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

Jay Bode

Jay Bode Fell in Love with Obstacle Course Racing Almost Immediately

Today I’m talking with another Obstacle Course Racer and fellow podcaster Jay Bode!

Jay Bode

Jay Bode

Jay got into obstacle course racing because of a combination of peer pressure and convenience.

And before that first race was over, he was officially hooked!

Now, Jay is always looking for the next OCR to compete in, and loves checking out the different races and different options that are available.

Thanks to Jabra for Sponsoring This Episode

Thanks to Jabra for Sponsoring This Episode

Here are some of the highlights from my chat today with Jay Bode: Read more
Amelia Boone

Amelia Boone Has Finally Accepted That She’s a Runner

On today’s show I’m running with Amelia Boone, who is a 4-time World Champion in the Obstacle Course Racing scene.

Amelia Boone

Amelia Boone Mid-Obstacle

Amelia has been an athlete all of her life, but has only recently started to be willing to call herself a runner even though she’s been competing in Obstacle Course Races (and winning more often than not) for the past several years.

Thanks to Jabra for Sponsoring This Episode

Thanks to Jabra for Sponsoring This Episode

We talked about how she got started in Obstacle Course Racing (peer pressure claims another victim!), finding her own level of work/life balance, the future of Obstacle Course Racing, and Wrestlemania.

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Amelia Boone. Read more