Kristena Barnes – When Endurance and OCR is more than just a hobby

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AOF:185 March Madness without my dad, unpredictable spring, and fallen innovators.

On the show: Legend Lost The late and great Royal Robbins passes away at age 82.  He was a pioneer in rock climbing as the sport we know it today.  Go watch Valley Uprising.  It’s an amazing and inspiring look at the roots of the sport.  Our host, Scott was born just 30 minutes away in […]

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AOF:184 An ultra runner named Jeffrey and his bus named Earl.

Jeffrey James Binney is a comedian, actor, and now, ultra runner.  Why does he intend on living in a bus?  How was his complete failure more stressful than usual at the Leadville 100?  Did he ever finish an ultra?  Plus, some bonus content featuring parts of his comedy special from the experiences.   Thanks for […]

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AOF:183 The Good Leg Project with Max Conserva

A crazy and horrific accident at the age of 8 and the lightbulb moment 22 years later began a movement in an individual that will speak to everyone who knew there was an athlete deep down but didn’t know how to find it. Max Conserva is an athlete, speaker, and coach who has transformed the […]

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Adventure doesn't have to be big

Adventure.  Everyone wants more but has no idea where to get it.  We know it’s good for our heart and soul.  And sometimes our legs and lungs.  Yet, it seems, less and less of us are adventuring.   Adventure is a huge part of our make up.  We as a human race traveled across mountain […]

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Kristina Barnes has been quietly destroying OCR and endurance events with ease for a number of years now. So much so, that she recently designed and led her own rucking event.

Harnessing her first hand knowledge, Kristina is now looking at the community in a broader scope, looking to bring that same excitement she feels to others that may not have had the same opportunity.

Zac Cromwell – Gratitude is everything

Zac Cromwell has quietly gone about his journey in endurance, making many friends along the way. Harnessing his love and skills in rock climbing towards that of endurance events, he understands what it means to keep going.

Catching up with Cookie from Team SISU recently, he discussed experiencing “the dark place” and how a couple of DNF’s at events has made him grateful for what he now knows and how he spreads that same gratitude.

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AOF:185 March Madness without my dad, unpredictable spring, and fallen innovators.

On the show: Legend Lost The late and great Royal Robbins passes away at age 82.  He was a pioneer in rock climbing as the sport we know it today.  Go watch Valley Uprising.  It’s an amazing and inspiring look at the roots of the sport.  Our host, Scott was born just 30 minutes away in […]

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AOF:184 An ultra runner named Jeffrey and his bus named Earl.

Jeffrey James Binney is a comedian, actor, and now, ultra runner.  Why does he intend on living in a bus?  How was his complete failure more stressful than usual at the Leadville 100?  Did he ever finish an ultra?  Plus, some bonus content featuring parts of his comedy special from the experiences.   Thanks for […]

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AOF:183 The Good Leg Project with Max Conserva

A crazy and horrific accident at the age of 8 and the lightbulb moment 22 years later began a movement in an individual that will speak to everyone who knew there was an athlete deep down but didn’t know how to find it. Max Conserva is an athlete, speaker, and coach who has transformed the […]

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Adventure doesn't have to be big

Adventure.  Everyone wants more but has no idea where to get it.  We know it’s good for our heart and soul.  And sometimes our legs and lungs.  Yet, it seems, less and less of us are adventuring.   Adventure is a huge part of our make up.  We as a human race traveled across mountain […]

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SISU:RADIO:38 Vanessa Letts – The Nomadic Runner

Vanessa found herself in a position to take some time out and do as she pleased, so grasping that opportunity, decide to go around the world and drink in what there is to see, but does it via her own route.

Taking in as many OCR, endurance and running events as she can, she can be found anywhere from on the Great Wall of China, to the mountains of southern California.

But why do something so extreme? Why not do something less punishing on the body? In this episode, Vanessa explains to Cookie from Team SISU why she does what she does.

 

 

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Kristena Barnes - When Endurance and OCR is more than just a hobby

Kristina Barnes has been quietly destroying OCR and endurance events with ease for a number of years now. So much so, that she recently designed and led her own rucking event. Harnessing her first hand knowledge, Kristina is now looking at the community in a broader scope, looking to bring that same excitement she feels […]

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Zac Cromwell - Gratitude is everything

Zac Cromwell has quietly gone about his journey in endurance, making many friends along the way. Harnessing his love and skills in rock climbing towards that of endurance events, he understands what it means to keep going. Catching up with Cookie from Team SISU recently, he discussed experiencing “the dark place” and how a couple […]

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Jon Townsend - Running is a reward, not a punishment.

Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book “It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game”.   Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football […]

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Nick Waddell - When military training is used for "fun".

Nick Waddell has a lengthy and impressive background in the military. For fun, he crawls through sand and mud, hikes long distances and carries heavy things for no apparent reason. Nick is an endurance athlete. But what makes him tick and why would someone want to do these kinds of things when they don’t need […]

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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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Kristena Barnes - When Endurance and OCR is more than just a hobby

Kristina Barnes has been quietly destroying OCR and endurance events with ease for a number of years now. So much so, that she recently designed and led her own rucking event. Harnessing her first hand knowledge, Kristina is now looking at the community in a broader scope, looking to bring that same excitement she feels […]

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Zac Cromwell - Gratitude is everything

Zac Cromwell has quietly gone about his journey in endurance, making many friends along the way. Harnessing his love and skills in rock climbing towards that of endurance events, he understands what it means to keep going. Catching up with Cookie from Team SISU recently, he discussed experiencing “the dark place” and how a couple […]

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Jon Townsend - Running is a reward, not a punishment.

Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book “It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game”.   Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football […]

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Nick Waddell - When military training is used for "fun".

Nick Waddell has a lengthy and impressive background in the military. For fun, he crawls through sand and mud, hikes long distances and carries heavy things for no apparent reason. Nick is an endurance athlete. But what makes him tick and why would someone want to do these kinds of things when they don’t need […]

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Neely Fortune – The beauty and the Beast (inside)

Neely Fortune has done a great job of leading a double life in recent times. When not taking part in endurance events and OCR races, she’s winning beauty pageants and becoming Miss Vermont.

Quite literally a beauty with a beast within, Neely took time out of her busy schedule to catch up with Cookie and Team SISU to share some thoughts on what she does, and why she does them.

Note: Due to a last minute schedule change with pageant commitments, Neely will make her Iron debut in 2017.

Picture credit: Anthony Matesi

SISU:RADIO:12 Don Devaney and the philosophy behind endurance

When it comes to veterans and faces or names from the Death Race and of endurance events in general, few strike chord as a certain Mr. Don Devaney.

Death racers from days of yore will know that he comes from a philosophical background, but can still throw punches in a metaphorical sense when it comes to covering vast, uncomfortable distances.

Team SISU catches up with Don and talks about books people should read, what it means to truly understand endurance and his inclusion in the SISU Iron.

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Kristena Barnes - When Endurance and OCR is more than just a hobby

Kristina Barnes has been quietly destroying OCR and endurance events with ease for a number of years now. So much so, that she recently designed and led her own rucking event. Harnessing her first hand knowledge, Kristina is now looking at the community in a broader scope, looking to bring that same excitement she feels […]

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Zac Cromwell - Gratitude is everything

Zac Cromwell has quietly gone about his journey in endurance, making many friends along the way. Harnessing his love and skills in rock climbing towards that of endurance events, he understands what it means to keep going. Catching up with Cookie from Team SISU recently, he discussed experiencing “the dark place” and how a couple […]

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Jon Townsend - Running is a reward, not a punishment.

Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book “It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game”.   Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football […]

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Nick Waddell - When military training is used for "fun".

Nick Waddell has a lengthy and impressive background in the military. For fun, he crawls through sand and mud, hikes long distances and carries heavy things for no apparent reason. Nick is an endurance athlete. But what makes him tick and why would someone want to do these kinds of things when they don’t need […]

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SISU:RADIO:11 From special forces to OCR.

Originally from Nuremberg, Germany, Fabian left home when he was 17 to join the German Army Special Forces as a Supporter in their Operations Center and Training & Testing Center for about two years. A decade later he moved to California and now lives in San Jose, where he work as IT Security Analyst.

Among other events, he’s completed more than a dozen Goruck events, two of them 24hr Heavies, and two Spartan HH12HR events. Coming from a strong endurance base, he switched to speed in 2015 and managed to work his way up through the ranks in Spartan Race and finished the last race in the Top 10 of the Elites.

He shares his experiences and perspectives on Flow Not Force and compete on NBC’s “Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge”, which will air within the next few months.

One of the more quiet, and horribly underrated endurance athletes in the scene today, SISU catches up with Fabian to talk about how he trains, his plans and accents that aren’t American.

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