E. 127 Listener Q & A and Workout of the Week


Welcome to Episode 127 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah tackle two listener questions in great detail. They also share some of the standout workouts that they have been doing recently.

Thank you for sending in all of your questions. They have all been received and considered and will be addressed in subsequent episodes. In this episode, Philip and Elijah tackle two questions related to Ultra-Endurance events.

The first is regarding how to manage a stacked month with an OCR worlds double, Dallas Ultra-Beast and WTM. A tall task indeed to complete and a tall task to offer advice on.

The second is specific to fueling and pacing for an ultra beast.

Listen to hear the answers to these great questions! Keep them coming by calling our number:  530-592-1138

E. 126 Brakken Kraker On Broadcasting and Leaderboard Phase 2


Welcome to Episode 126 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Brakken Kraker to discuss his experience commentating for the live stream, broadcast of the Palmerton US Championship series race. Brakken breaks down the men’s field and provides insights and expectations for the rest of the season.


If you are new to the show you will not know that Brakken has been a guest in the past on several occasions.  Here are the links to those episodes: Episode 30, Episode 52, Episode 56, Episode 63, Episode 72. You may want to get caught up to have some context for the discussion of LeaderboardFit.


The Obstacle Order was a big part of the launch of Leaderboardfit and we are proud to help the launch of Phase two of Leaderboard, a more custom approach to coaching. Listen for all of the details.


E. 125 Palmerton Race Recap With Rea Kolbl


Welcome to this special bonus episode of the Obstacle Order Podcast, episode 125!



The US championship series for Spartan Race is well underway with the 3rd race held in Palmerton Pennsylvania in the books. Runner-up and up and coming Spartan Pro racer Rea Kolbl had an impressive showing and we where lucky enough to catch her on her lunch break to recap the race and her performance.


This episode is short, focused and to the point. If you want an inside look at the women’s field you are going to want to check out this episode. This is the second time Rea has been on the show. If you are unfamiliar with her you will want to check out episode 115 to get her background and see how she has become a top Spartan racer.


E. 124 Heart Rate Monitors, Kings Camp Royal Race Recap


Welcome to Episode 124 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode of the #OOP Eli and Phil discuss the importance of tracking your heart rate while training.  They breakdown some experiences with different devices that each of them have had using specific brands of heart rate monitor.

Each of them recently competed in a local Bay Area OCR that proved much more than they were each expecting!

In this episode Eli also determines that Phil’s running form could use some overhauling.  Phil agrees.  Expect the progress to unfold in episodes to come!

Also if you have any question you would like addressed on the podcast please call our hotline and leave us a message:


E. 123 Long Workout Nutrition, The Secret Lab, Boise Recap, Philip and Elijah Catch Up


Welcome to Episode 123 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down over a tiny mic and catch up on what they have been up to over the past month. This episode had some audio quality issues, but the content was great. Listen to learn about optimal hydration strategies for long workouts. Philip has yet another travel/registration snafu getting to a race.

Also, Elijah recently visited Richard Diaz to check out the secret lab and have his gait analyzed, find out the results during this episode.

The Obstacle Order now has a call in line for taking your calls!

The number you can call to leave a question to be covered on the show is:  530-592-1138

So call in and leave us a message. If your message is selected you can hear it on the show and have it answered by Elijah and Philip.