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.
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!
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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.
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.
In this episode of the obstacle order Philip and Elijah recap their experience at the Sacramento Spartan Race Weekend. Philip did the super and sprint and Elijah did just the Super. This race served as a season ender for Philip and will be Elijah’s penultimate race.
For many people this is the first race since the Spartan World Championships. Listen to find out how this race was a little different experience than the others this season.
If you did not participate in the Sac Spartan you will get a very thorough explanation of the terrain. Also, Joe De Sena makes an appearance.
In this Episode Elijah sits down with Glenn Racz. In this Episode Glenn talks about how he structured his training to peak at just the right time and have an awesome performance at the Spartan World Championships.
Glenn gives some great pointers on how to balance a busy life with professional, family and athletic obligations. Listen to find out what it takes to achieve at a high level both on and off the course!
If you follow Glenn on Social media it was hard to miss the gash he created on his knee during the race. Glenn tells that story along with an awesome play by play of the course.
Check it out. If you missed our first episode with Glenn check it out here
Philip is out hunting Pheasants so you won’t hear him on the podcast today. In this episode Elijah sits down with Jack Bauer to discuss the OCR World Championships in Canada. Jack participated in the pro wave in the 3k, 15k and team competition.
Tune in to get a detailed description of the 3k event and all of the obstacles in it. This exciting short course required speed, obstacle skills, and nerves of steel.
If you are not familiar with the event, this is the episode for you. The many obstacle and various formats are discussed along with race results and more.
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In this episode Philip explains why he is in a neck brace.
Elijah talks about getting out to the trails too late and dealing with tourist.
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!
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