Strength & Speed’s Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing

Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing

Training, Nutrition, and Motivation for Top-Level Performance

by Evan Perperis

Published by: Breakaway Books

240 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, B&W photos throughout

  • Paperback
  • 9781621240235
  • Published: August 2016


Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing is a comprehensive resource for the competitive OCR athlete. The book covers race preparation, training, offseason training, rest, recovery, nutrition, supplementation, techniques for maintaining motivation, and yearly scheduling. Included are twelve training plans that provide easy, medium, and hard difficulty schedules for everything from a 5K Warrior Dash to the ultra-distance World's Toughest Mudder. The book concludes with interviews with some of the current best OCR athletes in the world including Hobie Call, Corinna Coffin, Marco Bedard, Claude Godbout, Cassidy Watton, and many more. Whether you are a high-level competitive racer looking to move higher up on the podium or an open wave competitor looking to conquer races with greater ease, this book has something for you.

Evan Perperis is a competitive obstacle racer with numerous podium finishes including a thirteenth overall finish at World's Toughest Mudder. He draws on experience from the military along with his competitive fitness background including everything from marathon running to natural bodybuilding. He has an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins, a Masters from the University of Kansas, and a certification as a National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer. As the owner of the hybrid athlete organization Strength & Speed, you can find him competing at a variety of events all across the country. His articles can be read at and