100 episodes

Strength & Speed is an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) focused podcast hosted by Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team and S&S owner Evan Perperis. He interviews athletes from the OCR world as well as bringing in outside lessons learned from other sports to develop the skills needed for success. To learn more check out his books available at www.TeamStrengthSpeed.com

Strength & Speed Evan Perperis

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    • 3.6, 16 Ratings

Strength & Speed is an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) focused podcast hosted by Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team and S&S owner Evan Perperis. He interviews athletes from the OCR world as well as bringing in outside lessons learned from other sports to develop the skills needed for success. To learn more check out his books available at www.TeamStrengthSpeed.com

    Ep 135: Expedition Length Adventure Racing & COVID in Elite Athletes with WTM Champion Stefanie Bishop

    Ep 135: Expedition Length Adventure Racing & COVID in Elite Athletes with WTM Champion Stefanie Bishop

    2016 World's Toughest Mudder Champion and 4x Death Race finisher Stefanie Bishop is a pro/elite level adventure racer who specializes in expedition length racing (that's like 3-7 days in length).  Long Island natives, Evan and Stef talk training for multi-day events, mental aspects of racing that long, using the "bathroom" while racing, her future plans in Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) and her recent battle with COVID-19 (including if she is experience long term effects).  Plus, plans for the future OCR-windwood band start to take shape.
     
    Episode brought to you by Compex, makers of Electrical Muscle Stimulators (EMS) and the Fixx massage gun.
     
    Music provided by Dino Sino (check out his YouTube page here)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 134: The Future of OCR Media with Stoke Shed's Bobby & Victoria Ross

    Ep 134: The Future of OCR Media with Stoke Shed's Bobby & Victoria Ross

    Bobby & Victoria Ross run the Tulsa based film making company, Stoke Shed who often cover aspects of the sport of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR).  We often hear opinions of OCR media coverage from other athletes and rarely from the people who craft the art themselves.  This makes Bobby and Victoria's opinions especially valuable as we discuss race coverage, Spartan National Series, documentaries, music videos, producing American Ninja Warrior submission videos, quality and where OCR based video coverage should be headed. 
     
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    Episode brought to you by OOFOS, the most comfortable shoe or sandal you can own (stick around to the end of the episode to hear more about them).
    Music provided by Dino Sinos

    • 1 hr
    Ep 133: Army Ranger & Spartan Pro Mark Gaudet on Mental Toughness

    Ep 133: Army Ranger & Spartan Pro Mark Gaudet on Mental Toughness

    Army Ranger and Spartan Pro Mark Gaudet joins Evan to talk crossover points between combat, military training, Ranger School and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). The two share some "fun" Ranger School stories, talk about "The Army's Obstacle Course", the Darby Queen, and deep dive into Mark's champion mindset, mental toughness along with not quitting.  As a 4x competitor at the Best Ranger Competition and Afghanistan war veteran Mark has a lot of great knowledge that his led to huge success in OCR including being on the Spartan Pro Team, currently in 7th at the Spartan US National Series, 4th at World's Toughest Mudder and a whole lot more.  
     
    Episode brought to you by Hammer Nutrition, use ref#240887 for 15% off your first order from www.HammerNutrition.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 132: Christopher "Beard" Accord: The History of BattleFrog & the Future of OCR

    Ep 132: Christopher "Beard" Accord: The History of BattleFrog & the Future of OCR

    You might remember Christopher "Beard" Accord when he took your band at BattleFrog back in 2015/2016.  CTG Pro Evan Perperis sat down to talk to him about what was really going on behind the scenes, what decisions were good/bad, BattleFrog's plan for their TV show and if the brand still technically exists. Afterwards they talk the future of OCR and what his amazing fiance Amy Winters is up to in the endurance world.
     
    Episode brought to you by Elite Ops Energy Strips, use code CTG10 for 10% off every order.
    Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

    • 55 min
    Ep 131: Is OCR Dead? with Mud Run Guide's Brett Stewart

    Ep 131: Is OCR Dead? with Mud Run Guide's Brett Stewart

    Ep 131: Co-founder of the largest OCR media website, Mud Run Guide, Brett Stewart joins Evan to talk about the current state of the OCR industry.  The two talk past (Warrior Dash World Championship, BattleFrog, rise/fall of races), present (OCR PQ, changes brands have made) and future (what to do to support brands).  Ultimately they attempt to answer the lingering question, "Is OCR Dead?"
     
    Mud Run Guide articles referenced:
         It's Complicated
         Supporting Brands in 2020
         Going to the Xtreme: Do I Need to Shave My Body?
    Mud Run Guide's Ultimate OCR Bucket List hard copy and digital book
    Ultra-OCR Man book, digital book and audio book
     
    Episode brought to you by Rapid Reboot, the best recovery product money can buy and something you can put in your home/easily bring with you to races.
    Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 130: Blind Man Running with OCR's Pete Cossaboon & SGX Coach Christy Chapman

    Ep 130: Blind Man Running with OCR's Pete Cossaboon & SGX Coach Christy Chapman

    (Updated: Delete and re-download if the guest audio sounds very low)
    Visually impaired runner, known famously throughout the OCR world as "Blind Pete" joins Evan to talk about upcoming projects he has for 2020 and beyond.  The two are joined by one of Pete's guides Spartan SGX Certified coach Christy Chapman who is also his business partner for "Blind Man Running".  Blind Man Running is taking virtual events up a level requiring you to do them completely blind adding a new challenge to even the simplest tasks.  Plus, Pete shares his long term plans including running on water.
     
    Episode brought to you by Juice Performer.  Use code CTGPROJP for 15% off all Juice Performer products from Amazon including: Cherry Performer , Beet Performer and Beet Performer with Pineapple!
    Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

MStefano ,

How have I not left a review before?

I’ve been listening to this podcast for well over a year now and I love hearing from athletes of other sports. There are many lessons that we can learn from them since our sport of OCR is so new!

Ryan Briz ,

Inspiring and real

I had the Pleasure of meeting and picking the brain of Evan Perperis recently, and hearing his story was inspiring, motivational, and grounded in a deep “Why.” Evan’s way of telling stories will pull you in, and help reignite the spark to reach your own goals.

97Alex97 ,

Great Podcast

Great podcast, my favorite OCR podcast. Evan is a class act and very informative.

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