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.
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.
Wed, 16 July 2014
Episode 93 - At approximately hour 48 of this Summer’s Death Race, two busses rolled into Pittsfield. One was a large, luxury, white tour bus and one was a standard yellow school bus.
Racers had to choose which bus to get on for what they were told would be a 16 hour journey.
Many lessons were learned about these choices as the race went on and long after.
Today's episode is sponsored by Mudgear.
Sun, 13 July 2014
Episode 92 - In today’s show-ORM brings you more obstacle goodness than you can shake a spear at. We’ve got:
Paddy McGarry from Tough Mudder telling us about new obstacles and Mudder Legion.
Adam Ruppel from Mud Hero talking about what they do well and how to get the most mud possible at an ocr event.
Don Mann, Hobie Call, Garfield Griffiths, and Alec Blenis from the most recent BattleFrog event
Orla “The Vermonster” Walsh discussing her plan to take over the OCR podium from the current champions.
Today's episode is sponsored by Men's Health Urbanathlon.
Thu, 3 July 2014
Episode 91 - We've got several interviews from the 2014 Death Race on tap for you in the next few episodes. We start it off with today's subject, Andy Weinberg.
In the middle of this year's Summer Death Race, Matt B. sat down for a long interview with Andy. For those that don't know, Andy, along with Joe Desena, helped create the Death Race, which eventually led to the creation of Spartan Race.
Andy talks about how it all began and what caused him to move to Pittsfield, VT. We talk some about the magic of the people, and the town behind The Death Race. He also regales us with a few stories of race shenanigans that involve Joe Desena and others.
Today's episode is sponsored by Men's Health Urbanathlon. Use code ORM to receive 20% of your entry. Register now at MHURB.com
Fri, 20 June 2014
Episode 90 - On today’s episode, we visit Warrior Dash Georgia 2014 and have some cool chats. We start by talking to the people who finished the course the fastest, Yuri Force, Shenoa Creer, and Ashley Martin. Next up is “Blind Pete”, a visually impaired man who completes obstacle races. Last, we spend a few minutes with Red Frog Events Mischief Manager, Katelyn Boyle about this year’s Georgia course.
The 2nd half of the show is an interview with Mark Silvers from Endeavor Team Challenge. They have a 30 hour, 40 plus mile, endurance event that we know you are going to want to check out.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Men’s Health Urbanathlon. Use the code ORM to receive 20% off your entry. Register NOW at MHURB.com
Sun, 15 June 2014
Episode 89- Happy Father's Day Everyone. Listen in as Matt talks to Robb McCoy of the F.I.T. Challenge. Robb is one of the good guys producing quality homegrown obstacle races. Find out how he works with other local RDs to be successful and help grow a great local scene in New England. (You may also hear River, the youngest member of the Davis clan, in the background as Matt was on daddy duty during this interview)
In addition, we speak with Rose Wetzel. This interview was recorded at the USOCR conference in Atlanta back in April. Rose has stormed the scene winning several Spartan Races in recent months. In this chat, we get to know a lot about Rose and learn some of her thoughts on the current state of the industry.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Race The Reaper. Every year, at least half of their obstacle designs are different. Reaper faithfuls are always wondering what’ s next. Train Hard and Prove It July 19th, 2014!