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E. 105 Enduring Endurance with Tawnee Gibson


Welcome to Episode 106 of the Obstacle Order Podcast

Tawnee Prazak

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Tawnee Prazak Gibson (formerly Prazak)  of the Endurance Planet Podcast. Tawnee is a journalist, coach, former high level triathlete, and podcast host. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to balancing performance and health.

Tawnee Prazak

This episode focuses on some of the struggles Tawnee faced from overtraining and living a lifestyle that was a bit too stressful and how she overcame them. She talks about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut (colon/digestive tract) when it comes to performance and health.

Tawnee Prazak

What are some things that can damage your gut? What are some things you can do to fix it? And why does that matter from the standpoint of performance? Those questions are covered on this show.

Make sure to check out Tawnee at: www.lifepostcollective.com and on the Endurance Planet Podcast. Coaching at coachtawnee.com

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E. 77 Leaderboard Training, What’s Next and OCR clinics Philip and Elijah Catch Up


Welcome to Episode 77 of the Obstacle Order!


In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss adapting to a new training program at Leaderboard, exercise testing, the Savage Barn summer series, and more.  This episode will get you all caught up on what has been going on with our hosts as well as what is to come. Elijah discussed his recent exercise testing with Richard Diaz in which he measured his aerobic and anaerobic thresholds. Why is the information important and what will he do with it?

Philip explains the adaptive phase of getting set up with the LeaderboardFit team. Learn how to avoid overtraining during a increased volume period. This is a dense episode that you certainly will not want to miss.

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Motivation Monday’s: Courtney Knapp How to Find Balance in Training


Welcome to Episode 59 of the Obstacle Order.

Motivation Monday’s is back! Sorry for the wait.

This is a unique version of Motivation Monday because it highlights an athlete that primarily had to overcome her tendency to train too hard. This is not a weight loss story, this is not a story of a person overcoming a physical disability to conquer their fears.

It’s the story of Courtney Knapp who has had to overcome her own mind and natural tendency to overtrain and neglect her body’s needs.  Courtney explains how as a 20 year old college runner she lost years of training and performance because she was overtrained and undernourished. Also, Courtney learned to respect where she was at as an older athlete and trust the process of training harder not smarter. After a 8 year layoff from any competitive athletics she has found a resurgence of her athletic career in OCR and triathlon.

Courtney Knapp

Elijah interviews Courtney and extracts some very valuable nuggets that Courtney has picked up along the way. These strategies not only keep her in the game rather than on the sidelines, but have her improving with minimal stress load and maximal effect.

From grip strength, to running speed, to running endurance, Courtney explains why more is not always more. If you ever struggle with overtraining and thinking you have to “win” every workout, your going to want to listen to this episode.

Courtney Knapp

Courtney loves to share her passion for sport and finding balance with others on that journey. She prefers Instagram to Facebook FYI, but says she won’t mind being contacted on either.

Check her out on Instagram: @tougherthanatwodollarsteak

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Also, she mentions the TPK endurance, sounds pretty sweet!

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