Strength & Speed
Ep. 113: OCR America, Day 2 Otherworld Fitness

Ep. 113: OCR America, Day 2 Otherworld Fitness

January 20, 2020

Day two of OCR America is done and we had an awesome time at Otherworld Fitness in Frederick, MD! Hear Michael Stefano from Obstacle Running Adventures interview Evan about how the day went, thoughts going into day 3 at Newbsanity in Binghamton, NY tomorrow as well as from a few people who came out to support him today!

Day 1 Stoke Shed Video

OCR America sign up and details: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ocr-america-2-2020

Ultra-OCR Man Audio Book Link for Audible

 

Episode brought to you by Atomik Climbing Holds, make your rigs a challenge worth training for!

Ep. 112: OCR America 2, Day 1 Obstacle Athletics

Ep. 112: OCR America 2, Day 1 Obstacle Athletics

January 19, 2020

Day one of OCR America is done and we had a great time at Obstacle Athletics in Deer Park, NY! Hear Michael Stefano from Obstacle Running Adventures interview Evan about how the day went, how he plans to recover day to day, who came out to support him, and thoughts going into day 2 at Otherworld Fitness in Frederick, MD tomorrow!

 

OCR America sign up and details: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ocr-america-2-2020

Ultra-OCR Man Audio Book Link for Audible

 

Episode brought to you by Rapid Reboot, a great way to take care of tired legs and make sure you're ready to run another day!

Ep 111: Return of Red Beast & Epic OCR Winnner for Hannibal Race Kuwait

Ep 111: Return of Red Beast & Epic OCR Winnner for Hannibal Race Kuwait

January 14, 2020

Brenna "Red Beast" Calvert returns in her first episode of 2020 along with Epic OCR Giveaway winner, Daniel Leonard and Evan. The three talk expectations and experiences for Hannibal Race Kuwait, what 2020 has in store for them and Evan shares some last minute details for OCR America.  Plus a special shout out to MudGear, Daniel reveals dark secrets about doubles, Brenna slaps a ***** and Evan apparently hates nature.

 

OCR America sign up and details: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ocr-america-2-2020

Ultra-OCR Man Audio Book Link for Audible

 

Episode brought to you by Compex, now offering Fixx 1.0, their new massage gun perfect for post-race soreness

Ep 110: Exatlon’s Jay Flores & Nightly TV Appearances

Ep 110: Exatlon’s Jay Flores & Nightly TV Appearances

January 3, 2020

Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Jay Flores just spent the last four months appearing nightly on Telemundo's Exatlon Estados Unidos.  Jay and Evan talk what the show was like, how he prepared, what he would do differently in the future, what it was like to be in a technology blackout and the future.  Plus, Evan shares some more info about OCR America 2, the two talk Compex's new massage gun and Rapid Reboot's compression system and the two share some SCUBA diving stories.

Sign up here: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ocr-america-2-2020

Donate here: https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/ocr-america-2-when-hell-freezes-over-january-775962

 

Episode brought to you by ORORO Heated Apparel, keeping the OCR America 2 warm and toasty this January with heated clothing.

Music provided by Marc Capaldo.

Ep 109: Q&A of the Future: Tough Mudder+Spartan & Star Wars

Ep 109: Q&A of the Future: Tough Mudder+Spartan & Star Wars

December 24, 2019

Recorded hours after the announcement of Spartan buying Tough Mudder's UK/Canada/Germany events, Evan speculates on what that means for the future of the Tough Mudder brand, specifically Toughest Mudder.  Plus some listeners ask about the future of OCR with brands like Hyrox and Spartan's Dekafit. 

Additionally, some new S&S announcements including last call for Hannibal Race Kuwait contest, new OCR audiobook dropping this week and the CTG Pro Team training group.

Finally, the episode finishes with some listener Q&A on the new Star Wars Trilogy, no spoilers here.

 

Episode brought to you by Rapid Reboot, your secret weapon to recovery and performance.

Ep 108: Platinum Rig 24 Hour Relay & Newbsanity’s Jarrett Newby

Ep 108: Platinum Rig 24 Hour Relay & Newbsanity’s Jarrett Newby

December 6, 2019

Race/facility owner of Binghamton, NY's Newbsanity and elite athlete Jarrett Newby joins Evan to talk about his team's recent performance at Platinum Rig's 24 hour Relay Championship.  The two talk about Platinum Rig's very unique event that was mandatory obstacle completion for all 24 hours!  Additionally, they talk future plans for the Newbsanity facility, growing the sport through youth, Spartan's new elite rule changes, the future of the sport, a little more World's Toughest Mudder talk and finally some tips for handling tobacco and Viagra. 

 

Episode brought to you by Hannibal Race Kuwait!  Don't forget to enter the Epic OCR Giveaway to win your free trip.

Ep 107: WTM 2019 with Neptune’s Jason Rulo and S&S’s Kelly Williams

Ep 107: WTM 2019 with Neptune’s Jason Rulo and S&S’s Kelly Williams

November 22, 2019

8x World's Toughest Mudder (WTM) finisher Jason Rulo, the inventor of the Neptune top and 2xWTM finisher S&S's Kelly William's (both on Alpha Racing Team), join 6x WTM finisher Evan Perperis to talk #WTM2019.  Between the three you get a wide range of experiences including Jason who has run all but one of the races, Evan who ran just Las Vegas/ATL WTMs and Kelly who only has experience in Atlanta. 

The three talk the good, the bad and the ugly including: obstacles on course, weather, future plans from TMHQ, how it compares to previous years, their race strategies, Evan's #allin strategy and, of course, finishes with some lesser known facts about each other.  Kelly may have our favorite one of all time.  Hakuna Matata!

 

Plus details on how to win a trip to Hannibal Race Kuwait!

 

Episode brought to you by Atomik Climbing Holds, Atomik just released some new products including their Ninja Board....an all in one training tool that can fit in any room in your house.   Save 10% thanks to CTG Pro Team's Michelle Warnky with the code WARNKY.

Ep 106: 100 Mile Slayer Billy Richards & The Quest for a World Record

Ep 106: 100 Mile Slayer Billy Richards & The Quest for a World Record

November 14, 2019

Earlier this year we interviewed hybrid athlete with an OCR background, Billy "The 100 Mile Slayer" Richards as he was starting his journey to set a world record.  The plan was to run 42x100 mile races in a single calendar year.  Evan catches up with him after pacing him for the last quarter of his 33rd 100 mile race of 2019 (his 10th in 10 weeks).  Will he break the record before he breaks his body?  Listen to the mindset, physicality and how he defies human endurance on the latest episode.

 

Episode brought to you by dryrobe, the most versatile changing robe and something ultra-runners need to add to their kit list. 

Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Ep105: Spartan Pro Jordon Buscemi & Thermoregulation at Tahoe WC

Ep105: Spartan Pro Jordon Buscemi & Thermoregulation at Tahoe WC

November 7, 2019

Spartan Pro Jordon Buscemi talks about his season including overcoming injury as his first year as a Spartan Pro.  Jordon talks Spartan World Championship in Tahoe, how he was able to race shirtless in the icy conditions and shares his thoughts on burpees.  Joining Jordon is Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team's Evan Perperis and co-host Ashley Samples.  Ashley talks post-pregnancy training and Evan shares how he got sick at less than 24 hours before CTG Little Rock.  The group shares some fun facts about Gladiators and sewing skills in addition to discussing Conquer The Gauntlet, KC Timber Challenge and The Hammer Race.  Plus, a shout out to H&H Exteriors, Neptune, MudGear and BleggMits. 

 

Episode brought to you by OOFOS, recovery footwear to help you perform at your best.  New styles and colors are now available on www.OOFOS.com

Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Ep 104: Hannibal Race’s Amine Dib & The Largest OCR Giveaway Ever!!!

Ep 104: Hannibal Race’s Amine Dib & The Largest OCR Giveaway Ever!!!

October 29, 2019

You don't want to miss this episode because we announce the largest OCR Giveaway Ever!!! What is it?  You are going to have to listen to find out.

Hannibal Race owner Amine Dib joins Evan to talk about his series including how he managed to put on events in Lebanon, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia but encountered insurmountable obstacles in India.  Plus, Amine talks the future of Hannibal Race, his nearly 700km bike ride through the mountains of Lebanon to raise money for charity and his TV shows (which air on MTV Lebanon). 

 

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