September 25, 2020
IAU Trail World Champs. Skyrunning World Series Champion. 2x Skyrunning Extreme Series Champion. Ultra Skyrunning World Champion. 12x OCR World Champion. 2x Spartan Race World Champion. World's Toughest Mudder Team Champion.
If is it a running race held off road, Jon Albon has probably won it. The craziest part of it all? Jon has had 2 broken bones in his foot for the past FOUR AND A HALF YEARS. Today he talks his journey from national level roller hockey player to world champion endurance athlete, his surgery and rehab during COVID, and his training philosophy.
September 22, 2020
Shoes. Socks. Underwear. Shorts. Compression Shorts. Cold weather tights. Shirts. Jackets. Rain gear. Gloves. Hats. Waist belts. Hydration packs. Watches. HR monitors. You asked for the gear we use; here it is!
September 18, 2020
One year into her transition from D-1 Track star to OCR athlete, Morgan Schulz joins us for an unbelievable story of success, injury, heartbreak, and resolve. She has had incredibly high highs paired with agonizingly low lows through her first 23 years as an athlete, which has set her up for future dominance in the endurance world.
This entire episode is worth your time but from 70:00 to the end should be required listening for every endurance athlete - especially young women!
September 15, 2020
Running isn't as simple as just building a big engine. There are many accompanying skills that need to be developed in order to fully access your fitness during a competition. Ascending, descending, technical terrain, heat, altitude; these are all skills that need sharpening or developing in order to round out your game. When and how often should they be trained? Today we debate it all!
September 11, 2020
The fastest runner in the sport of OCR today, Mark Batres has been training as a distance runner since he was 8. From child phenom to collegiate stud to 2:19 marathoner to US National OCR champ, Mark walks us through his journey as a runner. He is also a successful endurance coach and we get to pick his brain about training volume, racing weight, and interval work.
September 8, 2020
There is a lot of buzz around Hunter McIntyre's new virtual competition, OCR Stars, so we decided to walk you through everything you need in order to prepare for and dominate this competition! We analyze Hunter's tenancies as an athlete and coach in order to flesh out the details of what the events could look like. We then give you the training specifics needed to attack those specific type of events. Get listening and then get training!
September 4, 2020
The youngest, and arguably best, athlete in the sport of OCR takes us on his journey from 13 year old wunderkind to 21 year old phenom. Get to know the young man behind the legend!
Also, Brakken does his best to sabotage the episode by not knowing the start time and Matt Kempson makes a surprise guest appearance.
September 1, 2020
These three terms are always talked about, sometimes understood, and rarely implemented correctly. Today we fix that! We break down what each term means, discuss why and when you would use it, then give you real examples of how to implement it correctly!
August 28, 2020
Tuesday's Q&A episode only covered half of your questions so we are powering through today! This episode might have the most wide ranging topics we've ever covered. We start with different approaches for dealing with and sourcing sponsors, progress to a debate between OCRWC and Spartan World Championships, touch upon some training nitty-gritty, then finish up with our dream jobs and play F-M-K with Beni, Hunter, and Matt B Davis. Buckle up!
August 25, 2020
We had an overflowing inbox this week so it was time for a Q&A session! With virtual races coming up we have a lot a marathon strategy and pacing questions. From there we run the gauntlet from strength training and dynamic warm ups to HR zones, burn out vs fatigue, and of course a little bit of compromised running. Don't miss Kirk's bear attack story!