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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. 126 Brakken Kraker On Broadcasting and Leaderboard Phase 2

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Welcome to Episode 126 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Brakken Kraker to discuss his experience commentating for the live stream, broadcast of the Palmerton US Championship series race. Brakken breaks down the men’s field and provides insights and expectations for the rest of the season.

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If you are new to the show you will not know that Brakken has been a guest in the past on several occasions.  Here are the links to those episodes: Episode 30, Episode 52, Episode 56, Episode 63, Episode 72. You may want to get caught up to have some context for the discussion of LeaderboardFit.

LeaderBoard

The Obstacle Order was a big part of the launch of Leaderboardfit and we are proud to help the launch of Phase two of Leaderboard, a more custom approach to coaching. Listen for all of the details.

 

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!

Palmerton

 

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.

Palmerton

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. 115 Rea Kolbl, From Non-Runner to Spartan Pro

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This is Episode 115 of the Obstacle Order,

Rea Kolbl

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 Kolbl

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.

Rea Kolbl

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E. 101 Spartan Pro Faye Stenning on Power, Speed and Endurance

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Welcome to Episode 101 of the Obstacle Order

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 Stenning

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.

Faye Stenning

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.

Faye Stenning

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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.

You can find Amelia on these Channels:

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E. 72 Leaderboardfit Update with Brakken Kraker

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Welcome to Episode 72 of the Obstacle Order.

LeaderBoardfit

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down with Zack, Taylor and Brakken Kraker from the LeaderBoardfit team. In this episode Brakken discusses his season so far and how it has been limited by a broken toe. We get into some specific strategies he is using to stay fit while being limited in the capacity to run. Also, what his plans are for the rest of the season and how he can get back on top!

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Also the crew delves into some of the great results that people are getting from being a part of Project Apex.

LeaderBoardfit

If you haven’t done so already, you’re going to want to listen to Episode 64 in which the Obstacle Order introduced leaderboard to the public. This episode gives the uninitiated an overview of what leaderboard is and why one can benefit from joining.

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E. 63 Leaderboard and Montana Race Preview

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Welcome to Episode 64 of the Obstacle Order.

In this Episode Brakken Kraker is back again to discuss a new online coaching product called Leaderboard.

Brakken is a Spartan Pro and a coach to Obstacle Racers. He has appeared on the Obstacle Order Podcast three times.  To get caught up on who Brakken is and what he has to offer as a coach, you’ll definitely want to check out the following episodes:

Episode 56, Brakken discusses the future of OCR

Episode 53, which is a live coaching call between Elijah and Brakken

Episode 30, this is an introduction to Brakken and his story

As far as this call Elijah and Brakken are joined by Zach and Taylor from www.leaderboardfit.com. Taylor is responsible for building the product and Zach is head of marketing and community relations. The episode goes into great detail about what LeaderBoard is and who might be a good candidate for their initial launch trial. LeaderBoard is a communication platform on which clients and coaches can share workouts and feedback. Initially, the product will feature Brakken Kraker and the coach and will start off with a small group of ten to be coached by Brakken. The coaching includes running volume, pre race warm up, post race cool down, OCR specific workouts and some nutrition.

The second section of this Episode highlights the start of the Spartan US championship series which is the Montana Sprint. Brakken picks his favorites to win.

All applicants can register for leaderboard via this registration link

Only 10 will be chosen for the initial offering! So act fast!

Go to LeaderBoardfit.com to get more details

Brakken Kraker on the Future of OCR

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Brakken Kraker is back on the Obstacle Order to share his thoughts on the future of OCR

In Episode 56 of the Obstacle Order Brakken Kraker spends some time with Elijah to discuss where he thinks the sport will go in the future. Some controversial topics are covered. You won’t want to miss this episode if you are a fan of the sport of OCR itself.

How could the race structure be changed in order to allow the race to go more smoothly? Should the waves be divided in to a pro field, competitive wave and open wave? What should the qualifications standards be to get into said pro wave. Is doping a big problem in the sport and would the purchase of a pro card help to alleviate that? All these questions and more are answered by Brakken Kraker during this call.

Also, the future of the sport. Will OCR follow in the footsteps of MMA or CrossFit or will it go down in flames as another fitness trend. Will the success of the sport depend on race series merging or will Spartan attempt to suffocate the competition and be the last one standing.

When considering changing OCR events who should be considered the most: the open class racer or the competitive field?

Finally, will the genetic talent pool absorb the current high level OCR athletes.

This is a fun episode with a ton of interesting topics covered. Please comment on the facebook page and open a conversation about what was covered on this episode with Brakken Kraker.

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E. 49 Spartan Pro Kate Cramer Overcoming Obstacles and Winning Races

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Welcome Kate Cramer to Episode 49 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Spartan Pro Kate Cramer.  Kate was kind enough to come on the show previously.  If you would like to know more about her background and what led her down the path of obstacle course racing, check out that episode here:

Kate Cramer Part 1

Kate recently fractured her sacrum while training on her homemade rope set up christmas day.  She lay on the ground in tears not because of the pain, but because she didn’t want her kids to see her in pain. Not long after she was already thinking about how she would construct her comeback.  Adversity is nothing new for Cramer. As a child she suffered and Pars fracture that she didn’t even know about, until it hindered her performance her senior year at LSU as a division 1 college soccer player.

The great thing about Cramer is she didn’t even mention that in the first interview. This is telling about how she approaches training and life. This interview Elijah tries to extract what it takes to have such great perseverance despite the set backs and how to manage that so as to not push to far.

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Website: www.katecramer.com

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