Strength & Speed
Ep 97: Nightmare Challenge’s Airek Dilley Overcoming Drug Addiction & the DRX Games

Ep 97: Nightmare Challenge’s Airek Dilley Overcoming Drug Addiction & the DRX Games

August 3, 2019

Nightmare Challenge's Airek Dilley joins Evan for a deep dive into his personal life which included going to jail several times, being addicted to drugs and even an overdose.  After finding fitness (Crossfit then OCR), Airek turned his life around to be a successful OCR athlete sponsored by Nightmare Challenge (part of the Ohio Grand Slam).  Airek talks details of the Ohio Grand Slam (including events like Indian Mud Run, Black Swamp Dash, Black Diamond OCR, Nightmare Challenge and Mud Ninja) and the upcoming DRX Games in Ohio on August 25th.  Plus, Evan shares some exciting news for fans of S&S attending the North American OCR Championships.

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush.

Ep 96: Local Brands (Hero Dash, Alpine Adventure) & Big Brands (Toughest Mudder, Tougher Mudder, Conquer The Gauntlet)

Ep 96: Local Brands (Hero Dash, Alpine Adventure) & Big Brands (Toughest Mudder, Tougher Mudder, Conquer The Gauntlet)

July 30, 2019

Conquer The Gauntlet Pros Doug Snyder and Lisa Nondorf are back for another episode with Evan.  Lisa talks about her return to OCR and podium finish at a local race, Alpine Adventure, despite running with a torn bicep.  Doug Snyder talks Conquer The Gauntlet Iowa and the local race, Hero Dash, which included a kayak portion (it didn't go as planned for him).  Evan talks about the canceled Tougher Mudder Long Island and the results/pit crew tactics/pacing from Toughest Mudder Central (Minneapolis).  Plus, Evan talks his experience at Advanced Healthcare and Sports Injury with Dr. Kirk Iodice.  Finally, the three share some personal secrets including an insane discovery in the desert of Iraq.

 

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Ep 95: Savage Chrissy McFarland & Mandatory Obstacle Completion Domination

Ep 95: Savage Chrissy McFarland & Mandatory Obstacle Completion Domination

July 18, 2019

Chrissy McFarland made big waves in the OCR community as a rookie taking a string of Savage Race podiums making big waves in both the traditional length course and Savage Blitz.  Brenna Calvert and Evan Perperis talk to her about her training, her battle with Lupus and how BattleFrog's football commercial brought the OCR community something good.  Plus, Brenna shares some embarrassing personnel stories. 

 

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Ep 94: CTG Master’s Power Couple & a Torn Bicep

Ep 94: CTG Master’s Power Couple & a Torn Bicep

July 8, 2019

Conquer The Gauntlet Pros and Master's power couple Doug Snyder and Lisa Nondorf talk Conquer The Gauntlet in the latest episode.  Joined by Evan, the two discuss CTG Dallas, CTG OKC, the new Continuum format, CTG's new obstacles and what else is in store for 2019.  Plus, Lisa share her dramatic story of injury and how she has been coping with sitting out most of the season.  Finally, the three discuss their results from InsideTracker including Doug's DNA profile results.

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

EP 93: Tri Fitness World Champion Brandy Nelson Goddard & The Most Well Rounded Fitness Challenge

EP 93: Tri Fitness World Champion Brandy Nelson Goddard & The Most Well Rounded Fitness Challenge

June 28, 2019

Tri-Fitness World Champion and competition coach Brandy Nelson Goddard joins Evan to talk about her favorite event.  The Tri-Fitness challenge is part figure competition, part OCR, part gymnastics routine and part lifting competition to crown an overall winner.  Brandy talks her competition history, preparing other athletes and her appearances on American Ninja Warrior, Guinness Book of Records Gone Wild show (including her literally jumping in/out of her panties), America's Got Talent and Let's Ask America. 

 

Episode brought to you by the dietitian of the CTG Pro Team, Luc Labonte, providing nutrition advice for OCR athletes and beyond.

Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush.

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). 

 

Episode brought to you by the best grip training tools in the world, Atomik Climbing Holds.  #TeamAtomik

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.