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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

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

Joe Gates

Joe Gates Has Fallen in Love with Obstacle Course Racing


On today’s show, I’m going over, under, and through with Obstacle Course Racer Joe Gates.

Joe Gates

Joe Gates

If you’re unfamiliar with obstacle course racing, like I am, this chat will help you understand some of the different obstacle course races that are out there and the challenges that are inherent within them.

Joe is a regular Spartan racer, though he has tried a lot of the other brands as well, especially the big name events like Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash.

Going into this chat, I didn’t have much of an interest in obstacle course racing, but after talking with Joe I’ve definitely opened up to the idea. I’m not signing up just yet, but I’d at least consider doing one now.

If you’re curious about learning more about obstacle course racing, you are definitely going to enjoy my run today with Joe Gates. Here are some of the highlights from our chat: Read more