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Spartan Radio at www.radracing.org was LIVE again Tuesday, October 18th at 10/9 PM CST.  The Radio show is taking on new dimensions of badassness.  Returning guest Todd Sedlak was LIVE from a training exercise on Fort Benning that consisted of two large forces using traditional and new technology to determine effectiveness in battle.  Very cool!  So part of his interview was in a Humvee and we did hear some live fire at one point.  LOUD was the order of the day.  (Everyone else was in their kitchens or basements, not nearly as badass, but we can’t all be Todd Sedlak.) 

Click on the button above to hear the mayhem! 

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by Maurya Scanlon

I would like to preface this article by saying that this weekend was my birthday weekend. (shameless plug)  I turned 23 on Friday, June 24th, the official start of the Death Race I’m not sure what that means, but I’ll just go with it.  I received, for my special day, a special gift: a crush. You read correctly, Spartans. I have a crush. In the way that actors form actor crushes on talent (not actually the people who possess that talent), athletes form athlete crushes (I have this on good authority—Carrie Adams. Carrie, if I’m wrong, please omit this paragraph lest I sound ass-like). I am, in fact, an actress so I can pretend to have an athlete crush on her and hopefully it’ll be convincing. Tony-award winning perhaps… but really it’s just a crush-crush.  Her name is Keira Henninger, and I hope to God that she understands my sense of humor.

IMG_0745I had the opportunity to speak with her this past weekend, while the Death Race was destroying knees. See what I did there? Synecdoche. The knees represent the whole person, or racer, if you will.  Moving on.  I am incredibly impressed by people who make it a point to push themselves, to do what most consider super human. So in the spirit of the Death Race, I interviewed Keira.  She may not have run it, but this remarkable woman, athlete and mother still inspires those of us (me) who think they could only dream of accomplishing what she has in her fantastic life.

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by Maurya Scanlon

beach training 2Awhile back, Carrie Adams posted a Death Race Profile about Katy McCabe, and today I got the chance to interview the other Glamazon of their two-woman dream team: Laura Svette. Going into the interview I knew that I was going to encounter a phenom. She not only pushes herself, but she also embodies the “yes you can” attitude that I have found that Spartan Race inspires. This woman is an incredible athlete, and it is with great pleasure that I introduce this profile to the Death Race Universe.

Laura and Katy have been training partners and co-motivators for awhile now, and all it took to get Katy to convince Laura to do the Death Race was a text message. Laura recounts that McCabe texted “We’re doing this,” and within five seconds she was sold. She went on to explain that from that moment on she started almost throwing up every day as she learned more about what exactly she had signed up for. She checked youtube and facebook, every available resource to learn more, but with the anxiousness can the excitement.

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Update: Hobie Call has decided to withdraw from the Virginia race to focus on his Death Race training.  June 24th is getting close.  Stay tuned for more on the Death Race!

So, Spartan Radio kicked off today!  MScan aka Maurya and Shawty aka Carrie spent some time talking with Average Guy Jim Collison about the recent New York Spartan Race, the upcoming Virginia Race on June 18th, the Death Race on June 24th and even some helpful nutrition before races!

The Spartan WOD (Workouts of the Day) were mentioned – sign up to have it delivered straight to your inbox www.spartanrace.com/wod and be sure to check out our Spartan TV channel – www.spartanrace.tv.  If you think you have a good story and you are racing in Virginia – email carrie@spartanrace.com and you might make the cut in our next video!

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June 4th – Day One

June 5th – Day Two

Here is the link if you want to just download the podcast:

http://spartanpodcast.podomatic.com/enclosure/2011-06-11T14_43_52-07_00.mp3

You can listen to the podcast here:

http://spartanpodcast.podomatic.com

The RSS feed is:

http://spartanpodcast.podomatic.com/rss2.xml

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by Carrie Adams and Maurya Scanlon

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Listen up!! BREAKING NEWS!  Shawty and MScan are going to be invading the airwaves (and your smart phones) once a week with ALL things Spartan!  LIVE! Spartan Nation – this will be your weekly fix of Spartan news, interviews, highlights, stories, and what’s coming down the pipeline!  The Average Guy Podcaster Jim Collison helps us kick off our inaugural show that we’ll be posting later this weekend that included all the deets so you can get connected and stay that way!

So, let’s be honest, we’re chicks and we have sooo much to talk about…

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And talking is way easier than typing when our arms aren’t working after the WOD’s we feature.  On our first show we talk about the WOD 30 Day Challenge featuring Jason Jaksetic the Barn Beast and Carrie Adams Shawty Spartan that’s gaining some serious momentum and leaving a path of blood, sweat, and tears (maybe a little puke) as it moves into day 11.  We fight the urge to do burpees just thinking about it!  The movement inspired MScan to join and to “Spartan Up” so she can run the Beast in August and a marathon in December – both events with Shawty by her side.  She is an example of our “Get Spartan Chicked” movement that we highlight every Tuesday!

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By Carrie Adams

MScanIt’s Spartan Chicked Tuesday!  So, today is all about the ladies!  By now you’ve all been following our WOD Challenge.  Barn Beast and Shawty are hitting the workouts hard and sharing their experiences each night along with our WOD.  Well, our newest Spartan Maurya Scanlon aka MScan is joining the action!  Inspired by our recent “Get Spartan Chicked” movement, MScan is joining Shawty in her quest for eternal female badassness (pssst – ladies, you should too!)  Check out our newest video: Women Winning for inspiration!

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