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Samantha Wood Knows Strength In Running Starts With The Feet


Samantha Wood will be joining me on the show today and we will have no shortage of topics to talk about.

This physical therapist recently finished her third Leadville 100 miler and has also competed in the Spartan World Championships several times.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with my fellow Altra Red Team member Samantha Wood.

Samantha Wood

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Anna Landry Loves Talking All Things Obstacle Course Racing


Anna Landry is joining me on the show today to dive into all things OCR.

She is the co-host of the OCR Talk podcast and isn’t afraid to get dirty.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles, filled with obstacles of course, with Anna Landry.

Anna Landry

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Rob Rowald Didn’t Let His Weight Stop Him From Obstacle Course Racing


Today I will be going a few easy miles with Rob Rowald.

Rob Rowald

Rob is a self-described gadget geek, fitness enthusiast, tech evangelist, an an OCR guy.

His road to fitness was slow and steady and for each pound lost he gained more confidence to push himself further.

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Allan Misner at His First OCR

Allan Misner Has Seen Running Nearly Come Full Circle in the Last 20 Years


Today I’m going over the barriers and through the mud with Allan Misner.

Allan has had quite the evolution in his running over the years.

From marathoner and ultra marathoner before it was “cool” to relative non-runner, Allan has found his way back to the sport as a way to connect and be social with his friends and family.

Allan Misner Post Tough Mudder

Allan Misner Post Tough Mudder

While his marathon and ultra days may be behind him, he definitely enjoys the OCR scene and will be making his Spartan debut in June. Read more

Mike Ferguson

In 3 Years, Mike Ferguson has Gone from OCR Noob to an Elite on the World Stage


Today I’m going over the fire and through the mud with elite Obstacle Course Racer Mike Ferguson.

Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson

Prepare for the Unknown

Clearly there are many differences between competing in an OCR event and a standard road or trail race.

Outside of the obstacles, the biggest difference is not knowing the distance of the race. 

For the events that Mike runs, he doesn’t know at the start of the race how far he is going to have to go on any particular day. At the start of the race, he will have a window where he knows that the finish line will be somewhere between 7 and 10 miles (as an example).

If you’re just in the race to run it, that’s one thing. But for a guy like Mike that is trying to win every event he enters, this unknown can be an issue.

How do you pace yourself properly for a race when you don’t know how far you’ll have to run? Read more