Having access to some of the most successful athletes in the world is a perk of the job for Mike Roberts, editor for Outside Magazine. But for Roberts, the best part is not only getting the chance to understand and examine how these athletes have pushed past injuries and setbacks, but also listening to them talk about their experiences and the knowledge they’ve gained about their sport over the years. Here Roberts tells Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, the lessons he’s taken away from talking to the world’s top outdoor athletes.
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ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST:
Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off the course. In Spartan Up! The Podcast, Joe travels the globe to explore what it means to Spartan Up! in all aspects of life.
In each episode, Joe interviews different experts—authors, academics, members of the military, athletes, adventurers, CEOs, and thought leaders—about achievement, leadership, grit, goals, and total mind-body well-being. Then, with a panel of colleagues, Joe breaks down the lessons to provide the ultimate blueprint for success.
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Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life by Joe De Sena (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)
Get it done. That’s the underlying message in De Sena’s Spartan Up! book, which prompts the languishing to get off the couch and move. The Spartan Race is tough but life is even tougher, and here’s where De Sena’s advice shines through. It’s all about simply making a goal and tackling it with every ounce of energy and ambition you can muster. Chances are, good things will happen.