Welcome to Episode 60 of the Obstacle Order,
In this episode, Elijah sits down with elite obstacle racer Johnny Luna-Lima and his coach Jon Lucchesi. Jon cut his teeth at the university of Oregon and was a member to of 2001 National Runner up football team. He currently works as a trainer and performance coach at The Studio in Danville. After college he needed a new way to challenge himself. He found the sport of triathlon and later transitioned to mountain running and ultra running. That combined with his background in strength training has made him a great curator of workouts to apply to OCR athletes.
Johhny is a standout OCR athlete that has a bright future in the sport and will be rubbing elbows with the top elites in no time. With a 20th place finish in the 2015 Tahoe Spartan Beast World Championships and 3 top 10 finishes that year, Johnny has nothing but upside as a 20 year old getting started in the sport of OCR.
This episode focuses on how Jon periodizes Johnny’s season as it relates to Strength Training, building aerobic endurance and holding sustained high intensity efforts as well as OCR specific training. This episode is packed with a ton of great content about how to take a great athlete and dial everything in to make them a great endurance athlete and OCR athlete. They talk about finding the balance between ambition and foresight as it relates to coaching a young talent.
Currently Johnny is rehabbing a stress fracture in his shin. Jon talks about his strategy for working with that injury while maintaining strength and fitness. This is simply an episode you will not want to miss!
Johnny mentions the Machete Recon event this Saturday 4/16/16
Also, Oral IV
Contact Johnny on Instagram @johnnylunalima
If you are interested in remote coaching or would like to work with Jon in person contact him via email email@example.com