Category Archives: Spartan Pros Interviews

E. 134 David Magida on the 2017 Spartan Championship Series

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Welcome to Episode 134 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode The Obstacle Order has David Magida, the commentator for the Spartan US Championship series and former Spartan Pro Team member.  David discusses with the Obstacle Order the US Championship series results from 2017 and the prospects for the 2017 Spartan Race World Championships in Tahoe.

Listen to find out who David thinks will win the men’s and women’s races in the Spartan Race World Championships in Tahoe. We also dig in on:

  1. How the season has shaped up so far.
  2. Who David thinks wants to win the most?
  3. What is the dynamics between each of the athletes?
  4. Will Ryan Atkins finally stand on top of the Spartan Race World Championships podium?

These questions with David and much more are explored here on the Obstacle Order Podcast!

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He also has co-authored a book titled “Essentials of Obstacle Race Training” with Melissa Rodriguez which you can find on Amazon and many other bookstores.

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E. 132 World Champion Hobie Call On Never Giving Up

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Welcome to Episode 132 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with one of the all time greats in OCR Hobie Call. This show focuses on the story that leads to the man we all know as The Godfather of OCR. What drove him into the sport of OCR and how did he rise to prominence. Listen to hear some behind the scenes stories from the beginning of OCR.

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They discuss the state of the sport and what Hobie considers to be the biggest mistake that is keeping OCR from truly becoming a legitimate sport and how he is going to fix it.

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What would an episode with Hobie be if we didn’t discuss his infamous weight vest training protocol and his claim that he could break two hours in the marathon given proper recourses to train?

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E. 131 Two Time Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Champion Ian Deyerle

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Welcome to Episode 131 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode, Elijah and Philip sit down with Ian Deyerle. Ian is a long time obstacle racer and former member of the Spartan Pro Team. Ian has also been part of the two teams that have won the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge show.

In this episode, they take a look at what happens behind the scenes of TV and what it was like to compete on the show.  Also, some tips and tricks to get on the show.

Ian talks about his minimalist high-intensity approach to training and more.

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E. 126 Brakken Kraker On Broadcasting and Leaderboard Phase 2

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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. 115 Rea Kolbl, From Non-Runner to Spartan Pro

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This is Episode 115 of the Obstacle Order,

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In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Spartan Pro Team member Rea Kolbl. Rea is one of the rare people that excel in OCR despite having no running background in high school or college. In just 2 years racing as an elite, Rea has 10 race wins and 2 tops fives in NBC spartan Races.

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Rea is also one smart cookie. She is currently working on her masters in Materials Science and finishing up her undergrad in Astrophysics and Physics. Learn how she uses her grit and perseverance to overachieve in the realm of academics and OCR. Rea is a great example of if you stick with something long enough and study the problem you can become great.

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E. 102 Faye Stenning and Jessica O’Connell on Grit Coaching

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Welcome to Episode 102 of the Obstacle Order,

You will be hard pressed to find a more qualified duo when it comes to the combination of academic proficiency and athletic prowess. Jessica O’Connell represented Canada in the 2016 olympic games in the 5000 meters and Faye Stenning is the Second best Spartan Racer in the world. Both also have at least a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Jessica earned her master’s in Exercise physiology for good measure.

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The combination of book smarts and the ability to apply that knowledge in order to perform at the highest level is rare indeed. That is why the combined minds of Jessica and Faye will no doubt become one of the best resources in the world of OCR coaching.

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In episode 101 we introduced Faye and Grit coaching. In this episode, we take a deeper dive in the periodization, the importance and practice of building an aerobic base, transitioning to the aerobic power phase, and finally sport specific training. We also take a deeper look at how gritcoaching.net actually works and how you can get signed up.

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Jessica is an olympic runner, so she has a unique insight into long term programming. She will handle the running component of the OCR programming. Faye will take on the OCR specific strength work as well as integrate sport specific high intensity workouts later in the season.

This is a dense information packed episode so put your thinking caps on!

E. 101 Spartan Pro Faye Stenning on Power, Speed and Endurance

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Welcome to Episode 101 of the Obstacle Order

In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down with Spartan Pro Faye Stenning. Faye Stenning is a very accomplished Spartan Racer who finished 3rd place at the 2016 Spartan Race World Championships.

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Faye is currently launching a coaching service called Grit Coaching. She has teamed up with Olympic 5k runner Jessica O’connell to create a coaching platform that will help many people reach their OCR goals.

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The focus of this episode is the underlying principle behind the creation of the methodology for Grit Coaching. Listen to learn about the difference between aerobic, aerobic power, and anaerobic training. Also, find out the best way to structure your training relative to your goals and timeframe for a season.

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E. 98 Amelia Boone, A New Perspective On OCR

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Welcome to Episode 98 of the Obstacle Order,

Amelia Boone

In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down with OCR star and legend Amelia Boone. Amelia Boone appeared on the Obstacle Order in one of the early episodes. Check out that episode here to find out more about Amelia’s past and her various training methods.

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The focus of this episode is managing the mental and emotional process of being injured, reshaping identity as an athlete and riding the waves of recovery.

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If you have ever been injured or are currently battling injury this episode is surely to offer solace. Amelia was originally sidelined by a femoral stress fracture, but also experienced other injuries in a process that has taken almost one year to overcome. Amelia is not one to be down and out for long. Listen to this podcast to see how she coped with the injury and turned it around, reshaping her relationship to the sport of OCR and how she sees herself.

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E. 89 Glenn Racz Spartan World Championship Recap

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Welcome to Episode 89 of the Obstacle Order!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Check it out. If you missed our first episode with Glenn check it out here

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