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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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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.

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E. 104 Evan Perperis, Training for the Long Haul

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Welcome to Episode 104 of the Obstacle Order!
 Evan Perperis
In this episode Philip gets inside the meticulous mind of Evan Perperis. We last interviewed Evan in E. 95 and highly recommend listening to that episode to get more on his background.
Evan Perperis
Evan sheds light on training for the long haul. Preparing for endeavors longer than the usual distance such as Ultra Running, The World’s Toughest Mudder and The Spartan Ultra Beast!
Inside you’ll find coverage of when and how to fuel, what gear to bring and why your pit crew is so important. Also discussed… passing out under water! What? Yep.
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Evan Perperis

Evan can be found at:

www.teamstrengthspeed.com

He contributes to Obstacle Racing Media and Mud Run Guide

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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.

Grit Coaching

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.

Grit Coaching

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. 99 Balancing the Rigors of Training and Recovery

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Welcome to episode 99 of the Obstacle Order

Training and Recovery

Wow 99 episodes! Can you believe it has been that many? Happy New Year and thanks for checking out another episode of the Obstacle Order

In this episode Philip and Elijah catch up and lament the end of bulking season and get their preparations set for the base building phase leading into Racing season.

Training Recovery

Topics discussed include: syringes, balls in butts, broken old bodies and more.

For the OCR athlete who has ventured beyond their twenties you may find this episode particularly interesting. As aging weekend warriors Philip and Elijah both used the off season and bulking season to “undue” some of the damage the OCR racing season inflicted.

Training Recovery

Learn how yet again, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to keeping your body supple enough to stay in the game. How do Philip and Elijah balance the rigors of training and recovery? Listen to find how:

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.

Amelia Boone

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.

Amelia Boone

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. 88 OCR World Championships Recap with Jack Bauer

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Welcome to Episode 88 of the Obstacle Order

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.

OCR World Championship

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.

OCR World Championship

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.

OCR World Championships

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E. 85 Tahoe Intel, 2016 Spartan World Championship Predictions, and Fueling Strategies for Altitude

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Welcome to Episode 85 of the Obstacle Order,

Spartan World Championship

In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss their final preparations for the 2016 Spartan World Championships at Squaw Valley. Elijah discusses his last key workout before the race and defines “tempo pace”. Philip offers some sweet intel from the course he was able to gather while training on the course.

Spartan World Championship

In this final Episode before the 2016 Spartan World Championships no stone is left unturned. From weather forecasts to adjusting warm up strategies, this episode has you covered.

Please enjoy and we will see you on the mountain!

Download the Updated Rulebook for Spartan Race Here (multiple attempt obstacles added):

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