Joe DeSena, the co-founder of the Spartan Race Series and accomplished endurance athlete, joins the show to talk all about obstacle racing and exclusive news on his new book. Specifically we talk about:
-Growth of obstacle racing, how many Spartan races are offered, where, etc.
-Types of Spartan races and The Death Race (distances, difficulty, etc)
-How to train for obstacle racing: strength and endurance, including Joe’s top 3 exercises
-Obstacles involved in a Spartan race: full list with Joe’s favorites
-Nutrition for racing
-Rise of elite obstacle racers (i.e. Hobie Call)
-Joe’s athletic career
-Obstacle racing vs. tradition triathlon and ultras
-Mental side of obstacle racing
-Reebok’s new obstacle-racing shoe designed with Joe’s input!
-“Spartan Up”, Joe’s Spartan Racing book due out this year