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OCR Talk

OCR Talk

By Jason Dupree
Talk show discussing the latest happenings in the Obstacle Racing scene.
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EP 46 - Talking Tough Mudder Possible Buyout
Mike Stefano from Obstacle Running Adventures joins Jason Dupree on a live stream where they discuss the possible buyout of Tough Mudder by comparing the founders of Tough Mudder and Spartan. You can find the live stream on our Youtube page to see all the fun graphics that were on the screen.
December 28, 2019
EP 45 - OCR Podcaster Roundtable
Jason and Anna join Mike from Obstacle Running Adventures, Scott Knowles from the I Am A Spartan Podcast, and Josh Chase from Obstacle Discourse with Davis and Chase to wrap up the year with a discussion. They cover topics from changes that transpired this year across different brands to their own personal goals for the year and next. Check out I Am A Spartan's upload of this for his own personal intro. In our episode you'll hear and intro were Jason and Anna discuss the move to The OCR Report and also a giveaway. Bonus content in the outro!
December 21, 2019
EP 44 - WTM Recap
OCR Talk recaps the pros and cons of WTM 2019 while speaking about their own personal races. Listen in to hear the lessons they learned for next year in Dallas.
November 30, 2019
EP 43 - WTM Preview
**WARNING - INTRO AND OUTRO ARE MUCH LOUDER THAN THE EPISODE CONTENT** Two days before WTM 2019 a slew of athletes and pit crew got together to discuss the coming race. Listen in to hear Jason and Anna joined by Mike and Katelyn from Obstacle Running Adventures, Heather Olsen from Overcome and Run, Javier Escobar, Mark Duplessis, April Dupree, Lauren Dean, and Jessica Johnson. Topics discussed cover this year's goals, lessons learned from previous years, and all things surrounding the course map.
November 15, 2019
EP 42 - There's Races Between Toughest South and WTM?
There were a ton of big races over the past few weeks. Jason and Anna catch up and talk about a wide variety of topics, ranging from all the recent championship races, to thoughts on the latest news for WTM. Don't stop listening early, or else you may miss a heartfelt life lesson moment as well as how to enter the latest giveaway.
October 24, 2019
EP 41 - Toughest South Recap
Listen in to hear the details and controversies of Toughest South in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Jason and Anna share their take on the event and their own experiences. They announce the giveaway winner as well! World's Toughest Podcast put out an episode just before the event. Check that one out for a preview of the race and come back here for the recap!
September 25, 2019
EP 40 - Toughest South Pre-race Chat
Topics in the episode cover USAOCR, Spartan, Crossfit, selling medals online, Savage Blitz, American Ninja Warrior, and World's Toughest Mudder rules. But most importantly we talk about our thoughts going into Toughest South. The next giveaway is out there as well. So listen to the episode or check out our facebook page on how to enter! 
September 19, 2019
EP39 - OCR Catchup: Spartan, Warrior Dash, and Grit Games
In the wake of NORAM Jason and Anna attempt to catch up on everything else that's been going on. They cover recent Spartan races, rule changes, Warrior Dash asset purchase, and (briefly) Anna's experience at The Grit Games. They also announce the latest giveaway winner!! There's probably more chatter than news, so listen in and have fun!
August 25, 2019
EP 38 - NORAM Team and Charity Race Recap with Brett Stewart and Sid Morris
Jason, Mark, and April sat down with Sid Morris (Battle OCR and one of the main builders for NORAM) and ended up getting a surprise drop in from a couple of surprise guest, most noteably, Brett Steward (owner of Mud Run Guide and NORAM's race director). Brett talked with us for quite a while. He was a little further from the mic, but you will not want to miss this one!
August 12, 2019
EP 37 - NORAM 15k Recap
Jason, Mark, and April recap the days events while sitting next to the second to last obstacle (Urban Sky) watching the journeymen finishing up their race.
August 10, 2019
EP 36 - NORAM 3k Recap
Jason and Mark sit down for an in person recap for the day with guest appearances by Medal Addict, Javier Escobar, and Mike and Katelyn from Running Obstacle Adventures.
August 9, 2019
EP 35 - NORAM Preview
If you are getting prepped (jacked) for NORAM 2019, this episode is a must listen! You'll hear a  guest co-host (Mike Stefano from Obstacle Running Adventures) joining Jason and talking about  things that can expected from the race at Stratton Mountain. We cover a lot of technique tips on some of the harder obstacles as well as some of the more peculiar and interesting rules.  This episode is a bit more technical than usual, but look out for episodes throughout the weekend that will be recorded live from the venue.
August 6, 2019
EP 34 - Spartan AT&T Stadium
While discussing some of the outlying interesting moments and info from the stadium race, Jason and Anna get into talking about the ever growing goals they have found in OCR. OCR being so dynamic and diverse, there's a goal to reach for everyone, and when you reach that goal there's always a new one to go after. The OCR Talk hat giveaway winner is also announced! Listen in to find out what the next giveaway will be.
July 15, 2019
EP 33 Part 3 - CTG Dallas
You still with us? The original topic of the whole episode has finally arrived. A little late, but maybe just in time for your ride to CTG Tulsa. Jason and Anna recap their races and speak on the new Continuum Multi-wave event. 
June 22, 2019
EP 33 Part 2 - Crossfit
That cliffhanger got you wanting more!? Well here it is! Part 2 of Episode 33 covers the Crossfit situation with Hunter McIntyre getting a Wildcard into The Games. We then get into all of the different OCR Podcast out on the market, revisit the Lindsay Webster spear taking at Big Bear, and Spartan's new Million Dollar Prizing for this year's championship series. Will we finally make it to talking about Conquer The Gauntlet Dallas? Tune in the find out!
June 13, 2019
EP 33 Part 1 - The Intro
What happens when you don't move on to the next topic in a timely manner? Over 2 hours pass by in an instant! Episode 33 is coming to you in multiple parts. Part one is the intro where we catch up and talk about a few things not in our episode outline. This portion of the show normally takes 10-15 minutes. Today you get 45 minutes of it! After catching up, Jason and Anna talk about Anna's appearance on another podcast, podcasting techniques, the most recent giveaway winner, and the next giveaway. Stay tuned for the next part of Episode 33! Episode correction: Deliverance was not filmed in Arkansas
June 9, 2019
Episode 32 - Random OCR, Big Bear, and Austin, TX
This episode hits several topics but none of them really shine as the main one, so here they are in list fashion. Tumbler giveaway winner announcement New Spartan shoe Yuri Force to compete at Conquer The Gauntlet - Dallas Spartan and options for how to handle championships Spartan Big Bear Spartan Austin 
May 24, 2019
EP 31 - Tough Mudder College Station, TX
OCR Talk is joined by Mark Duplessis and April Dupree (Struggles of a Race Wife). Jason, Anna, and Mark ran the Tougher wave at Tough Mudder - College Station. Everyone was worried about the weather, but it turned out to be a gorgeous day just with a super wet and muddy course. We talk about the event and share all of our individual experiences. Special guest appearence by Miles Keller (Link Endurance) on a phone call.
May 4, 2019
EP 30 - Terrain Race
After attending Terrain Race in Ft. Worth Texas and a storm cancelled the race an hour after it started, Jason gives his thoughts on the whole experience, his interactions with Dustin and JP from Terrain, and his thoughts on Terrain Race in general. Jason is joined by a special co-host so don't miss out on this one!
April 18, 2019
Get ready to hear the craziest OCR news to date! We've got the inside scoop on where OCR is headed and you'll never believe what's coming down the line! LISTEN NOWWWWWW!!!!!! 
April 1, 2019
EP 28 - Spartan San Antonio
Recapping the San Antonio Super/Sprint weekend brings up discussions of where Spartan's doing things right and where they can still improve. The Sock giveaway winner(s) get announced, and we discuss a preview of Million Dollar Mile. We also get into the importance or not over-training and how tough it can be to scale back once you do over-train. 
March 28, 2019
EP 27 - OCR News: The Goods and the Bads
This episode takes a look at some of the latest news in the OCR scene. Jason and Anna explore the positives and negatives of what's currently happening. Check out the topic list below. The latest giveaway is in effect. Listen in to learn how to enter the giveaway for a pair of OCR Talk socks!  Savage Race's new obstacles Toughest switches to mandatory obstacle completion for elites and qualifiers Ryan Woods DQ'd in Jacksonville Spartan   OCR Companies vs Sport leagues  Will Dean and the new Tough Mudder president  The Million Dollar Mile 
March 8, 2019
Episode 26 - Current News and Topics
While Discussing nothing in particular, Jason and Anna also hit on questions of why do we want to medals, shirts, etc every year, and some of the ways social media affects people in their fitness journey. Topics hit on are the Titan games, Rugged Maniac's new Obstacles, WTM and community prizes for 2019, Spartan Ultra Championships in Sweden, and others.
February 24, 2019
Episode 25 - Deep Discussions Across the OCR Universe
 WARNING! THIS EPISODE IS ALMOST TWO HOURS LONG! An innocent conversation about upcoming trail races take a turn for the worst (best?). While the conversation hits on many aspects of life it always ties back into OCR. We also announce the OCR Talk shirt giveaway winner, but you'll have to stick it out to find out who it is. This episode may not be for everyone, but if you stick it out, I promise there's something in there for everyone. 
February 2, 2019
Episode 24 - Winter News Highlights and Discussions
Looking back on what worked well in 2018 and what didn't, we discuss moving forward and plans for 2019. We give our takes on all the big news that's been coming out over the winter break. We also talk about Anna making the Grit Fitness Pro team along with Kris Ruglowski. Kris is on the current OCR style show Titan Games. We talk about the show as well as our idea to help people who don't have cable get to watch some of these OCR programs.
January 10, 2019
Episode 23 - 2018 Season Closer
We talk about off-season, things learned from WTM, end of the year announcements, holiday sale race purchasing. It's been a please bringing this content to you all year. On to the next! We've got an idea that could benefit each of you, so be on the look out. Have a great holiday! See you in the future!
November 30, 2018
Episode 22 - World's Toughest Mudder 2018
The day after WTM 2018 Jason and Anna recap the race with some of their pit crew, April Dupree and Mark Duplessis. Listen in to hear what the race was like on the course and in the pit. The crew describes what is was like for 24 hours of one of the most brutal WTM's to date.
November 12, 2018
Episode 21 - Spartan Dallas Ultra
In this episode we discuss the muddy mess that was the Dallas, TX Spartan Ultra. Mark Duplessis joins us as a special guest co-host to share his experience in the mud.
November 2, 2018
Episode 20 - OCR News and Updates
The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind of OCR news. We cover topics in Terrain Race, Conquer the Gauntlet, Tough Mudder, and Spartan Race. A lot of this information just released, and we give our thoughts. The episode is a long one, but if you stick around till the end there's one last interesting topic that we'll save as a surprise.
October 12, 2018
Episode 19 - Savage Race Dallas and Breaking 2 Relay
As the title of this episode says, we dig into the rained out Savage Race that was run on Sunday, Anna and friends' attempt to break a 2 hour marathon in relay fashion, but even more surprising is how much time we spent talking about the Spartan Trail Race announcement. But don't be fooled by any World Championship emails you see out there! Listen in to find out why!
September 30, 2018
Episode 18 - What drives you?
In this episode we get real deep while discussing our World's Toughest training, obstacle backups, calling people out, and the new Warrior Dash race distances. We try to break these things down and look at them from all perspectives. Make sure you listen till the end where the episode comes full circle! This might be our best episode yet!
September 14, 2018
Episode 17 - Conquer the Gauntlet Tulsa
In this episode we cover all aspects of the CTG race weekend in Tulsa including the individual race on Saturday, the team race on Sunday, and Evan Preperis running Endure the Gauntlet all through the weekend.
September 4, 2018
Episode 16 - NORAM Recap and CTG Tulsa Pre-race Talk
In this episode we talk a bit about NORAM before doing some pre-race talk about the upcoming Conquer the Gauntlet race in Tulsa, which includes a team race. If you're looking for full on NORAM race recaps, make sure to check out Link Endurance, Obstacle Running Adventures, and the Strength and Speed Podcast.
August 23, 2018
Episode 15 - Battle OCR Recap - Part 2
Bonus episode! In this continued episode Jason and Anna share their personal experiences from Battle OCR. There's no news here, just simply the stories from their point of view. If you like that kind of thing, then this episode is for you!
August 3, 2018
Episode 14 - Battle OCR Recap - Part 1
Jason and Anna recap one of the toughest and definitely hottest races of the year, Battle OCR in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Part 1 focuses on recapping the race results, the venue, the obstacles, and the swag. If you didn't make this race, find out what you're missing!
July 27, 2018
Episode 13 - Battle OCR pre-race talk, Euro OCR Champs, Spartan million dollar challenge, and Death Race
It's race week in Louisiana so we spend some time with pre-race talk about Battle OCR. We discuss the controversies at the European OCR Championships. Jason shares why he can understand the Spartan 100 mile caveat for the million dollar challenge, but why he doesn't like the Death Race. We also announce a giveaway for the OCR Buddy app, so be sure to listen till the end!
July 19, 2018
Episode 12 - Battle OCR Preview
We got our hands on the Battle OCR map and talk through the craziness coming to Louisiana in two weeks. We also discuss live streams and offer up some challenges to pros, regular athletes, and all of the other OCR podcasters. It's madness!!
June 28, 2018
Episode 11 - OCR 24-Hour Enduro World Championships
With our first guest co-host! we recap the OCR Enduro World Championships with a Texas local, Diosdado Pasamonte. Diosdado has done multiple years of World's Toughest Mudder, Battlefrog Extreme, and some of the longer GoRuck events, so we learned how it compared and differed from other endurance OCR events. It's hot off the mic! Check it out!
June 15, 2018
Episode 10 - Conquer the Gauntlet Dallas
We start off discussing bib ideas with permanent numbers, Joe Desena on WTP, Spartan World Championships being back in Tahoe, and treadmills in Crossfit games before covering the first CTG race of the season.
June 7, 2018
Episode 09 - Austin, TX Spartan Weekend
We cover the victories of the Super and the downpours of the Sprint at the Spartan Weekend in Austin TX. It was nuts! Check it out!
May 25, 2018
Episode 08 - Toughest Mudder South
We recap Toughest Mudder South and in a big way! This episode is crazy long! You may have to listen in a few different sessions! We cover everything from the elites, the course, gear we used, and our own personal experiences.
May 11, 2018
Episode 07 - Spartan Citifield, Toughest South pre-talk, mental game, and training thoughts
We talk about some changes to the Spartan Stadium series, laugh at Hunter Mcintyre's hilarity, then get into our pre thoughts on Toughest South. We finish the episode out with mental game and training discussions. You're going to love it!!
April 28, 2018
Episode 06 - Race Recaps, Live Streams, and PerformElite
In this episode we talk about some permanent courses, live streams from different companies, share our thoughts on PerformElite, as well as give tips on long races. You'll love it! Go listen and be cool!
April 18, 2018
Episode 05 - Race Series Team-ups, and Live Streams
Come listen to find out about some cool team ups, a few new race events and all about the latest live streams. It's fun!
April 7, 2018
Episode 04 - Random OCR Chatter
Bonus episode! We cover several topics, from OCR around the world to local kids races, with a bit of Savage and Spartan mixed in.
March 28, 2018
Episode 03 - Tough Mudder New Orleans
In this episode we cover mostly Tough Mudder news and the New Orleans event. But don't worry! We recorded episode 4 as well with all the rest of what's going on, so look for that to get posted soon!
March 24, 2018
Episode 02 - Tough Mudder, Spartan, and Rugged Maniac
What a cool episode! Check it out!
March 14, 2018
Episode 01
The very first episode of OCR Talk!
March 6, 2018