E. 85 Tahoe Intel, 2016 Spartan World Championship Predictions, and Fueling Strategies for Altitude


Welcome to Episode 85 of the Obstacle Order,

Spartan World Championship

In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss their final preparations for the 2016 Spartan World Championships at Squaw Valley. Elijah discusses his last key workout before the race and defines “tempo pace”. Philip offers some sweet intel from the course he was able to gather while training on the course.

Spartan World Championship

In this final Episode before the 2016 Spartan World Championships no stone is left unturned. From weather forecasts to adjusting warm up strategies, this episode has you covered.

Please enjoy and we will see you on the mountain!

Download the Updated Rulebook for Spartan Race Here (multiple attempt obstacles added):

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Ape Hanger in Tahoe!

E. 84 Scott Keneally, Writer and Director of “Rise of the Sufferfests”


Welcome to episode 84 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode Philip sits down with Scott Keneally.  Scott is the writer and director of the OCR documentary “Rise of the Sufferfests” a groundbreaking film that explores the fastest growing sport in the world and just why people seem to be so addicted to it. Scott talks about spending time with “Mr. Mouse” on the grounds of arguably the birthplace of the movement of obstacle course racing. Scott touches on how life is different after completing the “Tough Guy” Race Series and becoming a father while making this film.

Scott Keneally

A few points of interest in this episode are:

Where OCR is going,

Touring with Marilyn Manson,

What it’s like working with Hunter McIntyre

Why people should read more books.

Tune in to this episode and get smarter!

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E. 83 Double Sandbag, Tahoe, and Conquering Hills


Welcome to Episode 83 of the obstacle Order!

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss how they are prepping for the Spartan World Championships at Squaw Valley Ski resort. Elijah discusses some of his recent workouts including integrating the double sandbag carry. The hosts discuss implications of carry techniques in terms of course sequencing.

Double Sandbag

Also, Philip discusses the 3,3,3 workout and why that will be helpful to apply directly to a race situation.

Double Sandbag

Have you waited until the last minute to prepare for Tahoe? Then you’ll want to listen to this episode.

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E. 82 Philip Recaps Nashville Sprint, Elijah Runs Over Kids on Trail


Welcome to  episode 82 of the Obstacle Order

In this episode Philip explains why he is in a neck brace.

Philip in Neck Brace
Philip in a neck brace…

Elijah talks about getting out to the trails too late and dealing with tourist.

eli on the trail
Elijah on the Trail…

And Philip tells his epic story of the Nashville Sprint.  This is a catch up episode laced with a lot of banter and good time. Enjoy!

Nashville Sprint

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