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E. 145 Caller Questions and Goal Setting for the New Year

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In this episode of the Obstacle Order Philip is in Sunriver, Oregon and answers some questions from OOP tribe callers. The second half of the show is devoted to techniques he finds useful for setting personal goals.

This episode is perfect for this time of year when we renew and refresh ourselves to become better people in the new year. Once you’ve listened please take our call to act on and let us know how you’ll get better while gearing up to create “the next phase of you.”

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E. 144 Brian “The X Factor” Gowiski

Welcome to Episode 144 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Brian Gowiski joins the Obstacle Order to discuss how he beats people that are faster runners than him in OCR events. There are many components to being successful in the sport of OCR.  Speed, endurance, strength and agility to name a few. But in order to have success, you can’t rely on just one. The ability to tie together and galvanize those skills is often what separates pretenders from contenders. Brian has that ability in spades.

Brian Gowiski

If you have spent any time browsing the leaderboards of Spartan Races or any other OCR race for that matter you will find Brian at or near the top. With 7 outright wins and 12 podium finishes in Spartan Race, Brian is no stranger to success in OCR. He was a member of the Worlds Toughest Mudder champion team. Also, as the competition increases he keeps getting better.

Brian Gowiski

Brian is definitely someone to watch out for in 2018! Listen to this podcast to learn about the training block that helped him achieve his breakthrough races at Ashville (3rd NBC race) and West Virginia (6th NBC race).

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E. 143 Cole Schwartz Geeks Out On The Off Season

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Welcome to Episode #143 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode, Phil sits down with OCR young gun, Cole Schwartz. With the season officially closed Cole and Phil discuss what their plans are for off-season training and staying fit while not training specifically for OCR.

These two geek out on muscle contractions, hand release pushups and the importance of observing the cycles of fitness that the human body needs to regenerate and produce gains. Tune in to hear a recap of the recent fiasco at the AT&T park Sprint and how it affected some well and others not so well.

Episode #143 is coming at you right here and right now from the Obstacle Order Podcast!

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E. 142 Rising OCR Star Mike Ferguson

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Welcome to Episode 142 of the Obstacle Order

In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down with up and coming rock star athlete in the OCR world Mike Ferguson.  They discuss many topics about OCR but here are the main questions they discuss:

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What are the steps necessary to go from a non-competetive runner to a podium contender?

Mike Ferguson

How does someone make the jump from Upper to mid elite into true elite status in OCR?

Listen to this episode to find out

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E. 141 Obstacle Order is Back! ATT Park Recap

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Welcome to Episode 141 of the Obstacle Order,

Philip and Elijah return from a short hiatus of recording and releasing episodes to do a recap of the ATT Park Stadium race. In this episode, you will hear about what Philip and Elijah have been up to as well as a detailed recap of the Stadium race at ATT park.

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They also address concerns with 2018 race format and qualifying for World Championships. For example how that will impact the off-season and how to structure training.

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E. 139 Listener Q and A: Taper, Travel and First Race advice.

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Welcome to Episode 139 of the Obstacle Order!

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In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down to answer your questions! This episode is dedicated entirely to responding to listener questions. Philip and Elijah did not get completely caught up on the back log of questions so if you have asked one and it has not been covered, please be patient.

The first question is how to handle international travel bracketed by two races. The second ask for advice on how to taper for a beast. The third is for beginning racers. What to expect and how to go about preparing for the first race day.

Thanks for the support and please don’t forget to call our hotline to ask questions and leave us a review on iTunes.

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

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Welcome to Episode 136 of the Obstacle Order!
Alexandra Walker MudGear
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. 133 Eli’s Magical Elixir…and Double Race Recap

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Welcome to Episode 133 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah cover a lot of ground. They cover a listener’s question about the magic hydration mixer Elijah likes to use. Philip has a legendary recap of the LA stadium sprint. Elijah recaps his experience of the Washougal sprint. There is a ton of useful information in this episode.

At the very end of the episode  you’ll get two awesome workout of the week recaps.

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.

Hobie Call

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.

Hobie Call

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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