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Justin takes us through his recent experience of switching from pursuing a chilly 140 mile FKT with 36,000 feet of vert to a warm 100 mile race with 13,000 feet of vert. He discusses switching from pure steep hill training to flat, faster training, how he went about utilizing heat acclimation practices, how he fits in his massive training weeks, an…
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Today kicks off a mini series on how to effectively train yourself for running performance. We begin things with “Boring is Best, Unless You Need Excitement.” All the best endurance athletes use simple training methods. How do you enact this without going stir crazy?By Kirk Dewindt & Brakken Kraker
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Veejay went right to the top of the OCR world on the strength of his running and obstacle abilities. With the shifting landscape in OCR no longer motivating him the way it used to, he’s decided to branch out into Hybrid Racing. Today he discusses the process of taking time off running, taking up serious weight training and learning to run while tru…
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In this episode, we recap the FISO OCR World Championships in Belgium and the controversies surrounding the events. We touch on DEKAFIT Orlando, plus Race Brain Teasers This episode is brought to you by Resolute Coffee RR20 for 20% on your order. Support our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/racebrain
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How do I improve my ability to go to the pain cave in a race, as well as build mental toughness in general? How do I cultivate motivation? How long does it take to regain race fitness after rehabbing an injury? How long does it take to sharpen up for a faster, highly anaerobic race?By Kirk Dewindt & Brakken Kraker
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In this episode, the squad discusses various topics, including the most recent results in Hyrox Warsaw, where Poland seemingly received US sleds. We preview the upcoming DEKAFIT Orlando with another stacked field of women, including Meg Jacoby, Vivien Tufuto, and Terra Jackson. Then we touch on the record-breaking weekend for Rylan Schadegg for DEK…
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Coming down from altitude for a race. Climbers vs descenders. My coach doesn’t believe in zone based training. I can’t get my heart rate up. Preparing for races with significant water crossings/swims. What does a stress fracture feel like? Should I use creatine? Do I need to fully warm up for quality session?…
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In this episode, the guys spend about an hour talking about non-sense like running, drinking, and eating challenges, where they see training going for HYROX long term. Thoughts on the Skierg and more. Then they touch on the recent HYROX race in Dubai and the DEKAFIT Road Show event in Fort Wayne Indiana. Support our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/…
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Matt spent an entire training block, en route to the Chicago Marathon, living and training with the NAZ Elite pro running team. His experience was so life changing that he set about creating the opportunity for others to go through the same process. Dream Run Camp: Train like the pros, live like the pros, eat like the pros, and recover like the pro…
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In this episode, we talk about the upcoming DEKAFIT Northeast in Oaks, PA. We touch on the DEKAFIT debut of Meg Jacoby and Carly Wopat. Plus the first race of the season for Vivian Tufuto and Alandra Greenly. The men's race has 4 returning top 12 athletes, which will be a battle. Support our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/racebrain…
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In this episode, the squad talks about the first ever Hyrox in Australia (7:31), where Ricky Garard made his impressive debut, but James Kelly comes away with a commanding victory. We talk about how much Grit it takes to compete in an event without any skin on your hands - Grit Games (1:08:00). Finally, we touch on the first-ever Rally in the Valle…
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In this episode, Rich sits down in person with Jacob Schmitt, Cooper Wise, and Jon Colborn of CrossFit Omnia (West Regional 3rd place 2023, CrossFit Games 7th 2022). To talk about the 2023 CrossFit games and draft teams. Super special episode - I hope you enjoy.By Brakken Kraker, Jack Bauer, Kirk DeWindt, and Rich Ryan
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In this episode, we talk about the spartan 3k in the Poconos. We talk about men's and women's results and, most importantly, our Brakken Kraker's race. Plus, we speak on the various controversies surrounding the race itself. Support our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/racebrainBy Brakken Kraker, Jack Bauer, Kirk DeWindt, and Rich Ryan
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In this episode, we go deep on the 3rd stop for the Spartan elite series in Palmerton. We draft the whole squad for what is looking to be the most stacked event of the year. Support our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/racebrain #hyrox #dekafit #spartanraceBy Brakken Kraker, Jack Bauer, Kirk DeWindt, and Rich Ryan
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Listeners submitted some good questions this week, so we choose three and drove on in: 1. When should I push through and when should I take a break in training? How should “improving “ feel? 2. How much should I use Pace as a metric for Quality Workouts when preparing for OCR? 3. I just cancelled my upcoming race and signed up for a different one a…
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We have too many training items on our mind this week, so we’re covering multiple topics today! We start with the lessons we had reinforced to us this past weekend about pacing and racing in the heat, and then we progress to warm ups, race strategy, and mental toughness.By Kirk Dewindt & Brakken Kraker
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In this episode, we discuss the different attributes of OCR athletes and which athlete we athletes in the game have the best parts. Then we talk about some of the world records that are within reach. Plus, we celebrate our nation's independence. Support our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/racebrain #hyrox #dekafit #spartanrace…
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Matt was the best runner on Kirk’s college track team. He was a 4:00 miler and a 1:47 800m runner. In the twenty years since they last saw each, Kirk found OCR and trail racing while Matt dabbled in triathlon before becoming a National Record holder on the row and ski ergs. And today here they are, reunited on The Running Public!…
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Lactate threshold. Anaerobic threshold. Ventilatory threshold 2. Forget all the terms and science and confusion. There are plenty of other episodes out there regarding all of that! Today is all about WHAT this type of training looks like, WHY it is so effective, and HOW we can implement it effectively in our training.…
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In this episode, we discuss how fast we think you will need to run at Dekafit, strong and mile, to make it to the World Championships. Plus we touch briefly on the new qualification systems and a new idea for a competition. Support our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/racebrain #hyrox #dekafit #spartanrace…
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