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368. Cassandra Gill on Dealing with Failure, Ice Cream, Podium Success in 2023 and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Release Date: 01/22/2024

380. Obstacle Wonderland's Boogie Weekend 3 and 6 Hour Multi Lap Live Coverage! show art 380. Obstacle Wonderland's Boogie Weekend 3 and 6 Hour Multi Lap Live Coverage!

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finally traveled to New York to participate in and cover ! Wanting to both support a small northeast race and get some good mileage in, registered for the 6 hour race.  He ran 3 laps, interviewed the 3 hour finisher athletes with some midrace brain fog, ran another lap, interviewed the 6 hour finisher athletes while freezing in the windy cold on and off rain, , , , and then recorded a personal recap while driving back to New Jersey! We highly recommend you check out an event, the put together by , and ! 0:00 – 2:45 – Intro 2:45 – 7:40 – Quick News 7:40 – 8:38 – Content...

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379. Deka Mile Live Coverage at Underdog Fitness! show art 379. Deka Mile Live Coverage at Underdog Fitness!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Back in the day Spartan Stadium races were our favorite to both run and cover as media.  We remember seeing a large man in a clown mask doing well at most of the events that we went to.  Over more recent years has grown to be even more of a threat in the hybrid racing scene! has also become a friend of the show, as well as 's coach for about a year.  Mike vowed that his first hybrid fitness race would be at !  It took a while to get a date to fit in the schedule but and took it on despite being pretty nervous (I am not a strong man) and having back issues (likely a...

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378. How to Get Fast, Like Crazy AF Fast with Timber and Appa! show art 378. How to Get Fast, Like Crazy AF Fast with Timber and Appa!

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just a totAlly normal ePisode, Really nothIng to see here. compLetely normal! 0:00 – 6:56 – Intro 6:56 – 14:07 – Quick News 14:07 – 14:13 – Content Preface 14:13 - 15:23 - Interview with Timber and Appa 15:23 - End – Outro Next episode is planned to be coverage of the Deka Strong at Underdog Fitness, home of Kevin Gregory aka Bubbles the Clowne (well not actual home but you know what we mean)! ____ News Stories: (use code "obstacles" for $5 off) ____ Related Episodes: ____ Patreon Supporters: Jason Dupree, Kim DeVoss, Samantha Thompson, Matt Puntin, Dave Claxton,...

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377. OCR Events Eulogy: Remembering Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Terrain Race, and Bonefrog! show art 377. OCR Events Eulogy: Remembering Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Terrain Race, and Bonefrog!

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We haven't done one of these episodes in a while, and we were totally okay with that! With recent changes in the industry (unfortunately most being negative), we wanted to have an episode where we share our thoughts and feelings on some events that are not with us anymore like and or have extremely unclear futures like and . The videos referenced were our , , , , , , , and so check one, two, or all of them out! 0:00 – 2:31 – Intro 2:31 – 7:54 – Quick News 7:54 – 8:25 – Content Preface 8:25 - 37:32 - Info and Memories of , , , and 37:32 - End – Outro Next episode is hopefully...

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376. Paul Lachance on 200+ Spartan Races at the Age of 82! show art 376. Paul Lachance on 200+ Spartan Races at the Age of 82!

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recently this caught 's attention for which then caught our eye for a potential episode. We were excited to reach out to him both for the impressive accomplishment, and because he represents a unique age demographic who take on OCR.  Older OCR athletes have always been inspirational to us but we haven't had an episode focus on it before. We discuss how he found obstacle course racing, , favorite and least favorite Spartan venues, medical barriers that he has pushed through in his life, how it feels to be embraced by sponsors and the community, how to , plans for the rest of the year...

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375. Alisa Petrova on Hero Race, Winning Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla, Government Games, and More! show art 375. Alisa Petrova on Hero Race, Winning Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla, Government Games, and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

We have been wanting to have on the show for a while now with us first reaching out to her back in December 2022 to talk about the Spartan World Championships that year!  Her being 9 hours ahead of us made it pretty difficult to plan a good time to record but it was worth recording at 5am our time to finally have her on the show! talks about how she wasn't medically allowed to engage in sports at a young age but eventually got into speed walking and later became involved with . In more recent years she has continued to prove herself to be a podium threat at many championship events...

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374. Hannah Franciosa on Teaching, Training, Jacksonville Spartan Series Race, and More! show art 374. Hannah Franciosa on Teaching, Training, Jacksonville Spartan Series Race, and More!

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This week Katelyn sat down with ! They talked about 's exerience both as a special education teacher, as well as a substitute teacher. She shares about being coached by and what a typical training week looks like for her. also discusses her experinces with completing ultras, marathons, rucks, hurricane heats, and her recent podium at the first race of the Spartan US National Series in Jacksonville!  0:00 – 3:36 – Intro 3:36 – 13:51 – Quick News 13:51 – 15:45 – Content Preface 15:45 - 56:34 - Interview 56:34 - End – Outro Next episode is maybe going to be with a Tough...

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373. Grey Betties and Roller Derby with Heather Jo Cox! show art 373. Grey Betties and Roller Derby with Heather Jo Cox!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Another episode idea from my episode ideas list was to focus on another demographic in the sport that deserves more attention and support and to do this we had from on the show! We discuss how she found the sport, her background with roller derby as well as body building, and all about the which is a team created for 40+ year old women in sport to both create a community and help reduce intimidation at the start line! 0:00 – 5:00 – Intro 5:00 – 12:47 – Quick News 12:47 – 13:06 – Content Preface 13:06 - 46:34 -  Interview 46:34 - End – Outro Next episode is likely going to...

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372. OCR Adaptive Athletes with Andy Reid! show art 372. OCR Adaptive Athletes with Andy Reid!

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Something that we have had on our potential future episode list for a long time is an episode on adaptive athletes in the sport of OCR.  Once I started looking, it seemed like was the man to have on the show to talk about it.  He is the founder of and has created a community on facebook to suport each other and to reach out to various countries around to world to try and get their events to be more inclusive! We discuss what it means to be a pioneer in helping pave a better future in this sport, the difference between the term adaptive and para-athlete, visable and invisable...

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371. Sarah Grippi-Snyder on RV Life, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, and 3GX Mental Performance Training! show art 371. Sarah Grippi-Snyder on RV Life, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, and 3GX Mental Performance Training!

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She has been mentioned by a couple athletes during interviews and has recently been added to the so we were excited to have on the show! She is pretty new to the sport but has had a great start in both obstacle course racing as well as hybrid racing.  We discuss her life traveling in an RV, how she feels about joining a pro team in the sport, and her business of , and more! 0:00 – 3:44 – Intro 3:44 – 14:21 – Quick News 14:21 – 14:45 – Content Preface 14:45 - 1:20:12 - Interview 1:20:12 - End – Outro Next episode is with who is the founder of ! ____ News Stories: ...

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After reading her name at least a dozen times when reviewing podiums during quick news last year, we finally had Cassandra Gill on the show!

She is fairly new to the sport but has found some pretty great success in the sport lately which led to her making the top 5 of Jack Bauer's post highlighting the leaderboard of elite Spartan Race podiums across 2023.  She is also both an animal, and a serious ice cream lover so she is one of our people!

We discuss her athletic background, how she found obstacle course racing, support from fellow athletes, getting through some failures, some of her favorite race memories in 2023, big plans for 2024 and more!

0:00 – 3:42 – Intro

3:42 – 8:32 – Quick News

8:32 – 9:05 – Content Preface

9:05 - 58:41 - Cassandra Gill Interview

58:41 - End – Outro

Next episode is planned to be part 1 of our Boston Run Show coverage!

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Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest