Fri, 31 July 2015
Episode 139 - Today's guests are two old friends of the show. We first talked to Don Mann in March of last year when Battlefrog first burst onto the scene. He has since left BattleFrog and created Frogman Charities. He talks a little about why he left and what his new charity organization is all about.
Next up is our old pal Hunter. In 2012 and 2013, Hunter was on the podium almost every time he raced (and he raced a lot). Hunter has made a shift in 2014, and has not been on the Spartan circuit nearly as much. We caught up with him after his recent move to talk about his new job in Miami, his TV job that has been top secret up until now, what races we may find him at, and checking out a vegan lifestyle.
Today's episode is sponsored by BattleFrog. Use code "BattleORM" at checkout for our unique discount.
Tue, 30 June 2015
Episode 135 - We welcome back Joe Desena to the podcast in the first segment of the show. Joe answers some questions about Spartan Agoge. We learn all about what inspired it, what it is, and if it is, in fact, going to replace The Death Race.
Next up is several interviews from near the finish line of the Spartan Stadium Sprint near Dallas, Texas. Before and after running all around of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, we talked to a ton of folks.
They included top male finishers Brakken and McCauley Kraker, Isaiah Vidal, and Yancy Culp. In addition, we spoke with female finishers Kate Cramer, Jackie Rust, Erin Low and Megan Boyd. You will also hear from David Mick, who was interviewed to clear up a burpee miscount. Last, we talked to Dan LG, the course designer about how it all came together.
Today's episode is sponsored by Savage Race. Save 10% off with code ORM any 2015 location!
Today's show is also sponsored by Udder Mud Run. Use code RUNORM for $10 off registration!
Sign up for Agoge.
Learn more about AT&T Stadium, aka Jerry World.
Thu, 30 April 2015
Episode 128 - Up first on today's show is an interview with Pat Patterson, race director from Ragnar Trail Relays. We ran the Georgia stop of that event for the 2nd straight year, and despite some serious rain, had a great time.
The next set of interviews are from Georgia's Spring Savage Race. After interviewing "Operations Manager", Garfield Griffiths , we decided to take a slightly different approach to this episode.
Rather than talking to all of the top finishers, we decided instead to talk to some different kinds of folks. Starting with the owner of the property, and then several everyday finishers to see what they thought of the race. Enjoy.
Today's episode is sponsored by BattleFrog Series, they have upcoming races in 9 more cities in 2015. Use code BATTLEORM for $10 off any city.
Fri, 6 February 2015
Tue, 27 January 2015
Episode 115 - Cupid's Undie Run 2015
In today's episode, we have a phone interview with Cupid's Undie Run founder, Bobby Gill. Joining Bobby on the call are two of his local race directors: Hannah Thompson from Atlanta and our very own Brinksy from Nashville.
Tune in to learn how Cupid's got started and how it's grown exponentially while many themed runs have flamed out. They will be in 35 cities in the United States and 3 more in Australia in 2015.
Today's Episode is sponsored by Macon Mud Run, taking place April 11, 2015.
Episode 80 from Feb 27, 2014. This is where we first met Hannah and checked out this race for the first time.
Sam Cooke- "Cupid" Still a killer track after 54 years.
Wed, 14 January 2015
Episode 114 - In today's episode, Alex Patterson from Tough Mudder talks about surviving the windstorm from last November's Vegas World's Toughest Mudder, the truth about tear gas (and some other new obstacles), and Tough Mudder's vision for its events and community for 2015 and beyond.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Rugged Maniac.
Here is a peek at the 2015 Tough Mudder Redefined Video.
In contrast, here is the Tough Mudder 2012 Official Video
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.