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Episode 146 Brianne Showman

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Welcome to the BeastNet brought to you in partnership with the Beasts Obstacle Course Racers! This is a podcast for people who love obstacle course racing, obstacle centric workouts, rucking and endurance. We started this podcast because we are always looking for people to run obstacle course races with and wanted people to talk to about OCR and getting healthy. We run OCRs and other races in the Pacific Northwest as well as 5ks and other "road races" and more. We are all about supporting the OCR community.
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Welcome to the BeastNet brought to you in partnership with the Beasts Obstacle Course Racers! This is a podcast for people who love obstacle course racing, obstacle centric workouts, rucking and endurance. We started this podcast because we are always looking for people to run obstacle course races with and wanted people to talk to about OCR and getting healthy. We run OCRs and other races in the Pacific Northwest as well as 5ks and other "road races" and more. We are all about supporting the OCR community.

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150th Episode The Sesquicentennial BeastMaster
Today Pretty Mike catches up with the OG, the guy who started it all, The Beast Master Andrew Hooper.   They talk about all things, starting with how the Beasts OCR began all the way through Drew stepping away to let the group grow into the Non Profit it is today.  Recently Drew has moved into motivational speaking and returned to the mud of OCR racing.  Make sure and listen to the whole episode as there's a fanboy story about Adam B and discussion about that time Drew and Mike met on the toughest course Mike's been on to date.  Follow Drew here: Facebook: BreakThrough2Thrive Instagram: BreakThrough2Thrive Twitter: BT2Thrive
December 9, 2019
Episode 149 Andrea Britten
Today Pretty Mike talks with Andrea Britten, fresh off the the course in Sacramento.  While there she ran both days and is getting the itch to do more and more OCR after her bother coaxed her into her first recently.  This episode talks a lot about the why.  Listen and find out her why.
December 5, 2019
Episode 148 Candice Thornton Day - Rope and Dagger
This special episode is a companion to Candice Thornton Day's Written letter to Joe De Sena found here: This is the second time this year Mike has had the honor of interviewing someone who had a near miss during a spartan race.  Earlier this year we spoke with Brandy Conlin after she head a heart attack during the Kimberley Trifecta weekend where the Spartan volunteers and medics didn't know what to do or how to respond.   Today Candice talks about her races in 2019 and everything she went though.  The nudge from Joe to go take on the biggest challenge of her life, that subsequently made her question the safety protocols at the Tahoe Championships this year.   We heard about many elites DNF'ing, getting pulled from the course for safety,  and Candice got the opportunity to run the same course on the same day with AG.   It almost cost her everything.   After this was recorded Joe De Sena reached out to Candice to let her know there will be changes to runner safety coming out in light of her story.
December 2, 2019
December Beast Report
This month we learn all about what makes Lorenzo Contreras tick, his joy  of the sport, and his gratitude for the Beast OCR team and racing  community. We will also discuss some workouts to help build your  strength for those heavy OCR carries. Last, check out the nutrition  section for tips to enjoy the holiday meals without overindulging or  feeling deprived.
December 2, 2019
Episode 147 Zackary "Nubs" Paben , More Heart Than Scars
Happy Thanksgiving from Beastnet!  We have a very special episode for you today. Pretty Mike sits down with the founder and CEO of More Heart than Scars Zack Paben. Zack recently returned from Saudi Arabia where he gave a talk about More Heart Than Scars and the Black Mountain academy . They talk about what got Zack into OCR and Tough Mudder, Spartan, Sean Corvelle and his part in naming the NPO, Joe De Sena of Spartan, Erika Bogan's races, and More Heart Than Scars.  Talk goes to safety, training, BEASTaid and beyond.  They spend a while in the middle talking about suicide prevention and somewhere get into a story about decapitation?   You'll have to listen to the whole episode and find out. MHTS YouTube: Zack's talks from: Saudi Arabia TEDxASHVILLE
November 28, 2019
Episode 146 Brianne Showman
Today Hammer talks with Brianne Showman about being a physical trainer at Get Your Fix Physical Therapy, being an OCR trainer, and her podcast the Highly Functional podcast.  Listen and subscribe here:  Brianne also has a Facebook group Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Athlete Health And Performance that you should join for tips and trick on better training.  Kyle and Brianne talk allot about strengthening and injuries that are OCR specific and her mission to help her clients overcome them.  This is a great episode going in depth on things you can do to better prepare for the course.
November 25, 2019
Episode 145 Douglas Arant
Today Hammer talks with Doug Arant from the Beasts OCR group. He recently traveled to Greece for the Spartan Trifecta weekend. They talk about the course, the food, and Greece. They go into depth about walking 15k steps everyday without the additional steps the course added to it and the craziness that was traffic in Athens. Doug talks about how Sparta embraced the entire event and how the parade of nations felt. #subyfixer  #alltortoisenohair
November 21, 2019
Episode 144 Lindsay Smith
Today Hammer talks with Lindsay Smith.  They talk about many things including her background in teaching, what got her into OCR, her first Spartan and the madness that ensued after she caught the race bug. She is a trainer at a Tough Mudder Bootcamp in Tough Mudder Bootcamp Sawyer Heights.   She is returning to racing after a hiatus to have her son.   Lindsay recently completed the Bone Frog Trident after this was recorded. This is a fun episode, make sure you listen to the end.
November 18, 2019
Episode 143 Jonny Red
Today Hammer talks with Jonathan Redmond.  You may know him as Spartan East Coast Lead Krypteia Jonny Red.  They talk about how he got into racing and going from couch coach to Spartan Krypteia.  Hammer and Jonny talk about parenthood and the joys of seeing your children go out and perform. They also talk about Hammer's first Tough Mudder and share some laughs. Find Jonny on Instagram: Want to save a buck on Spartan Canada races, use  his Ambassador code SRCA047 (30% OFF)
November 14, 2019
Episode 142 Dustin Johnson's World Record Run to Stop Soldier Suicide.
11-11-19 Veterans Day USA Today Mike talks with Tina Johnson about her son's world record run for veteran suicide awareness.   This has the longest post attached for an episode I've ever written.  But please, scroll through the entire post.   We've never asked before, Please share this episode.   Help stop Soldier Suicide. Navy veteran Dustin Johnson started off the year with an attempt to take his own life. Today, he continues to fight to “find his light”. Help him raise funds and awareness for veteran and military suicide prevention by donating to his mission:  There are a couple ways to get money straight to Dustin.  His run not fully funded yet. You can send it to his PayPal account. Use friends and family for it to be sent free. OR You can drop off money at any Southern Bank location. Just tell them it's for Dustin Johnson's account. They will know what to do from there. OR You can mail it Dustin Johnson 102 Charleston Street Benton, Mo 63736 Want to support by getting a world record run shirt? Short sleeve is $15.00 each Long sleeve is $25.00 each Hoody $30.00 each Youth S. M. L. XL Adult S. M. L. XL Adult 2xl and 3xl add$2 I can get larger sizes on request Tina's VENMO( @Tina-Johnson-241)facebook pay and PayPal for payments. We also do pick up in Benton, Mo area. Shipping is for exact shipping cost. For larger order we use flat rate boxes. Yes, we ship out of the country! Email Tina  your order ·  Follow Dustin’s journey: Youngest person to run around the world Dustin's Book Wish List: #runningforvets #22toomany #DustinRunsForVet #stopsoldiersuicide. #runningaroundrheworld
November 11, 2019
EP 141 Tatianna Pugmire
Today Pretty Mike catches up with Tatianna Pugmire after her completion of the Ultra Beast.  They talk about life, the curve balls that life contains, racing, helping her friend through the Ultra Beast and more.  Mike talks about his marathon and invites Tatianna to join him on the Tunnel Marathon.
November 7, 2019
2 Years Later-- Retrospective --where we have been and where we are going. Special Episode about the BeastNet.
On this special edition of BeastNet Pretty Mike, Hammer, and Brother Boggs all get on the line and discuss the show.   Stories about Spartan, Tough Mudder, Run A Muck with Pennies for Quarters, and more.  This is a fun episode that dives into the beginnings of BeastNet through that one time when Mike almost hung up the microphone. A Special thanks to Adam, Tatianna, and Ashley for our intros over the years and to everyone who has been with us through the first two years.  Here's to many more! Be sure to check our website and join our mailing list.
November 6, 2019
EP 140 Rob Barger
This time Pretty Mike talks with Rob Barger of RedPath Performance Group.  They talk about Redpath's beginnings, what got Rob into racing, working at Spartan, completing Death Race while being Joe De Sena's assistant and more.  Mike and Rob also get into discussion about Go Ruck and competitive shooting.  This episode touches on so many things, you'll have to tune in to hear about it all!
November 4, 2019
November 2019 Beast Report
This month Kim Talks with Landy Bowers about her time with the beasts, running, racing, and friendships.  Be sure to tune in every month and get to know more Beasts OCR team members on this monthly special report.
November 1, 2019
EP 139 Aaron Singleton
Today Pretty Mike talks with Aaron Singleton from Mud Run Guide who resides in Alberta CA.  Aaron discusses what got him into racing, what races come to Alberta, and what races he wants to see.  Mike and Aaron go into detail about the mysterious X Warrior Hurt Locker he recently completed.  
October 31, 2019
EP 138 Bonnie Wilson
Today Pretty Mike talks with Bonnie Wilson from Mud Run Guide. They talk about what got her into OCR and what got her started into Social media at Mud Run Guide. Bonnie and Mike talk about her other endeavors which include Seattle Marathon ambassador and her love for the OCR Community. Bonnie also tells a great story on why you need to get out and do a Rugged Maniac.
October 28, 2019
#137 Miles Keller
Today Pretty Mike talks with Miles Keller.  Miles is an OCR fanatic who also Co-hosts a podcast "Link Endurance" with Coach "Mo" Brossette and is an SGX (Spartan Group Exercise) Coach.  They talk all aspects of OCR.  Touching base on Savage Race, Spartan Race, Tough Mudder (and it's return to Dallas for the Toughest) and more.  Lot's of fun discussion with Miles "The Motivator" Keller in this episode.  Be sure to listen to the end.
October 25, 2019
#136 Joe Forney and the 300.
Today Hammer talks with Joe Forney who recently completed his  300th Spartan in only 6 years at the Seattle Beast.  Joe talks about  what got him into Spartan, his own personal transition in weight loss,  and the challenge from Joe De Sena that helped him to 300 Spartan Races  completed.  Joe and Kyle also discuss the "Tortoise" and how it relates  to the BeastNet Team.
October 21, 2019
Episode 135 Charizo
Today Pretty Mike sits down with Charizo AKA Charissa Martin. And Mayhem ensues, they talk about Tahoe, Seattle, Spartan the Gym they go to. It is pure fun so sit back and enjoy
October 17, 2019
Episode 134 Janell and the Lightning Module
Today Pretty Mike talks with Janell Endo about the recent Firefighter Fit Lightning module. How the event went, how the cadre Kyoul Cha was and how he differs from others that punish you just to punish you. Mike and Janell talk about why you should do another event with Kyoul when he comes back. They also talk about Beast Breaker 2019, what it is, how previous years were, and how anyone can do it. Mike talks about his new gym, NW Fit Co, and his goals for the 2019 Seattle Marathon. Janell and Mike talk about other future events and recap parts of the GoRuck Star Course.
October 14, 2019
Episode 133 Erika Bogan
Today Pretty Mike Talks with Erika Bogan about her first year of OCR, Erika has overcome great adversity to just to get on the course and with her team from more heart then scars she will be finishing her first trifecta shortly and just officially announced she will be taking on Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2020. Erika is a former Ms Wheelchair America and now a Spartan Athlete. Her love for life and her perspective on it will motivate you. Follow her on: FB: officialerikabogan Messenger: Email: Site: insta: erikabogan
October 10, 2019
Episode 132 Ashley Snitzer
This week Hammer talks with Asley Snitzer, fresh off the mountains of Tahoe. They discuss what got her into OCR, her race at Tahoe, and Tough Mudder. Ashley talks about her major body transformation of over 250# on her 5'3" frame to her current race conditioning. They also have a long talk about gear and her love of Human Octane apparel, VJ Shoes, and why you should wear them.
October 7, 2019
Episode 131 Beast Mel
Today Hammer talks with Melissa Joyal from Canada. They discuss what got her into OCR including the accident that almost kept her from ever running in her adult life. Mel asks questions of Kyle on where he find his grit when the going gets tough and talks about her toolbox that she draws from on races. They talk about Rugged manic, Beasts OCR, also running in a group versus alone. This is a longer episode, but listen to the end as they top it off today's episode with a descriptive review of the Tahoe WC Spartan race.
October 3, 2019
Beast Report with Jonathan Butler
This month Kim talks with Beasts OCR member Jonathan Butler.
October 1, 2019
Episode 129 Pretty Mike Finally does Tough Murder(Mudder) with Charity Fick
On today's episode Charity Fick and Pretty Mike discuss running Mike's first Tough Mudder. Lot's of discussion about the Electroshock Therapy and how Mike got over his fears and helped a fellow Beast through it. They also discuss Spartan, Bonefrog, and other East coast races they want to do. If you want a good laugh watch the Youtube of Pretty Mike getting shocked while Brother Boggs dances here:
September 30, 2019
Episode 128 Trentyn Good
This week Mike talks with Trentyn Good about his recent First place Age Group finish in the Hawaii Ultra. They also discuss Wrestling, what got Trentyn into OCR and his future plans to complete the Beasts OCR Cascadian Beast Challenge, Which he did shortly after this episode was recorded.
September 26, 2019
Episode 127 Hammer Talks X Warrior with Ted and Aaron
This time we finish our week of X Warrior talking with Ted Kielley and Aaron Sigleton. They discuss Ted and Aaron's take on X Warrior and Why you should go in 2020
September 23, 2019
Episode 125 Vanessa Bjorklund
This time Pretty Mike talks with Vanessa Bjorklund about racing OCR. She's from Canada and has traveled to many different races. We discuss X Warrior, Spartan and more. She's pushing herself to get her first podium soon.
September 19, 2019
Episode 124 Darcy Chafiloux
This time Brother Boggs talks with Darcy Chafiloux from X warrior. They discuss this years events, the things Darcy has been working on, trials and tribulations of race directing and where X Warrior is going.
September 16, 2019
Firefighter Fit lightning Module
Today Hammer talks with Kyoul Cha about the Firefighter Fit Lightning Module on Oct 5th 2019. Originally this event was being held immediately following the Wicked Trail Race. Unfortunately Wicked cancelled their race and Kyoul has had to relocate his event and we are here helping them to get the word out. New event info. Firefighter Fit Lightning Module. Lightning Module will be held at Lake Sylvia State Park at the campground. The location is north of Montesano, WA. The physical address provided by Google Maps is: 1812 Lake Sylvia Road N, Montesano, WA 98563 Parking will be paid to the State Park Ranger and is $10.00 Please be at the parking lot before 0630 on 10/5/19 and look for the red FirefighterFit Staff polo who will run you up to check in and ICP (Incident Command Post or Base Camp). Gear List will be finalized by 9/22/19 and will contain a few additional items. If you can carpool, please consider that option to save you a few bucks. BE ADVISED: We are transitioning as a primary standalone event instead of a supplemental event. The new start time is Oct. 5th, 2019 at 0700. WARRIOR DASH REGISTRATIONS: If you have a Warrior Dash reg and would like to cash it in for this event, please contact us at and we'll take care of you.
September 13, 2019
Episode 123 Allison Tai
On today's episode Don talks with Allison Tai about all things racing. They discuss the past few years where Ali was competing almost every weekend around the globe and winning World's Toughest Mudder, to taking this year off to move and get settled into the new Grit Farm a little further North in BC.
September 12, 2019
Episode 122 Nic Thompson
Pretty Mike sits down with Nic on the porch of his cabin to recap his adventures in Spartan Hawaii, OCR Racing in general, and Nic's experience with the GoRuck Star Course 50mi event. This episode talks about grit and determination at the highest levels to push your body well past its breaking point and achieve your goal.
September 9, 2019
Episode 121 Morgan Shulz
Today Pretty Mike talks with Morgan Shulz about her recent 7th place finish in the Spartan North America Finals. She battled Lindsay Webster, Nicole Mericle, and Rebecca Hammond on the course in West Virginia. She finished 28 minutes behind the North American Woman's Champion. They also talk about Morgan's transition from just running into OCR racing and how freak injuries led here to this place on her journey.
September 5, 2019
Episode 120 Eric Reevesman
Today Hammer talks with Eric Reevesman (PegLeg) about his racing career, what led to his horrible break that had him complete the Seattle Spartan Sprint in a PEGLEG attachment. Eric and Hammer also discuss the Portland Terrain race and Portland Spartan Sprint.
September 2, 2019
September 2019 Beast Report
This month Kim Collins talks with Toni Hessen about her introduction to OCR either with Rugged Maniac, her commitment to Cross fit, and being a Beasts Pro Team Member.
September 1, 2019
Episode 118 Harold Allen
This week Hammer talks with Ultra Marathoner Harold Allen about his racing and running 31 marathons in 31 days in May to raise awareness for mental health issues. Click the Gofundme to help in continue his journey.
August 29, 2019
Episode 117 Pretty Mike
This week we turn the mic around and Brother Boggs interviews Pretty Mike about the Portland Sprint and checking the elusive Hawaii trifecta weekend off his list. Mike goes through the past 4 years of attempting and not walking away with his medal. They also discuss expanding their race schedule to include other local events in the rest of 2019 and into 2020.
August 26, 2019
Episode 116 Dirty Dan
On this episode Pretty Mike talks with Dirty Dan, Daniel Elfers, about OCR racing, his business training people to be better racers. Renegade Rage Race 2nd place finish behind the person he brought along for competition and prep for Spartan North American Championships in West Virginia this weekend.
August 22, 2019
Episode 115 Run A Muck/Pennies for Quarters
This episode Pretty Mike talks with Matthew Rainwater and Stephanie Hyatt from the charity Pennies for Quarters about their upcoming race on 9/14/19 in Port Angeles WA. They also talk about the charity and how to get involved.
August 19, 2019
Episode 114 Renegade Rage/Sandra Hanses
This week Hammer talks with Sandra Hanses of Renegade Rage. This is a local OCR from Pasco WA that happens about the second weekend in July annually. Next race July 11 2020. Hammer and Sandra discuss everything from what got her into OCR, running a farm, owning her own OCR, interactions with Tough Mudder/Toughest Mudder/Worlds. They talk about Taylor Overmiller last years Renegade champion and other fun things she does on the farm when not hosting OCR.
August 15, 2019
Episode 113 Spartan Pikachu
On this episode we talk with Alex Gonzalez. The Spartan Pikachu. We discuss what got him into OCR and why he wears the outfit. We also talk about family and getting to race with your children. Afterwards we announce the winners for the LIFEaid products giveaway.
August 12, 2019
Episode 112 Omak Warrior Stampede
# 112 Omak Warrior Stampede This week Pretty Mike talks with Clare Painter of the Omak Warrior Stampede. She talks about the Omak Warrior Stampede on September 14th 2019 and her background. We start with her beginnings in OCR and how she went from Omak Warrior Stampede to champion of American Grit season 1 and back again. This is her second year as Director of the race where she began her OCR journey and where her vision is going in the future.
August 8, 2019
Episode 111 Justin and Lorenzo talk about the Utah Spartan, Spartan Workout Tour, PDX Beasts, Brute Force Mile, and Beast Gear in Hammer's first episode.
Hammer gets his first interview with Justin Wylie and Lorenzo Contreras discussing many things. They discuss the Spartan Workout tour inside 24 hours fitness in PDX, the PDX Beasts, Utah Spartan, Brute Force Mile and Beast Gear orders, things that changed, and gear you can order all year round.
August 5, 2019
Episode 109 Welcome To BeastNet "Show Updates"
On this episode the BeastNet we go over the changes that you may or may not have noticed on the last couple episodes and the direction the show is going. We introduce the new Podcast Manager "that" Don and the new host who will be sharing duties with Pretty Mike, "Hammer" Kyle. We go over the plan for the show and please take the time to listen to the full episode as it ends with our first product review. We have product to give away in conjunction with the review.
August 1, 2019
Episode 109 Beast Report with Virginia
ON this months Beast Report Pretty Mike and Kim talk with Virginia Nickelson
August 1, 2019
Episode 108 Jackie Soo
On this episode of BeastNet, Pretty Mike talks with Jackie Soo. We talk about playing hockey all over the world and what it is like to come back from injury
July 29, 2019
Episode 107 Julia and Timmy Kimberly Spartan
On this episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Julia Streib about the Kimberly Spartan weekend and then after the break I get Timothy Quayle's take on Kimberly
July 25, 2019
Episode 106 Grit OCR
On this episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Antonio from Grit OCR about their OCR Race they put on every February
July 22, 2019
Episode 105 Brandy Conlin
On this episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Brandy Conlin about why she races and about some of the cool sounding races they have in Canada that we don't get down here in the States. And after the break Mike talks to Brandy about her near miss in Kimberly
July 18, 2019
Episode 104 Ryan Berger
On this Episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Ryan Berger about X warrior, Spartan and the the Sinister 7 and about DNFing. Sit back and enjoy
July 15, 2019
Kyle Chamberlain
on this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Kyle Chamberlain about some of the race brands we don't have hear in the Pacific Northwest and about why maybe you should plan your next vacation around a Savage race, Bonefrog, or a Green Beret Challenge.
July 8, 2019
July Beast Report Elise Howlett
On this months beast report we have Elise Howlett
July 1, 2019
SISU 24 PNW with Lisa-Anne
On this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Lisa-Anne Lindley about the SISU 24 PNW Endurance Event. If you have ever wondered if this is an event you want to try then listen to this episode and Lisa will convince you that you should. So sit back and enjoy
June 24, 2019
Episode 100 Tunnel Marathon
You asked for it and you got it. Episode 100 of BeastNet is a special one, Pretty Mike and Don Boggs sit down and talk about their adventure conquering the Tunnel Marathon. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
June 17, 2019
Christina Horton
On this weeks episode of BeastNet, Pretty Mike talks with Christina Horton about everything and when I say everything I mean everything. So sit back and kill an hour and half listening to the insane ramblings of Mike and Christina.
June 10, 2019
Krisha Friberg
On this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Krisha Friberg about her amazing transformation. So sit back and listen to Mike and Krisha talk about what it took to help her get to her healthiest self
June 3, 2019
Beast Report Heather Rooke
ON this months Beast Report Kim talks with Beasts Ambassador Heather Rooke
June 1, 2019
Matt Solum and True North
On this weeks episode of BeastNet, Pretty Mike talks with Matt Solum from True North Endurance & Events about their upcoming events. If you haven't heard of True North sit back take a listen and learn about their amazing events and how you can join in on the fun.
May 27, 2019
Coach Brandon Chinn
On this weeks episode of BeastNet we talk with Brandon Chinn about the beginnings of Beast OCR and why he loves to be a coach and so much more. So sit back and go on a journey in time with us.
May 20, 2019
Patrick Olson
On this Weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Patrick Olson about, well everything and anything. A little bit about how to get over the winter slump and how to work out in different ways, a little bit of Seattle Spartan a Little bit Montana spartan, how amazing Steve "trailmaster" Hammond is. It is all there and more so take a listen and go on a meandering journey with no real path, just like we like it.
May 13, 2019
Elise Howlett Montana
On this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Elise Howlett about her recovery and fitness journey and how great Montana 2019 was. Sit back and listen and enjoy another fun episode.
May 6, 2019
Beast Report with Jeannie Nieman
On this months Beast Report we have Beasts Ambassador Jeannie Nieman.
May 1, 2019
Lorenzo Seattle and Summit to Swamp Recaps
On this weeks episode Pretty Mike talks with Lorenzo about his take on the Seattle Super and then about the Summit to Swamp race. There may be a little talk about Avengers End Game as well. So sit back and listen as Lorenzo talks about these races and gives you an idea of what to expect if you decide to try them out next time.
April 29, 2019
Kyle Jolliff
On this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike sits down "literally" with Kyle Jolliff, and talks about his first spartan race ever the Seattle Super. So sit back and listen as Mike and Kyle talk about how great the Seattle Super was this year and why Kyle loves OCR.
April 22, 2019
On this weeks episode Pretty Mike talks with Richard Park form Hawaii Spartan OCR Ohana. Sit back and listen to them talk about the beautiful island of Hawaii and OCR racing of course.
April 15, 2019
Ghosts 2019
On this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Janell and Adam about Breasts Endurance event Ghosts and what it was like. Sit back and Listen as we find out what the event entailed and what we might have to look forward to for next year.
April 8, 2019
Beast Report with Rick Evans
On this months Beast Report Pretty Mike Talks with Rick Evans from Evans brothers coffee
April 1, 2019
Barbados Adventure Race
On this weeks episode of BeastNet George Griffith from the Barbados Adventure Run. If you have ever needed a reason to go to Barbados (besides the fact that it is beautiful) here is the reason you have been looking for the Barbados Adventure Race. Sit back and take a listen and learn all about this amazing adventure that has been put together in Beautiful Barbados. There is also a quick little tidbit about the Beasts Ghost endurance event coming up next week at the end of the episode.
March 25, 2019
The Three Amigos
On this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with his racing partners Justin Wylie and Sirena Denbow. Sit back and take a listen into the shenanigans that happen on course with the Three Amigos
March 18, 2019
Charity Fick
On this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Charity Fick about OCR Races and writing for Mud Run Guide. Sit back and listen to Pretty mike try and interview an interviewer...
March 11, 2019
Jenny Young Victoria Siegel "Fun Run" Fundraiser
On this episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Jenny Young "Mrs. Renton" about her upcoming fun run the Victoria Siegel "Fun Run" Fundraiser. Take a listen and plan on being in Renton on April 27th. Email:
March 4, 2019
Kurt Salquist Ultimate Fitness Run
On this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike talks with Kurt Salquist from Corefit and Race director for the ultimate fitness run. Sit back and take a listen and make plans to be in Spokane in June for what sounds like a very fun run. (our gyms website) (race facebook page and links for registration) (instagram) (youtube) BEAST team UFR 15% discount code - "BEASTOCR"
March 4, 2019
Beast Report with Candice
Pretty Mike and Kim talk with Candice Thornton Day about everything including running a race in Dubai. Sit back and enjoy your monthly beast report
March 1, 2019
Northwest OCR Team Tournament
Lorenzo and Pretty Mike talk about the Northwest OCR Team Tournament, if you don't know what this is sit back and listen so you can find out what it is and why you should be signing up now. Also Lorenzo and Mike of course go off topic and talk about everything else as well.
February 25, 2019
Swamp to Summit
ON this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike and Brian Cays talk with Hazelanna McMahan from Summit to Swamp about their upcoming race April 27th in Randall WA. Codes Beasts for $5 off beastfam for 10% off
February 18, 2019
Kym Butcher
On this weeks episode of BeastNet Pretty Mike chats with Kym Butcher. If you don't know who Kym is then sit back listen and find out why she is one of the most inspirational people that I have ever talked to.
February 11, 2019
Alex Rooke
ON this weeks episode Pretty Mike has a great chat with Alex Rooke, about racing, kids, and martial Arts. So sit back take a listen and enjoy
February 4, 2019
Beast Report With Rachel Lotz
On this months Beast Report Pretty Mike and Kim talk to Rachel Lotz about anything and everything. Sit back and listen the wonderful chaos
February 1, 2019
Kelly Cole
ON This weeks episode Pretty Mike talks with Kelly Cole about why she does this crazy thing we all love and about the first race of the year in Chino. So sit back take a listen and enjoy. and as always let us know what you think.
January 28, 2019
Iron Thunder
Pretty Mike talks with Renee Larson and Tim Garvie about their experience participating in Beasts OCR's Endurance event Iron Thunder.
January 21, 2019
Cory Fay
Pretty Mike chats with Cory Fay about his "Why" on health. What causes him to be healthy, and why he does OCR Races.
January 14, 2019
David Robertson
Pretty Mike has a chat with David Robertson about why he races and what it is like to run an Ultra. Sit back and take a listen
January 7, 2019
Beast Report with Pretty Mike
This Months Beast Report is all about Pretty Mike,Kim talks with Mike about why he does OCR and a whole lot more. so take a listen and learn a little bit more about ME.
January 1, 2019
Happy New Year
Adam and Mike talk about the growth of Beasts OCR through 2018 and then talk a little about the amazing things coming up 2019. Sit down take a listen and enjoy
December 31, 2018
Episode 69 Merry Christmas with Ashley
On this episode I sit down with Ashley Woods and we talk about everything from OCR to Kids and of course Christmas. It is a longer episode but a fun one, sit back and enjoy our roller coaster conversation. and BAH HUMBUG
December 24, 2018
Iceland Ultra 2018
Adam has a chat with Multiple people from the Iceland Ultra. Take a listen and feel like you are there.
December 17, 2018
Beast Christmas AMA Live Session
This weeks episode is the Beasts Christmas AMA
December 10, 2018
Beast Report with Jenna Ravenscraft
On this weeks episode of BeastNet we have the Beast report for December with Jenna Ravenscraft. Unfortunately Kim couldn't join us this time so you are stuck with Pretty Mike, but it is still a very fun episode and think we came away with a better understanding of Jenna and Pretty Mike
December 3, 2018
On this episode Pretty Mike talks with Adam, Virginia and Janell about the Beasts Endurance event Beastbreaker. If you have ever wondered what it is and what it would be like to do a beasts endurance event listen to this episode
November 26, 2018
Ryan Polin
Pretty Mike has a chat with Ryan Polin about OCR Worlds and a whole lot more. So give it a listen and let us know what you think
November 19, 2018
This is Sparta!!!
Pretty Mike sits down with Tatianna and Jesse from West Coast Obstacles and chat about there trip to Sparta for the Spartan Trifecta weekend and a whole lot more.
November 12, 2018
Dingo Dominguez
On this weeks episode Pretty Mike talks with Dingo Dominguez, and if you don't know who Dingo is you haven't done a Hurricane Heat. Dingo is an amazing person and an amazing Spartan. Sit back and take a listen.
November 5, 2018
Beast Report with Kim Collins and Nic Thompson
This months Beast Report is with Nic Thompson take a listen and enjoy learning a little about a great Beast
November 1, 2018
Elise and Jeff
Pretty Mike sits down with Elise and talks about coming back from injury and Tahoe. Oh ya and Jeff speaks a little bit
October 29, 2018
Dirk Van Velzen and Prison scholars
Pretty Mike chats with Dirk VanVelzen about his OCR experiences and about his NonProfit Prison Scholars Fund. Take a listen and find out why Dirk does these crazy OCR races and what Prison Scholars Fund is all about. Twitter: @prisonscholars
October 22, 2018
Green Beret Challenge
Pretty Mike and Ted Kielley have a chat with Mark Ballas from Green Beret Challenge, and talk about what is Green Beret Challange? When are they coming to our neck of the woods? What can we do to help them? Listen and find out all these answers and more
October 15, 2018
Jenna Ravenscraft
Pretty Mike has a chat with Jenna Ravenscraft and talks about Jenna and why she does OCR.
October 8, 2018
Pretty Mike and Benton
Benton and I sit down and talk about his journey into OCR and then mine as well. This was a fun episode and great to hear my sons perspective of OCR
October 1, 2018
Beast Report with Kim Collins and Jessica Martin
We start a new thing with combining the Beast Report with Kim Collins and BeastNet. In the first one we have Jessica Martin talking about her love of OCR and her upcoming competitions
September 24, 2018
Virginia and Elliot
Pretty Mike talks with Elliot and Virginia Nickelson about what they have been up to. First we talk to Elliot about helping kids who can't race and her ideas of what we should do for them. Then I talk to Virginia about her 50 mile Ruck. Take a listen and let us know what you think
September 17, 2018
Ben and Ted
I chat with Ted Kielly and Ben Shatto about injury recovery and Ben's books. Sit down take a listen and enjoy.
September 10, 2018
Stupid Lane (Hurricane Party with Sirena Denbow)
Sirena and I sit and talk about everything while in Hawaii. No races because of a "Hurricane" Stupid Lane. So we sit on the Lanai of my hotel room and talk about how much it sucks that we didn't get to run and then a little bit of everything else. This is a little bit of a long episode and alcohol may have been involved. There is some wind in the episode but it seems to clear up as we go, there was also a weird glitch where the computer stopped recording at 16 mins and that is why the commercial is just kind of there. As always take a listen and enjoy
September 3, 2018
Heather Rooke The cake lady
This is a fun episode, with Heather Rooke. We talk about everything from making cakes, being a nerd all the way to doing Obstacle Course Races while trying not to pee yourself. Heather is an amazing person who has been through so much and has a great attitude about it. Take a listen and enjoy
August 27, 2018
Episode 50 New and OG
In this episode we bring back the Beastmaster Andrew Hooper to have a chat with Adam Birgenheier and Pretty Mike. This is a little bit of a longer episode but once these two start talking you can't stop them. Take a listen and hear a little bit about where the beasts came from and where we are going.
August 20, 2018
Beasts OCR Live AMA for August 2018
Beasts OCR Recorded a live AMA on 8/12/18 I recorded the audio and present it to you here so that everyone has an opportunity to listen to it
August 13, 2018
Zane the Iron Man
This week we talk to Zane about his epic adventure becoming an Iron Man. Listen as Zane relives his adventure and talks about how it all went down and how he couldn't have done it without Patrick, Mallory and Charissa. And a little bit of help from some amazing Canadians at Coastal Culture Sports.
August 6, 2018
Janell Q&A Episode
On this Episode Janell answers the Questions that were asked by listeners on the Facebook page . Take a listen and learn Janell's Thoughts on Ankle injuries, Stretching, Recovery and more
July 30, 2018
Snype Saunters update
We have a talk with Snype Saunters (Michael Williamson) about how things are going for him on his hike along the PCT Trail. So take a listen and found out how things are going after the first 3 weeks and about 300 miles
July 25, 2018
Patrick and Lorenzo Kimberly BC Weekend
I talk to Patrick and Lorenzo about their weekend at the Kimberly BC spartan race.
July 23, 2018
Rachel Lotz Deathrace
I talk with Rachel Lotz about her joy of OCR racing and her time participating in the 2018 Deathrace
July 18, 2018
Don Boggs
I talk with Don Boggs my Best friend from childhood. This is a fun episode where we talk about our Love of OCR and love for Beasts OCR.
July 16, 2018
Never judge a book by its cover, in this Episode I talk with Tatianna about the struggles of breaking addiction and bettering yourself through exercise and by surrounding yourself with good people.
July 9, 2018
JP and Tyler with Terrain Race.. Happy 4th of July
I talk with JP and Tyler from Terrain race about the future of Terrain race and the amazing things that are coming in the future for terrain race. Give this episode a listen and find out what the future holds and maybe get some clues about some things that can't be said yet.
July 4, 2018
Sara Knight
I talk with Sara knight about everything from training to coming back from injury to here plans for this year and next
July 2, 2018
Taylor Overmiller
I sit down and talk to Taylor Overmiller from and talk abut the art of training. Whether it be training for an OCR or to come back from injury. This is just the beginning we will be having more episodes with Taylor to answer more training questions later
June 25, 2018
Brandy Conway
I sit down with Brandy and talk about the mental side of losing weight and getting into shape, and the fun of getting older.
June 18, 2018
Jenny Young
Pretty Mike talks with Mrs Renton Jenny Young to get tickets. 360) 753-8585 or website : Mrs. Washington America pageant. June 23rd. 512 Washington St. Se, Olympia, Wa. 98501 . 5:00-7:30. Please vote for me for Mrs. Washington pageant.
June 11, 2018
JP with Terrain Race
Mike and Adam sit down with JP from Terrain Race and talk shop. Give it a listen and maybe catch some clues to the future of Terrain race and the relationship with the Beasts
June 4, 2018
Kristy Stuart Ashby
I talk to Kristy from our Sister team Warrior State of Mind about life, OCR and being an Occupational Therapist.
May 28, 2018
I chat with Tim Frame, and if you don't know who Tim Frame is you are in for a treat. Tim tells his story of perseverance and dedication like no other I have ever heard. It is a little long but worth it and I apologize for the occasional coughing I am allergic to nature.
May 23, 2018
Janell Endo
I sit down with Janell Endo of Beasts OCR and friend to us all, and talk about life, Spartan and dealing with medical issues. Did you all know that Janell is in her first year of school for her Doctorate. She already has a Bachelors degree in Biology with minors in Human Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. That is amazing
May 21, 2018
Justin Wylie
I have a chat with Justin Wylie about Monatana Spartan and what it is like to do races as you get older
May 14, 2018
Live your life- with Snype Saunters
Mike sits down with Michael Williamson(AKA Snype Saunters) and Jesse WCO and talk about Michael's upcoming Trek from Canada to Mexico and about living your life.
May 10, 2018
Kyoul Cha
This week on BeastNet, our guest MC Adam chats with Kyoul Cha, the man behind Firefighter Fit Endurance, one of the new faces of Spartan Kids race and former longtime Spartan Endurance Krypteia. The Cha has a powerful message on Acceptance.
May 7, 2018
Mike sits down with Jodi and talks about what drives her to do Spartan Races and how hard it can be to get out of a horrible situation in life and how Spartan and OCR Community can help you.
April 30, 2018
Lorenzo and Kacey
I have a conversation with Kacey McCallister from We talk about what it is like to do Spartan Races and other OCR races. Then I talk to Lorenzo Contreras, one of the amazing Portland Beasts, we talk about what it is like to deal with a race not going the way you wanted.
April 23, 2018
Michael Sanchez
Mike and Michael talk about how they inspire each other to be better
April 16, 2018
Mike Chats with Candice about everything OCR
April 9, 2018
Mike Lee and Yoshi
I have a chat with Michael Lee about his journey and what he has coming up. Then I get a younger view by talking to Josie (Yoshi) Thompson.
April 2, 2018
Laura Messner
Mike sits down with Laura Messner and chats about life, people and OCR. For those of you who don't know Laura Messner, I suggest you search for her on Facebook and other social media and get to know her. I find her to be a huge inspiration and I hope you all will too. Where we are doesn't have to be where we end up.
March 26, 2018
Nic and Patrick
I have a a chat with Nic and then a talk with Patrick. It is a little bit longer then usual but we were just having such a good time
March 19, 2018
Elise and Jesse WCO
Mike sits down with Jesse and Elise and talks about WCO and about recovering from injuries
March 12, 2018
Ron Brothers
Mike and Adam sit down with Ron Brothers and talk about WOD's and all the other great things Ron does for all the Beasts, and about rebuilding Ron's yard don't tell Jenny...
March 5, 2018
Holly Bennett
BeastnNet has a chat with Beasts OCR member, Holly Bennett. A San Diego native that travels to all the Seattle races, she's a single mom of six, NASM- CPT, Spartan SOS, current SGX student, PT at Crunch Fitness - all while being a Spartan Brand Ambassador and more. Holly's mission is to empower women through OCR and ten foot walls.
February 26, 2018
Albert Lu
Adam has a chat with Albert Lu, owner of the Idahome Movement Academy
February 19, 2018
Christina Horton
Mike sits down with Christina Horton and talks beast ambassadors and "dat ass"
February 12, 2018
Christina Horton
Mike sits down with Christina and talks about being an ambassador and what drives Christina
February 11, 2018
Mike and Adam chat with Victor Carrillo, Owner Operator of Machete Madness. From origins & weight loss to his whys that drive him as well as the upcoming Trail Madness Event, Seattle Recon XII and the 4th anniversary of Machete Madness
February 5, 2018
Mike talks with Janell and Adam about ghosts and what is coming up with Beasts. Give it a listen and let us know what you think and what else you might want from Beastnet
January 29, 2018
Episode 13 Kim Collins
Mike sits down with Kim Collins and talks about everything she has going on with the beasts from the ambassadors to the Beast Report. Give a listen there may be a little surprise in the beginning of the episode.
January 22, 2018
The Tale of two Brians
Mike sits down with Brian Cays and talks about the Beasts 5k+ and more and then He also sits down with Brian May and talks about the Beast Virtual Challenges that are in the works and the Beast charity challenge
January 15, 2018
Tessa Ryan and Iceland
Mike Talks with Tessa and Ryan about there trip to Iceland
January 8, 2018
Dustin Garrett
Just Kidding Adam sits down with Dustin Garrett and talks
January 1, 2018
Christmas Special
Mike and Adam look back to the last year and talk about the milestones that the team has had and what we have coming up for 2018
December 25, 2017
John Roberts Jr
Adam enjoys a chat with Beasts OCR member John Roberts Jr who went from multiple surgeries and relearning how to do a hand shake to a record PRs, Beastbreaker 2017 and a first trifecta all with a huge smile.
December 19, 2017
Adams Thoughts
Todays episode is a short episode were Adam expresses his thoughts
December 18, 2017
Mark Petersen Interview
Zane and Adam discuss endurance concepts, whys, Spartan Endurance, Iceland and more with Mark Petersen, Director of Endurance at Spartan Race
December 13, 2017
The Hard part Virginia and Lisa
Mike sits down with Virginia and Lisa to find out what they have had to overcome to become the amazing beasts that we know them as
December 11, 2017
The Hard Part
Mike and Adam sit down together and talk about the hard part of racing and exercise, convincing yourself you can do it.
December 4, 2017
Amber Johnston Interview
Adam Zane and Mike talk with Amber Johnston about Brocr and and Machete madness and much more
November 27, 2017
From A to Z
Adam, Mike and Zane talk about everything and anything, sometimes it can be hard to keep these three on topic. It is a little longer then usual and I hope you all love it
November 20, 2017
Ben GH Unders
Mike and Adam have a chat with our favorite Sponsor Ben from GH unders
November 13, 2017
Mike James has a chat with the original Beastmaster Andrew Hooper. WE talk about the origins of the Beasts OCR and what he is doing now.
November 6, 2017
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