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E. 121 Speedster Ryan Woods on Turning Weaknesses into Strengths


Welcome to Episode 121 of the Obstacle Order!

Ryan Woods

In this episode, Elijah sits down with the very speedy Ryan Woods. Ryan is an interesting guy who you can never count out when considering who will be on the podium at any race. The focus of this show is how Ryan has worked on his weaknesses to become more than just a great runner. Now he is truly a force to be reckoned with in the sport of OCR.

Ryan Woods

He’s not only swift of foot, but he is quite witty as well, so expect an entertaining as well as an informative show. Uphill running technique, downhill running technique, carries, and more are covered on this show.

Ryan Woods

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Training Advice for a New Obstacle Racer


Welcome to Episode 61 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode the tables are turned and Elijah is being interviewed by Christopher Kelly of the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast. This interview covers Elijah’s background and how he got into obstacle racing. Chris is a mountain biker so Elijah dissects what Chris might need to do in order to prepare his body for the rigors of OCR.

If you are a seasoned OCR athlete, this might not be the episode for you. If you are new to the sport and just want to know what it is all about, give this show a listen it will be very valuable for you.

We cover the importance of being able to do a pull up in life. How being fit for mountain bike racing might prepare one better for OCR than road cyclist.

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