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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. 43 Laura Messner: From Wanna Be Britney Spears to Obstacle Racer


Welcome to Episode 43 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode, Elijah sits down with Spartan Pro Laura Messner. Laura has an interesting and unexpected background for a Spartan Athlete; she was an aspiring pop star.  In this interview, Laura discusses her transition from the clean superficial world of modeling and singing to the gritty muddy world of OCR and how that is a better fit for her.

Other topics covered:

Mindset: the proper mindset for attacking obstacles, training and racing

Recovering from injury: developing patience and resilience

Yancy Camp: how Laura got involved, and what Yancy Camp is.


Facebook: Laura Messner

IG @wickedlmessner

Twitter @wickedlmessner

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E. 41 Spartan World Championship Sac Super


Welcome to Episode 41 of the Obstacle Order

In this Episode Philip and Elijah are reunited after a long time apart from recording episodes together.  Here they recap the Spartan World Championship and the Sacramento Super.  Also, they talk about their future plans in Obstacle Racing and training.

This episode Elijah and Phil recount how the Spartan World Championships went.  What were their struggles.  What were the highlights.  This is a fun episode that is easy to listen to.  It’s possible you will learn something as well.

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