…And There You Are Ready to Go…Now What?
Don’t you love the butterfly’s in your stomach? It’s the anticipation of the start of the race and the edgy demeanor of competition that gets me going. But you can always use a little extra. The very well paid elite athletes still need it regardless of their pay scale, (Money works for me tho). What is “IT“? ….Motivation!!!
Check out this Interview with OCR’s best two motivators. By Walter F Hendrick (Sandy)
I have done a lot of OCR’s and several provide a pre-race pep/motivation speech prior to releasing the racers on the course. What I have learned (and this is my opinion) is two of the pre-race motivators are by far the very best in the business. They would be BattleFrog’s Coachpain Dewayne and Tough Mudder’s Sean Corvelle. I am not a shy person, so I made it a point to introduce myself to both and become friends with both of them.
I started thinking why these two gentlemen are so good at their job and decided I would ask them both the same series of questions and see how each answered. I thought it was best to use questions that others besides me wanted to ask them, so I reached out to several of my OCR friends and asked them for some good questions. Each question includes the person’s name that came up with that specific question.
What is the toughest thing you’ve had to accomplish to get to where you are? – Elizabeth Pfluger.
The toughest thing that I ever had to accomplish was getting over the death of my mother and learning to let go.
What person have you met that has inspired you the most? – Bob Mulholland.
I recently just met my great uncle, who is 72 years old from Denver Colorado. He is a 4th degree black belt in martial arts and still going strong! He is an amazing inspiration to me!
How do you consistently keep your energy level so high, from wave to wave, event to event? – Paul Jones.
I pray and ask God to give me strength.
Please talk about your background in general and where you came from? – Margaret Schlachter.
I grew up on the Southside of Chicago. I have been in the fitness industry for over 23 years and am a certified fitness coach. I study 2 forms of martial arts: Jeet Kune Do and Hapkido
Do you think obstacle courses truly empower people? – Desirée Rincón.
Yes I do! It empowers people in many ways.
How does running an obstacle course make a difference in people’s lives? – Desirée Rincón.
Running & conquering obstacle courses makes people feel a sense of accomplishment.
If you could say anything to all the people who have never run an obstacle course and know that you would be heard, what would you say? – Desirée Rincón.
I would tell them that participating in an obstacle race is exhilarating and will definitely put your body, mind and spirit to the test. Completing an obstacle race is one of the best feelings in the world. It all starts at the starting line!
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