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Solo OCR Philosopher on the Perfect DNF and Life Cycle of An OCR Athlete


Welcome to Episode 54 of the Obstacle Order

Embracing pain and discomfort. Seeking failure. Finding your why. These are a few of the topics covered on this episode of the Obstacle Order.

In this episode Elijah sits down with Ekaterina Solovieva, affectionately known as Solo in the Obstacle Racing community.  Solo is an Toronto based blogger and obstacle racer who covers all things obstacle racing and extreme endurance. Solo is a deep thinker and takes a unique perspective to OCR.

With 6 years in the game, she is practically as old as the sport of Obstacle Racing itself.

Some of her standout events include: the inaugural Spartan Ultra Beast in 2013, the 2013 Spartan Death Race, the Great Canadian Death Race which is a 123k trail race, the 2015 Obstacle Racing World Championships and the Fuego Del Agua. Clearly when it comes to having a experience doing epics things, Solo is a great resource.

She didn’t start out climbing up a volcano in knee deep mud. It all started with a 5k warrior dash. Listen to this episode to see how Solo progressed from a noob in cotton to a Obstacle Racing expert.

You can learn more about Solo on her blog at www.solovieva.com

On this site you will find all of the various ways to get in contact with Ekaterina Solovieva. She is a true wealth of knowledge has intense passion for life and OCR

Here is a clip from fight club referred to in the show

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E. 25 Training the Spartan Pros With Yancy Culp


Welcome to Episode 25 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with Yancy Culp.  Yancy is a Spartan Racer, coach to Spartan Pros, personal trainer and football coach. In this episode you will learn about Yancy’s background and what led him into the world of OCR.

This show covers some of the differences between the different OCR companies.  Yancy explains how Warrior dash can be a great introduction to obstacle course racing.  He compares Spartan with Battlefrog.

As Yancy got more involved in Obstacle Racing, he starting coaching athletes.  He got so busy he had to expand his coaching business to an online offering.  This is called Yancy Camp.  Here you will be able to do the actual workouts, scaled down as needed, as the top Spartan Pros.   In Yancy Camp you are paired up with Spartan athletes including Matt “The Bear” Novokovich, Glenn Racz, Rose Wetzell, Isiah Vidal, Miguel Medina, April Dee and several more.  Many of which have been interviewed on this podcast!  There will be time slots during the week to interact with the athlete you choose and ask them questions you have about preparing for OCR.   Listen to find out all of the details.

We delve into some great training details, what’s going on in the world of obstacle racing and much more.  Learn how to manage training in the Aerobic and anaerobic zone and how to apply this to your next race.

Yancy is also involved with BeetElite one of the favorite products of the Obstacle Order.  Yancy also recommends this cool training tool called the Demon Sled.   You can contact Yancy directly through PM on Facebook.  Also, check out the Yancy Camp Facebook page

Play episode 25 here