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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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July 10th we hit the air waves again to talk all things Spartan!  This show ended up longer than our normal show.  We talk about Utah and Hobie Call’s triumphant return, the Kids Race, the 2011 Death Race, and Carrie aka Shawty has officially joined the 2012 race and is looking to raise some serious money for some Chicked charities.  The Beast is coming up and the Spartan Chicks will be there in full force and with a UNIFORM that will be available for sale soon!  Katy McCabe, of Team Glamazon Death Race fame joined us for an impromptu interview and we even talked about the amazing Women’s World Cup soccer game today!  Big shout out to goalie Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe and the other ladies of the National Team – Congrats!

Spartan Race’s first blog about the event is also available HERE which outlines the event and challenges in more detail. The Death Race Episode from Hot Seat Media will go live July 16 at 8 PM EST. Visit www.spartanrace.tv for more details!

Listen to the amazing bloopers at the end of the show!

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by Maurya Scanlon MScanMy family lives in Virginia.  (How convenient) Going to this race was like a homecoming of epic proportions. I kid you not, folks. Add my excitement over running another Spartan Race with getting good daughter points for visiting my parents on Father’s Day Weekend, and that equals the happiest MScan ever in the world. And a very happy DadScan.  We talk about the VA race and new champion Quentin Leadbeter on our most recent Spartan Radio Broadcast!  Check it out!  (It’s available on iTunes too… search Spartan Radio)  We also talk Toronto, Death Race, and random humor courtesy of Shawty, Jim and me.

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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 Jason Jaksetic and Carrie Adams

WOD: “Everyone thinks his own burden heavy.” -French proverb
1) Weight up (Jason fills back packs with rocks, Carrie prefers sand bags)
2) Find gnarly terrain. (Stair climber works too)
3) Go have fun for 1 hr. Don’t worry about distance. Repeat tough sections till you cry, or breath deep and enjoy a nice mountain walk. Just weight up, is all!

She says: “The stair climber is my bitch.  Well, not quite, but it will be when I’m done!”

This WOD turned into a crazy training day for me!  I’m training for a race in the Rockies in August and so I am hitting the stair climber every day!  The people at my gym think I’m nuts  I load up my backpack with about 40 pounds and did 40 minutes alternating between 70 and 80 steps a minute.  Then (while still wearing the backack) I carried 20 lbs. in each hand for a half mile and did 10 steps ups every 100m.  Then I ran a mile with no weight on my back.  Then I climbed BACK on the stair climber for another 20 minutes.  When I was done, I did a half mile in the pool SLOWLY to recover.  It felt amazing.  Tomorrow I assume I’ll hate my life tomorrow.  Love it.

Soundtrack: “Crazy Bitch” by Buckcherry

He says: “Gnarly trail running?  You kidding me?  Barn Beast owns this mountain.”

I found some pretty technical sections of my mountain to run on.  Rocks are becoming a regular fixture in my running program.  After a 53 mile race, this run felt relaxing and fun.  I’m looking ahead to the Death Race at the end of the month.

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by Jason Jaksetic and Carrie Adams

WOD:

8 rounds
1 mile run
10 pull ups
10 push ups
20 crunches

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by Jason Jaksetic and Carrie Adams

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Spartan WOD: The Griff  In honor of USAF SSgt Travis L. Griffin, 28, who was killed April 3, 2008 in the Rasheed district of Baghdad by an IED strike to his vehicle. Travis is survived by his son Elijah.

Four rounds for time

Run 800m forwards

Run 400m backwards

Run 800m forwards

Run 400m backwards

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by Carrie Adams and Maurya Scanlon

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Shawty Spartan

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…

MScan

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 Jason Jaksetic and Carrie Adams

FIRST OF ALL – WOD updates can be sent out daily – Click HERE and get it delivered straight to your inbox!

Second of all, Shawty is on FB now – Check, it out.

Third of all – we’ll be doing arts and crafts tomorrow – SPARTAN style –  and making our own sandbags for an upcoming WOD next Tuesday!  For around $20 you too can have your very own sand bag.

Now back to business…

WOD: “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”
— Henry Rollins
Let’s destroy our legs. w/u jump rope 10 minutes. Run 2 miles. 100 lunges. Run 2 miles. 100 squats. Run 2 miles. Sprint 400m. c/d one mile

She says: “I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to be able to lift your arms above your head, right?  Yeah…. I can’t.”

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by Jason Jaksetic and Carrie Adams

w/u – two miles
The Nicole…
400 m and max rep pull-ups
As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes.
c/d 10 minute jog
Note number of pull-ups completed for each round.

She Says: “My kind of day.  Let’s run.  Oh crap… there’s pull ups…”

Okay, so let’s be real.  Anything more than five pull-ups aren’t possible for me right now without assistance (or kipping, which I refuse to do), but I ran my ass off.

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