March 1, 2020

Episode 6: Tyler Movsessian - Accomplished Obstacle Course Race Athlete and National Ninja League Finalist

Episode 6: Tyler Movsessian - Accomplished Obstacle Course Race Athlete and National Ninja League Finalist

If you’re an avid Obstacle Course Race (OCR) competitor, someone new to the sport, or are thinking about doing your first Tough Mudder or Spartan Race, this is the episode for you. My guest today is Tyler Movsessian.


If you’re an avid Obstacle Course Race (OCR) competitor, someone new to the sport, or are thinking about doing your first Tough Mudder or Spartan Race, this is the episode for you. My guest today is Tyler Movsessian. Tyler is an accomplished Spartan Race Age Group and Ninja Warrior competitor. He’s completed all of the distances Spartan Race has to offer, from the 5k Sprint all the way up to the 50k Ultra, including conquering arguably the hardest Spartan Ultra of them all on Mount Killington Vermont. Last year he also finished second in his age group in the Spartan Race Stadium Series. On the Ninja Warrior side he recently qualified for and competed in the National Ninja League Finals in Greensboro, NC and is working his way towards being a competitor on American Ninja Warrior. He’s also recently been spotted running a sub-freezing trail race in the bathing-suit category (which we’ll touch on).

Timestamps:

00:01:10 Sub-freezing bathing suit race

00:04:50 What sparked his interest in OCR

00:11:30 Overview of Spartan Race - Distances, Categories, Terrain, Obstacles etc.

00:18:40 Can you make a lot of money doing Spartan Races?

00:20:00 Difference between Spartan Race and Tough Mudder

00:21:30 Optimum first-timer Spartan Race?

00:24:20 Training for an OCR, technique vs. strength

00:28:24 The Mount Killington Ultra

00:38:33 Wearing a Camelbak for a Spartan Race

00:40:28 What to eat before a Spartan Race

00:41:40 Ninja Warrior Competitions

00:48:50 His daily routine

00:51:00 Sacrificing social time for training

00:57:35 What's kept him driven, advice for people thinking about doing their first Spartan Race