Strength & Speed OCR: Obstacle Course Racing Lessons From Other Sports
Ep 162: Barkely’s Finisher & World Class Ultra-Runner John Kelly

Ep 162: Barkely’s Finisher & World Class Ultra-Runner John Kelly

June 16, 2021

John Kelly (www.randomforestrunner.com) is one of the best ultra-runners of all time with major accomplishments including:

John is joined very briefly by our beer drinking ultra-runner Gary Shaw (race director of Leaky Hourglass Ultra: ) and Ultra-OCR Man Evan Perperis (www.ultraocrman.com) to talk the far reaches of endurance including training, fueling, gear, major goals and a lot more. 

 

Links for the Ultra-OCR Bible and Ultra-OCR Man: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/books

 

This episode was brought to you by XOSKIN, a veteran owned company providing high quality compression apparel that John Kelly uses for multi-day endurance without issues.  Use code Strength20 to save 20% off http://xoskin.us

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 161: Frontline Champion Aliyah Emas & Hildervat Jax Beach

Ep 161: Frontline Champion Aliyah Emas & Hildervat Jax Beach

June 3, 2021

Aliyah Emas is a the definition of multi-sport with backgrounds jumping into any type of event including strong(wo)man, rowing, Crossfit, running, figure competitions and triathlon but is now focused on OCR.  This NASM certified trainer and 3k North American OCR Champion in her Age Group who has racked up 15 OCR podium finishes in a short time shares her training methodology with Conquer The Gauntlet Pros Ashley Samples and Evan Perperis.  Plus, the three talk their most recent races including the star studded Hildervat Race and Frontline OCR (OCR with a weight vest to honor first responders). Plus they find out what the deal is with her giant hoop earrings that she always wears at races.

 

BleggMits now back in stock, order here: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/apps/webstore/

MudGear Made Tougher video: https://fb.watch/5UDiOkU_A4/

Evan's fight scene (subscribe to Bobby Ross' YouTube): https://youtu.be/1ixIOpgungM?t=320 (start at 5:20 for the fight scene)

 

Episode brought to you by XOSKIN, use code Strength20 for 20% off items from http://xoskin.us

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 160: Physical Therapist Q&A with Elite Athlete Kelly Williams

Ep 160: Physical Therapist Q&A with Elite Athlete Kelly Williams

May 19, 2021

Physical Therapist Kelly Williams answers your questions that were posted to the Strength & Speed Facebook page on dealing with injury.  Kelly also recently raced both HYROX and DekaFit doing well in both.  After the Q&A portion, Evan and Kelly talk Tougher Mudder Missouri, where they both finished 2nd in their gender.  Plus, Evan shares what he does in his free time when not trying to hurt himself doing endurance sports. 

 

MudGear commercial now live: https://fb.watch/5AW8v4DJ51/

Bobby's fight scene between Evan/Reign and Colt/Bang is now live (starts at 5:20 in): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ixIOpgungM&t=536s

 

Episode brought to you by XOSKIN, use code Strength20 for 20% off their socks, compression or XOUNDERWEAR.

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 159: Battle of the Lions, Horshoe Bend OCR & Indian Mud Run

Ep 159: Battle of the Lions, Horshoe Bend OCR & Indian Mud Run

May 10, 2021

The last BattleFrog champion/the first Battle of the Lions champion Amy "Magic" Pajcic and CTG Pro Doug Snyder join Evan to discuss some of their recent races.  Amy gives a run down of the scenic Horseshoe Bend OCR in Arizona, the crew talks about all things Battle of the Lions (BOTL) and finally we talk some expectations for Indian Mud Run.

 

Join the BOTL Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/455257708983324

Pickup a copy of S&S's New Guide to Elite OCR here: https://amzn.to/3pGpbYy

 

Episode brought to you by XOSKIN, head to http://xoskin.us and use code Strength20 to save 20%

Ep 158: Last Week Tonight’s Anthony Miale & OCR Media

Ep 158: Last Week Tonight’s Anthony Miale & OCR Media

April 28, 2021

2x time Emmy Winner and 5x time nominee, Anthony Miale, a senior editor for the HBO TV Show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver join Evan Perperis and co-host Bobby Ross to talk about chasing your dreams, achieving mastery and the path forward to Obstacle Course Racing media platforms.  This lively episode bounces around including some nerdy topics, the future of media in general as well as a throwback story from high school days. 

 

Check out Bobby Ross' website here: http://bobbyross.film

The SNL episode referenced in the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-QFWYvRi2s

Episode referenced an Olympics episode but actually it was a series of FIFA episodes availble here:

Part I:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlJEt2KU33I

Part II:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr6ar3xJL_Q

Part III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAxLUYqoJo0

 

Episode brought to you by XOSKIN, racing apparel that includes compression shorts, socks and now XOUNDERWEAR.  Use code Strength20 for 20% off orders from http://xoskin.us

Music provided by Dino Sinos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs41UzqhjMs7MJFM6oG8yzg

Ep 157: Aris Makris & The original MMA Greek “Pankration”

Ep 157: Aris Makris & The original MMA Greek “Pankration”

April 19, 2021

Guest Aris Makris, owner and Master Instructor of Armak Spartan Pankration Academy in Laval, Quebec, Canada with the rank of PEDOTRIVIS "Delta" taxis joins Evan for a discussion on the first version of Mixed Marital Arts (MMA), the ancient Greek art of Pankration. With 41 years of training in martial arts Aris have been teaching Pankration in Montreal, Canada and seminars abroad for over 20 years as well as working as a bodyguard and doorman in real world violent situations.  After a discussion about Pankration the two talk how the training principles and lessons can be applied to OCR.

 

Aris' Pankration Academy: https://www.pankrationlaval.com/

Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting OCR Athlete link: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man

Aris on Museum Secret talking Pankration

 

his episode brought to you by XOSKIN.  Veteran owned and made in American compression brand designed for sports performance.  Already a big name in the ultra-running world they are bringing their quality products to the OCR world.  Save 20% using code Strength20 from www.xoskin.us

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

 

Ep 156: Battle Of The Lions Sneak Peak & Young Lions with David Mainprize

Ep 156: Battle Of The Lions Sneak Peak & Young Lions with David Mainprize

April 8, 2021

Young lions owner, Conquer The Gauntlet co-founder and Battle of the Lions co-owner David Mainprize joins Evan Perperis to share secrets and sneak peaks for Battle of the Lions OCR Tour.  Full of information not yet released, we wanted to get this out as soon as possible.  Details on obstacles, prize packs, pro area, point series, BOTL merch, kid's courses and how Sidney almost cut his finger off. 

 

This episode brought to you by XOSKIN.  Veteran owned and made in American compression brand designed for sports performance.  Already a big name in the ultra-running world they are bringing their quality products to the OCR world.  Save 20% using code Strength20 from www.xoskin.us

Ultra-OCR Man Commentary: CBS, 48 hr OCR & The Future

Ultra-OCR Man Commentary: CBS, 48 hr OCR & The Future

April 8, 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 the final chapters of the book including CBS televised Toughest Mudder, 2018's North American OCR Championships and 48 hours of Endure The Gauntlet.  Bobby and Evan share some life lessons and leave some teasers for the future of OCR charity fundraisers and projects.

 

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

Ep 155: OCRmill 21,000 Feet: Running Ultra-OCR on Above Everest Base Camp

Ep 155: OCRmill 21,000 Feet: Running Ultra-OCR on Above Everest Base Camp

March 26, 2021

A uniquely formatted episode.  The first half has Conquer The Gauntlet Pros Jay Flores, Evan Perperis and Miranda Huber talking about running the event at Motus Ninjas in Kansas City.  Jay worked as support crew while Evan ran 6 hours of Ultra-OCR attached to a hypoxic generator simulating 21,000 feet of altitude for the charity Folds of Honor (scholarship money for children whose parents were killed or wounded in US Military service).  Miranda ran the virtual event alongside Evan finishing first.

The second half of the episode we talk to male winner Fred Clarke-Louie and 2nd place female Mary Koester about what it was like running their virtual event.  Fred also shares some thoughts on Tough Mudder's Ultra-Equinox event, raising kids as a single dad and converting your old playground equipment into an OCR training area.  Mary shares how she has been helping get others out to race, what motivates her and her future plans.

 

Donate to Folds of Honor here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/3421399457986321/

Pick up a copy of Evan's book (hard copy/audio/digital) to hear about his other charity fundraisers that test the human mind and body: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man

View the live coverage shot by Jay Flores and the results from OCRmill 21000 feet here: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ocrmill-21-000-ft-2021

 

Episode brought to you by ORORO electronically heated apparel, save 10% with this link: http://ororo.refr.cc/terryperperis

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ultra-OCR Man Commentary: 7 Days of OCR Marathons & All 24 hour OCRs in the World

Ultra-OCR Man Commentary: 7 Days of OCR Marathons & All 24 hour OCRs in the World

March 18, 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 cover chapters 10 and 11 including OCR America 2016 when Evan attempting to run a marathon of obstacles at seven different venues in seven different days.  For the second half of the episode Bobby and Evan talk Ultra-OCR Grand Slam, attempting to do well at every 24 hour OCR in the USA.  

 

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

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