In this episode, Elijah sits down with the very speedy Ryan Woods. Ryan is an interesting guy who you can never count out when considering who will be on the podium at any race. The focus of this show is how Ryan has worked on his weaknesses to become more than just a great runner. Now he is truly a force to be reckoned with in the sport of OCR.
He’s not only swift of foot, but he is quite witty as well, so expect an entertaining as well as an informative show. Uphill running technique, downhill running technique, carries, and more are covered on this show.
In this episode, Philip and Elijah reunite to discuss training, race results, and preparation for the Monterey Super Spartan. This week’s episode will give you some insight into the Terrain Racing series if you plan on doing one of those. Also, the guys give you some tips for navigating the rugged terrain of Monterey. Get ready for hills, long carries, and tons of grip intensive obstacles.
In this episode, Bryan “the Ginger Spartan” joins Phil for a conversation about leadership out on course, becoming an OCR celeb and what it’s like to drag a full grown man across a dirt arena after he’s just thrown you on the ground.
We dive into the specifics of what it takes to be such a positive force in the community and get into the specifics of the good and the bad times that Bryan, and many of us, have had to overcome.
This episode is packed with useful information from “the Ginger Spartan” himself so download and listen up!
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If you have ever done a Spartan Race, you may have seen a long bearded man running around the course at Spartan Races or driving around on an ATV. Well, that is Steve Hammond. Steve is the West Coast course setter for Spartan Race. He and his team are to blame for the sequencing and placement of obstacles as well as the course setting.
In this Episode, Philip and Elijah take a look under the hood of what goes into setting up a Spartan Event with Steve Hammond. From the festival area to equipment management they take a close look at what goes into some of the decisions behind how a course is laid out. This is a quick call with a ton of great information about the logistics of how a course is set.
In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Spartan Pro Team member Rea Kolbl. Rea is one of the rare people that excel in OCR despite having no running background in high school or college. In just 2 years racing as an elite, Rea has 10 race wins and 2 tops fives in NBC spartan Races.
Rea is also one smart cookie. She is currently working on her masters in Materials Science and finishing up her undergrad in Astrophysics and Physics. Learn how she uses her grit and perseverance to overachieve in the realm of academics and OCR. Rea is a great example of if you stick with something long enough and study the problem you can become great.
In this Episode, Elijah sits down for an in-depth interview with OCR Coach and Athlete, Yancy Culp. This episode has a wide range of topics including how the find the motivation needed to succeed in the sport of OCR. Yancy recently survived a bout with colon cancer and was able to use that as leverage to squeeze even more out of life.
This focus of this episode is the attitude and approach that is necessary to become a champion. What separates the “elite elites” from the “elites”. How can you cultivate the winning mindset?
Also, we delve into the state of the sport and where OCR is going from the standpoint of TV coverage, the Olympics and more. It’s an exciting time for OCR!
Please stick around to the end. Yancy talks about his new opportunity for two lucky individuals to be Yancy Camp athletes for the average joe. If you have a transformation story shoot it over to Yancy via his Facebook messenger.
In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down to catch up and recap the Seattle Spartan Race. Elijah completed the Sprint listen in to see how he did there.
Also, Elijah delves deep into the concept of Heart Rate Variability and how you can use HRV to help govern daily workout selection. Also, what happens when you have low HRV from being sick and are forced to complete a Spartan Race.
Of course, Elijah goes into great detail about the race itself, the course and some of the results from the elite field in the NBC super.
Finally some tips on managing training and how to use heart rate monitors and HRV to ensure you are getting adequate intensities on recovery efforts.
In this episode, Philip and Elijah catch up and cover a lot of ground. Philip shares his experience of the Spartan Race in the UK. Philip and Elijah both recount their experience running the San Jose Sprint. Both share their workouts of the week and discuss what is coming in the near future for this OCR season.
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