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Episode 206: Spartan World Champ Robert Killian Talks Tahoe Race Controversy, His Mental Prep, Racing in Cold Weather, Iceland and More

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In this episode Spartan 2019 Spartan World Champion Robert Killian sits down with us to clear the air on the controversy revolving around Ape Hanger at the recent Tahoe Championship race. We also dive into his work with Dr. Don Wood to get him mentally race ready, how he handled the cold swim at the top of the mountain, his thoughts around the million dollar prize in Iceland, and more!

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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 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 189: Interview with Spartan Pro Brian Gowiski

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In this episode Mo & Miles sit down for a chat with Spartan Pro Team athlete Brian Gowiski! We talk about his recent back to back wins at Spartan Race in Charolette. We also dive into:

  • How he has made mobility a key component to his training this year
  • Who he’s gunning for amongst the male elites
  • Can VO2 max increase as we get older
  • How he has changed since our last interview in 2016
  • His plan for West Virginia
  • and more!

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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 159: Interview with Ryan Kent

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In this episode Mo, Miles, & Vic talk with Spartan Pro Ryan Kent and recap the recent Spartan AT&T Stadium Sprint. Along with Ryan’s race recap we discuss:

  • What it is going to take for him to win the series
  • How incorporating heavy strength training has helped his performance
  • How he will alter/change training in prep for Spartan Championship series
  • How/when he draws mental strength from his time on The Selection
  • What will it take to win TMX
  • and more!

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***Outro song “Posse on Broadway” by Sir Mix-A-Lot…. Because it’s fun :-)***

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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Episode 142: Interview with 5x Ironman Champion & Spartan Pro Heather Gollnick

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In this episode Miles and I chat with one incredible woman! Not only was she a blast to talk to, Heather Gollnick has a wealth of endurance racing experience and knowledge. We get to know Heather a little and talk about:

  • Her start in endurance racing
  • Her first Ironman experience and drawing motivation from her daughter
  • The critical role of positive self talk and mindset plays in your racing success
  • Her transition to OCR
  • Her training philosophy for her clients
  • How/why at 48 years old she still has what it takes to compete with the top elite/pro females
  • and more!

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Episode 134: Interview with Spartan Pro & New Mom Rose Wetzel

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In this episode Miles and I have the pleasure of chatting with the incomparable Rose Wetzel. Rose talks about:

– Her life as a new mother

– The challenges being a new parent brings

– 36hrs of unmedicated labor

– How her training changed during pregnancy and how she is regaining fitness post baby

– Stopping at mile 12 of Spartan WC to breast feed!!!

– How to find your passion and do it for YOU not anyone else

– Setting personal mantras, anchors, and visuals for success

– Her most innovative “train with a baby” exercise

– And a lot more!

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Episode 127: Faye Stenning Talks Spartan WC, Finding Training & Life Balance, and More

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In this episode Spartan Pro Faye Stenning chats with Miles and I about:

– Spartan WC and what happened on the Herc Hoist

– How blowing up in a recent race helped her to focus on mindset, recovery, and gave her a better perspective on training and racing

– Her thoughts on balancing sport and life

– Why people need to chill out sometimes and just watch The Bachelor 🙂

– What off-season looks like

– and more!

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