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E. 138 Yancy Culp on Spartan World Championships and Race Recap

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Welcome to Episode 138 of the Obstacle Order Podcast!

This is a special Tahoe Spartan World Championship recap episode. For the first portion of the show Yancy Culp joins Philip and Elijah to go over the results of the men’s and women’s pro wave. It was a super stacked field on the men’s and women’s side.

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Afterwards, Philip and Elijah fill in the gaps from their short recap episode they released earlier this week. Listen to find out their big take aways from the race as well as what worked and what didn’t work in the gear selection

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E. 137 Quick Post Tahoe Recap

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Welcome to Episode 137 of the Obstacle Order Podcast!

Tahoe Recap

In this Episode Philip and Elijah are doing some post Tahoe Recovery Work! This episode was recorded hours after the Spartan Race World Championships. They happened to be going back and forth from the Sauna to the Cold plunge. It’s a short recap that will be followed by a longer more detailed Recap of the Spartan World Championships.

E. 135 Tahoe Preview, Fueling Strategies and Pacing

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Welcome to Episode 135 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode of the Obstacle Order Podcast, Philip and Elijah discuss their final preparations for the Spartan Race World Championships at Tahoe. They discuss the details for fueling and how it’s different when at altitude.

E. 86 Spartan Race World Championships 2016 Recap

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Welcome to Episode 86 of the Obstacle Order Podcast

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In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss their experiences at the Spartan Race World Championships 2016. Spartan Race went to school on what they got wrong last year and knocked this race out of the park.

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It was a tale of two races and the altitude and heavy carries got the best of Elijah and Philip flourished in the grind to have his best finish of the year.

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The show opens with some light banter and transitions to detailed retelling of the course and each guys individual performance on said course.

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Next up some shot outs to people they met on the course.

Finally Philip and Elijah discuss the elite mens results and the state of the sport.

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E. 85 Tahoe Intel, 2016 Spartan World Championship Predictions, and Fueling Strategies for Altitude

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Welcome to Episode 85 of the Obstacle Order,

Spartan World Championship

In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss their final preparations for the 2016 Spartan World Championships at Squaw Valley. Elijah discusses his last key workout before the race and defines “tempo pace”. Philip offers some sweet intel from the course he was able to gather while training on the course.

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In this final Episode before the 2016 Spartan World Championships no stone is left unturned. From weather forecasts to adjusting warm up strategies, this episode has you covered.

Please enjoy and we will see you on the mountain!

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Ep. 55 BattleFrog Results and Training – Phil and Elijah catch up

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Welcome to Episode 55 of the Obstacle Order.

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to catch up and recap their results from the BattleFrog San Francisco race. This is a fun episode with some cool insights into Elijah’s training.

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The topics covered are the importance of assessing. Learn what the phrase: “If you ain’t assessing, your guessing” is all about.

Elijah goes over his latest MAF results. This leads the host to discuss garmin GPS accuracy as well as in general why it is so important to continually track your progress.

Both Philip and Elijah give detailed accounts of their experience at BattleFrog San Francisco including, course design, the platinum rig, mandatory obstacle completion, the two lap format and more! Also covering is why underestimating and obstacle course or being underprepared is never a good idea. And what is the deal with distance creep?

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Elijah laments about altitude at Squaw valley and questions  whether or not he will be competing at the Spartan World Championships.

Finally Elijah describes some of the training he has been doing and what is next on the agenda for the race season. 

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E. 32 Chad “the Wolverine” Trammell: From Pure Runner to Hybrid Obstacle Racer

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Welcome to Episode 32 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode Elijah sits down with stand out Spartan Athlete Chad “the Wolverine” Trammell.  Trammell is a pure runner with a background in Division I cross country at Pepperdine University.  As a young runner Trammell always enjoyed things like rock climbing lifting, but those things tended to detract from his running abilities, which is why when he discovered obstacle racing that seemed to be a perfect fit.  He could now marry the activities he loved with his naturally fleet feet.

That combination has proven greatly successful in the world of Obstacle Racing, as the Wolverine has amassed two victories, four second place finishes and has yet to finish outside of the Top 10 in any of the Spartan Races in 2015.  As of the airing of this episode, Trammel sits 10th in the point series and is a threat to win any race he enters.

Trammell exploits his love for running in the mountains of Alaska.  Recently he completed a sky running series event called Run The Rut.  This event has no obstacles, but will serve as a great prep for the Spartan World Championships at Squaw Valley, CA.

Trammell explains his learning process for transitioning from a pure runner to an Obstacle Racer.  It took some humbling experiences with heavy carries for him to learn that he would need to switch up his training in order to not only rely on simply being naturally a faster runner than his competitors. Learn how he did that in this podcast.

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