Strength & Speed
Ep 92: OCRWC Enduro with Trevor Cichosz & The Limits of Human Endurance

Ep 92: OCRWC Enduro with Trevor Cichosz & The Limits of Human Endurance

June 18, 2019

Fresh off his 3rd place finish at OCR World Championship Enduro 24, military veteran and 5x World's Toughest Mudder (WTM) finisher Trevor Cichosz joins Evan for this ultra episode.  Trevor is one of the most consistent athletes in our sport and regularly defies what most people view as possible.  The two ultra-athletes discuss fueling, pacing, differences between Enduro-WTM and why he is staying with WTM in 2019.  Trevor also shares his experiences doing Everest 135 (135 mile race through the base camp area of Everest) as well as his 200 mile run in Scotland last year. 

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush.

Ep 91: Grit Fitness Pro Kris Ruglowski & The Titan Games

Ep 91: Grit Fitness Pro Kris Ruglowski & The Titan Games

June 6, 2019

Grit Fitness Pro Kris Ruglowski (Gambino) joins Evan to discuss her rapid rise in success in the OCR world, how she found fitness, her recent experience on The Rock's Titan Games and what she has planned for the future.  This OCR Age Group World Champion talks about her training and some behind the scenes secrets from Titan Games that you don't want to miss. 

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Ep 90: Navy SEAL Mindset with Mark James & The Quest for the Holy Grail

Ep 90: Navy SEAL Mindset with Mark James & The Quest for the Holy Grail

May 26, 2019

Former Navy SEAL and current BUD/S Instructor Mark James talks with Evan about his pro triathlete career, his amateur cycling career, the difference between SEAL students that finish compared to those that quit and how he is still achieving success as a Masters athlete.  Plus, they talk Mark's current quest for the most Holy Grail Miles (cumulative total of Tougher, Toughest and World's Toughest Mudder miles in a calendar year).  Also includes a review of Toughest Mudder East (Philly), Toughest Mudder UK and Evan's good idea for Age Group awards (pay attention TMHQ). 

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

EP 89: #NonSpartanProTeamMember Nicholas Ryker & Christ Based Racing

EP 89: #NonSpartanProTeamMember Nicholas Ryker & Christ Based Racing

May 18, 2019

Nicholas Ryker finished 8th at the Seattle Super National Series race and is starting to make big waves in the OCR world.  He's a #NonSpartanProTeamMember but we are not sure how long he will be able to keep that trending # he has been using.  Nick talks his 1500m days in college, transitioning to OCR as well as his recent wins at Valentine's Day Massacre and Guardian Battle OCRs.  Both races included cash prizes were two miles dense with obstacles and were run in a time trial format near St. Louis.  The podcast finishes with how Nick includes Christ in his training and racing. 

Links for recommendations included in the episode:

The Case for Christ, The Case for a Creator, The Case for Miracles

St. Spyridon's Introductory to Christianity- Orthodoxy Podcast

St. Spyridon's Weekly Podcast

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Ep 88: Training for Ultra’s Rob Steger & 200 Mile Triple Crown

Ep 88: Training for Ultra’s Rob Steger & 200 Mile Triple Crown

May 8, 2019

Training for Ultra's Rob Steger joins Evan to talk about the world of ultra-running.  Included in the conversation is fueling strategies, gear recommendations, hallucinations, prize money in the ultra-world, how he went from non-athlete to 100 mile finisher as well as his his podcast and new book "Training for Ultra". 

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush.

Ep 87: Series Kickoff (Tough Mudder, Savage, Hammer Race, KC Timber) & InsideTracker

Ep 87: Series Kickoff (Tough Mudder, Savage, Hammer Race, KC Timber) & InsideTracker

April 30, 2019

Brenna returns for an episode to talk updates in the OCR World with Evan Perperis.  They talk season openers for Savage Race, Tough Mudder, the Hammer Race and KC Timber Challenge.  Plus, they discuss misleading people on social media and more OCR hot topics like prize money.  Finally, they cover the results of Brenna's InsideTracker.

 

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Ep 86: Hybrid Athlete Billy Richards & Setting a 100 Mile World Record

Ep 86: Hybrid Athlete Billy Richards & Setting a 100 Mile World Record

April 18, 2019

Military veteran and hybrid Athlete Billy Richards has a interesting background in fitness and seems to live by the motto that "more is better".  In 2019, Billy is attempting to set a world record for most 100 milers completed in a year.  As of this recording he was at 9, now he's at 11.  Evan and Billy talk mental strategies, training background, injury prevention and more in this episode. 

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush.

Ep 85: Former MMA Fighter Casey Johnson & Transitioning to OCR

Ep 85: Former MMA Fighter Casey Johnson & Transitioning to OCR

April 8, 2019

Former professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Casey Johnson, joins Evan for this episode of the podcast to talk about MMA and OCR.  The two talk training, weekly schedules, talk tips for new athletes entering OCR, the importance of mindset, differences between major series and finding flow. 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Ep 84: WTM Elite Contender Kelly Williams & Overcoming Injury

Ep 84: WTM Elite Contender Kelly Williams & Overcoming Injury

March 28, 2019

Elite contender from World's Toughest Mudder (WTM) Kelly Williams joins Evan for this week's podcast to talk about two serious OCR related injuries she sustained in the last two years including breaking her foot on mile 10 (of 50) at WTM.  Kelly used her background as Board Certified Sports Medicine Physical Therapist to bounce back fast and won Bonefrog Talladega last weekend.  Finally, Kelly and Evan talk Strength & Speed Development Team, changes to entrance and Evan announces his new book from Mud Run Guide.

 

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Music from Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Ep 83: Indian Mud Run’s Hubie Cushman & The Wheel of Pain

Ep 83: Indian Mud Run’s Hubie Cushman & The Wheel of Pain

March 18, 2019

2018 North American OCR Championship (NORAM) 3k 60+ Champion and creator of Indian Mud Run, Hubie Cushman joins Evan to talk about his Indian Mud Run event.  The event has developed a strong following across the USA and is best known from its floating walls obstacles, which can be seen at NORAM and City Challenge.  After talking about OCR, the topic dives into the Arnold Classic, where Hubie worked with Rogue to develop "The Wheel of Pain".  This recreation from the movie "Conan The Barbarian" tested Strongman athletes at the largest sports festival in the world. 

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush