Ep 35: Margaret Schlachter & the 1st Pro OCR Athlete

December 2, 2017

Editor in Chief of Mud Run Guide and the 1st Pro OCR Athlete, Margaret Schlachter gives Brenna and Evan a history lesson in the sport of OCR.  If you are curious about the early days of the sport, what the first Spartan Race ever was like and how Margaret made the leap from a hobby to a full time job racing/in the media, this episode is a must listen.

 

Episode brought to you by Marena Sport, for medical grade compression and chaffe free shorts for Ultra-OCR check out Marena Sport. 

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Ep 34: OCR & Doping

November 22, 2017

The day of recording, Ryan Woods became the first athlete in OCR to fail a drug test.  He said he accidentally confused DHEA with DHA.  Nutritionist Luc Labonte and trainer Jared Renyer join Evan to talk about this news, providing their opinions and what is the likelihood of this happening to someone.  This was easily the most uncomfortable and hardest topic to talk about on air but we at S&S view it as necessary.  Education is the first step in anti-doping and we hope this podcast helps more than it hurts.

 

Episode brought to you by JRen Fitness, for personal training needs from just getting off the couch to the professional OCR athlete, check out Jren Fitness. 

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Ep33: Wesley Kerr & the Miles of World’s Toughest Mudder

November 18, 2017

2nd place team at World's Toughest mudder (WTM), Team Merrell, consisting of Wesley "Dr. Red Tights" Kerr and Evan Perperis discuss their startegy, pacing, fueling and performance at the biggest 24 hour Ultra-OCR in the world.  In this special episode, Miles Keller joins in the discussion (aka takes control over most of the podcast) to find out what WTM was like and interviews the team.  Stick around to the end to hear a special shout out to Sue Harvey Brown and Merrell.

 

Episode is brought to you by Merrell, makers of trail running shoes that are perfectly designed for OCR.  Take a look at their Tough Mudder branded All Out Crush, Trail Glove and Peak Agility Flex if you are shopping for a new pair of shoes.

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Ep 32: Jared Renyer & OCR Off-Season

November 7, 2017

Owner of JRen Fitness and personal trainer Jared Renyer talks OCR off-season training.  Lots of great tips in this episode including what to work on in your off-season, specific movements to improve rig skills, isolation movements to build an overall stronger body and whether you should be training with weights as an OCR athlete.  Plus, Evan picks Jared's brain on Spartan's new age group categories.

 

This episode brought to you by Merrell.  Be sure to check out their full line of OCR shoes in addition to the softest jacket known to man, Men's Micro-Lite Puffer Jacket.

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Ep 31: More Miles & Breaking OCRWC News

November 6, 2017

Cohost of the Link Endurance podcast joins Evan again to discuss the latest news in OCR.  Main topic of conversation is the announcemetn of OCRWC location and changes to the USOCRC for 2018.  Also, the podcast is so good, Miles names his first born son after Evan.

 

This episode brought to you by Merrell.  Be sure to check out their line of OCR shoes including All Out Crush, Bare Access Flex, Trail Glove and Vapor Glove.  

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Ep30: Amy “Magic” Majcic & the her OCRWC WTM ANW CTG Legend Status

October 17, 2017

BOOM! Another all CTG Pro Team Episode featuring the only woman to stand on the overall podium of both OCRWC and WTM, Amy "Magic" Pajcic.  Amy talks about Mud Ninja, Black Swamp Dash, Indian Mud Run, her experiences on ANW and how she maintains her fitness as a veterinarian.

 

This episode is brought to you by Atomik Climbing Holds, for the best training tool to work on grip strength and rig capability, head over to www.atomikclimbingholds.com 

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Ep29: Listeners Question & Evan Answers

October 9, 2017

Evan asks for listener questions from Facebook and provides answers to topics including tapering, rig specific training, attendance of OCRWC, how to train for OCR without a OCR gym, questions about ANW, mental training, Ultra-OCR and off season training.  Thanks to Jared Renyer, Brian Fisher, Sean Langworthy, Chris Passanisi, Robert Bondoni, Jack Bauer, Koton Wood, Bilal Jamal, Matthew Puntin and Laura Hein McElduff for the questions.

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Ep 28: Chris Maltbie & Toughest Mudder HQ

October 1, 2017

6th Place Finisher (95 miles) from World's Toughest Mudder 2016 Chris Maltbie talks with Evan Perperis about his job at Tough Mudder Headquarters and what it is like to balance the life of an elite Obstacle Course Racer while also working in the industry.  Evan also asks Chris about the location of WTM 2017, the expansion of Toughest Mudder next year and Chris hints at the recent announcement of the Tougher Mudder Championship (recorded before that announcement was made public).  Finally, Evan requests three pieces of WTM merch....which everyone should harass TMHQ about ;)  

 

This episode brought to you by Merrell.  The official shoe of Tough Mudder, the All Out Crush, also has a line of trail shoes that are perfect for OCR.  They don't hold water weight, have no insole and are durable.  

Intro/Outro from Marc Capaldo and Madison Ambush

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Ep 27: Randi Lackey & CTG’s Life Saving Story

September 22, 2017
Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team Randi Lackey joins Evan and Brenna for an all Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Episode. Randi shares the craziest story we have heard on S&S and explains how CTG saved the life of her daughter...literally. The team also discusses the CTG Tulsa team race, Randi's fitness accomplishments, how she was on the verge of an eating disorder and how she became the female athlete with the most CTG wins in history. Also, Brenna gives a shout out to X Racewear and Evan talks dryrobe and IronMind Enterprises, Inc.
 
This episode brought to you by sponsors of the CTG Pro Team: MudGear, Atomik Climbing Holds, Harbinger Fitness, RockTape, Juice Performer and Marena Sport.
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Ep 23: Julie Hartjes & the USOCRC Bronze

September 17, 2017

The bronze medalist from the Pro USOCRC 3km Julie Hartjes joins Evan on this week's episode to discuss her amazing performance, what the first ever United States Obstacle Course Racing Championship was like, how she maintains her speed despite being on the verge of the Masters division and her plans for 2018.  Also, she shares some of the funny stories from other athletes and announcers as she made her way to a top three finish.

 

Episode brought to you by Strength & Speed.  Check out the discount section for the latest from Wreck Bag (SS10 gives you 10% off), a $10 off link for Neptune and to pick up your copy of "Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite OCR". 

Intro/Outro from Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush.

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