Having a huge engine is great, but if you don't use it wisely you'll still leave time out there on the course! Today's episode is all about HOW to use your engine. Uphill, Downhill, and Flat Running all require the correct technique, mindset, skills, and strategy in order to maximize the hard work you put in building your fitness. Tune in and then throw down on race day!
We get a little bit of everything today with Rich! Coming off his recent win and World Best time at Dekafit and his second place debut at Hyrox, Rich talks training for hybrid races and maintaining high volume with minimal running while dealing with injuries. We also touch upon how to approach nutrition while injured, as well as a very in depth discussion on hotdogs and supershoes.
Today is a two-part episode. In part one we follow up on the idea of being in a "running slump". We had so much feedback after Brakken talked about his personal slump that we felt it was necessary to continue the conversation! In part two we discuss training in the heat and humidity. Tis the season for miserable running weather, so let's attack it together! Part two starts at 31:20.
Not our typical Q&A session! We only hit a few questions today because they were so good that we needed to spend a lot of time on each of them. It's like 10 mini Training Tuesdays!
- Race anxiety
- Pace vs effort in races
- What to do when you're totally unmotivated
- Setting appropriate goals
- and few more beauties!
- 2nd Place at the Canadian University Championships for Cross Country
- 2nd Place at the Canadian National Mountain Running Championship
- 36th Place at the World Mountain Running Championship
Those are the accolades of a world class mountain runner. At 28 year old she's still just entering her prime, so why is this woman making the switch to Obstacle Course Racing? By the time she finishes telling you her story, it will all make sense!
One of the hardest parts of endurance racing is choosing the correct effort and pace for any given race distance. Some people seem to intrinsically understand how to manage their race efforts, but the vast majority of us crash and burn time and time again. Today we give you all our tips, tricks, and strategies for nailing your next race!
Rylan is the newest "name to watch" in the OCR scene. At only 23 years of age, he has already retired from professional mountain bike racing and switched gears in order to attack obstacle course racing. Sit back, relax, and get to know the next big thing in this sport!
One of the UK's top OCR racers, Natasha had an extremely unique journey to becoming an endurance athlete. She didn't find running until she was 29, but quickly made up for lost time. From medical hardships and developmental anomalies to sub-3:00 marathons, Natasha is an inspiration to the "everyman and everywoman" looking to improve their running and mindset towards training.