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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 29, 2018

With 2018 coming to an end it is time to finish the year strong.  Have you looked back at how your OCR training and racing went in 2018.  Are you satisfied?  If you are reading this you probably are never satisfied and are always looking for even the slightest competitive edge.

This weeks episode is just what you need.  We announce a brand new partner of the OCR Underground Show this week.  Also, I share what it takes to change.  It is easy to set goals in January, but most will fail.  The key is not how you set the goal, but the action you take the reach that goal.  In order to be successful there are key factors you need to consider.  Without these you will never hit goals you are setting.

In my research review, I talk about training while sick.  The winter is full of colds and flus, which can clearly interfere with your training.  But should you workout when you are sick?  We talk about when it might be ok and how to go about it.

Finally, in our coach interview I have on return guest Dan Shamburg with results fitness.  Dan dives deep into junk miles.  This is a term we often here with running and that we should avoid them.  Dan reveals what junk miles really are and ways you can adapt your training to get the most out of it.

 

Full shownotes:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-57

 

 

Dec 3, 2018

The OCR Underground Show

Episode 56 Show Notes

We are back with another episode to help you fast track your OCR training for your next race.  With the races in 2018 winding down it is time to start planning ahead for the 2019 season.  Now is the time to start focusing on your game plan.  

In this episode, to help with your off season training, I discuss different ways to make your workouts harder.  Sounds like an easy thing to do.  But when I ask most people how they progress their exercise routine, the usual go to response is add more weight.  While getting strong is a valuable part of your training, it shouldn't be the only emphasis on progressing.  If the only way you make an exercise hard is by adding more weight, you are missing out on a ton of opportunities to improve your racing.  

In our research review, we talk about foam rolling.  This is a topic that has been discussed previously on the show.  I don't think there is much argument that is against foam rolling but there are right and wrong ways to do it.  In this segment I discuss how much pressure you should be using.  Are you pushing too hard or too soft?  We will dive into this topic and explain what the true purpose of foam rolling is.  

Finally in our coach's corner, I have back on Jono Blodgett.  Jono just finished up an awesome season.  He ended up winning a few Spartan Races in the Age group Division, including the World Championships in Tahoe.  Jono has been doing some really cool things in his program out in Hawaii, so I wanted to get him on and discuss what lead to his success this year, how he dealt with cold and altitude, plus how he plans on keeping it up for next year.  

 

Full shownotes:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-56

 

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