Since 2017, I’ve been recording podcasts on my show Strength & Speed OCR. With over 200+ episodes I’ve had some great guests that have shared some amazing insights on training, mastering complex skills and competing. Rather than let their lessons be buried amongst hours of other podcasts, I decided to pull out the lessons specific to endurance sports and write a book about it, On Endurance.
On Endurance: A Practical Guide to Unlocking the Secrets of Super Human Performance, takes input from my podcasts guests and turns it into a step by step guide for improving endurance. Chapters are broken into things like consistency, persistence, periodization, in race mental strategy and going beyond.
Who provided input to the book? The list includes:
The last Barkley’s Marathons finisher John Kelly; Death Race finisher/Toughest Mudder winner Matthew Hanson; Tiga Tactics and 4x black belt holder Patrcik Vuong; Obstacle Course Racing World Championship (OCRWC) age group podium finisher Lisa Nondorf; Pro OCR and Broken Skull Ranch athlete Brenna “Red Beast” Calvert; World’s Toughest Mudder Champion Morgan McKay; 37×100 mile finisher in a year Billy Richards; Spartan elite and top ten at North American OCR Championship Ja Shua Ried; The Selection finisher Logan Nagle; ultra-cyclist and Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete Karin S. Weller; Spartan Ultra-World Champion and Army Ranger Mark Gaudet; Multiple time Savage Race champion and Newbsanity athlete Ryan Brizzolara; Physical therapist and elite master’s OCR athlete Kelly Williams; Author of Training for Ultra and finisher of the triple crown of 200s Rob Steger; winningest Conquer the Gauntlet athlete Randi Lackey; Multiple time OCR World Champion Rea Kolbl; Newbsanity owner and OCR Pro Coed Team World Champion Jarrett Newby; Team World Champion at World’s Toughest Mudder and Arrowhead 135 finisher Jake Ramsby; Army Ranger and ROKC gym owner Andrew Potter; 2xGoRuck Team Selection finisher and 2x Death Race Finisher Ronald Tortola; and obviously input from myself.
While I wanted to include more quotes, eventually to keep it concise and maximized its effectiveness in the 100 pages I used, I cut it off there.
Whether you are picking up a copy for yourself or a friend interested in endurance, you’ll love this book. It is simple, practical and can be used for improving endurance in whatever sport you are focusing on, not just OCR. Plus, it makes a great gift for those who are aspiring athletes or already athletes that want to meet some of the strange characters in our sport and utilize the mindset that makes them perform at the highest levels.