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Obstacle Running Adventures

Weekly podcast since 2017 that covers interviews and race recaps from athletes and members of the OCR and running communities primarily in the Northeast! Our focus is to shine a spotlight on incredible athletes, motivate ourselves and other, and to share our love for the sport that has changed our lives!

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299. OCR World Championships 3K with Elites and Graham Roberts from NOX!
This is the first of our 3 episodes covering OCRWC this year! Part 1 focuses on Friday's 3K and begins with a recap of the course with Mike and Mark, which is followed by start line audio from the men's and women's race.  There are then 17 interviews with elites following their finish of the 3K course and it is all wrapped up with a final interview with Graham Roberts from NOX who has been the performance coach for Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster for the past few years! If you want some OCRWC videos to watch, Mike (and sometimes Katelyn) were involved in the Live Pre-Show, Pro 3K Live Recap, Pro 15K Live Recap, and Team and Weekend Live Recap! Of course if you want to watch the live stream coverage of the races then we have the 3K Race, 15K Race, Team Relay Races, and 100 Meter Semi-Finals and Finals! 0:00 – 4:37 – Intro 4:37 – 14:18 – Quick News 14:18 – 16:55 – Content Preface 16:55 - 34:08 - Recap with Mark Duplessis 34:08 - 42:21 - Men and Women Start Line Audio 42:21 - 1:26:41 - Interviews with Elites (Rylan Shadegg, Maarten Heerkins, Jesse de Heer, Ryan Brizzolara, Ty McHugh, Tyler Movsessian, Samuel Hebert, Veejay Jones, Amy Pajcic, Sara Backstrom, Rose Wetzel, Hannah Carta, Miranda Kielpinski, Shawn Roberts, Leon Kofoed, Jonas Drescher, and Ryan Kempson) 1:26:41 - 1:43:22 - Interview with Graham Roberts from NOX 1:43:22 - End – Outro Next episode with be part 2 of OCRWC coverage and will focus on Saturday with 11 elite interviews from the 15k as well 4 vendors! ____ News Stories: Anthony Kunkel Qualified for World's Toughest Mudder Emma Cook-Clarke Featured in Hot Stuff Calgary's Calendar Deka Mile Qualifiers Deka Strong Qualifiers OCRWC 3k Podiums: Men and Women OCRWC 15k Podiums: Men and Women Rylan Schadegg Disqualification OCRWC Men Relay Podiums OCRWC Co-ed Relay Podiums OCRWC Women Relay Podiums OCRWC 100 Meter Pro Podiums: Men and Women Never Give Up Secret Link Mashup Secret Link Training Secret Link History Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 247. OCR World Championships 3K with Elites! 248. OCR World Championships 15K with Elites! 249. OCR World Championships Team Races and 100 Meter Finals with Elites! 297. Shawn Roberts on Savage Race Series, OCRWC, and More! 298. Fran Chiorando from The OCRWC Podcast! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
108:59 09/27/2022
298. Fran Chiorando from The OCRWC Podcast!
One of Mike's favorite new podcasts has been the OCRWC Podcast!  First off, the more podcasts on OCR the better, second it is more likely to have a wider range of athletes on the show due to both the broad nature of the show and the fact that the host is from England! Following the show from the start Mike still didn't know much of anything about the host though.  When he found out who she was he reached out to her earlier this year and planned to have her on the show for an episode the weekend before the big event to help build more excitement! Fran Chiorando talks about how she got into obstacle course racing, how she started to work with the founder of OCRWC (Adrian Bijanada), what she is looking forward to most next weekend, and much more! 0:00 – 3:10 – Intro 3:10 – 12:44 – Quick News 12:44 – 13:14 – Content Preface 13:14 - 47:40 - Fran Chiorando Interview 47:40 - End – Outro ____ News Stories: Jack Bauer Engaged Cole Schwartz Engaged Orla Walsh Engaged Eliza Fletcher Post Aaron Newell ORM Video Aaron Newell OCR Report Article Deka Gender Gap Spartan Ultra Championships Cancelled Spartan Italy Beast Cancelled Spartan Portland Sprint Results Spartan Citizens Bank Podiums Worth Training For Secret Link Rock Paper Scissors Secret Link Beauty and the Beast Secret Link Audition Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 247. OCR World Championships 3K with Elites! 248. OCR World Championships 15K with Elites! 249. OCR World Championships Team Races and 100 Meter Finals with Elites! 297. Shawn Roberts on Savage Race Series, OCRWC, and More! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
52:47 09/19/2022
297. Shawn Roberts on Savage Race Series, OCRWC, and More!
We had Shawn Roberts on the show for the first time!  Mike has occasionally reached out to him throughout the past couple years to congratulate him and offer other words of support and he met him in person and spoke off the mic at OCRWC 2021. Earlier this year he reached back out and said that he wanted to come on the show.  Very interested in having another conversation with him and figuring that it could be a great way to build anticipation for OCRWC we had this call where we discuss that race as well as the Savage Race series, and a few other things! 0:00 – 2:31 – Intro 2:31 – 7:29 – Quick News 7:29 – 8:15 – Content Preface 8:15 - 44:15 - Shawn Roberts Interview 44:15 - End – Outro ____ News Stories: Eliza Fletcher Spartan Unbreakable Pass Plan Spartan Hall of Fame Kris Rugloski Finishes Grand Slam of Ultra Running Deka Fit World Championships Qualifiers Spartan Killington Beast Podiums Spartan Killington Ultra Podiums Spartan Killington Sprint Podiums Aaron Newell Disqualified at Killington Maryland Savage Race Podiums Referee Secret Link Almost Accident Secret Link Nope Nope Nope Secret Link Rich Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 247. OCR World Championships 3K with Elites! 248. OCR World Championships 15K with Elites! 249. OCR World Championships Team Races and 100 Meter Finals with Elites! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
47:21 09/13/2022
296. Rylan Schadegg on Winning Spartan North American Championship, Palm Beach Deka FIT, and Faith!
Rylan Schadegg won the Spartan North American Championship last weekend in Kelowna located in British Columbia, Canada!  This weekend he won the Palm Beach Deka Fit setting a new record and beating Ryan Kent by seconds! These are pretty impressive accomplishments but only some of the reasons why we wanted to have him on the show!  On previous appearances on other podcasts like Reinforced Running and The Running Public he was very vocal about his history of disordered eating, and he discussed being plagued with injuries like his calcaneus. Through interviewing other athletes in the sport Rylan also frequently came up as lending a helpful hand to his competitors.  This may have been the biggest factor in being excited to have him on the show since he is new blood in the sport and a perfect fit in our awesome OCR community! 0:00 – 3:24 – Intro 3:24 – 8:37 – Quick News 8:37 – 9:09 – Content Preface 9:09 - 1:06:57 - Rylan Schadegg Interview 1:06:57 - End – Outro ____ News Stories: Baby Cichosz Brakken Hernia Rehab Update Des Linden's Book Katie Knight Getting Into SwimRun Spartan Confirms Elite Waves in 2023 Potential Changes in Future Spartan Penalties   Nordic Race Podiums Palm Beach Deka FIT Podiums: Men and Women Frisbee Secret Link Rollerblade Secret Link Google Maps Secret Link Superhuman Athlete Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 295. Shaun Stephens-Whale on Spartan North American Championship, Tower Running, and Bear Attacks! Reinforced Running's 214: Rylan Schadegg - Injury recovery, dedication, and perspective. The Running Public's Episode 69: Rylan Schadegg ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
70:37 09/05/2022
295. Shaun Stephens-Whale on Spartan North American Championship, Tower Running, and Bear Attacks!
Spartan North American Championship was this weekend in Kelowna located in British Columbia, Canada! This is a new venue and it yielded a new podium! Taking 3rd place for the men was Shaun Stephens-Whale, an athlete we have only had on the show once back in 2018 but we remembered him having an interesting sports background which featured tower running, and had heard that his training was very focused heading into this event! We discuss the sport of tower running, his preparation and race in Kelowna, oh and his experience with a bear attacking him! 0:00 – 3:37 – Intro 3:37 – 10:34 – Quick News 10:34 – 11:13 – Content Preface 11:13 - 56:35 - Shaun Stephens-Whale Interview 56:35 - End – Outro ____ News Stories: Hildervat Cancelled Dave Claxton Leave ORM's OCR Weekly Show but OFX Podcast Continues Race Brain Patreon Spartan Z Wall 2.0 Obstacle Wonderland Podium Spartan West Virginia Beast Podiums Spartan North American Championships Top 20: Men and Women Eggless Secret Link Belching Secret Link Promise Kept Secret Link Friendship Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 77. Boston Tougher, Tough, and Toughest Mudder with Elites! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
61:55 08/30/2022
294. RuckFest Trail and Games with Elites and Mark Jones!
Mike was invited back to cover RuckFest which is a competitive rucking event featuring a trail event, games events, as well as a team krew event.  They are all run by Brandon Welling from TPK Endurance and Mark Jones! This time Mike stepped up and ran the 6.9 mile competitive trail course instead of the 3.1 mile fun run, and he brought Katelyn too!  After participating in the trail event both Mike and Katelyn volunteered to help out with the Ruck Games! This is a long episode due to getting event audio to give you listeners more of an understanding of what the event is like (and hopefully encourage you to join next year), and a bunch of interviews.  Check the time stamps below if you are more interested in some sections of the episode over others. 0:00 – 4:25 – Intro 4:25 – 12:18 – Quick News 12:18 – 15:11 – Content Preface 15:11 – 21:43 – Event Explanation and Trail Podiums 21:43 – 27:22 – Trail Interviews: Rachel Watters, Aliyah Emas, and Chris Hoover 27:22 – 42:59 – Ruck Games 1 Instructions 42:59 – 48:27 – Ruck Games 1 Interviews: Lisa Wawrzynowski, and Kelly Sullivan 48:27 – 57:04 – Ruck Games 2 Instructions 57:04 – 1:07:42 – Pre-Ruck Games 2 Interviews: Tim Schweighofer, Megan Lung, Jenni Lung, Eric Martinez, Paul Ferlazzo, and Jonathan Metze 1:07:42 – 1:17:43 – Ruck Games 2 Start Audio and Interviews: Peter Sherman, and Glenn Sterner 1:17:43 – 1:27:56 – Mark Jones Interview 1:27:56 – 1:44:58 – Katelyn and Mike Recap 1:44:58 - End – Outro ____ News Stories: Markie Batres Saving Sharks Brain Freezer 5k is Back Dubbest’s “Light Flashes” Hit 1,000,000 Streams OCR European Championships Prize Money (finally) Newbsanity Ultra Podiums Deka Fit New Jersey Podiums Spartan Hawaii Ultra, Beast, and Super Podiums Painful Secret Link Boat Secret Link Greasy Secret Link Screaming Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 240. Ruckfest Beta Event with Mark Jones and Brandon Welling! 253. Ruck: Beta Trail and Games with Interviews! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
111:37 08/23/2022
293. Spartan New England Super and Sprint with Elites!
Mike went up to Louden, New Hampshire to cover the New England Spartan Super and Sprint.  Since it was the weekend of his 10 year OCR anniversary he figured he would give the course a go as well and he is glad that he did! He was working on the Instagram story for the podcast as well as for The OCR Report while doing interviews but the show always comes first! Check down below to see the three different sections of interviews that were done this weekend and enjoy the episode! 0:00 - 3:00 - Intro 3:00 - 11:07 - Quick News 11:07 - 12:33 - Content Preface 12:33 - 36:06 - Spartan Super Interviews (Brent Trail, Adam Beach, Grady Jackson, Cali Schweikhart, and Miranda Kielpinski) 36:06 - 44:43 - Recap with Friends (CJ O'Connor, Angela Bowers, and Jimmie "Everett" McNally) 44:43 - 1:04:22 - Spartan Sprint Interviews (Jason West, Isaac Bowles, Ruth Rounds Straub, Kelly Sullivan, and Ryan Kempson) 1:04:22 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Molly Seidel Partners Up with Michelob Ultra to Get Female Registrants for NYC Marathon to 50% Jesse Bruce 11 Years Sober Corinna Coffin ACL Tear Dustin Dorough's Trip Beginning and Abrupt End Bldr Sports Turns One Year Old Deka Rules Updates Spartan Partnering Up with R.O.C.K and United Endurance Projects Grit Games Podiums Spartan New England Super and Sprint Results Spartan North Seattle Beast, Super, and Sprint Results Rowing Secret Link Clever Secret Link Fart Secret Link Graduate Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 24. Boston Spartan Sprints, Hurricane Heat 114, Ian's Recovery, Color Me Rad, Father's Day Children's Museum 5k, Brockton Knocks Down Diabetes, and Lazy Lobster 10 Miler! 31. Boston Spartan Supers! 123. Boston Spartan Sprint with Elites, and Another Giveaway! 241. New England Spartan Super and Sprint with Kelly Sullivan! ____  Next episode both Mike and Katelyn will be rucking the RuckFest Trail and then volunteering to help with the RuckFest Games.  Interviews will be conducted with the athletes from both of these events but we won't be staying long enough to cover the RuckFest Krew event! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
68:45 08/15/2022
292. Mike Stefano's 10 Year OCR Anniversary!
We have had our eyes on this celebratory moment for a while, had plans, and then of course had plans change! We hoped to have Rob Fournier aka the Muddy Warthog on the show since he was a very influential race reviewer at the time.  However, due to a family crisis he wasn't able to come on the show but will hopefully will be a guest for a different kind of semi-planned episode in the next year or so. With this change Katelyn stepped up and wrote some questions, and built a time machine to go through the past 10 years of Mike's OCR journey. 0:00 - 2:13 - Intro 2:13 - 10:07 - Quick News 10:07 - 10:32 - Content Preface 10:32 - 53:47 -  Mike's OCR Experiences Over the Past Decade 53:47 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: BOTL's Last Minute Race Cancellation Joe DeSena's Apology to Prize Winners Savage Race Pennsylvania Podiums: Men and Women Toughest Mudder Indiana Men, Women, and Team Podiums Spartan Age Group US National Series Top 10: Men and Women Treadmill Color Race Secret Link Needy Secret Link Climbing Secret Link Bird Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 61. What Makes Michael Stefano Run: Keeping Everything in Frame and Keeping Demons at Bay! The Running Public's Episode 125: Mike Stefano ____  Next episode is the New England Spartan Sprint and Super weekend!  Spartan has been dragging their feet with supplying race codes but Mike plans to run both events and conduct finish line interviews with athletes as well.  Hopefully Katelyn will be able to make it up to help out as well but it depends on her work schedule! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
58:20 08/07/2022
291. City Challenge Race 10 Year Anniversary with Elvi Guzman!
We had Elvi Guzman on the show to talk about his 10 year anniversary of City Challenge Race! City Challenge Race has great obstacles, epic medals, a huge support system comprised of gyms and teams, and much more going for them!  Their next event in New York City will also have prize money for the first time! These events have been on Mike's radar for a long time and with Katelyn's family living in New Jersey you'd think that we would have had the opportunity to run one by now.  We hope to check out one of his races soon and we recommend that you do as well! 0:00 - 2:25 - Intro 2:25 - 11:08 - Quick News 11:08 - 11:45 - Content Preface 11:45 - 46:06 -  Interview with Elvi Guzman 46:06 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Wreck Bag Out of Business Kevin Gregory's Dad Amine Dib (founder of Hannibal Race) is now a US Citizen Lars Arneson Marries Heather Lindsay Webster Wins Another Sky Race OCRWC 15k Cuttoff Time Change Newbsanity's WTM Training Weekend Ode to Laz Finisher and Runner Up Deka Fit Chicago Podiums Canine Train Secret Link Birthday Surprise Secret Link Bodybuilding Secret Link Not Even Atkins Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 165. New England OCR Expo and Party! ____  Next episode is Mike's 10th/11th year OCR anniversary!  We will hopefully hearing from someone that was vital in his OCR origin story yet 99.9% of you will have no idea who it is! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
52:15 08/01/2022
290. Ode to Laz Backyard Ultra with Sofia Harnedy!
We had Sofia Harnedy on the show to talk about her experience at the Ode to Laz Backyard Ultra put on by Tad Mackrowiscz in Holly, MI! Sofia has been a long time supporter of this show, Obstacle Racing Media, OCR Talk, The Running Public, I Am A Spartan Podcast, and those are only what we are aware of! We discuss how she got into obstacle course racing, how her thoughts on Spartan have changed, and of course how her Ode to Laz experience went! Follow her on Instagram or join the OCR discord to talk to Sofia and other awesome members of the OCR community! 0:00 - 3:54 - Intro 3:54 - 10:54 - Quick News 10:54 - 12:37 - Content Preface 12:37 - 39:20 -  Interview with Sofia Harnedy 39:20 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Erin Grindstaff's Fastest 10k with 100 Pound Ruck World Record Lindsay Webster Sets Course Record on First Sky Running World Series Course Miguel Medina Won and Set Course Record at Ouray 100 with Ultra House in Durango Crewing Volunteer for RuckFest Boston Triathalon Rescheduled Due to Heat Vince McMahon Retired at 77 MudGear Ruck Sock in Military Tan Paddy the Baddy Vocal On Mental Health Spartan Stadium of Anaheim Results Prank Call Secret Link Falling Secret Link Guilty Secret Link Advice Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 236. Ode to Laz Backyard Ultra: The Battle of Davis and Chace! ____  Next episode we will hopefully hearing from someone from a local OCR adjacent company but it'll be a big stretch to have them on so we will see! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
44:35 07/25/2022
289. Cali Schweikhart on Utah Spartan Ultra, Disordered Eating, Good Pizza, and More!
After 2 years of wanting to have her on the podcast Mike finally pulled the trigger and invited Cali Schweikhart to be a guest on the show! Cali has continued to be vocal with her experiences dealing with disordered eating.  We are all about doing what we can to help reduce the amount of stigma in society when it comes to barriers that people face. We discuss how she handles it, how to identify potential warning signs for others, as well as how to deal with toxic training ideology! Cali also very recently represented TORC and crushed her first Spartan Ultra and seemed to have had a great time running it.  We talk about her experience at the Utah venue, her preparation for the course, in addition to her decision to not go through with the original plan of running the Ultra in New Jersey. Be sure to follow Cali's adventures on Instagram, support her sponsors like HumanN (Use CSCHWEIK10), Spring Energy, and Beam CBD (use CALI15), and reach out if you are looking for fun and functional fitness coaching! 0:00 - 2:45 - Intro 2:45 - 10:52 - Quick News 10:52 - 11:41 - Content Preface 11:41 - 1:06:55 -  Interview with Cali Schweikhart 1:06:55 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Lauren Weeks' Baby Ida Mathilde Steensgaard's Red Bull Rope Climb Rea Kolbl's XTERRA Debut Ruth Croft Wins Western States Instagram Verification Scam Spartan Taiwan Medals Spartan Ultra World Championships Buckle Michigan Spartan Super Podiums Crash Dash OCR Podiums Time Lapse Secret Link Physical Therapy Secret Link Fear of Heights Secret Link Pixar Horror Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 123. Boston Spartan Sprint with Elites, and Another Giveaway! ____  Next episode we hope to hear from an athlete who ran Ode to Laz, Tough Mountain Challenge, or Obstacle Wonderland! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
74:44 07/17/2022
288. Boston Savage Race and Blitz with Elites!
It's time to get Savage! Mike and Katelyn drove to Barre, MA to run and cover their Boston event. Mike took on both the Savage and Blitz course with Angela and Jimmie while Katelyn busted some rust with finish line interviews! 0:00 - 3:23 - Intro 3:23 - 10:00 - Quick News 10:00 - 13:10 - Content Preface 13:10 - 14:24 -  Start Line Audio with Dustin Dorough 11:00 - 32:33 -  Interviews Before Podiums: Jamie Horianopoulos, Jerine Klingberg, Ryan Brizzolara, Vermont Rocks!, Isaac Bowles, and a very recently engaged couple 32:33 - 36:17 -  Podium Audio 36:17 - 46:10 -  Interviews After Podiums: Jim Dolorie, and Ryan Kempson 46:10 - 50:51 -  Mike's Interviews: Battle Bars, festival cheering audio, and Hoist 50:51 - 1:02:04 -  Race Recap with Jimmie and Angela 1:02:04 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Mike's Appearance on The Running Public Spartan Utah Live Stream by The OCR Report Rea Kolbl Olympic Skiimo Update Longest Walkable Distance on Planet More Heart Than Scars Virtual 5k Spartan Palmerton Super Podiums Spartan Palmerton Sprint Podiums Spartan Notre Dame Podiums Spartan Utah Beast Podiums Spartan Utah Sprint Podiums Savage Boston Podiums: Men and Women Pool OCR Secret Link Fail Secret Link Jim Secret Link Cat Fight Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 28. Boston Savage Race! 80. Savage Race Boston with Elites, and Brainfreezer 5k with Isabel Tuck! 129. Savage Race Pennsylvania! 132. Boston Savage and Blitz with Elites and Matty T! 270. Ida Mathilde Steensgaard on Jacksonville Spartans, Savage Florida, and More! 282. Matthew Gill on Newbsanity’s Mud Gauntlet, Savage Series, and Toughest Mudder Philly! ____  Next episode we will have an awesome member of the running or OCR community on the show ... totally not being vague because we are unsure of who it is yet! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
68:20 07/10/2022
287. Samuel "Shades" Koehler on Achromatopsia, Driving Awareness, and More!
Samuel Koehler who goes by "Shades" has been on our potential episodes list for about a year now.  In last week's quick news segment we reitterated his recent post explaining the importance to keep your eyes on the road and on the look out for pedestrians. We had heard stories about him and saw first hand his grit and determination on the OCRWC course last year in Stratton, VT!  Samuel does well in his age group while also managing an eyesight condition called achromatopsia.   He has also appeared in many articles such as Forsyth News, Spartan, 11 Alive, WTVR, and Mud Run Guide! 0:00 - 3:15 - Intro 3:15 - 10:27 - Quick News 10:27 - 11:00 - Content Preface 11:00 - 40:19 -  Interview with Shades 40:19 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: ORM Turned 10 Years Old Josh Chace and Molly Bond Engaged Natasha Mansell Got Married Jamie Rahn's Baby Mike Wardian Finished His Cross Country Run Mike Wardian Destroyed His $100,000 Fundraising Goal (You Can Still Donate) OCRWC Medals Revealed The Magnificent Bastards Challenge Devil's Den Ultra Tactical Games Ohio Podiums   Bear Attack Secret Link Mother's Day Secret Link Strong Singer Secret Link Couch Flip Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: We don't have anything really related so go check out the news articles that Shades has been in: Forsyth News, Spartan, 11 Alive, WTVR, and Mud Run Guide! ____  Next episode we plan to do some live coverage at Savage Boston in Barre, MA! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
43:08 07/04/2022
286. The Final(?) Indian Mud Run with Miranda Huber!
Katelyn had the opportunity to interview Miranda Huber! Miranda talked about her her fifth place finish at the Savage Point Series, her experince at The 10th Indian Mud Run and being a member of the MudGear-BOTL Pro Team!   0:00 - 3:00 - Intro 3:00 - 19:35 - Not-so-quick News 19:35 - 20:20 - Content Preface 20:20 - 50:20 -  Interview with Miranda Huber 50:20 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Roe v. Wade Overturned Viking Wonderland 2022 Series OCR Everest Video Rose Wetzel has E. Coli Rylan Schadegg's Disordered Eating What is OCR Buddy Doing? Female OCR Bootcamp in Malta Look Twice and Save a Life for Shades Eventbrite Rant Spartan Animated Series New Canadian 10k Record Wood Chopping Competition Greasy Pole Competition Minions Take Over ANW 100 Meter Modern Day Pentathalon Trial in Turkey Indian Mud Run Podiums Running Styles Secret Link Ketchup Secret Link Squirrel Secret Link Death Wish Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 234. Indian Mud Run with Amy Pajcic! ____  Next episode we plan to put out something, not entirely sure yet! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
54:44 06/28/2022
285. The Final(?) Bonefrog in New Jersey with Brian Carney!
After hearing that Bonefrog's event season was going to wrap up after their Charlemont, MA and Stanhope, NJ events this year Mike blocked off the weekend for the New Jersey event and registered for the golden trident course! Bonefrog has been around for a while and offers a unique military feel to their course and festival area that other races do not. However, due to low registration numbers (which most OCRs are currently dealing with) and high prices to put on events (which everyone is dealing with), they announced that they will be pausing their events until things go back to normal. Originally Katelyn was supposed to cover the event as media as Mike ran 3 laps of the course to earn his trident medal but she was needed as a last minute volunteer at bag check.  Due to this, all interviews were done after Mike had been thrashed on the course by the 60 obstacles in 9 miles. We are wishing the staff and crew of Bonefrog luck on getting back on their feet, be sure to follow along for updates and support these struggling races! 0:00 - 2:23 - Intro 2:23 - 10:19 - Quick News 10:19 - 11:31 - Content Preface 11:31 - 20:22 -  Interviews with Ainsley Rogers (Bonefrog's registration director), Alyssa from Strong Together, and Reggie Walker 20:22 - 36:39 -  Interviews with Brian Carney (owner of Bonefrog), and Amine Dib (founder of Hannibal Race) 36:39 - 44:13 - Gator Ride, audio from dips, burpees, and pull ups, as well as a volunteer rant 44:13 - 1:01:04 - Mike and Katelyn event recap 1:01:04 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Asheville Spartan Venue Final Update Heidi Williams Back Surgery Recovery Ohio Savage Podiums: Men and Women Savage Series Final Top 10 AT&T Spartan Stadium Results Spartan Ohio Beast Results Spartan Ohio Super Results Spartan Ohio Sprint Results Spartan Montreal Beast Results Spartan Montreal Ultra Results Spartan Montreal Super Results Spartan Montreal Sprint Results Spartan North American Series Leaderboard: Men and Women Bonefrog Results Chaos Secret Link Duck Secret Link Conservation Secret Link Duckling Secret Link Abandoned Track Secret Link Annoying Secret Link GOAT Poetry Secret Link Shady Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 20. Sasquatch Hikes Mount Monadnock, Bonefrog Challenge, Meet #25 Shaelyn Floria, DECA Color Run with David Ferreira, and Evan's Run! (2017) 72. Terrain Race New England with Elites, Bonefrog New England, and NAMI Walk! (2018) 76. Bonefrog New Jersey! (2018) 82. Bonefrog New York! (2018) 88. Bonefrog Boston with Elites! (2018) 142. Bonefrog Boston! (2019) ____  Next episode we plan to hear from someone participating in the final Indian Mud Run ... before they change their name! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
65:32 06/19/2022
284. Spartan Puebla Beast in Mexico with Alex Walker!
We were looking for a reason to have Alex Walker back on the show since she has only been on for a couple quick interviews while covering North American Championships back in 2018 and 2019! Seeing her place 3rd at the 3rd Spartan North American Series resulting in her being 3rd on the current season leaderboard seemed like a great reason! We discuss how she got into the sport of OCR, texan spiders, how her race went in Mexico, and more! Please consider training with her or supporting her sponsors who have been supporting her like VJ shoes, and Riverbend CBD! 0:00 - 2:01 - Intro 2:01 - 14:48 - Quick News 14:48 - 16:05 - Content Preface 16:05 - 34:38 - Alex Walker Interview 34:38 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Spartan Buys Paddle Boarding Company New Spartan Asheville Venue Update Alabama Tough Mudder Cancelled World's Toughest Mudder is a 24 Hour OCR World Championship OCRWC Giveaway Molly Seidel DNS Spartan TriState Sprint Results Spartan Colorado Sprint and Super Results OCR European Championships 3k Podiums OCR European Championships Team and 100 Meter Podiums Spartan Puebla Mexico Beast Podiums Stealing from Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster  ____ Related Episodes: 84. North American OCR Championships 3k and 15k with Elites! (2018) 136. North American OCR Championships 3k and 15k with Elites! (2019) ____  Next episode we will be at (the final?) Bonefrog in Stanhope, NJ!  Mike will be going for the Golden Trident and Katelyn will hopefully be conducting interviews around the venue! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
39:22 06/14/2022
283. OCR Everest, "On Endurance", and More with Evan Perperis!
Starting with OCR America back in 2016, Evan Perperis has been putting his body through insane ultra OCR challenges every year in order to fundraise, and see what he is capable of! This year it was OCR Everest where he ascended the elevation of Mount Everest (29,029 feet) while taking on Tough Mudder obstacles at their New England event in Stratton, VT! We had him on the call to discuss how the event went, how people can continue to help with the fundraiser, more information about his new book, and much more! Be sure to donate, check out his books, and also keep an eye on what he is doing with the Battle of the Lions Pro Team! 0:00 - 3:11 - Intro 3:11 - 11:31 - Quick News 11:31 - 13:00 - Content Preface 13:00 - 51:25 - Evan Perperis Interview 51:25 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Deka Money Issues Dear Spartan Photographers Atkins Wins Wilmington Whiteface 100 Ariana Scalfo's Genetic Disorder We are Registered for RuckFest Mike is Registered for Survival of the FITtest Goliathon Results Savage Charlotte Podiums: Men and Women 321 Secret Link Pokemon Go CEO Secret Link Hero Secret Link Elderly Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 159. OCR America 2: When Hell Freezes Over with Evan Perperis! 161. OCR America 2’s Uncut Audio: Days 1-7! 162. OCR America 2 Uncut Audio Day 8, KC Timber Challenge with Jen Scott! 217. OCRmill 21,000 Feet, and American Ninja Warrior with Evan Perperis! Strength and Speed's "Quadrapeligic Veteran Richard Carson & Overcoming Obstacles" ____  Next episode we will ! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
56:58 06/07/2022
282. Matthew Gill on Newbsanity's Mud Gauntlet, Savage Series, and Toughest Mudder Philly!
When a name keeps popping up on podiums it starts to stand out, especially when we read podiums every week!  This is how Mike noticed Matthew Gill. He took second at Newbsanity's Mud Gauntlet as well as second  at Toughest Philedelphia the following week.  It wasn't until after we reached out to him that Mike also noticed his name on the Savage Series leaderboard as well! It was great learning more about him, his running backround with Newbsanity training is a recipe for success and we look forward to seeing more from him in the sport! 0:00 - 2:52 - Intro 2:52 - 7:34 - Quick News 7:34 - 8:02 - Content Preface 8:02 - 1:02:30 - Matthew Gill Interview 1:02:30 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: OCR Everest Ultra OCR Fundraiser Athletic Brewing at Buffalo Wild Wings Indian Mud Run Rucking Event? Olympic Obstacle Testing Spartan Austen Super Podiums Falling with Style Secret Link Meme Secret Link Anger Management Secret Link Sportsmanship Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 77. Boston Tougher, Tough, and Toughest Mudder with Elites! 124. Toughest Mudder East with Elites! 132. Boston Savage and Blitz with Elites and Matty T! 228. Newbsanity’s Mud Gauntlet with Winner Ryan Brizzolara! 237. Toughest Mudder Poconos with Javier Escobar! ____  Next episode we will potentially be making the 3 hour drive up to Stratton, VT to cover Tough Mudder New England as well as Evan Perperis' OCR Everest Fundraiser! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
67:09 05/29/2022
281. The Final Wason Pond Pounder with David Veale!
Mike has been aware of the Wason Pond Pounder for many years and we registered for their final event (planned for 2020) back in 2019!  Of course 2020 was a rough year for events to say the least and their event was postponed again in 2021 due to picking dates that would have been difficult for attendance (one of them overlapping with OCRWC I believe). The final event finally happened though! We woke at 6:30am to make the trip up to New Hampshire to check out this small local OCR. We were not disappointed since the course was very well laid out, fun, and had some great obstacles for beginners to the sport! We interviewed a few people in the festival area, the top finishers, a woman that we helped through the course, and then finish up with an event recap! 0:00 - 3:24 - Intro 3:24 - 18:00 - Quick News 18:00 - 19:27 - Content Preface 19:27 - 28:10 - Fire Chief and Race Director David Veale Interviews 28:10 - 38:20 - Top Finisher Interviews 38:20 - 43:39 - Team Supendous and Derti Development Interviews 43:39 - 47:26 - Interview with Wendy and Mike and Katelyn Race Recap 47:26 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Wall Street Journal Spartan Race "Cash Crunch" Savage Race Response to WSJ Article FIT Challenge Response to WSJ Article Brooklyn Half Marathon Death City Challenge Jersey City Podiums Nature Race Podiums Nuclear Race Podiums Spartan Toronto Sprint Podiums Spartan Toronto Super Podiums Spartan Nationals Park Stadium Podiums Toughest Mudder Philly Podiums Savage Race Maryland Podiums Savage Pro Series Leaderboards Accurate Secret Link Confusion Secret Link Alexa Secret Link Birthday Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 109. Mark Jones on Tough Mudder Changes, and the Last Polar Bear Challenge with Elites and Rob Butler! 126. The Last Samurai Sprint with Stephen Ferreira and Venue Owner Rob Russell! 272. Is OCR Dying? The Final FIT Challenge with Robb McCoy! 276. Derti Development with Kati and Brian Turcotte! ____  Next episode we will be hopefully hearing from an athlete that Mike is unfamiliar with but has made two impressive podium appearances these past two weeks! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
52:32 05/23/2022
280. Kris Rugloski on Hyrox World Championships and Spartan Big Bear!
Very excited to have Kris Rugloski on the show again, this time longer than a few minutes! She had a phenomenal weekend which included winning the Hyrox World Championships in Las Vegas and then traveling to Big Bear to place third and achieve her first Spartan North American Elite Series podium! We discuss both of these races as well as how she handles recovery, her mind set for these competitions, and much more! 0:00 - 2:58 - Intro 2:58 - 15:50 - Quick News 15:50 - 16:18 - Content Preface 16:18 - 51:45 - Kris Rugloski Interview 51:45 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: 6 Year Old Ran A Marathon Joe DeSena Gathering Legends? Spartan Asheville Venue Issues Josh Fiore Done with Endurance Racing John Penland Graduated Race Brain Podcast Jacksonville Beach Hildervat Cancelled Newbsanity's Mud Guantlet Podiums Hyrox World Championships Top Ten Spartan Fayetteville Beast Podiums Spartan Big Bear Super Podiums North American Spartan Series Leaderboard: Men and Women Canine Excitement Secret Link Musical Fail Secret Link Keep It Up Secret Link Sunshine Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 247. OCR World Championships 3K with Elites! 248. OCR World Championships 15K with Elites! The Running Public's Episode 102: Kris Rugloski ____  Next episode we will be at the final Wason Pond Pounder both running and covering the event with interviews, hope to see you there! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
56:07 05/17/2022
279. We Watched Spartan Games Season 2 So You Don't Need To!
We had plans with a great OCR athlete to have them on the show for a Mother's Day episode!  Got a bunch of questions together that I have been coming up with over the years for her/him and was good to go ... but never heard back on Sunday.  So then we extended our availability for Monday ... and still haven't heard back. So now our future backup idea for an episode became our current backup episode!  The title is a bit much but it kinda gets the point across doesn't it?  It wasn't a complete dumpster fire but there were an insane amount of issues that would have been an easy fix.  We took notes while watching the show to prepare for a potential OCR Report episode that never happened so we go through those for this episode.  There are more thoughts in hindsight but hope you enjoy our ramblings on the second season of the Spartan Games! 0:00 - 2:28 - Intro 2:28 - 12:38 - Quick News 12:38 - 13:47 - Content Preface 13:47 - 41:57 - Thoughts on Spartan Games 41:57 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Jack Goras' Brother OCR in Olympics?* Horse Punching Alyssa Hawley Done with OCR Baby Cichosz Ohio OCR Grand Slam Hyrox Athletes Going to World Championship Top 12 Deka Mile Elites Spartan Montana Beast Elite Results Spartan Montana Ultra Elite Results Spartan Montana Super Elite Results Savage Charleston Podiums Proposal Secret Link Sexual Innuendo Secret Link Beautiful Secret Link Paw Paw Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: Spartan Games Day 2 and Ice Cream 5k with Katelyn Ritter OCR and the Olympics, Spartan Games 2.0, and Spartan Cross League with Spartan Head of Sport David Watson ____  Next episode we will be hearing from an athlete from Big Bear Spartan or maybe Hyrox World Championship! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
49:59 05/10/2022
278. GORUCK Games with Jarrett Newby!
We were torn on what to have this episode focus on.  We intended to have someone call in from the Tri-State Spartan weekend but Mike was much more interested in the GORUCK Games after following it closely last weekend.  Luckily the results of our Instagram poll helped direct our decision! Jarrett Newby from Newbsanity took second place at the first GORUCK Games!  We talk about his training and preperation with Rich Ryan, his thoughts on how the competitions were run, and a reminder to check out his Newbsanity course, follow them on Instagram too! 0:00 - 3:07 - Intro 3:07 - 8:25 - Quick News 8:25 - 9:10 - Content Preface 9:10 - 54:18 - Jarrett Newby Interview 54:18 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Falmouth Road Race Participant Cap RuckFest in New Jersey Strong Viking Podiums Hyrox London Podiums: Men and Women NJ Spartan Beast Podiums NJ Spartan Ultra Podiums Scary Funny Secret Link Fecal Secret Link Heartwarming Secret Link Workout Fail Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 195. GORUCK Star Course 26 with Mark Duplessis! 240. Ruckfest Beta Event with Mark Jones and Brandon Welling! 242. F.I.T./Newbsanity OCR Extravaganza Live with Robb McCoy, Jarrett Newby, Elites, and More! 247. OCR World Championships 3K with Elites! 249. OCR World Championships Team Races and 100 Meter Finals with Elites! 253. Ruck: Beta Trail and Games with Interviews! ____  Next episode we will be hearing from someone that ran TriState Spartan or Ultra Viking OCR! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
63:06 05/01/2022
277. Michael Wardian is Running Across America!
We had Michael Wardian on the show for the first time!  Our paths have crossed a few times before on the Spartan Cruise and an Ultra Virus Virtual Race but we haven't had a good opportunity to have him on the mic before.  Starting on May 1st he will be running from West Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD along route 50!  We figured this was an excellent reason to have him on the show and hopefully raise awareness to his 75 day fundraising challenge! Be sure to follow along on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.  Also be sure to donate to his page here, we just did! 0:00 - 3:12 - Intro 3:12 - 11:33 - Quick News 11:33 - 12:02 - Content Preface 12:02 - 48:12 - Michael Wardian Interview 48:12 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Bonefrog Closing for 2022 Spartan Games Episode 4 and 5 Spartan Games Results Spartan Highlander Spartan Palm Beaches Sprint Podiums Hero Dash Podiums Boston Marathon Podiums Ruck Games Podiums Spartan Ukrainians Secret Link Football Retirement Secret Link Vine Friends Secret Link Watched This Too Many Times Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 12. Shamrock Half Marathon & Shamrock Shuffle and Spartan Cruise Part 1! 13. Moving Heels for Meals on Wheels 5k and Spartan Cruise Part 2! 87. OCR Events Eulogy: Remembering Battlefrog, Superhero Scramble, Spartan Cruise and Many More! 211. New Jersey Point2Point FKT with Cole Crosby! ____  Next episode we will be at a wedding but we plan to release an episode on the TriState Spartan ... or maybe Ruck Games, that event looked incredible! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
54:42 04/25/2022
276. Derti Development with Kati and Brian Turcotte!
Katelyn spoke with Kati and Brian Turcotte from Derti Development in Northwood, NH. Listen to hear more about Derti Development's permanant obstacle course which is built on over nine acres of land. You will also hear about their most unique obstacles and  their obstacles with 3-4 difficulty levels.  0:00 - 3:10 - Intro 3:10 - 8:27 - Quick News 8:27 - 9:15 - Content Preface 9:15 - 1:16:48 - Derti Development Interview 1:16:48 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Robb McCoy's Gift Cards for Teachers Zack H Got Engaged Trevor and Steph Cichosz New Podcast Erin Grindstaff Pregnant Indian Race Podiums Hyrox Dallas Podiums Balloon Secret Link Onion Slicing Secret Link Candy Secret Link Spider Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 132. Boston Savage and Blitz with Elites and Matty T! 165. New England OCR Expo and Party! 249. OCR World Championships Team Races and 100 Meter Finals with Elites! ____  Next episode we plan to have an ultra runner that Mike met on the Spartan Cruise on the show! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
80:24 04/18/2022
275. The Penultimate FIT Challenge with Elites and Ultras!
Mike woke up at 6am to get to the start of the second to last FIT Challenge OCR event!  He may have missed the start but he was able to get interviews with the mandatory elite wave finishers, socialize with great people, run a lap with Angela and Jimmie, volunteer on the course, take down the obstacles, and interview some of the 12 hour ultra finishers. Hope you enjoy the interviews from Mike's 13 hour day at FIT Challenge and an additional reminder that 2023 will be their final OCR so we hope to see you there! 0:00 - 4:04 - Intro 4:04 - 11:48 - Quick News 11:48 - 14:00 - Content Preface 14:00 - 26:58 - Elite Interviews (Jesse Belden, Brett Mazza, Michelle Aitken, Brittney Williams/Martinez, and Ryan Brizzolara) 26:58 - 47:48 - Ultra Interviews (Peter Panagedes, Logan Nagle, Kristy Devincentes, Adam Lovellett, Kelly Schiavone, and Kevin LaPlatney) 47:48 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: From the Heart Virtual 5k Kaci Monroe's Dad Savage Race Series Leaderboard Spartan San Diego Podiums Takeshi's Castle Coming Back Spartan Games Season 2 Episode 2 Spartan Games Season 2 Episode 3 Hunter MacIntyre Sets New Hyrox World Record Brint and Alex Almost Beat American Hyrox Doubles Record Burden Run Podiums Spartan Charlotte Sprint Podiums Tuscaloosa Guantlet Podiums Savage Race Gainesville Podiums FIT Challenge Elite Results FIT Challenge Ultra Results Treadmill Fail Secret Link Best Gift Secret Link Fearless Secret Link Retirement Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 272. Is OCR Dying? The Final FIT Challenge with Robb McCoy! 223. FIT Challenge with Elites, Ultra Elites, and Robb McCoy! 242. F.I.T./Newbsanity OCR Extravaganza Live with Robb McCoy, Jarrett Newby, Elites, and More! ____  Next episode we plan to have the folks from Derti Development on the show to talk about their facility and events! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
51:40 04/11/2022
274. Crazy AF News with Matt B Davis!
We weren't sure what we would be doing for this weekend's episode but Matt B Davis from Obstacle Racing Media texted us and said that he wanted to call in.  What he had to say though, well that's for you to listen to and find out! 0:00 - 2:19 - Intro 2:19 - 3:15 - Quick News 3:15 - 3:36 - Content Preface 3:36 - 7:11 - Totally Legitimate Call with Matt B Davis 7:11 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Spartan San Antonio Super Podiums Fictus Race Podiums Tough As Nails Secret Link Jumping Secret Link Drone Secret Link Ukrainian Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 188. News but No Content! ____  Next episode is in April which really snuck up on us, Mike has had some plans though! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
10:17 04/04/2022
273. Spartan Games, Alabama WTM, Kyle McLaughlin Stepping Down, and Spartan Athletes Want Money!
Another rough week in OCR due to the poor reception of the first episode of the Spartan Games, the formal venue announcement of World's Toughest Mudder being in Alabama, the news of Kyle McLaughlin stepping down as the president of Tough Mudder, and Spartan athletes still demanding their prize money from last year.  We discuss all of this news and give our opinions on them. 0:00 - 3:10 - Intro 3:10 - 4:55 - Quick News 4:55 - 5:35 - Content Preface 5:35 - 20:44 - News Discussion 20:44 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Spartan Games Episode 1 World's Toughest Mudder in Alabama Kyle McLaughlin Stepping Down from Tough Mudder Savage Georgia Podiums Gut Punch Secret Link Humanity Secret Link Best Night Ever Secret Link Nerd Boner Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 188. News but No Content! ____  Next episode is in April which really snuck up on us, Mike has had some plans though! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
23:52 03/28/2022
272. Is OCR Dying? The Final FIT Challenge with Robb McCoy!
It's pretty clear that OCR has taken a massive hit due to the outbreak of COVID back in 2020 but many were optimistic about a strong return after.  Unfortunately, things still aren't looking much better with low turnouts at many events, race brands rapidly downsizing, and from what we and other friends can vouch for a large hit to podcast listeners. Robb McCoy from FIT Challenge has won awards from Best of OCR for his role as a race director, his race itself, and for the unique obstacles that are featured in them!  Yet due to the effect of low registrations, it is looking like this almost decade old OCR company will be coming to an end in 2023. We had him on to talk about what he considered going into making this decision, what he believes it means for the sport of OCR, and his plans moving forward! Be sure to register for the second to last of their OCRs, follow them on Instagram, and join their community on Facebook. 0:00 - 2:35 - Intro 2:35 - 9:08 - Quick News 9:08 - 9:31 - Content Preface 9:31 - 13:31 - Mike's Rant 13:31 - 49:48 - Robb McCoy from FIT Challenge Interview 49:48 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Joe DeSena Helping in Ukraine Jarrett Newby's Baby David Magida's Baby Spartan SLO Race Video: Women and Men Chandler Smith Engaged FIT Challenge Last OCR Announcement Atlanta Spartan Super Podiums: Men and Women Atlanta Spartan Sprint Podiums: Men and Women Mexico City Spartan Stadium Podiums: Men and Women Basketball Love Secret Link Surprise Secret Link Hula Hoop Secret Link Pep Talk Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 87. OCR Events Eulogy: Remembering Battlefrog, Superhero Scramble, Spartan Cruise and Many More! 223. FIT Challenge with Elites, Ultra Elites, and Robb McCoy! 242. F.I.T./Newbsanity OCR Extravaganza Live with Robb McCoy, Jarrett Newby, Elites, and More! ____  Next episode we may go to or have someone call in about BoldrDash WinterDash! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
55:13 03/21/2022
271. Nic Maszk on Spartan San Luis Obispo, TORC, and More!
Did you guys see that epic battle for 3rd place at Spartan San Luis Obispo?  We did, and we questioned "who the hell is that guy was with the bleached blonde hair who just beat out Hawk Call?". Turns out it was someone who we have had our eye on for the past year thanks to The Obstacle Racing Collab, Nic Maszk (pronounced "mask")!  We had him on to talk about how he got into the sport, his experience competing at SLO, thoughts on Spartan's spear throw penalty, why he bleached his hair, and much much more! Be sure to follow TORC on Instagram to keep track of Nic and his teammates! 0:00 - 2:31 - Intro 2:31 - 7:39 - Quick News 7:39 - 8:10 - Content Preface 8:10 - 42:41 - Nic Maszk Interview 42:41 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Rea Kolbl Engaged Spartan Bahamas City & Kids World Championship Cancelled Crash Dash Podiums Spartan SLO Beast Podiums Spartan SLO Ultra Podiums Spartan SLO Super Podiums: Men and Women Spartan North American Elite Series Standings: Men and Women Epic Edit Secret Link Respectful Secret Link Mini Golf Secret Link Someone is Cutting Onions Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: Reinforced Running: Spartan Seattle and Red Deer Race Recaps with Nic Maszk, Shaun Stephens-Whale and Vince Paikowski ____  Next episode Mike will be in Miami for a Bachelor party but hopefully we will get an episode out about the FIT 'Rock 50k that he is missing or Obstacle Wonderland's Run for Gold Race! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
47:29 03/14/2022
270. Ida Mathilde Steensgaard on Jacksonville Spartans, Savage Florida, and More!
Our favorite OCR athletes from Denmark came over to the United States to start their race season! Ida Mathilde Steensgaard has been having a particularly great time by winning both the Spartan Sprint and Super in Jacksonville and then running Savage Race for the first time and winning her axe! We discuss those two events as well as Red Bull's Conquer the Castle which is on Mike's bucket list to cover as media some day! Ida is sponsored by Red Bull, Inov8, Garmin, and Virus so consider giving those companies some love for supporting the sport of OCR! 0:00 - 2:55 - Intro 2:55 - 13:59 - Quick News 13:59 - 14:38 - Content Preface 14:38 - 1:00:10 - Ida Mathilde Ruben Steensgaard Interview 1:00:10 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber Boston Marathon Race Defer or Refund for Ukrainians New York Road Runners Stand with Ukraine Run Ironman Statement of Soliderity with Ukraine Delmo Beer Mile Island Championships Lindsay Webster's "Retirement" from OCR Scott Sweeney is a Grand Dad TORC Patreon Spartan Games Season 2 Reveal Date New Savage Obstacles and Rules Martins Licis Wins Arnold's Classic Hyrox New York Podiums Bonefrog Dallas Podiums Massacre Race Poland Podiums Savage Florida Podiums: Men and Women Savage Blitz Florida Podiums Good Karma Secret Link Humble Beginnings Secret Link Beast Mode Secret Link Falling Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 247. OCR World Championships 3K with Elites! 249. OCR World Championships Team Races and 100 Meter Finals with Elites! ____  Next episode we plan to have an ultramarathoner on the show for the first time.  We first met him on the Spartan Cruise, and he was on the Spartan Games! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
65:42 03/07/2022