This is Episode 116 of the Obstacle Order,
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.
You can find Steve here:
This is Episode 115 of the Obstacle Order,
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.
You can find Rea on:
Welcome to Episode 114 of the Obstacle Order,
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.
Welcome to Episode 113 of the Obstacle Order,
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.
Welcome to Episode 112 of the Obstacle Order!
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.
Welcome to Episode 111 of the Obstacle Order,
In this Episode, Elijah sits down with standout OCR talent and running coach Ian Hosek. In this episode, you will learn Ian’s background and how he went from never doing organized athletics to winning big Spartan Races.
This episode delves into all of the important topics that relate to obstacle racing performance including the important types of running to include in your running program. How to balance the week of running in terms of base runs, threshold runs, and above threshold runs. Also, what is the best way to incorporate strength training in an Obstacle Racing training program? And of course, the always important grip work is covered.
This is a dense detail oriented podcast that you can no afford to miss
Welcome to Episode 110 of the Obstacle Order,
In this episode, the show is dedicated to Philip Levi and his experience in the 8 hour America’s Toughest Mudder event. So for this call Elijah actually interviews Philip.
On the show they discuss Philip’s various struggles around actually getting to the event. Also, the basics of the event. What is it and why would it be a good idea to do it? Philip describes many of the Obstacles as well as the two course race format.
The toughest mudder is an 8 hour lap format race in which you complete as many laps as possible in the allowed time. This race took place in Southern California and was the first of it’s kind.
Welcome to Episode 109 of the Obstacle Order,
In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with Josh Courage of Courage Performance for the second time. In case you missed it, you can check out Josh’s first appearance here. The first episode focused on Josh and his background. He is a great storyteller and has an interesting story. You will definitely want to give that one a listen if you have yet to do so.
This episode delves into more strategies on how to best incorporate strength training into you OCR training regimen. When is the best time to incorporate heavy lifting into the protocol? What are some ways to incorporate strength and power development without becoming too sore. There is a ton of great info on this episode!
You can find Josh here:
Welcome to episode 108 of the Obstacle Order!
In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with Theoretical Physicist and obstacle race enthusiast Marcelo Gleiser. Marcelo was introduced to the sport of OCR via the Spartan Race Killington Beast in 2013. Since then he has been hooked. Spartan has shaped the way he views the world and life. This episode touches on the philosophical nature of Spartan Racing.
You can find Marcelo on his website here: