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Nitty Gritty Training
Nitty Gritty Training
Grit Coaching

Canadian Olympian & Exercise Physiologist Jessica O'Connell and Pro Obstacle Course racer & strength specialist Faye Stenning provide amazing training content on... more

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Episodes

Gwendolyn Bounds - The Power of Pushing Limits at Any Age

On this episode we are joined by Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bounds, an award winning journalist and author as well as a... more

07 Jun 2024 · 47 minutes
Joe De Sena

With a ton of our listeners being avid Spartan racers we thought it was about time we had Joe De... more

24 May 2024 · 37 minutes
How to conquer mountain races without access to them!

City folks this one's for you!  Coach Faye spent the majority of her Spartan Race career training... more

10 May 2024 · 43 minutes
If I knew then what I know now….

Grit coaching is 7 YEARS OLD this year, and we’ve learned a ton since Day 1. Sometimes coaches get a... more

26 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Injury Prevention and Longevity in Running with Eoin Everard: Masters 3km World Champ & Physiotherapist

This week we are joined by Eoin Everard, the current World and European Masters (Over 35)  3000m champion who also... more

12 Apr 2024 · 55 minutes
The Positives of Negative Splitting

You’ve done the training, and now all that’s left is executing your race. But…..how? In this episode, we give you... more

28 Mar 2024 · 45 minutes
Catching up with Nicole Mericle: Tough Mudder Arabia, Knee rehab, and so much more!

This week we are thrilled to catch up with OCR superstar Nicole Mericle! Nicole is fresh off her 2nd place... more

15 Mar 2024 · 1 hour,
Endurance Training Q and A

You asked, we answered.  Really nailing your endurance training can be complicated - everyone knows "how" to run, but not... more

23 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Coaching FAQ for YOU!

We love putting together podcasts on sports performance topics we think are important but the reality is: YOU know what... more

09 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
Winter Training Tips

Winter training - it ain't so bad!  Faye and Jess, seasoned Canadian runners with souvenir frostbite scars, share their best... more

26 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
Season Planning like a Pro

Endurance racing affectinatos are faced with racing options of different lengths and types galore!   In this re-released episode, we advise... more

05 Jan 2024 · 55 minutes
Become a GOAL Digger - How to set achievable goals

Goals give direction and purpose to your efforts, but it's important that you don't confuse goals with dreams. Dreams are... more

29 Dec 2023 · 37 minutes
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) w/ Dr Alex Coates

Relative Energy Deficiency In Sport (RED-S), or chronic underfuelling, can have very serious health and performance consequences. We are... more

15 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Training for Hybrid Events: Hyrox and Dekafit

Two new running/fitness "hybrid" competitions are sweeping the nation and attracting runners, Crossfitters, and OCR Addicts alike. Hybrid competitions... more

01 Dec 2023 · 51 minutes
Essential Strength Training for Runners

Runners: Does the weight room feel like the wild west? We get it, but strength training has serious benefits and... more

17 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Flexibility, Mobility, and Stretching - how much is enough?

Runners fall into two camps - they're either as bendy as a slinky, or they can't touch their toes. This... more

03 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
Rock Your Off Season

Tis the season for peak races and the inevitable recovery that follows. Everyone's heard of the big (and oddly intimidating)... more

12 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
Working Against Gravity

Just like it's common to hire a coach to help you reach an sporting goal and live an active lifestyle,... more

06 Oct 2023 · 49 minutes
Shoes!

This week we deep dive into an athlete’s most essential piece of gear- footwear! There are A LOT of shoe... more

22 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
How to rock Hyrox!

Hyrox is a fitness competition that's been popular in Europe for a while and is now taking North America by... more

08 Sep 2023 · 40 minutes
Training Considerations for Female Athletes

If you're a female athlete, or you know a female athlete, this episode is for you!  We chat about range... more

25 Aug 2023 · 47 minutes
Marathon Training on a (time) Budget

The allure of the marathon has captured countless runners, but what does it really take to prepare? On this episode,... more

11 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
Fueling for Long Endurance Events w/ Arielle Fitzgerald

In races longer than an hour or two, nailing fueling is absolutely critical for success. You can't run on an... more

28 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
Run your BEST OCR race!

Very few people have had as many podium finishes at OCR events as Faye Stenning. This episode, she shares many... more

14 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
Excel in Uphill and Downhill Running

It's a hill, get over it! Hill running is mechanically and metabolically different than flat running and requires a combination... more

30 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
Training and Racing in the Heat

We're on the cusp of summer and hot weather is BACK! Every spring, athletes worldwide find themselves questioning their fitness... more

16 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
Pelvic Floor Physio for Runners w/ Dr Emmi Aguillard

Dr. Emmi Aguillard, PT, DPT, FAFS is a NYC-based physical therapist who specializes in treating and training runners. She also... more

02 Jun 2023 · 42 minutes
SLEEP your way to better performance!

Move over, fancy recovery hacks! Consistent, good-quality sleep is the #1 way to recover from training and improve athletic performance.... more

19 May 2023 · 43 minutes
Basic Sports Nutrition - Carbs are king!

Sports nutrition is one of the most important, yet most confusing, parts of training. Between fad diets, charismatic influencers, and... more

05 May 2023 · 53 minutes
What Track and Field Coaching Can Teach Us

In fitness, the term “coaching” can feel a bit convoluted - from online, to personal, to group, to... more

14 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
Is The Whoop Worth It

Heart Rate Variability has gained a lot of attention over the past few years thanks to fun monitoring toys... more

31 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
Heart Rate Zones

Heart rate zone training is all the rage - it's simple, clear, and accessible on your watch! That... more

17 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
Reviewing Race #1 -2023

Many people raced for the first time this season last weekend - the 2023 OCR season has begun!  We spend... more

03 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
Kris Rugloski

Kris is a 26 yr old resident of Colorado who loves to run far, preferably in the mountains.... more

17 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
Who is Matt B. Davis?

The Nitty Gritty Training Podcast is a bi-weekly show with OCR Pro Faye Stenning and Canadian Olympian Jess... more

03 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Hot or Not

This week we give you the nitty gritty on EIGHT of the hottest fitness fads, including CrossFit, pilates,... more

20 Jan 2023 · 1 hour,
Make Your Resolutions Your Reality

The Nitty Gritty Training Podcast is a bi-weekly show with OCR Pro Faye Stenning and Canadian Olympian Jess... more

06 Jan 2023 · 46 minutes
Nitty Gritty Unwrapped

The Nitty Gritty Training Podcast is a bi-weekly show with OCR Pro Faye Stenning and Canadian Olympian Jess... more

16 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
Shari Boyle

Hold my protein shake...An interview with the ageless Shari Boyle The Nitty Gritty Training Podcast is a bi-weekly show... more

02 Dec 2022 · 59 minutes
Build The Home Gym Of Your Dreams!

The Nitty Gritty Training Podcast is a bi-weekly show with OCR Pro Faye Stenning and Canadian Olympian Jess O'Connell. Nothing... more

18 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Breaking Through Plateaus

The Nitty Gritty Training Podcast is a bi-weekly show with OCR Pro Faye Stenning and Canadian Olympian Jess... more

04 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
Talking PreHab with Craig Lindell

The Prehab Guys are a group of physios who deliver some of the best injury prevention content -... more

21 Oct 2022 · 53 minutes
Tyler Veerman Is Fit!

Tyler was recently crowned the OCRWC 15 km champion, running away from an accomplished field. Any world championship... more

07 Oct 2022 · 54 minutes
Grit Coaching Q and A

Jess and Faye answer questions about training and racing submitted by YOU, our listeners! We talk about everything... more

21 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Catching up with Lauren Weeks

Lauren has been making waves in everything over the past few years - she is a two-time Hyrox World... more

09 Sep 2022 · 50 minutes
How to Krush Kelowna

Big White ski resort in Kelowna, Canada is the site of the 2022 Spartan North American championships. We... more

23 Aug 2022 · 57 minutes
Stay Healthy with Bridget Pyke

Bridget Pyke is a physiotherapist, runner, and running coach. She shares tons of knowledge on how to avoid... more

12 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
Emma Cook-Clarke

We are joined by Emma Cook-Clark, 2021 North American Champion. She was also 4th-place finisher at Spartan Worlds... more

29 Jul 2022 · 57 minutes
Hanging With Hawk Call

Join us for a great chat with Hawk Call, a young athlete who's taking the OCR scene by... more

15 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Training for Multiple Different Endurance Events

There are SO many different types of endurance races out there - road, trail, mountain and sky running,... more

01 Jul 2022 · 45 minutes
Nicole Mericle's Comeback

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

17 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Nitty Gritty Mythbusters

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

03 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
Catching Up With Hunter McIntyre

This week we are joined by Hunter McIntyre who’s fresh off winning the Hyrox World Championship! This man... more

20 May 2022 · 47 minutes
Fueling For Long Races

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

08 May 2022 · 57 minutes
Strength Training For People Who Run

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

22 Apr 2022 · 52 minutes
Hamming It Up

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

08 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Kris Brown

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

25 Mar 2022 · 58 minutes
Training and your cycle

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

11 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Dr. Lara Pence

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

25 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
Season Planning

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

11 Feb 2022 · 55 minutes
Ryan Kent With Grit Coaching Gals

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

28 Jan 2022 · 48 minutes
Kirk DeWindt

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

14 Jan 2022 · 59 minutes
End Of The Year Q and A

This week, we answer questions submitted by YOU, our listeners! We chat about everything from the importance of... more

31 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency In Sport)

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

17 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Aroo Dhabi with Ryan and Lindsay

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

29 Nov 2021 · 46 minutes
Nell Rojas Has Arrived

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

19 Nov 2021 · 57 minutes
Off Season

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

05 Nov 2021 · 53 minutes
Grip Training for OCR with Porta-Hang.

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

22 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Jess O'Connell's First Spartan Race

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

08 Oct 2021 · 53 minutes
Arielle Fitzgerald

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

24 Sep 2021 · 58 minutes
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OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, are bringing their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media family of... more