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Unscared

I am excited to announce a formal partnership with the leader in endurance training & education – Unscared!

The Unscared movement is the brain child of NY Times Best Selling Author, Brian Mackenzie and his wife – 2 Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Erin Cafaro Mackenzie.

We will be putting together custom training programs, videos and in region seminars to help all levels of athletes learn more about ways to train and perform at a top level.

Focused on:

  • Running
  • Swim
  • Bike
  • Rowing
  • Triathlon
  • Obstacle Races

More to come before the holiday!
You can hear a killer podcast with Brian Mackenzie here at The Healthy Primate: http://thehealthyprimate.org/podcast-2/brian-mackenzie-1/

Cheers!
Kolby The Healthy Primate

Power, Speed & Endurance – The Process w Coach Brian Mackenzie

In preparation for our 2 part series with Coach Brian Mackenzie, we release a small piece of our prep call. In this we discuss the thought process from his critically acclaimed book Power, Speed, Endurance – A Skill Based Approach to Endurance Training. In our interview series we cover Brian’s journey from following his dreams and how he has become world class as a trainer, athlete & author.

In part two of our section we cover the importance of breathing and feature live video of me doing intervals.

You can view more at www.thehealthyprimate.com

Brian Mackenzie:
NY Times Best Selling Author, Industry Expert in Functional Fitness, Competed in 30+ ultra marathons and his team hosts over 70 seminars a year. Thought leader in altitude training, coaching and kick ass athlete in his own right.

Coach Mackenzie is the creator of CrossFit Endurance, & 3Fu3l, and Author of Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training & NYT Best Seller Unbreakable Runner: Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong.

Direct Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anaerobic
Instagram: https://instagram.com/iamunscared
Twitter: @iamunscared
CrossFit Endurance: http://crossfitendurance.com/
3 Fuel: http://www.3fu3l.com

Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

Elevation Training: My Journey w/ Training Mask PT1.

We had the chance recently to interview Coach Brian Mackenzie, founder of Crossfit Endurance. In our discussion he broke down the key components to breathing and exercise and why it is so important. One of the tools he represents and endorses is his partnership with Training Mask.

As I am personally training for an endurance event in December, we had to put this to the test. I have dealt with Asthma for over 20 years, and have to say I am excited to work on new technics and ways to improve my breathing and response times.

What is Training Mask:

The secret of truly elite athletes isn’t the amount of time spent working out, the intensity of the workout, or the determination to push one’s body to the limits. No, world-class athletes are beating their competition thanks to the effects of high-altitude training.
When the air is thinner, your body works harder, increasing your ability to process oxygen. When you return to lower elevations, your performance will show substantial increases in strength, endurance and speed. It’s as if you were wearing a suit of armor while working out and then removed it for the competition.

It used to be that most athletes who wanted that edge were out of luck. Unless they lived near very high mountains, or had an enormous amount of money to travel to training facilities there, they had to settle for the benefits of a hard workout at sea level.
That was then. Now there’s a way to get the benefits of high-altitude training without heading to the mountaintop.

Credits: Brian Mackenzie

Coach Mackenzie is the creator of CrossFit Endurance, & 3Fu3l, and Author of Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training & NYT Best Seller Unbreakable Runner: Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong.

Direct Links:

Training Mask

Website: http://www.trainingmask.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElevationTrainingMask

Instagram: https://instagram.com/TrainingMask

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainingMask

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TRAININGMASK

Brian Mackenzie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anaerobic
Instagram: https://instagram.com/iamunscared
Twitter: @iamunscared
CrossFit Endurance: http://crossfitendurance.com/
3 Fuel: http://www.3fu3l.com
Music:
A Tribe Called Quest: Electric Relaxation

Cheers!
The Healthy Primate

The World Famous Camp Pendleton Mud Run: The Movie

For the past 8 years I have had the pleasure of running in the World Famous Mud Run at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. This is the 22nd year that the race has taken place. Every year the Marines do a fantastic job in making this a world class event.

My training started over 5 months ago. My goal was to beat my best time which was in 2008, 1HR & 15 minutes. Here is the kicker, this is really not a timed race that you can compare year over year based on the ever changing landscape of the course. Yet it gives me a good baseline and goal to aim for. The past 3 years have been really hard physically and mentally. My training was really soft and my mid section was softer. Last year I weighed in at 223LBS and completed the race, barely. The time was a record low for me, crossing the finish line at 2HR & 01 minute. 

This year is a big milestone, in less than two months I celebrate a milestone on the sundial. I will be 40 years old.

There was no way I was going to have a similar outcome as in 2014. After 5 months of strength and conditioning, running, cardio and cleaning up my diet. I steeped up to the starting line weighing in at 192lbs – stronger than ever, and ready to kick this race in the ass.

 

Attached to my chest was a GoPro – attached to my feet were determination and a will to complete this race at my personal best. The video is the race from my point of view. It covers water, hills, mud, tires, hills, water, hills and well mud. You can see if I hit my time goal at the end of the video. 

Cheers!

The Healthy Primate

 

Spotify Made Running Easier

Let me clear – I am not a runner, nor have I ever been. As a matter of fact, it is not something that I enjoy doing. That being said we are 2 weeks out from one of my favorite races. It sounds like a joke, but maybe it’s just a bit sadistic. We are competing in the World Famous Mud Run and Camp Pendleton in Southern California.

As part of my training I am in the gym 5-6 days a week working to have the best endurance of the race series yet. This is our 8th year and I want to have a good showing. Part of this training consists of 3-5 miles of running a day on short runs and 10-12 miles on a long run. There are only two things that get me through that time.

1. MUSIC

2. Podcasts

Spotify has just release a killer new feature that combines music recommendations based on your listening history, multiple-genre playlists and original running compositions written by some of the world’s foremost DJs and composers – all tuned to your tempo and seamlessly transitioned to ensure you’ll never miss a beat.

Start running and Spotify will detect your tempo, matching the perfect music in time to your step – making you a harder, better, faster, stronger runner.” Source 

It doesn’t make it easier, but it makes things more enjoyable.

Cheers and happy running!

The Healthy Primate