Strength & Speed

"If you want something you never had, you have to be willing to do something you have never done."

Podcast- 2019 Episodes

Strength & Speed podcast is an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) focused podcast that aims to bring you the best techniques and training tips in OCR.  

What makes us different is the unique approach to taking lessons learned from other sports and applying them to OCR.  Plus, we try to focus on the smaller or lesser known race series to highlight their unique take on OCR. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with the latest episodes.

We will be talking and interviewing athletes, coaches and race directors from inside the OCR industry as well as athletes from other sports.  

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S&S Podcast Hosts

Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team Athlete, GINGER and all around RED BEAST of OCR, Brenna Calvert

Strength & Speed owner, CTG Pro Team Athlete and Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete Evan Perperis.  For full bio click here.


S&S Latest Podcast Episodes

Ep 79: Steve Mola joins Evan on this podcast to talk about full contact armored combat.  Think if LARPing had a baby with Mixed Martial Arts, it would probably look something like this.  Steve talks training, lessons learned that can be applied to other sports and more in this unique episode. 


Episode brought to you by Hammer Nutrition, use ref# 240887 for 15% off your first order.

Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Ep 78: Evan and Brenna talk Hannibal Race Kuwait in this preview episode.  Evan shares some unique and sometimes confusing experiences he had while living in downtown Kuwait City a couple of years ago and talks cultural differences.  Then Brenna and Evan talk 2019 CTG Pro Team sponsors highlighting some of the great opportunities that people will have available in 2019.


Episode brought to you by sponsors of the CTG Pro Team.  Check out the full list and discounts here.

Ep 77: After great success working with Brenna Calvert and her off season preparation Luc Labonte joins Evan and Brenna for a podcast to answer listener questions.  The listener questions were posted back in mid-December.  Let us know if you enjoy this nutrition focused episode and we will do another one in a couple of months. 


Episode brought to you by Luc Labonte Nutrition.  Shoot him a message on Facebook if you are interested in improving your nutrition for OCR or life in general. 

Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush.

Ep 76: 888k finisher and 2014 2nd place Killington Ultra-Beast finisher Helene Dumais joins Evan for a podcast recorded from Otherworld OCR in Frederick, Maryland.  Helene a CrossFit Level II certified coach, accomplished ultra-runner and OCR gym manager discusses her training, future plans and what she changed to finish one of the longest endurance runs in the world. 

For more info on Helene and her sponsors check out:

Episode brought to you by Yolked Fortetropin, fertilized egg yolks to improve strength and muscle size.  Use code Strength15 for 15% off your order from

Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Intro and Outro music for all episodes is "From Another Day" by Madison Ambush.  Music used with the permission of Marc Capaldo.