Strength & Speed OCR: Obstacle Course Racing Lessons From Other Sports
Ep 154: Spartan World Champion Nicole Mericle & her OCR Development Team

Ep 154: Spartan World Champion Nicole Mericle & her OCR Development Team

February 26, 2021

5x OCR world champion and reigning Spartan World Champion Nicole Mericle joins Brenna and Evan to talk her 2021 Development Team.  After a deep dive into the new team along with the massive benefits it provides she talks some of her background in sports including Steeple Chase. After some training talk, the episode ends with guests sharing some information about their love life. 

 

Link to Nicole's Development Team: www.ocrdreamteam.com

OCRmill 21,000 Feet Donation link/Virtual Race Option: https://www.facebook.com/donate/3421399457986321/

OCRmill 21,000 Feet Event Details: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ocrmill-21-000-ft-2021

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Ep 152: All Things OCR: OCR Overload,#75Hard, InsideTracker & OCRmill 21,000 feet

Ep 152: All Things OCR: OCR Overload,#75Hard, InsideTracker & OCRmill 21,000 feet

February 19, 2021

Strength & Speed's Brenna "Red Beast" Calvert returns along with Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Ashley Samples for a content packed episode.  Topics include the recent Florida race OCR Overload, the upcoming Hildervat Jax Beach Race (May 22-23) with some big Spartan Pro names attending, results from InsideTracker testing, Brenna's journey with the #75Hard challenge, Battle of the Lions preview (go listen to BROCR Supercast for the full run down) and Evan's big news for OCRmill 21,000 feet along with American Ninja Warrior.  The episode ends with the hardest we have ever left on air....get ready for some bathroom humor and if you are running, maybe walk it out for a minute so you don't hyperventilate from laughing too hard.

 

OCRmill 21,000 Feet Donation link/Virtual Race Option: https://www.facebook.com/donate/3421399457986321/

OCRmill 21,000 Feet Event Details: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ocrmill-21-000-ft-2021

New S&S Ladies Joan of Arc Tank: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/apps/webstore/products/show/8211672

Ultra-OCR Man ANW Shirt: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/apps/webstore/products/show/8211666

Ultra-OCR Man ANW Shirt plus book: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/apps/webstore/products/show/8211667

 

Episode brought to you by InsideTracker

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Ultra-OCR Man Commentary: Special Forces & Bodybuilding

Ultra-OCR Man Commentary: Special Forces & Bodybuilding

February 12, 2021

Stoke Shed's Bobby Ross joins Evan Perperis to add some commentary to his book "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting OCR Athlete".  If you don't own the book, don't worry you can still listen to the podcast and get a lot of great information, however, it works best when used in conjunction with the book (available in hard copy, digital or audiobook, available here: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man ).

 

This episode covers Chapters 5 & 6 focused on Evan's experience in Special Forces, more deployments (Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon), bodybuilding and the founding of Strength & Speed. 

 

Head over and check out Bobby Ross at www.StokeShed.com

Ep 151: Army Ranger & Multi-Sport Athlete Andrew Potter

Ep 151: Army Ranger & Multi-Sport Athlete Andrew Potter

February 5, 2021

Andrew Potter is a renaissance athlete competing in a wide range of activities from triathlon to running to climbing and even dabbling into Obstacle Course Racing.  This Army Veteran served in both the 82nd Airborne Division and 75th Ranger Regiment in numerous deployments to Afghanistan, now works as the co-owner of ROKC (an epic climbing gym in the Kansas City area).  Andrew talks with Evan about the military, mindset, training for performance, improving on climbing and more in this content packed episode.

 

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Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ultra-OCR Man: Commentary

Ultra-OCR Man: Commentary

January 28, 2021

Stoke Shed's Bobby Ross joins Evan Perperis to add some commentary to his book "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting OCR Athlete".  If you don't own the book, don't worry you can still listen to the podcast and get a lot of great information, however, it works best when used in conjunction with the book (available in hard copy, digital or audiobook, available here: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man )

Evan and Bobby talk about some fun and interesting stuff including the Kentucky Waterfall, comics, how mental toughness develops, what it's like deploying and a whole lot more.  Hold on because things get a little heavy towards the end as they talk about losses in combat and fallen military veterans.

Head over and check out Bobby Ross at www.StokeShed.com

Ep 150: Double Pro: Professional Boomerang Thrower & Spartan Pro Logan Broadbent

Ep 150: Double Pro: Professional Boomerang Thrower & Spartan Pro Logan Broadbent

January 18, 2021

Professional Boomerang Thrower, 4x American Ninja Warrior Veteran, 4x Spartan Pro Team Athlete and OCR World Championship Pro Team World Champion Logan Broadbent joins Evan and his cohost AC Hale for this content packed episode.  Logan's broad background in everything from boomerangs, to triathlon (world championship qualifier) to diving (All-American athlete) brings a lot of great information and lessons learned to OCR. 

(Since the initial recording, Spartan confirmed Logan is on the Pro Team for 2021)

 

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Music provided by Dino Sinos (Subscribe to his YouTube here)

Ep 149: Former Pro Bodybuilder Josh Andrews & Very Painful Charity Events

Ep 149: Former Pro Bodybuilder Josh Andrews & Very Painful Charity Events

January 8, 2021

Which is worse, bear crawl for 3.3 miles?  Clean & Toss a 75 lbs. sandbag that length?  Or lunge walk the length of Warrior Dash?  In the latest episode Evan talks to OCR athlete and former pro bodybuilder Josh Andrews who has done all those self created challenges to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (https://specialops.org/).  They talk further about crossover points with bodybuilding and Josh's upcoming challenge, a 100 mile run with 2x ChopFit Choppers.

 

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Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Pro OCR Athlete now available on hard copy digital and audiobook: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man

Music provided by Dino Sinos (subscribe on YouTube)

Ep 148: The Very Unofficial Muddies & The Best of 2020

Ep 148: The Very Unofficial Muddies & The Best of 2020

December 28, 2020

Without Mud Run Guide's annual Muddies awards, a couple members from the staff took it upon themselves to talk through some of their favorites for the year.  Despite limited racing, there was still a ton of stuff happening and so much we had to breeze over some topics.  Spread the positivity and pick up the gaps we left on our Facebook page by leaving some of your favorites underneath this podcast post.  We tried to mention any brand that we think someone in the OCR industry would enjoy and tried to get outside of our natural biases as much as we could.  We hope you enjoy and continue to support brands that support our sport.

Athletes on the podcast include Amie Jacobs, Kathleen Davis, AC Hale, Doug Snyder, Lisa Nondorf, Alexis Matera and Evan Perperis.

 

Topics include:

 

1. Best Positive OCR Moment

2. Best Race with Three or More Live Events

3. Best Race with One or Two Live Events

4. Most Entertaining OCR Male on Social Media

5. Most Entertaining OCR Female on Social Media

6. Best Temporary Pivot From OCR

7. Best Inspirational OCR Personality

8. Most Impressive OCR Physical Accomplishment

9. Best Home OCR Training Tool

10. Best OCR Training Supplement

11. Best OCR Recovery Tool

12. Best OCR Recovery Supplement

13. Best OCR Writer

14. Best OCR Podcast

15. Best OCR Video Content Producer

16. Best Training/Racing OCR Shoes

17. Best New Obstacle

18. Best Virtual Event (Short Course)

19. Best Endurance Virtual Event (5+ hours or 20+ Miles)

20. Best European Event with One or More Live Events in 2020

21. Best International Event with One or More Live Events in 2020

22. Best Motivational Group-Reason

23. Best OCR Training Gym

24. Best OCR Permanent Course

25. Event Looking Forward to the Most in 2021

 

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Pre-order now open for "The New Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite OCR" digital book (being released on January 1st, 2021): https://amzn.to/2W1Df27

Pick up copies of Evan's books from Amazon: Guide to Elite OCR, Ultra-OCR Bible, Ultra-OCR Man and Mud Run Guide's OCR Bucket List

Ep 147: 2020 & The Pivot

Ep 147: 2020 & The Pivot

December 19, 2020

Regardless where you live int he country, 2020 had less races for you than you had originally planned.  This left OCR athletes with an option to pivot to other interests and opportunities that could improve their OCR performance in the future.  In our largest podcast yet we bring on:

-6x American Ninja Warrior Amy "Magic" Pajcic

-CTG Co-owner  and Conquer Youth owner David Mainprize

-Battle OCR owner Sid Morris

-S&S athlete Ian Periera

-S&S athlete & CTGFamily AC Hale

-CTG Pro Team Power Couple Doug Snyder & Lisa Nondorf

Lots of topics covered in a short time and lots of options for how you can stay motivated including topics like ultra-running, climbing, martial arts, permanent OCR facilities, becoming a race director, building race courses and lots more.

 

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Pick up copies of Evan's books from Amazon: Guide to Elite OCR, Ultra-OCR Bible, Ultra-OCR Man and Mud Run Guide's OCR Bucket List

Ep 146: 24 hr Casa Garcia Champion Rachel Watters & Local Endurance OCR

Ep 146: 24 hr Casa Garcia Champion Rachel Watters & Local Endurance OCR

December 10, 2020

After her recent 80 mile win at the 24 hour long Casa Garcia Ultra-OCR and a 2nd place finish at the final Savage Race of 2020, Rachel Watters joins the podcast to talk training and racing with Evan.  They deep dive into her experience at Casa Garcia, her weekly training, endurance fueling and tips.  At the end of the episode Evan covers his own experience at Kimberly's 24 hour Ultra-Mudder.  Listen to this podcast from the only two athletes to overall win a 24 hour Ultra-OCR in 2020.

 

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