Welcome to Episode 22 of the Obstacle Order,
This is a catch up Episode between Philip and Elijah. Your hosts have focused on interviewing elite Spartan athletes and have not had the chance to connect and catch up recently. With Monterey on the Horizon they thought it would be a good time to catch the audience up with what has been going on in the world of Philip and Elijah.
They both share there struggles with finding the proper shoe. In this show Philip and Elijah share their troubles and successes with finding the right shoe for obstacle racing. It can be hard to find the shoe with all the right qualities if you are trying to go fast and have a little support. Many shoes were mentioned in this episode including: Soloman, Mizuno, Born 2 Run shoes, Under Armour, Merril Trail glove, Saucony and Vasque.
Learn about the biomechanics of running in a flat shoe. Flat vs. Minimal. Why that might not be right for you…
Remember the Vibram 5 fingers? Well they are involved in a class action law suit. Here is a link to article discussing the details. Philip and Elijah have both used the Vibrams in the past. They discuss some of the benefits and disadvantages of wearing those odd shoes and whether the lawsuit they are involved with is valid.
Want to know what the guys have been up to in terms of training? Listen in and you will get details on how they have been periodizing their training with the Monterey Super in mind. This is a great episode with a ton of good info. Check it out:
45-lb. thrusters, 50 reps