Welcome to Episode 9 of the Obstacle Order.
In this episode Conrad Sherby is introduced. He is the Obstacle Order’s first case study client. This episode features Elijah answering questions from Conrad to better prepare him for his first obstacle race.
After organized sports, many former athletes struggle to find their calling in fitness. Without the clear purpose of sport they often wonder aimlessly just looking like they are in great shape. But for some, they seek endeavors to challenge them in new ways. That is what makes obstacle course racing so great. There is a place for all types of athletes in the sport. Enter Conrad:
Conrad is a fitness professional who is in great shape. Many years ago in high school, he completed in Track and Field, swimming, wresting and cross country. During and after college Conrad focused on endurance sports, including the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. He also enjoys rock climbing. Most recently Conrad’s primary focus has been on Maximal strength in the big lifts (Squat, deadlift, bench press). While he has a sound endurance base historically, he will need to be slowly reintroduce back into endurance training required for Spartan Racing. Judging from Conrad’s history as an athlete, it is clear he likes to continually shift his focus to remain interested in training.
In this Episode, Conrad asks questions about recovery, gear, and nutrition. Elijah does his best to cover each of these topics thoroughly. Part two of this introduction to the case study will be more meat and potatoes of Conrads program. The future episodes with Conrad will include check ins to see how training is going, pre race prep, post race recap and phase two of his training; getting ready for the BEAST.
Here’s Conrad’s American Ninja Warrior tryout tape: