In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Spartan Pro Team member Rea Kolbl. Rea is one of the rare people that excel in OCR despite having no running background in high school or college. In just 2 years racing as an elite, Rea has 10 race wins and 2 tops fives in NBC spartan Races.
Rea is also one smart cookie. She is currently working on her masters in Materials Science and finishing up her undergrad in Astrophysics and Physics. Learn how she uses her grit and perseverance to overachieve in the realm of academics and OCR. Rea is a great example of if you stick with something long enough and study the problem you can become great.
In this Episode, Elijah sits down for an in-depth interview with OCR Coach and Athlete, Yancy Culp. This episode has a wide range of topics including how the find the motivation needed to succeed in the sport of OCR. Yancy recently survived a bout with colon cancer and was able to use that as leverage to squeeze even more out of life.
This focus of this episode is the attitude and approach that is necessary to become a champion. What separates the “elite elites” from the “elites”. How can you cultivate the winning mindset?
Also, we delve into the state of the sport and where OCR is going from the standpoint of TV coverage, the Olympics and more. It’s an exciting time for OCR!
Please stick around to the end. Yancy talks about his new opportunity for two lucky individuals to be Yancy Camp athletes for the average joe. If you have a transformation story shoot it over to Yancy via his Facebook messenger.
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.
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.
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In this episode Philip and Elijah interview up and coming OCR star Cole Schwartz. Cole has been on the OCR racing scene for about two years and is already making a name for himself, rubbing elbows with Spartan Pros and making multiple podiums.
This episode focuses on Cole’s background and what he is doing to prepare for the 2017 Spartan race season. Learn about his techniques for improving the bucket, increasing his aerobic base and improving grip endurance.
In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down with Spartan Pro Faye Stenning. Faye Stenning is a very accomplished Spartan Racer who finished 3rd place at the 2016 Spartan Race World Championships.
Faye is currently launching a coaching service called Grit Coaching. She has teamed up with Olympic 5k runner Jessica O’connell to create a coaching platform that will help many people reach their OCR goals.
The focus of this episode is the underlying principle behind the creation of the methodology for Grit Coaching. Listen to learn about the difference between aerobic, aerobic power, and anaerobic training. Also, find out the best way to structure your training relative to your goals and timeframe for a season.
In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to reminisce about the genesis and growth of the Obstacle Order Podcast. 100 tends to be a great milestone to achieve and for this podcast that represents two years of fun and dedication to covering the sport of OCR.
You have heard from experts on fitness, biomechanics, Pro Spartan athletes, and to inspirational open class racers. Philip and Elijah have enjoyed meeting listeners, hearing from listeners and of course having small arguments on air for all of you to hear.
It’s been a fun ride and we are only just getting started. This episode serves as a sincere thanks to everyone that started with us during our rocky beginning and who are still with us today as well as our brand new audience. It’s been a fun ride and we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all of you. Please share the content with your friends and enroll them in the possibilities you have discovered through listening to the shows weekly. And of course we’ll see you on the mountain.
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.
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.
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:
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