SISU:RADIO:36 Because it’s the quiet ones you should look out for.

Softly spoken and often going under the radar, Rob Barger avoids the limelight like a vampire avoiding the sun.

But it’s the quiet ones you should look out for.

Rob brings with him a wealth of experience in the world of endurance, having been a part of everything from the Death Race, Goruck Selection and most things in between. Harnessing that knowledge, he now brings a depth and dimension to not just the SISU Iron, but also to Spartan Endurance events like the Agoge and the HH12HR.

Cookie caught up with his long lost brother and talked about all things endurance.

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Ultra Dirt: 10 Stop being afraid of being afraid… listen up!

In this episode of UltraDirt, we chat to the positively inspiring Spring McClurg.

Her authenticity and adoration for the mountains is felt in everything she says and does. Although raised in the Rockies, the mountains did not ‘find her’ until later in life.

Her and her husband reset their life in Squamish and decided to embrace the mountain life in their new community. Their story is encouraging and humbling. Spring is now about trying to push past mental and physical barriers to see what is really possible. Oh, and she’s funny too. She teaches us to “commit or go home – but don’t hesitate.”

 

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Ultra Dirt:12 That time we thought we might die but got to live.

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Ultra Dirt:11 Going By Feel (or insert something more witty or catchy)

The withdrawal was getting real, so the girls needed to catch up. On today’s show, Tory and Arielle chat about their latest summer adventures. Arielle crushes her first 70.3 triathlon ‘watchless‘ and going by feel, crews her friend to win Sinister 7 ultra, and gets high on some peaks in the Canadian Rockies. Tory returns […]

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Ultra Dirt:08 A world record attempt and our real sponsors.

On this episode, we talk about Arielle’s upcoming 100km Treadmill Record for Team Mito in Calgary on May 28. Rumour has it, the treadmill is making a comeback?! Also, the differences between training outside and inside. As well, how we have learned how important our friends and family networks are. We think of them as […]

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AOF:163 “I’m Not You” and other mindsets for athletes of all levels.

Olaniyi Sobomehin got done playing in the NFL and started working with young athletes. The more he worked the more he noticed that is wasn’t the physical that the young athletes had issues with, it was the mental.
 
So, he dove in and figured out what really worked for him and other high level athletes when it came to mindset. Listen to his story and how mindset can help YOU in your pursuits.
 

 

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Garfield Griffiths – Swapping the foggy Tyne for the humid Keys.

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Swapping the fog on the Tyne in the north of England to the somewhat warmer climate of Florida, he’s always busy plotting either a race or a new obstacle, but who is the man behind the Geordie smile?

Cookie from Team SISU caught up with him recently and discussed OCR and endurance and how it stands in today’s world.

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SISU:RADIO:34 Mark Jones >> Built To Last

Mark Jones is up there as a living legend of endurance. More Death Races and other events than you could shake a peanut-butter covered stick at, he knows what it means to endure. A well-known figure in the endurance community, his roots in the military give him a solid foundation in his outdoor pursuits.

Generously taking the time to talk to Cookie from Team Sisu, he explains his mindset going into events where there is no actual finish line and you don’t know your done until you’re told. Whether the mileage is on foot, by board or kayak, Mark has huge experience in all forms of endurance events and repeatedly dominates.

What does it take to repeatedly push and push when most people have decided that it’s enough? Mark is better suited to answer those questions than most people in the US today.

 

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One Year No Beer

When the culture you are living is straight out of Wolf On Wall Street.

 

When you have a few pints at lunch almost every day and the white lies add up coming home after work.

 

When your mind and body aren’t functioning like they used to as a professional footballer(soccer).

 

Maybe it’s time for a personal change and a cultural one.  That’s what our guest has set out to do.  This is the story of making quitting something an advantage instead of a drag.  It’s about being strong for yourself and your family.  And it’s all pretty positive.  No judgements.  Just a challenge for individuals.  You should check this out if you have ever said, ” I’m never drinking again.”

 

 

Do the 90 Challenge with us!

Be sure to listen but even if you didn’t, we are going to do a 90 day OYNB challenge starting on August 1.

 

If you listen to Athlete On Fire, you are an athlete.  You know how we know?  Everyone is an athlete.  Elite athletes, from Olympians to NBA players abstain for performance reasons and you should too.  At least try for once to see the change in yourself.

 

 Need a challenge?  Our host, Scott, will be doing it right along side you. We’ll be hanging out with 2000 other motivated challenge takers in the OYNB FB Group.  Just look for #AOF in the group and we can do this together! We will also be sharing #AOFnobeer throughout the challenge on all of our social accounts!

 

Just create a profile by joining on the site.  One Year No Beer (see Pic below)  Let us know if you have any questions.  It’s going to be a fun ride.  One excuse that isn’t and excuse, scroll down.

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Non- excuse:

  • I have that wedding/event- There will always be an event.  This is your chance to be stronger than the event.  Hell, I put on and organize this event.  I ALWAYS have a beer after.  Not for 90 days

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Cookie from Team SISU caught up with the owner of the Dirt In Your Skirt website and discussed the old school, the new age and everything in-between, including the infamous time she quite literally ran away from Joe Desena.

SISU:RADIO:32 Andi Hardy is smiling through the pain.

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A veteran of the OCR and Endurance circuit, Andi has taken her own brand of fitness to not only the workout, but has also worked on Spartan Endurance’s Hurricane Heat too. Now having tasted as much as the OCR world has to offer, lately Andi has been turning her attention more towards the endurance branch of the fitness world.

Having already done the Death Race, The Sisu Iron, The Agoge and more besides, she is looking to do more long haul events.

Cookie from Team Sisu caught up with her recently and discussed, amongst other things, why when they first met, she was covered in nothing but duct tape.

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