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With Tahoe just around the corner and more challenging races up ahead, we have you covered with some amazing training and prep tips for your next race.  

In this episode, I just got back from running the Spartan Beast in Killington, VT and share a few takeaways from the race.  If you are worried about hills, then tune in to this one.  

We also have SGX Coach John Hayley on with Unbreakable Fitness to give the full Spartan Race Recap after running the Ultra Beast in Vermont.  

In our research review I talk all about an article discussing the effects of altitude on the body like VO2 Max and sleep.  But more importantly I leave you with a few tips on what you can do to reduce the negative effects of altitude on your race performance.  

And finally I have on the Godfather of the Spartan SGX Program, Dr. Jeff Godin.  Dr. J is a fellow UCONN alumni that currently is a professor at Fitchburg State University in Sport and Exercise Science as well as the head Strength and Conditioning Coach.  

Dr. J is a veteran ultra endurance athlete and responsible for working with Joe Desena and Joe Di to create was is now known as the Spartan SGX Certification.  They have done an amazing job, helping other coaches learn the strategies to best train their clients for Spartan Races.  

In this interview Dr. J shares his insight on dealing wth cold and hypothermia.  He shares his insight on how hypothermia effects the body, early warning signs, plus gives some great tips on how you can prepare yourself for racing in the cold.  

If you are racing in Lake Tahoe you will love this episode or any other races in cold or altitude.  

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