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Episode 176: Shan Khan Recaps World’s Toughest Mudder

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In this episode we are not interviewing a pro. Instead we are talking to an athlete that races at the elite level while holding down a full-time job and going to school for his MBA. Almost every person that races OCR can relate to this in some form or fashion. Maybe you have a family instead of going to school, which is another full-time job in and of itself. We wanted to share Shan’s story and experience to show you that you CAN do anything you want if you focus, plan, and put the right mindset into your training, nutrition, & recovery

Want to know what it takes to grit out 60 miles in 24hrs, soaking wet in freezing 30 degree temps?

Have you been curious what it takes to crew a 24hr obstacle race?

We chat with Shan Khan and Coach Mo and get in to just that, plus find out how Shan managed to train for the World’s Toughest Mudder all while holding down a full-time job AND going to school for his MBA. Oh, and he finished 34th overall out of over 1200 athletes!!

We discuss:

  • Mental & physical strategies to handle the frigid temperatures
  • Nutrition for the race and how it can and needs to be adjusted mid-race
  • How he kept his mind focused during the cold night laps
  • Training and recovery before and after the race
  • The importance of a good pit crew
  • What it is like to crew for a race like this
  • What training looked like leading up to this race with a busy schedule
  • and more!

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Episode 175: How to Eliminate Bad Days & Peak Performance Review

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In this episode Mo & Miles dive into what it takes mentally so that you never have a “bad day” of training or racing again.

We cover:

  • Vegan Santa Claus 🙂
  • What to do when you miss a workout or training/race goal
  • Where/How to shift your focus during hard training sessions
  • How to change your self-talk for a more positive outcome
  • The importance of setting daily training goals and intensions

Then we jump into a quick review of the book Peak Performance and talk about:

  • The importance of rest and extended breaks from training
  • When and why you need to go slow and take it easy
  • How mental fatigue could be ruining your training
  • How to use stress as a tool for success
  • How to get your mind right
  • and more!

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Book: Peak Performance by: Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness

Episode 174: Train Anywhere Anytime with The NEWF Bag

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In this episode Coach Mo sits down with Dan Ferguson the Founder of the Newf Fitness Bag and along with Newf’s COO Alex Vezza talk about:

  • How Dan became inspired to help people “get out and make the world your gym” by creating the NEWF bag
  • How NEWF is redefining fitness and how they are contributing to “fitness anytime anywhere”
  • What makes the Newf different and superior to traditional sandbags
  • How to stay focused when starting a new business
  • Why it’s critical to always stay curious and go after your dreams
  • Golden tips for entrepreneurs
  • and more!

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GET 30% OFF YOUR NEWF BAG!!! Click HERE  and enter code: LINKENDURANCE30 at checkout

Episode 173: Brakken Kraker Talks on How he Rediscovered his Love for Training & Racing

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In this episode we get to sit down and chat with Brakken Kraker and he mic drops knowledge and insight for the entire show. Brakken has always been a leader in the OCR world both in competition and in coaching, and it came as a shock to a lot of athletes when he announced early in the year that he had been unhappy and “fallen out of love with training”.

We dive into this and along the way discover:

  • How his broken down minivan helped him rediscover his love for the sport and training
  • How to love the process not just the goal
  • How not to rush into decisions

We also talk about:

  • How to train in the off-season
  • The importance of sustainability & quality vs. quantity in trainig
  • Could Cross-Fit make a surge in Spartan Stadium races
  • His “go-to” workout for hills on a treadmill
  • and SO MUCH MORE

Seriously this episode is so full of great information that will help make you a better athlete in every way shape & form

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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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Episode 170: Mileage Needed For Beast Distance, Making up for a Lack of Hills, Fueling for Early A.M. Training, & More

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In this episode Mo, Miles, & Vic answer listener questions! We discuss:

  • How far should you run when training for a Beast Distance race
    • How training load, run strength/economy, & time/recovery factors into your training
  • How to train for long hilly races when you don’t live near long hills
  • How to fuel for super early morning training sessions
  • How to train when coming off an injury
  • How to fuel when traveling and limited to fast food and gas stations
  • And how to prevent calf cramps in races

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Show Notes:

Chlorella is the product I refer to that helps with heavy metals.  The product I use is called “Chloroxgen”

Episode 169: OCR Athlete Sawyer Brown Talks about his Experience on Castaways

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Keeping the MOTIVATION train rolling with this weeks episode!!! On this podcast Mo, Miles, & Vic chat with one incredibly determined man Sawyer Brown. Not only is Sawyer a bad ass OCR athlete, but he just successfully completed being stranded on a deserted Island with barely any food and only a small suitcase for FORTY ONE DAYS!! We discuss:

  • How he transformed his life from partying with alcohol and drugs, to getting in the best shape of his life and finding Spartan Racing/OCR
  • How OCR helped give him the grit he needed to not quit while on the show #paincave
  • How he gave up a secure job to pursue this opportunity, and how it has positively changed his life in more ways than one
  • How he kept a positive mindset while starving
  • How being on Castaways has transformed how he reacts and to people/situations
  • How it has made him a better father, husband, & trainer/coach
  • How he bounced back after losing over 30lbs while on the Island
  • and a lot more!

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Follow Sawyer on IG – @ocrslayer

Health Episodes #15: Protein 101

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In our final episode on the macronutrients, Alix and Mo talk about:

  • The importance of eating protein
  • The importance of quality
  • How to consume before early morning sessions
  • How to use supplements
  • and how Mo is using protein to make his biceps Huge! 🙂

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