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Episode 195: Air Force Ken Goes DEEP into Mindset, Racing, Taking Ownership, & YOLO

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Force Ken” dives DEEP into the well on a lot of important topics not just for OCR but for life. We also have some fun talking about his experience on Beastmaster. 

We Cover:

  • Taking ownership of your actions and words
  • Masculinity vs. vulnerablilty
  • Why its critical to be kind vs. being right
  • How to live each day like it’s your last
  • How/why swimming is important for all athetes
  • How he has overcome devastating injury to still race at the highest level
  • His experience on the show Beastmaster 
  • Beating Woodsy & Yuri
  • Conquer the Gauntlet, Savage Race, and more!

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Episode 167: Evan Perperis Recounts 48hrs of Endure the Gauntlet

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In this episode Miles and I sit down with Conquer the Gauntlet Pro Team Member Evan Perperis as he talks about his recent 48hr “Endure the Gauntlet” OCR event to raise money for Folds of Honor.  Evan talks us through his race and we discuss:

  • The mission behind the event
  • How he handled hands being ripped to shreds early on
  • His nutrition/hydration strategy for a hot 48hr event
  • How he handled overheating
  • The critical importance of support/pacers
  • A strong mental game plan
  • and tips for anyone training for an ultra-endurance OCR race

This was a great episode that shows us that we ARE stronger than we think we are, and when the seeds of doubt begin to grow, how having a strong support team and strong mindset is crucial to your success. You ARE capable of the “impossible”

To support our heroes families visit www.foldsofhonor.org

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Episode 150: David Mainprize talks Conquer the Gauntlet Race Series

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In this episode Miles and I chat with Conquer the Gauntlet co-owner David Mainprize. David gives us some great insight on:

  • What it takes to run/put on a race, the costs
  • Why volunteers are so important
  • His new kids specific race series
  • You’ll also learn why Mo and Miles will never be race owners/directors 🙂

This is a great interview and if you have kids that want to get involved in OCR this is definitely an episode you will want to listen to!

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Check out CTG Youth series at www.conqueryouth.com



Episode116: CTG Pro Member Evan Perperis Talks OCR Ultra Training & Racing

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In this Episode Miles sits chats with Conquer the Gauntlet Pro Team Member Evan Perperis. Evan specializes in Ultra distance OCR. In 2016, he finished 8th at World’s Toughest Mudder with 90 miles and finished a record setting 161 miles at 7 venues in 7 days as part of OCR America. His big goal for 2017 is the Ultra OCR Grand Slam, a top 10 finish at every 24 hr OCR in the world.

Heavily involved in OCR Media, he also hosts a podcast with his CTG Pro Teammate Brenna Calvert, writes for Mud Run Guide, is the author of the book “Strength & Speed’s Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing” and his work has featured in numerous other print and digital publications


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Episode 114 Conquer the Gauntlet Recap, How Meditation helped win the Race, Recovery Weeks, Mo’s Top 5 Supplements for Athletes

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In this episode we take a break from the normal interview format to kick a little nutrition and training knowledge your way and review our latest race, Conquer the Gauntlet OKC.

We discuss:

– This week’s Monday Movement and Alix’s recipe of the week

– THANK YOU to Eli from Obstacle Order Podcast for helping improve our audio!!!!

– How Mo used breath work & meditation to beat several challenging obstacles at CTG

-How Mandatory obstacle completion adds a whole other element of focus to your race strategy

– Our thoughts on CTG as a race series

– How and why you need to schedule recovery weeks into your training plan

– Mo’s top 5 supplements for endurance athletes

– Why you shouldn’t run on a muddy trail

– And more fun stuff!! 🙂

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Mo’s Top 5 Supplements:

Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein

Reserveage Organics Grass-fed Whey Protein

Nordic Naturals Omega-3

Magnesium Glycinate

NUUN Tablets

Bioastin “Astaxanthan”



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