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Jan 17, 2017

As always the Underground SGX Show is providing you training tips and advice to improve your next Spartan Race.

In this episode, discover a cool calculator for determining your training pace for your runs.  Instead of just randomly going for a run, this calculator tells you the exact pace you should be hitting, based on the specific training adaptation you are trying to improve.

We also discuss lactate threshold.  Discover what it is and why you need to know about it.  Plus we review some of the research on lactate threshold training and how you can improve it if you want to be a better racer.

And in our SGX Coach's interview I have on Coach Stephanie Lozon.  Coach Lozon is a former RN turned trainer and OCR coach.  She works with many Masters athletes helping them prep for racing and helping them stay injury free.  Coach Lozon has helped her clients prep at the OCR World Championships maximizing performance and longevity.

In this episode she discusses how she helps her seasoned athletes stay fresh and healthy for the long haul.  She give great tips on how you can train for the elements.  And she provides a great template to help you divide your training plan into different phases to help you peak for your most important races.  We even touch on the importance of the deload and how so many are increasing their injuries and decreasing their performance, but not implementing this crucial component.

 

Full Show Notes: www.spartanunderground.com/episode-20

 

Jan 4, 2017

In this episode, learn about one of the key elements that you must train to improve if you want to see gains in your endurance performance.  This episodes research review discusses a study on what type of training you should be performing on a regular basis to improve VO2 Max.  Learn what VO2 max is, why it is important, and how to train to improve it.  Plus practical strategies to implement these techniques.

On the nutrition side of training, we have SGX coach and RD Anne L'Heureux to discuss one of her recent articles she wrote for the Spartan blog.  In this episode she reviews her article on 10 Foods You Should Always Have In Your Kitchen For Good Nutrition.  She discusses 3 of the 10 in this podcast and explains why it is not just about carbs, fats, and proteins, and why you need to consider micronutrients to maximize your health and performance.

In our resource of the week I talk about a book that is a must have in your library.  This book is a complete guide to OCR training and has everything you need to know to train for your next race.  For a complete exercise library, training checklists, gear recommendations, done for you programs, and much more.  In our SGX Coach's Interview we have on one of the authors of the book Coach David Magida.

David is the Founder and Head Coach of Elevate and has dedicated his life to fitness. A former collegiate runner, David shifted his training focus to the Elevate Method and immediately moved up the world rankings in the sport of competitive Obstacle Racing. Through HIIT David got stronger, leaner, faster and more explosive. He is a founding member of the Reebok Spartan Race Pro Team, the author of “The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training” and the host of NBC Sports “Spartan Race.”

In this interview he chats about how he got started running competitively in the early days of Spartan Race training.  We dig into some of the topics discussed in his book from proper gear and apparel, how to create a balanced program, what it takes to be a athlete built for Spartan Racing, lessons from Randy Moss, and a ton more.  You won't want to miss this jam packed interview.

 

Full show notes at www.spartanunderground.com/episode-19

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