Brakken Kraker was one of the first superstars in Obstacle Course Racing and a fixture on the Spartan Pro Team from 2013-2017. He grew-up in love with all sports and in high school competed in baseball, basketball, track, and cross country. In college, Brakken led his Track & Field program, earning All-American honors as a middle distance runner. Although successful in all distances in OCR, his passion is the shorter, faster format embodied in Spartan's Stadium Series. A teacher by trade, Brakken is currently a full-time OCR coach, father to 3, ages 1, 3 and 5, husband, and still-dominant short course OCR athlete.
Recent episodes featuring Brakken Kraker
The 2020 Spartan US National Series kicks off this weekend in Jacksonville Florida! Kirk and Brakken discuss the race course, weather, favorites & underdogs, and predictions.
As endurance athletes, we are always one training session away from an injury. When it does hit, we don't have to forgo the rest of our training block! Today's episode is a field guide for how to maintain maximum fitness throughout your recovery process. We touch upon:The best cross-training exercisesOur favorite cross-training speed sessions and long workoutsA sample week for an injured athletey mucho mas!
Obstacle Racing's original and most well known writer / podcaster / personality swings by to give some unique insight into the Spartan ProTest. He also covers his journey from stand-up comedian to OCR media mogul and finishes up with a chat about his current training and the Nike Vaporfly.
Our sport is, unfortunately, filled with technical terms and jargon. Today we simplify things for you! We define the most commonly used running terms and give examples of how to incorporate each of them into your training.What is a Tempo Run? How about a Threshold Run?Lactate Threshold vs Anaerobic Threshold vs VO2 maxRunning EconomyWhat constitutes a Long Run?What are strides and how do I do them?Is vertical oscillation even a thing? Does it matter?What's a Fartlek?and so much more!
Spartan has announced that Abu Dhabi will host the 2020 World Championship. This episode covers everything you will need in order to be ready!travel advicewhere to staywhat to expectweather race terraintraining prep
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