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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

You can find Faye here:

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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:

AmeliaBooneRacing.com

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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!

LeaderBoardfit

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.

Contact Kate on Facebook

Website: www.katecramer.com

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E. 48 Chad Trammell: World’s Toughest Mudder Champion

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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. 44 Spartan Pro Kate Cramer: High Expectations and Becoming a Spartan Pro

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Welcome to Episode 44 of the Obstacle Order

In this episode, Elijah sits down with Spartan Pro Kate Cramer. Kate is a recent addition to the female Spartan Pro team.  Her primary athletic background is in Soccer where she excelled as a Division one player at LSU.  Kate is an impressive athlete with a winners mindset. Expect great things in the future from Kate Cramer.

Specific topics covered:

Background: Kate’s transition from soccer, to triathlon to working mom, to Spartan Race

First Spartan Race: What she learned from 300 burpees

Becoming a Spartan Pro: the spartan combine and getting full attention of the brass at Spartan

2015 in review: NBC race results including Montana, Breckenridge and Spartan World Championships

Training Strategies: climbing, keeping speed, and becoming obstacle proficient.

Mindset: sacrifice and balance

Contact Kate on Facebook

Website: www.katecramer.com


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

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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.

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Facebook: Laura Messner

IG @wickedlmessner

Twitter @wickedlmessner

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