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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. 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. 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. 119 Monterey Spartan Super Recap

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Welcome to Episode 119 of the Obstacle Order,

Monterey Spartan Super

In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down to recap the Monterey Spartan Super. This is the second leg of the US championship series and the course and the competition did not disappoint.

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Relive the course as Elijah and Philip describe it mile by mile. Listen to hear a complete breakdown of the women and men’s elite fields.

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Monterey Spartan Super

This episode is unique in that Philip and Elijah actually recorded it in the same place on a shared microphone. Make sure to listen to the end to see if your review was read on the air.

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E. 118 Monterey Preview, Terrain Race Recap. Philip and Elijah Catch Up

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Welcome to Episode 118 of the Obstacle Order,

Terrain Race

In this episode, Philip and Elijah reunite to discuss training, race results, and preparation for the Monterey Super Spartan. This week’s episode will give you some insight into the Terrain Racing series if you plan on doing one of those. Also, the guys give you some tips for navigating the rugged terrain of Monterey. Get ready for hills, long carries, and tons of grip intensive obstacles.

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Hopefully, there is a lot of hay in your barn!

Enjoy

E. 117 Gettin’ Ginger With It: Bryan the Ginger Spartan, a Talk with an OCR Celebrity

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Welcome to episode 117 of the Obstacle Order!
Bryan the Ginger
In this episode,  Bryan “the Ginger Spartan” joins Phil for a conversation about leadership out on course, becoming an OCR celeb and what it’s like to drag a full grown man across a dirt arena after he’s just thrown you on the ground.
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We dive into the specifics of what it takes to be such a positive force in the community and get into the specifics of the good and the bad times that Bryan, and many of us, have had to overcome.
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This episode is packed with useful information from “the Ginger Spartan” himself so download and listen up!
Sharing is caring so tune in and leave us a message or a rating if you’ve got something to say!
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E. 116 Steve “The Trailmaster” Hammond

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This is Episode 116 of the Obstacle Order,

Steve Hammond

If you have ever done a Spartan Race, you may have seen a long bearded man running around the course at Spartan Races or driving around on an ATV.  Well, that is Steve Hammond. Steve is the West Coast course setter for Spartan Race. He and his team are to blame for the sequencing and placement of obstacles as well as the course setting.

Steve Hammond

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah take a look under the hood of what goes into setting up a Spartan Event with Steve Hammond. From the festival area to equipment management they take a close look at what goes into some of the decisions behind how a course is laid out. This is a quick call with a ton of great information about the logistics of how a course is set.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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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