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E. 48 Chad Trammell: World’s Toughest Mudder Champion


Please welcome Chad Trammell to Episode 48 of the Obstacle Order,

How do you win the hardest obstacle course on Earth?

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) champion Chad Trammell.  Chad “the Wolverine” Trammell is a dentist in Alaska by day and a sultan of suffer by night. Also, a mountain runner and Spartan Pro.

This interview dissects the tough mudder event itself. What were the obstacles, how did the course designers make this different than other Tough Mudder events.  We discussed penalty laps, psychology and much more.  Chad Trammell explains what he did to prepare for the race and the mindset and physical preparation needed to take on something like this.

Listen to find out what exactly is the World’s Toughest Mudder and how one prepares to endure the 24 hour event. This interview covers the schedule of the event, specifically what it was like for Chad to run from sundown to sun up and many other topics. Have you ever wanted to know what’s it like to do the same obstacle 18 times? You’ll find out here. This is an interview you will not want to miss. Especially if you ever plan on doing something as ambitious as the World’s Toughest Mudder

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E. 32 Chad “the Wolverine” Trammell: From Pure Runner to Hybrid Obstacle Racer


Welcome to Episode 32 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode Elijah sits down with stand out Spartan Athlete Chad “the Wolverine” Trammell.  Trammell is a pure runner with a background in Division I cross country at Pepperdine University.  As a young runner Trammell always enjoyed things like rock climbing lifting, but those things tended to detract from his running abilities, which is why when he discovered obstacle racing that seemed to be a perfect fit.  He could now marry the activities he loved with his naturally fleet feet.

That combination has proven greatly successful in the world of Obstacle Racing, as the Wolverine has amassed two victories, four second place finishes and has yet to finish outside of the Top 10 in any of the Spartan Races in 2015.  As of the airing of this episode, Trammel sits 10th in the point series and is a threat to win any race he enters.

Trammell exploits his love for running in the mountains of Alaska.  Recently he completed a sky running series event called Run The Rut.  This event has no obstacles, but will serve as a great prep for the Spartan World Championships at Squaw Valley, CA.

Trammell explains his learning process for transitioning from a pure runner to an Obstacle Racer.  It took some humbling experiences with heavy carries for him to learn that he would need to switch up his training in order to not only rely on simply being naturally a faster runner than his competitors. Learn how he did that in this podcast.

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