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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. 114 Yancy Culp On Winning Mindset, Cancer As a Motivator, and Being a Rookie

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Welcome to Episode 114 of the Obstacle Order,

Yancy Culp

In this Episode, Elijah sits down for an in-depth interview with OCR Coach and Athlete, Yancy Culp.  This episode has a wide range of topics including how the find the motivation needed to succeed in the sport of OCR. Yancy recently survived a bout with colon cancer and was able to use that as leverage to squeeze even more out of life.

Yancy Culp

This focus of this episode is the attitude and approach that is necessary to become a champion. What separates the “elite elites” from the “elites”. How can you cultivate the winning mindset?

Yancy Culp

Also, we delve into the state of the sport and where OCR is going from the standpoint of TV coverage, the Olympics and more. It’s an exciting time for OCR!

Yancy Culp

Please stick around to the end. Yancy talks about his new opportunity for two lucky individuals to be Yancy Camp athletes for the average joe. If you have a transformation story shoot it over to Yancy via his Facebook messenger.

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E. 113 Seattle Spartan Weekend Recap

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Welcome to Episode 113 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down to catch up and recap the Seattle Spartan Race. Elijah completed the Sprint listen in to see how he did there.

Also, Elijah delves deep into the concept of Heart Rate Variability and how you can use HRV to help govern daily workout selection. Also, what happens when you have low HRV from being sick and are forced to complete a Spartan Race.

Of course, Elijah goes into great detail about the race itself, the course and some of the results from the elite field in the NBC super.

Finally some tips on managing training and how to use heart rate monitors and HRV to ensure you are getting adequate intensities on recovery efforts.

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E. 112 San Jose Spartan Recap, UK Spartan Race. Philip and Elijah Catch Up

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Welcome to Episode 112 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode, Philip and Elijah catch up and cover a lot of ground. Philip shares his experience of the Spartan Race in the UK. Philip and Elijah both recount their experience running the San Jose Sprint. Both share their workouts of the week and discuss what is coming in the near future for this OCR season.

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E. 111 Engineering Peak Performance with Ian Hosek

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Welcome to Episode 111 of the Obstacle Order,

Ian Hosek

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with standout OCR talent and running coach Ian Hosek. In this episode, you will learn Ian’s background and how he went from never doing organized athletics to winning big Spartan Races.

This episode delves into all of the important topics that relate to obstacle racing performance including the important types of running to include in your running program. How to balance the week of running in terms of base runs, threshold runs, and above threshold runs. Also, what is the best way to incorporate strength training in an Obstacle Racing training program? And of course, the always important grip work is covered.

This is a dense detail oriented podcast that you can no afford to miss

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E. 106 Toughest Mudder, Meth, Listener Q&A, Philip and Elijah Catch Up

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Welcome to Episode 106 of the Obstacle Order!

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In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to catch up.  It’s been a while since these two got together so there was a lot to talk about. This episode covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Recent “wins” for Philip and Elijah
  • Workout of the Week is back
  • Philip’s preparation for the Toughest Mudder in March
  • Some listener Q&A and More!

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If you like banter and long stories to share small points, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

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E. 104 Evan Perperis, Training for the Long Haul

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Welcome to Episode 104 of the Obstacle Order!
 Evan Perperis
In this episode Philip gets inside the meticulous mind of Evan Perperis. We last interviewed Evan in E. 95 and highly recommend listening to that episode to get more on his background.
Evan Perperis
Evan sheds light on training for the long haul. Preparing for endeavors longer than the usual distance such as Ultra Running, The World’s Toughest Mudder and The Spartan Ultra Beast!
Inside you’ll find coverage of when and how to fuel, what gear to bring and why your pit crew is so important. Also discussed… passing out under water! What? Yep.
Why not download it and listen in?
If you like it then leave us a review. Heck even if you don’t like it still leave us a review.
Evan Perperis

Evan can be found at:

www.teamstrengthspeed.com

He contributes to Obstacle Racing Media and Mud Run Guide

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E. 103 Training with Rising OCR Star, Cole Schwartz

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Welcome to Episode 103 of the Obstacle Order!

Cole Schwartz

In this episode Philip and Elijah interview up and coming OCR star Cole Schwartz. Cole has been on the OCR racing scene for about two years and is already making a name for himself, rubbing elbows with Spartan Pros and making multiple podiums.

Cole Schwartz

This episode focuses on Cole’s background and what he is doing to prepare for the 2017 Spartan race season. Learn about his techniques for improving the bucket, increasing his aerobic base and improving grip endurance.

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E. 102 Faye Stenning and Jessica O’Connell on Grit Coaching

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Welcome to Episode 102 of the Obstacle Order,

You will be hard pressed to find a more qualified duo when it comes to the combination of academic proficiency and athletic prowess. Jessica O’Connell represented Canada in the 2016 olympic games in the 5000 meters and Faye Stenning is the Second best Spartan Racer in the world. Both also have at least a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Jessica earned her master’s in Exercise physiology for good measure.

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The combination of book smarts and the ability to apply that knowledge in order to perform at the highest level is rare indeed. That is why the combined minds of Jessica and Faye will no doubt become one of the best resources in the world of OCR coaching.

Grit Coaching

In episode 101 we introduced Faye and Grit coaching. In this episode, we take a deeper dive in the periodization, the importance and practice of building an aerobic base, transitioning to the aerobic power phase, and finally sport specific training. We also take a deeper look at how gritcoaching.net actually works and how you can get signed up.

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Jessica is an olympic runner, so she has a unique insight into long term programming. She will handle the running component of the OCR programming. Faye will take on the OCR specific strength work as well as integrate sport specific high intensity workouts later in the season.

This is a dense information packed episode so put your thinking caps on!

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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