E. 140 Nicole Mericle: Good Grip + Great Running = Winning OCR

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Welcome to Episode 140 of the Obstacle Order!

Nicole Mericle

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Nicole Mericle.  In this episode, you will learn Nicole’s background and why she has the perfect combination of skills to be a great OCR athlete. Unlike most pure runners of her stature, (division 1 level track and cross country athlete) Nicole also has strong grip from rock climbing.  So it wasn’t hard to quickly get the hang of OCR races and excel at them.

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This show goes deep into her story of what led her to OCR and the tactics she uses to improve her weakness. Listen for cool tips to improve grip strength and grip endurance. This episode is packed with great information and is one you won’t want to miss.

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E. 139 Listener Q and A: Taper, Travel and First Race advice.

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Welcome to Episode 139 of the Obstacle Order!

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In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down to answer your questions! This episode is dedicated entirely to responding to listener questions. Philip and Elijah did not get completely caught up on the back log of questions so if you have asked one and it has not been covered, please be patient.

The first question is how to handle international travel bracketed by two races. The second ask for advice on how to taper for a beast. The third is for beginning racers. What to expect and how to go about preparing for the first race day.

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E. 138 Yancy Culp on Spartan World Championships and Race Recap

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Welcome to Episode 138 of the Obstacle Order Podcast!

This is a special Tahoe Spartan World Championship recap episode. For the first portion of the show Yancy Culp joins Philip and Elijah to go over the results of the men’s and women’s pro wave. It was a super stacked field on the men’s and women’s side.

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Afterwards, Philip and Elijah fill in the gaps from their short recap episode they released earlier this week. Listen to find out their big take aways from the race as well as what worked and what didn’t work in the gear selection

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E. 137 Quick Post Tahoe Recap

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Welcome to Episode 137 of the Obstacle Order Podcast!

Tahoe Recap

In this Episode Philip and Elijah are doing some post Tahoe Recovery Work! This episode was recorded hours after the Spartan Race World Championships. They happened to be going back and forth from the Sauna to the Cold plunge. It’s a short recap that will be followed by a longer more detailed Recap of the Spartan World Championships.