Fri, 19 December 2014
Episode 111 - Today's episode has two conversations. The first is the kind you have come to expect from this podcast, an interview with a race director. We talk to Warren Caputo who puts on Muddy Duck Dash. It's a fantastic small scale OCR in Georgia. Listen in to hear about the simple, yet fun and creative things this race does. We wish them much success and hope more and more people come and check them out.
The 2nd interview goes in a very different direction. We talk to Dennis Caco from something called The Undress. Dennis and his business partner April created this very cool product which solves a common problem for runners, and other athletes who need to change their clothes on the go. Watch their kickstarter video linked above, then listen in. We learn about what it was like to seek out $22,000 and end up with $615,000 in donations. We also talk about why we think the OCR crowd will love this product and much more.
Today's episode is sponsored by Battlefrog Series. They've recently announced a massive payout for their 2015 championship series. Use code BATTLEORM for $10 off any 2015 registration.
Fri, 31 October 2014
Episode 104 - On today's show, you'll get a taste of what it was like to be at the Obstacle Racing World Championships that took place in Oregonia, Ohio last weekend.
We start Friday night as you'll hear brief chats with Dutch OCR blogger Dirk Schrama, and Mr. On My Way To Sparta, Jeff Cain.
After a quick check-in Saturday morning with Amelia Boone before the race starts, we catch the top 4 elite men as they finished followed by the first 3 elite women.
Today's episode is sponsored by Battlefrog Series. Miami Battlefrog is happening in a couple of weeks and the 2015 calendar has several dates already. Use code "BattleORM" for discounts.
We have Lots of bitchin photos here.
Dirk Schrama - Obstakels.com (Google will translate for you, if you let it).
Jeff Cain - Obstacle Racer's Prayer
Amelia Boone - Profile on SBNation
Jon Albon- http://www.jonathanalbon.com/
Ryan Atkins- http://ryanatkinsdietrecipebook.blogspot.com/
Hobie Call - http://www.hobiecall.com/
Cimmie Wignell - Video of Cimmie winning Toughest.
Siri Englund -Profile interview from Dirt In Your Skirt
Cassidy Watton - Athlinks profile
Fri, 25 July 2014
Episode 94 - Two years ago, Matt was openly challenge/threatened to do a GORUCK Challenge by a podcast listener while interviewing Cadre Devin. In today’s episode, we go back and recapture that moment. Fast forward 24 months and Matt finally completed GRC 1092 on July 4th of this year in Atlanta, GA. Listen in as Matt and Doug discuss encouraging strangers to work like a team, keeping participants from quitting, "embracing the zero", and how Doug brings his brand of specialness to each GORUCK.
Bonus: Making her 2nd appearance on the show today is special guest Emma Davis.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Men’s Health Urbanathlon.
Fri, 24 January 2014
Episode 77-Michael Mills lost the use of his legs in 1993. We met him a year ago when we helped put a group together to help him climb Stone Mountain.
Later in 2013, he went on to be the first paralyzed athlete to complete the Georgia Spartan Sprint and the Carolina Spartan Beast. He also participated in the 2013 Peak Races Summer Death Race.
His stories have been featured in blogs posts and Facebook and have been an inspiration to many.
We finally got a chance to sit down for an interview with him to learn about his past, present, and future.
Wed, 18 December 2013
Episode 75- You may want to listen to Parts I and II before proceeding.
Part 3 picks up where we left off, early Sunday Morning, November 17th in Englishtown, NJ.
We talk to the following people at or near the end of the race.
Team 3 AM Waterfalls
A few days later, we checked in via phone with Deanna, The guys from 3AM, and Pak to see how they felt after the race.
This means there will still be a Part IV to get more post race reactions.
Today's episode is sponsored by Extreme Nation.
Thu, 12 December 2013
Episode 74-We pick up on the World’s Toughest Mudder on Saturday morning November 16th prior to the start of the race. This episode will take us through to about 5am on Sunday the 17th. You will hear from some of the folks from the previous episode plus: Nele Schulze Laurence Borst Team Sons of Poseiden Team Four Horsemen Todd Sedlak Team Shark School Amelia Boone And some volunteers and staff from TMHQ.
Wed, 11 September 2013
Episode 65-Matt talks with Kelly Perez and finds out everything you always wanted to know about The X-Rated Run, but were afraid to ask.
Then, Matt talks to Jeff Rondina and learns just how he pulled of running 5 different races in a 13-hour period.
Last we hear a quick chat with Nic Zahasky, elite racer and founder of Barrel Aid. Barrel Aid directly helps children in Haiti by providing shoees and water filtration.
Wed, 4 September 2013
Episode 64. In this episode, Matt talks to several athletes from the 8.24.13 Spartan in Virginia. With 8000 feet of elevation change over 8 miles, everyone said it was harder terrain that last year's Vermont Beast. You will hear from the following: Matt Novakovich-the Alaskan that showed up to his first ever Spartan, did zero burpees, and beat Hobie by 5 minutes. Trish Blackwell-The woman who Matt challenged to finish top ten in her first Spartan and she promptly took 2nd on Sunday. Elise Fugowski-The 24 year old who won Saturday's race in just her 3rd Spartan ever. Brian Hoover, a 42 year old from Utah, taking his 3rd Sunday podium of the year. Hobie Call-The most recognizable man at any Spartan Race talks about not being the poster boy anymore.
Wed, 21 August 2013
Episode 63-Joe Desena was on CNBC this morning, you can watch the clip here. I was under the impression that it would be an intelligent conversation about OCR, the growth of the sport, and/or sponsorship dollars. It was not. This gave me a great excuse to call Joe and talk about anything that changed since we last spoke about the big Vermont race. I also wanted to see how he thought the CNBC piece went. Please listen very close to the end of the first segment with Joe for some sage advice.
I was already planning to air interviews which had taken place just days after the Death Race ended. So, lucky you, you get a double dose of Joe Desena on today's podcast.
You will also hear from Junyong Pak. Pak is best known for being the 2X World's Toughest Mudder. He is also a previous Death Race finisher. It came as a surprise to many when he quit this year's Death Race about 12 hours before it ended. I ask him what happened and if he ever plans on doing the DR again.
Today's episode is brought to you by Man Games. Their amazing first event takes place Sept 6 and 7th.
Tue, 6 August 2013
Episode 61-The interviews in this episode kick off with a short call I had with Joe DeSena. He talks about the recent "Spartan Rash" that occured at the recent Spartan Race in Illinois. He also talks about a TV show in the works for NBC. I then, sort of, beg for a job.
Next, I speak with 3 2013 Summer Death Race finishers. Amelia Boone, Olof Dallner, and Pete Coleman. These 3 all got skulls which means they did everything (or almost everything) asked and outlasted everyone else over the course of 3 days. I wanted to know how this DR compared to previous ones, and find out what it takes to actually finish one of these things.