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E. 140 Nicole Mericle: Good Grip + Great Running = Winning OCR

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Welcome to Episode 140 of the Obstacle Order!

Nicole Mericle

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Nicole Mericle.  In this episode, you will learn Nicole’s background and why she has the perfect combination of skills to be a great OCR athlete. Unlike most pure runners of her stature, (division 1 level track and cross country athlete) Nicole also has strong grip from rock climbing.  So it wasn’t hard to quickly get the hang of OCR races and excel at them.

Nicole Mericle

This show goes deep into her story of what led her to OCR and the tactics she uses to improve her weakness. Listen for cool tips to improve grip strength and grip endurance. This episode is packed with great information and is one you won’t want to miss.

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E. 138 Yancy Culp on Spartan World Championships and Race Recap

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Welcome to Episode 138 of the Obstacle Order Podcast!

This is a special Tahoe Spartan World Championship recap episode. For the first portion of the show Yancy Culp joins Philip and Elijah to go over the results of the men’s and women’s pro wave. It was a super stacked field on the men’s and women’s side.

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Afterwards, Philip and Elijah fill in the gaps from their short recap episode they released earlier this week. Listen to find out their big take aways from the race as well as what worked and what didn’t work in the gear selection

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E. 137 Quick Post Tahoe Recap

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Welcome to Episode 137 of the Obstacle Order Podcast!

Tahoe Recap

In this Episode Philip and Elijah are doing some post Tahoe Recovery Work! This episode was recorded hours after the Spartan Race World Championships. They happened to be going back and forth from the Sauna to the Cold plunge. It’s a short recap that will be followed by a longer more detailed Recap of the Spartan World Championships.

E. 136 Alexandra Walker on Gear, Grip and the Daily Grind

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Welcome to Episode 136 of the Obstacle Order!
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In the latest Episode of the Obstacle Order Podcast Philip sits down with Alexandra Walker of Yancy Camp and the MudGear Pro Team. The show also features the MudGear CEO, Alex Thrasher, or Malko.
Tune in as we discuss training strategies, dissect gear and talk about time management while training for longer effort and cold weather races.”
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E. 132 World Champion Hobie Call On Never Giving Up

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Welcome to Episode 132 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with one of the all time greats in OCR Hobie Call. This show focuses on the story that leads to the man we all know as The Godfather of OCR. What drove him into the sport of OCR and how did he rise to prominence. Listen to hear some behind the scenes stories from the beginning of OCR.

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They discuss the state of the sport and what Hobie considers to be the biggest mistake that is keeping OCR from truly becoming a legitimate sport and how he is going to fix it.

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What would an episode with Hobie be if we didn’t discuss his infamous weight vest training protocol and his claim that he could break two hours in the marathon given proper recourses to train?

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E. 131 Two Time Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Champion Ian Deyerle

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Welcome to Episode 131 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode, Elijah and Philip sit down with Ian Deyerle. Ian is a long time obstacle racer and former member of the Spartan Pro Team. Ian has also been part of the two teams that have won the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge show.

In this episode, they take a look at what happens behind the scenes of TV and what it was like to compete on the show.  Also, some tips and tricks to get on the show.

Ian talks about his minimalist high-intensity approach to training and more.

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E. 130 Saunas, Yoga and Taper.

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Welcome to Episode 130 of the Obstacle Order Podcast

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah do a special taper edition of the Obstacle Order, which is really just a collection of tangents and banter. There are some golden nuggets of information in there, but this episode is definitely categorized loosely as “entertainment”.

Taper Week means lots of tissue prep and stretching. Raceday prep is an important lead up to going #HAM day of. #taper #mobility #spartan

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Philip and Elijah both have races in different places this week, so a taper week is in order.

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E. 125 Palmerton Race Recap With Rea Kolbl

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Welcome to this special bonus episode of the Obstacle Order Podcast, episode 125!

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The US championship series for Spartan Race is well underway with the 3rd race held in Palmerton Pennsylvania in the books. Runner-up and up and coming Spartan Pro racer Rea Kolbl had an impressive showing and we where lucky enough to catch her on her lunch break to recap the race and her performance.

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This episode is short, focused and to the point. If you want an inside look at the women’s field you are going to want to check out this episode. This is the second time Rea has been on the show. If you are unfamiliar with her you will want to check out episode 115 to get her background and see how she has become a top Spartan racer.

 

E. 122 Generating an Iron Clad Mind with Michael Mark

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Welcome to Episode 122 of the Obstacle Order!

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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.

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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.

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