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In the Final Surge Podcast, we interview coaches, athletes authors, and endurance industry experts to help you train with a purpose.
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Nov 29, 2018

Jordan Gusman is the latest member of the Tinman Elite training group and on Episode 104 we catch up with him in Colorado before he heads home to Austrillia to race in their 10k National Champs. We get to know about youth running down under and how his training has changes since joining the team.

Background

  • Kind growing up had bad asthma
  • Moved to countryside for health
  • Played variety of sports
  • Liked soccer running was better option
  • 14-15 got serious about running
  • After high school junior's 

Was breaking 4-minute mile as big of a thing in Australia?

  • Great story about how he broke 4-minutes for the first time

What about a time you underperformed?

  • Tend to get sick a lot
  • Overthink it before major meets

Relationship with Tinman Elite

  • Last month been here in Colorado training with them
  • Heading home to Austrillia for a few races and Christmas and will decide if train here or home
  • We run together twice a day almost every day makes it fun
  • Good mix of guys keep it fun

What have you learned from Tom since joined team?

  • Unlike anything I have done before
  • Every workout seems to have a mix of all systems
  • Still learning how to train
  • CV- Pace can hold for 30 minutes, longest rep is about a mile
  • Don't workout a goal pace, but pace can run today
  • Volume is down too
  • A lot of qualiy in the less miles

The Final Surge… 5 questions in under 1 minute

Favorite endurance/running book? – Perfect Mile
Current trainers you are wearing? – Adidas Solar Glide
Favorite race? – 5k
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – Peanut butter toast and coffee
Your favorite workout – Mile Reps

Resources

Previous Podcast with Tom Tinman Schwartz
Previous Podcast with Sam Parsons

Jordan on Instagram
Jordan on Twitter

Stanley the dog Instagram
Tinman Group on Twitter
Tinman Group on Instagram
Tinman Website

Nov 15, 2018

Today we welcome Chris Chavez the founder of Citius Mag and the Citius Mag Podcast where we find out how he developed his passion for track and field which lead to the Citius Mag website. 

Background

  • Grew up Yankess fan dreamed of being a baseball player
  • Didn't play sports as a kid until 7th grade
  • Tried out for high school baseball team, cut early
  • Focussed on sports writing instead
  • One friend convinced him to join the track team as a sprinter
  • Wasn't great started out with breaking 30 seconds in 200 as a goal
  • In college decided to stay in shape by starting to run some 5ks
  • 2013 was the first marathon

Where did the passion for Citius come from

  • 2012 I became interested when stumbled upon Flotrack live stream
  • Started reading about athletes and watching old races on Youtube
  • Volunteered in 2012 for Flotrack
  • Started writing at track meets on weekends and traveling
  • Was helping with ESPN on running
  • When graduated got an offer from ESPN an Sports Illustrated
  • Took the SI opportunity to

Where is Citius going from here?

  • Challenge is the time
  • Core group of 5-6 writers but not our full-time job
  • We are trying to keep it growing, but also balancing everything

Podcast discussion

  • How are your legs feeling?
  • Crazy how that has become a thing
  • Now seeing other athletes using it
  • 1/2 court shot for 25 million
  • The most insulting thing you read about yourself on Let's Run

Final Surge Round
Favorite Book - Born To Run
Current Trainers - Nike Peg Turbo
Favorite Race - NYC Marathon
Favorite Recovery Meal/Drink - Chocolate Milk and breakfast foods
Favorite  Workout - K repeats

Resources

Citius Mag Podcasts
Citius Mag Website
Chris on Instagram
Chris on Twitter
Final Surge on Instagram
Final Surge on Twitter

Nov 9, 2018

Last week we had our first husband-wife coaching team on the podcast and this week we follow it up with professional triathletes and owners of GK Endurance Guy Crawford and his wife Kate Bevilaqua.  Guy and Kate share their journey to a professional athlete and talk about their coaching program. 

 

Background

  • Kate grew up playing netball
  • Phys Ed Teacher and cousin talked her into doing a triathlon
  • Guy is from New Zeland and was outdoor a lot playing rugby and other sports like BMX
  • Late teens picked up triathlons, was swimming a lot

Guy was working for BlueSeventy and continued training and started getting results so went professional

Kate was enjoying short courses and coach convinced her to do a longer one and had great results

First Coach

  • Guy - When started working for BlueSeventy
  • Kate - First few years was with a local club, but when started thinking about longer distances got a coach

Who should get a coach or when?

  • When you have a goal you want to reach
  • Helps prevent overtraining and undertraining
  • Athletes go hard too often

Coaching

  • Consultation we see what their lifestyle is like
  • How many hours can they do, what their diet is like
  • We each coach our own athletes
  • Core of our clients is half Ironman business executive

Training

  • Half/Ironman 10-12 weeks is specifics before that is base conditioning
  • 4 months out doing 3 bikes/run/swims a week with aerobic, threshold and recovery in there
  • 6 weeks out more specific workouts
  • For runs, some use power, some heart rates and some just by feel

Final Surge Round
Favorite Book - A life without limits/Lore of funning
Current Trainers - Mizuno/Mizuno Wave Rider
Favorite Race - 70.3
Favorite Recovery Meal/Drink - Chocolate Milk/IPA
Favorite  Workout - Trail Long Run/Track Session

Resources

GK Endurance
GK Endurance on Instagram
GuyCrawford on Instagram
Kate Bevilaqua on Instagram
Final Surge On Instagram

Nov 1, 2018

This podcast we had on Steve Palladino who is an expert in training runners with power meters.

Resources:

Pallidino Power Project Facebook Group

Steve’s Coaching Page

Stryd Power Meter

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