Nitty Gritty Training

Obstacle Racing Media

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.

All Episodes

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! Faye Jess Coaching Website

Nov 29

46 min 18 sec

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!  Faye Coaching Website Listen to this and all Nitty Gritty episodes here. Photo courtesy of Runner's World.

Nov 19

57 min 13 sec

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. Faye Coaching Website  

Nov 5

53 min 1 sec

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 bullet-proofing grip in our conversation with these stars - this episode is not to be missed!  Jess Faye Coaching Website Listen to this and all Nitty Gritty episodes here.

Oct 22

1 hr 21 min

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. Jess Faye Coaching Website  

Oct 8

53 min 30 sec

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. Jess Faye Coaching Website

Sep 24

58 min 52 sec

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!  Jess Faye Coaching Website

Sep 10

1 hr 8 min

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.  Jess Faye Coaching Website

Aug 27

50 min 40 sec

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 about her first OCR race - her expectation vs reality, what intimidated her and what was a breeze, and where she'll go from here! Emma is a total gem and we know you'll love this conversation as much as we did!  Jess Faye Coaching Website

Aug 13

1 hr 1 min

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. Jess Faye Coaching Website

Jul 30

1 hr

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.  Jess Faye Coaching Website

Jul 16

49 min 50 sec

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. Jess Faye Coaching Website     Yoast SEO Premium  

Jul 2

42 min 45 sec

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 Faye Coaching Website Click here for Nitty Gritty Training Podcast Feed.

Jun 18

51 min

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 Faye Coaching Website Click here for Nitty Gritty Training Podcast Feed.

Jun 4

51 min 29 sec

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. Jess Faye Coaching Website Click here for Nitty Gritty Training Podcast Feed.

May 28

50 min 28 sec

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! Jess Faye Coaching Website Click here for Nitty Gritty Training Podcast Feed.

May 21

1 hr

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 Faye Coaching Website Click here for Nitty Gritty Training Podcast Feed.

May 14

1 hr 6 min

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. There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming! Jess Faye Coaching Website Click here for Nitty Gritty Training Podcast Feed.

May 7

39 min 53 sec

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. Jess Faye Coaching Website Click here for Nitty Gritty Training Podcast Feed.

Apr 30

57 min 8 sec

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! Jess Faye Coaching Website Click here for Nitty Gritty Training Podcast Feed.

Apr 23

1 hr 4 min

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 for her strength programming! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Apr 16

50 min 18 sec

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 Faye Coaching Website Click here for Nitty Gritty Training Podcast Feed.

Apr 9

1 hr

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. Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed 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 programming! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Apr 2

58 min 42 sec

Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It's not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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 more. There's a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Mar 26

48 min 40 sec

Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It's not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Mar 19

57 min 53 sec

Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It's not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Mar 12

51 min 22 sec

Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It's not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Mar 5

50 min 14 sec

Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It's not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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 Coaching Website

Feb 26

43 min 10 sec

Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It's not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Feb 19

48 min 11 sec

Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It's not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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 Coaching Website

Feb 12

42 min 3 sec

Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It's not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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 Faye Coaching Website

Feb 5

43 min 14 sec

Listen to Nitty Gritty Training Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It's not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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! Jess Faye Coaching Website  

Jan 29

42 min 2 sec

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 Coaching Website

Jan 22

46 min 55 sec

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 Coaching Website

Jan 15

40 min 1 sec

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 Coaching Website

Jan 8

54 min 12 sec

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 making SMART GOALS. They also break them down to outcome goals and process goals. There’s a reason Lindsay Webster chose Grit Coaching for her strength programming! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Jan 1

37 min 18 sec

Listen to Nitty Gritty Training 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 injury and cross 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! RunBackUpPlan Website Jess Faye Coaching Website

Dec 2020

44 min 22 sec

Listen to Nitty Gritty Training 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 answer questions from their Instagram audience. 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 in 2020! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Dec 2020

46 min 25 sec

Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It’s not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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 women specific athletics issues. 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 in 2020! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Dec 2020

47 min 6 sec

  Click here for Nitty Gritty Training new podcast feed (It’s not on the ORM feed anymore, they earned their own!) 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 Jess talk about winter 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 in 2020! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Dec 2020

29 min 31 sec

Click here to be taken to podcast apps to listen. 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 have a conversation about nutrition. 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 in 2020! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Nov 2020

53 min 47 sec

Click here to be taken to podcast apps to listen. OCR Champion Faye Stenning and Olympian Jess O’Connell, have brought their coaching platform to the Obstacle Racing Media dysfunctional family of podcasts. In today’s episode, Faye and Jessica ask “Who are you when no one is watching?” 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 in 2020! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Nov 2020

44 min 21 sec

Click here to be taken to podcast apps to listen. 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 mental skills and mental toughness. 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 in 2020! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Nov 2020

32 min 26 sec

Click here to be taken to podcast apps to listen. 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 some common strength training mistakes. 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 in 2020! Jess Faye Coaching Website

Nov 2020

32 min 23 sec

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 first episode, they go over 4 common running mistakes. 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 for Hyrox and OCR. Jess Faye Coaching Website All Obstacle Racing Media Podcasts

Oct 2020

23 min 19 sec