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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.

LeaderBoard

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. 124 Heart Rate Monitors, Kings Camp Royal Race Recap

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Welcome to Episode 124 of the Obstacle Order!

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!

Also if you have any question you would like addressed on the podcast please call our hotline and leave us a message:

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E. 123 Long Workout Nutrition, The Secret Lab, Boise Recap, Philip and Elijah Catch Up

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Welcome to Episode 123 of the Obstacle Order!

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.

E. 122 Generating an Iron Clad Mind with Michael Mark

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Welcome to Episode 122 of the Obstacle Order!

Michael Mark

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah join forces to interview Michael Mark. Michael Mark is a dominant masters Obstacle Racer as well as a threat to the podium in the overall rankings. Michael is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to athlete relations and what mental attributes make up top performers.

Michael Mark

This show focuses on the attitudes, practices, and mindset necessary to be the best athlete you can be. Also, the best approach to setting goals and expectations.  What is it that separates the champions from the also-rans?  Listen to this episode to find out!

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E. 121 Speedster Ryan Woods on Turning Weaknesses into Strengths

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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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E. 119 Monterey Spartan Super Recap

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Welcome to Episode 119 of the Obstacle Order,

Monterey Spartan Super

In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down to recap the Monterey Spartan Super. This is the second leg of the US championship series and the course and the competition did not disappoint.

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Relive the course as Elijah and Philip describe it mile by mile. Listen to hear a complete breakdown of the women and men’s elite fields.

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Monterey Spartan Super

This episode is unique in that Philip and Elijah actually recorded it in the same place on a shared microphone. Make sure to listen to the end to see if your review was read on the air.

Monterey Spartan Super

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E. 116 Steve “The Trailmaster” Hammond

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This is Episode 116 of the Obstacle Order,

Steve Hammond

If you have ever done a Spartan Race, you may have seen a long bearded man running around the course at Spartan Races or driving around on an ATV.  Well, that is Steve Hammond. Steve is the West Coast course setter for Spartan Race. He and his team are to blame for the sequencing and placement of obstacles as well as the course setting.

Steve Hammond

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah take a look under the hood of what goes into setting up a Spartan Event with Steve Hammond. From the festival area to equipment management they take a close look at what goes into some of the decisions behind how a course is laid out. This is a quick call with a ton of great information about the logistics of how a course is set.

Steve Hammond

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Enjoy!

E. 113 Seattle Spartan Weekend Recap

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Welcome to Episode 113 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down to catch up and recap the Seattle Spartan Race. Elijah completed the Sprint listen in to see how he did there.

Also, Elijah delves deep into the concept of Heart Rate Variability and how you can use HRV to help govern daily workout selection. Also, what happens when you have low HRV from being sick and are forced to complete a Spartan Race.

Of course, Elijah goes into great detail about the race itself, the course and some of the results from the elite field in the NBC super.

Finally some tips on managing training and how to use heart rate monitors and HRV to ensure you are getting adequate intensities on recovery efforts.

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E. 111 Engineering Peak Performance with Ian Hosek

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Welcome to Episode 111 of the Obstacle Order,

Ian Hosek

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with standout OCR talent and running coach Ian Hosek. In this episode, you will learn Ian’s background and how he went from never doing organized athletics to winning big Spartan Races.

This episode delves into all of the important topics that relate to obstacle racing performance including the important types of running to include in your running program. How to balance the week of running in terms of base runs, threshold runs, and above threshold runs. Also, what is the best way to incorporate strength training in an Obstacle Racing training program? And of course, the always important grip work is covered.

This is a dense detail oriented podcast that you can no afford to miss

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E. 110 America’s Toughest Mudder with Philip Levi

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Welcome to Episode 110 of the Obstacle Order,
Philip Levi

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.

Philip Levi

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.

Philip Levi

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.

Enjoy!