With Tahoe just around the corner and more challenging races up ahead, we have you covered with some amazing training and prep tips for your next race.
In this episode, I just got back from running the Spartan Beast in Killington, VT and share a few takeaways from the race. If you are worried about hills, then tune in to this one.
We also have SGX Coach John Hayley on with Unbreakable Fitness to give the full Spartan Race Recap after running the Ultra Beast in Vermont.
In our research review I talk all about an article discussing the effects of altitude on the body like VO2 Max and sleep. But more importantly I leave you with a few tips on what you can do to reduce the negative effects of altitude on your race performance.
And finally I have on the Godfather of the Spartan SGX Program, Dr. Jeff Godin. Dr. J is a fellow UCONN alumni that currently is a professor at Fitchburg State University in Sport and Exercise Science as well as the head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Dr. J is a veteran ultra endurance athlete and responsible for working with Joe Desena and Joe Di to create was is now known as the Spartan SGX Certification. They have done an amazing job, helping other coaches learn the strategies to best train their clients for Spartan Races.
In this interview Dr. J shares his insight on dealing wth cold and hypothermia. He shares his insight on how hypothermia effects the body, early warning signs, plus gives some great tips on how you can prepare yourself for racing in the cold.
If you are racing in Lake Tahoe you will love this episode or any other races in cold or altitude.
Full shownotes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-41
In this episode, go inside Coach Mike's Mind and learn the different strategies to conquer the Twister obstacle. Should you go forwards, sideways, backwards? Learn the best tips to get through this twister and never look back.
SGX Coach Jono Blodgett, is on to give a race recap on the Spartan Hawaii Beast from a few weeks ago.
In our research review, I discuss a brand new study that uses Heart Rate Variability to predict injuries in crossfit athletes. HRV is one of the best ways to monitor your recovery and status of your central nervous system. This study further shows why it is such an important number to track.
And finally SGX Coach and RD Anne L'Heureux is back to give an amazing outline of your race day fueling. In this segment she reviews what you should focus on 2-5 days out from your race. She discusses how to taper and carb load properly, the importance of adding a strict electrolyte drink 2 days before the race, the right type of carbs to eat the day before your race, and finally day of strategies to help you perform your best.
These tips you do not want to miss. Make sure you aren't just training hard for your next race, but also that you have a solid nutrition plan to maximize your training.
Full Show Notes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-40