someone that could benefit please share our episode with them.

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!

CLICK HERE to listen or download from iTunes, Stitcher, or SoundCloud

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!

CLICK HERE to listen or download from iTunes, Stitcher, or SoundCloud

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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