Our guest on today’s episode is Mike McCastle. Mike is one of the most incredible achievers we’ve had the opportunity to speak with on the Keep Going Podcast – he’s a world-renowned endurance athlete, five-time world record holder, nationally acclaimed performance coach, and as you’ll hear, a dedicated philanthropist as well.
During his 11 year stint in the U.S. Navy, Mike founded the Twelve Labors Project – inspired by the mythological '12 labors of Hercules’, these challenges test his physical and mental limits with the ultimate goal of pushing the limits of human potential while inspiring others to explore their own capacity for greatness.
To date, Mike has shattered the Guinness World Record for pull-ups in 24 hours, pulled a Ford F-150 for 22 miles across Death Valley, ran 20 miles a day for 100 straight days, and flipped a 250-pound tire for 13 miles, among many other unbelievable feats. Mike performs all of these challenges in the name of raising money and awareness for charitable causes like veteran suicide awareness and Parkinson’s disease.
When Mike isn’t training for his Labors, he trains a variety of athletes and teams with the aim of improving performance, mental strength, leadership and team cohesion. Our friend and former Keep Going Podcast guest Colin O'Brady sought McCastle’s help in training for his historic solo, unassisted and unsupported trek across Antarctica and man powered row across the Drake Passage.
Mike is full of amazing insights into how to intensely pursue your passion, learn from failure whenever possible, and set personal standards – all things that have driven his success and the success of his athletes. You’re going to love this candid conversation with the inspiring Mike McCastle. Let’s go!