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
Thu, 23 October 2014
Episode 103 - In today’s episode, we spoke to Kimber Mattox and Renee Baillie, two women who drove down from the runner’s haven of Bend, Oregon to crush the recent Warrior Dash World Championship. Listen in to find out how Renee almost didn’t show up at all, and how both of them had very different predictions about the outcome. You will also hear the exciting news that they have now caught the OCR bug.
Learn more about Kimber Mattox here.
Learn more about Renee Baillie here
Click here to see MudRun Guide's coverage of the women's Warrior Dash Championship Race. (Also to see what I was talking about at 6:35 of the podcast)
Wed, 15 October 2014
Episode 102 - Today’s episode is a conversation with Adrian Bijanada, the man who created The Obstacle Racing World Championships. What started as a vision is now fast becoming a reality in Ohio next weekend. Adrian answers questions about every question we threw at him including qualifications, prize money, course markings, penalties, future race sites and much much more.
Tue, 7 October 2014
Episode 101- In today’s episode, we welcome back Joe Desena to the program.
Joe just had an incredible weekend so we are excited to rush this episode up and get it to you right away.
First he completed the Spartan Ohio race from a wheelchair. He was challenged by Michael Mills, Nubs from More Heart Than Scars, and some others to complete a Spartan race from a completely different perspective.
Joe talks about the incredible experience he had doing this and the decision it led him to regarding future Adaptive Athletes heats at Spartan Race.
Shortly after this race, Joe drove about 400 miles to do a 50k race with his 8 year old son Jack, which we also discussed.
We then talk a little about the upcoming Spartan Cruise.
Mon, 6 October 2014
Episode 100-Vermont Beast 2014
At the end of July of 2012, Matt B. left a weekend trip from Pittsfield, Vermont with the idea that talking to people in the obstacle racing world would make for a cool podcast.
27 months and 99 episodes later, we find ourselves back in Vermont, in nearby Killington, for the 2014 Spartan Beast Championship Race.
On today’s show you will hear from Deanna Blegg, Junyong Pak, Jonathan Albon, Ryan Atkins, Cody Moat, Hunter McIntyre, Chad Trammell, Isaiah Vidal, Claude Godbout, Corinna Coffin, James Appleton, Matt Novakovich, Orla Walsh, Jackie Rust, Knut Hohler, Lindsay Webster, Morgan McKay, April Dee and Rose Wetzel.
It has truly been a pleasure, here is to the next 100.
Today’s episode is sponsored by MudGear
Fri, 26 September 2014
Episode 99 - In today's episode, we bring you awesome interviews from the Amesbury, MA Spartan Race which took place on August 9th of this year.
We interviewed top male and female finishers including Cody Moat, Isaiah Vidal, Glenn Racz, Junyong Pak, April Dee, TyAnn Clark, and Corinna Coffin. They gave us their thoughts shortly after finishing the race (before the TV cameras got to them)
We also spoke to few special guests: A kick-ass mother daughter duo known as Sue-Nami and TNT, Heather Run To Inspira who runs races with a lot more than just a bib number, and Paul Jones, one of the admins for the New England Spahtens.
Last we checked in with Mike Morris from Spartan. As always gives us some great insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Spartan.
Today's episode is sponsored by Men's Health Urbanathlon.
Sat, 30 August 2014
Episode 98-Yassine Diboun is an ultrarunner who likes to poop in the woods. He also has put up some great race performances including a 10th place at Western States. Matt B. sat down with Yassine when he was in Portland earlier this Summer. They enjoyed a run, several meals, and this great conversation.
Josue Stephens runs Fuego Y Agua events, which are extreme endurance races that take place all over the globe. In this episode, Josue talks about what happened with The Celts over in The U.K. and some of what racers can expect in the upcoming Hunter Gatherer events in Texas.
Today's episode is sponsored by Men's Health Urbanathlon.
Wed, 20 August 2014
Episode 97 - Mark Webb has done several Death Races and has a few skulls. He has also done almost 50 GORUCK Challenges, Lights, and Heavies (including the first GORUCK Selection). A few days ago he was in a motorcycle accident that left him without part of his left leg. Ever the positive dude, he is already looking forward to the races and events he can do and the people he can have an effect on.
Joshua Gustin Grant is an obstacle racer and Death Racer. He also recently won an arm wrestling national championship, left AND right handed. Matt sat down with Joshua with the intention of discussing the finer points of arm wrestling. It turned out to be a conversation about so much more, including, health and diet “myths", yoga, and God.
Today’s show is sponsored by Men’s Health Urbanathlon.
Fri, 15 August 2014
Episode 96 - Val Smith and "Crazy" Pete Coleman trained very hard leading up to the 2014 Summer Death Race. This resulted in both of them finishing and getting skulls. Matt B. sat down with them for some dinner conversation a few weeks after the event.
Topics include some insight into the shitshow that was Saturday night, what they did over at Peter Borden’s on Sunday, how deep they had to deep to finish and if they ever thought the race would end.
There is also some never heard before bonus footage from the crew that saved Matt B. and Flo from their adventure we learned about in the last episode.
Today’s episode is sponsored by MudGear.
Fri, 1 August 2014
Episode 95 - When runner after runner cramped and/or dropped from last year’s Vermont Beast Championship race, Will Swope found himself all the way up in 5th place. One mental lapse later, he found himself DQd from the race. We caught up with him after his 2nd place finish at this year’s Vegas BADASS Dash to find out what happened.
Flo Barnes is a superior athlete who came in 2nd at the Winter Death Race back in January. So why did she spend around 24 hours with Matt B. at June's Summer Death Race? Listen in to find out how one wrong turn, led to more wrong turns, and an experience neither of them will ever forget.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Mudgear.