Nitty Gritty Training

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Faye Stenning and Jess O'Connell provide amazing training content on strength, running, and obstacle racing. To learn about their online coaching, please visit gritcoaching.net.

Kirk DeWindt
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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, have brought their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

This week we are joined by Kirk DeWindt of The Running Public – an elite racer and coach. Kirk opens up about his journey with alcohol rehab, the effects alcohol has on performance, and what it’s like to go through addiction.

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End Of The Year Q and A
12/31/2021

This week, we answer questions submitted by YOU, our listeners! We chat about everything from the importance of different workouts and footwear choices. Also, whether or not Jess will tackle another Spartan Race!

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RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency In Sport)
12/17/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, have brought their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

Relative Energy Deficiency In Sport (RED-S), or chronic under fuelling, can have very serious health and performance consequences. We are joined by Alex Coates, former elite ITU triathlete and current Ph.D. student in Exercise Physiology whose research focuses on what happens when we push too far, or when we recover insufficiently from training. Alex educates us on the consequences of RED-S and how to make sure we are fuelling well for...


Aroo Dhabi with Ryan and Lindsay
11/29/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, have brought their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

This week, Ryan, Lindsay, and Faye talk about the race in Abu Dhabi that takes place in 4 short days!

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Nell Rojas Has Arrived
11/19/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

This week we are joined by Nell Rojas, the top American finisher at the Boston Marathon in a blazing 2:27! Nell has dabbled in OCR in the past, and strength work plays a huge role in her training for distance running events. She shares some incredible insights on mindset, training, and what it takes to be your best! 

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Off Season
11/05/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

Everyone's heard of the big (and oddly intimidating) "Off Season", but what IS it? This week, we dive into why the Off Season is important, and how it can take your training to the next level.

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Grip Training for OCR with Porta-Hang.
10/22/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

Grip strength is absolutely essential for success in OCR. Where better to learn about grip training than the rock climbing community?! In this episode, Faye talks about how she trains her grip for OCR and we interview Kevin Line- seasoned climber and creator of Porta-Hang, an extremely innovative grip/strength training toy loved by the rock climbing community, and Phil Quade, pro climber and climbing photographer. We learned a ton about bul...


Jess O'Connell's First Spartan Race
10/08/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

Podcast host and Olympic 5K runner Jess decided on a whim to throw herself into the NJ Tri-State Spartan Sprint. How hard could it be? Turns out....very hard. We'll dive into the Spartan Race through the eyes of a newcomer. Plus Jess shares what she will take forward in her coaching from this experience.

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Arielle Fitzgerald
09/24/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

Arielle Fitzgerald is an OCR Dream Team athlete a nd Guinness World Record holder for fastest 50km AND 100km on a treadmill. In addition, she is a holistic nutritionist with a whole lot of grit.

On today's show she talks all about her mental game in grueling Spartan races, what drew her to OCR , how she trains, and how she fuels during competition.

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Heart Rate Training
09/10/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

Heart rate has never been more accessible - it's on our our watches, strava records, gym equipment - you name it! It's common to train using heart rate zones, but what do they mean, and how should they really be used? What else is heart rate useful for? We get into it on this week's episode! 

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Running In Sand
08/27/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

This year's Spartan World Championships is on the sand dunes of Abu Dhabi. Running in the sand is different than the road or trail, and there are ways to alter your training to best prepare for the sand slog. Faye Stenning shares her training ideas on how to tackle sand running and prep for Spartan Worlds, including her own training plans. 

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Emma Cook Clarke
08/13/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

Emma Cook-Clarke is new to the OCR scene but no stranger to running, strength, mountains, and adventure. This sure sounds like a good fit! Emma tells us about her journey through sport and how she balances OCR training with her job as a firefighter and her passion for all outdoor pursuits. Emma also talks about being part of the OCR Dream Team and the community it's fostering and she dishes all ab...


Racing And Training In The Heat
07/30/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

It's HAWT out there! This week we dive into why training and racing in the heat is so dang hard and how to respect and acclimatize to sweltering conditions.

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VeeJay Jones Talks Shop
07/16/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

This week we are joined by VeeJay Jones, one of the youngest and brightest stars in OCR today. VeeJay talks about his training and racing goals, and shares a lot of insight on his progression from teenage athlete to pro. We loved this discussion - VeeJay speaks with athletic maturity far beyond his years and has an extremely grounded, long-term approach to training. 

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Concurrent Training
07/02/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

The age old debate - Should you run before or after strength training? The answer, as always, is "it depends". This week we dive in to the interference effect between cardio and strength training - aka "Concurrent Training" - and tell you everything you need to know about how to best structure your training week.

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Colleen McGurk - Faster As A Master
06/18/2021

There is a lot about Colleen that is incredibly relatable - she works a busy job, she loves running and takes her training seriously, and she's getting older by the day - aren't we all?! Colleen is one of the top Master's marathoner's in the USA with a blazing PB of 2:51 at age 48. Colleen shares her experience of tackling sport in her 40s with a strong message that getting older doesn’t necessarily equate to “being” old. Jess

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DekaFit And Hyrox Training
06/04/2021

Two new running/fitness hybrid competitions are sweeping the nation and attracting runners, Crossfitters, and OCR Addicts alike. This week, Faye Stenning shares the Nitty Gritty on the DekaFit and Hyrox events including what's involved and how to train for them. Spoiler alert: as always, it's all about the running!

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

Jess

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Rebecca Hammond - Dr. Queen Of The Beach To You
05/28/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

Rebecca Hammond lays down the hammer on what she’s learned from OCR, Covid, med school, and more. This episode is a must-listen full of really great insight from a very high performer.

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Obstacle Discourse with Davis and Chace - What Else? Post Hildervat Edition
05/25/2021

A weekly news show with Josh Chace and Matt B. Davis discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR related news.

This week’s topics: HILDERVAT!!! Plus Special Guest.

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Do Runners Really Have Bad Knees?
05/21/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

This week we dive into common causes of knee pain and injuries, some of the most common ailments that plague runners. We are also joined by Mike Geldart of GRD Biomechanics to chat about knee injury rehab and the Ascent brace - a new and innovative exoskeleton designed to treat knee pain.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

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Amy Pajcic || Rea Kolbl || Kris Rugloski
05/16/2021

Kris Rugloski finished 3rd at Austin Spartan Super on Saturday. She finished 1st at the Sprint on Sunday. Rea Kolbl just finished 2nd team at America's Toughest Race in Oregon. Amy Pajcic won Savage Race Ohio.

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Let's Talk Shoes!
05/14/2021

This week we deep dive into an athlete’s most essential piece of gear- footwear! Learn all about different types of footwear , what to look for when buying shoes, the best footwear for OCR races, and the new super shoes hitting the market!

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

Jess

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Cool Downs
05/07/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

In today's episode: Cool down properly to heat up your next performance.

The activities you do post-race can have a huge impact on your next race, whether it’s weeks, days, or hours away.

Learn our best tips on how to recover to show up strong on your next start line!

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more...


Catching Up With Lindsay Webster
04/30/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica talk to Lindsay Webster.  They speak with the many time OCR Champ about her training philosophy. Also, How Covid changed her planning and mindset. Plus, how she has fun and does well year after year.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

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Meet Jess OConnell
04/23/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

In today's episode, we get the nitty gritty on co host Jess! Learn how this Olympic runner spends her days training to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

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Dr. Peter Duggan Tells It Like It Is
04/16/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

Dr. Duggan has worked with countless professional athletes and olympians . Tune in as he shares his thoughts on why runners become injured and how best to bounce back after a layoff. Dr. Duggan has some incredible insights and is sure to make you think!

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching fo...


It's A Hill, Get Over it.
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04/09/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica cover: Tips on training the skills of uphill and downhill running.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

Jess

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Nicole Mericle Tells All
04/02/2021

Nicole Mericle –  This champ shares how she transitioned from running to OCR, how she trains, and fills us in on the OCR Dream Team, empowering women in sport.

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There’s a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programm...


Different Types Of Run Workouts
03/26/2021

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica cover all the different kinds of run workouts. From KM repeats to long runs and strides. The what and why of every type of run workout.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and mo...


How To Run Your Best OCR Race
03/19/2021

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica cover how to run your best OCR race.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

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Altitude Training
03/12/2021

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica talk about elevating your performance with altitude training.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

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Endurance Questions and Answers
03/05/2021

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica cover your questions about endurance.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

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Sleep!
02/26/2021

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica cover sleep, a dreamy way to recover.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

Jess

Faye

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Taper Time
02/19/2021

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica discuss tapering and preparing for a big race.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster choses Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

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All About Supplements
02/12/2021

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica cover

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

Jess

Faye

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Recovery Hacks - Yay Or Nay
02/05/2021

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica cover the wonderful world of recovery hacks.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

Jess

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Mobility, Flexibility, and Stretching.
01/29/2021

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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, bring their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica cover mobility, flexibility, and stretching.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

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Coaching FAQ For You
01/22/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today’s episode, Faye and Jessica discuss frequently asked coaching questions.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There’s a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

Jess

Faye

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How To Rock Hyrox
01/15/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today's episode, Faye and Jessica talk about how Faye is preparing to do her best in Hyrox.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

Jess

Faye

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Barriers? What Barriers ?!?
01/08/2021

OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts.

In today’s episode, Faye and Jessica talk about barriers.

In the coming weeks, they will be providing tons of valuable information on running, strength training, OCR and more.

There’s a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming!

Jess

Faye

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