Episode 118: Jessica Tonn has been one of the top 10k runners in the country over the last few years. Today she joins me to discuss her move back to her home Phoenix area and we discuss her changing coaches. Jess has struggled with injuries off and on and we talk about how she is now doing more sustained volume than ever and staying healthy doing so.
:35 Moving back to Phoenix
2:15 Cross Season
4:22 New Coach
6:55 Stories from the past
8:52 More on new coach
9:45 Focus of the training right now
13:13 Now coaching at ASU
16:39 Still coaching at Run Doyan
18:50 Lower leg injuries doing the little things, how have things changed
21:25 1500 and 10k, what races do you have picked out
22:55 What do you think of the Diamond League decision to scrap 5k
25:12 What are the biggest changes you have noticed in coaching
30:19 Example of workout
32:24 Coming back from injuries, how important is the nutrition aspect
Episode 117: Ben Rosario joins us to talk about the recent changes in track and field. We discuss what it may mean for the Diamond League meets to drop the 5k and how the IAAF changing the Olympic qualifications standards will impact the USA and other countries.
1:25 Diamond League dropped the 5k, why do you think they dropped it
2:42 Do you agree with the change?
4:15 Hard to imagine not having that historic race anymore
6:30 You don't think this a move to eliminate the long-distance races off the track?
8:30 5k is so relatable to people who do it on the weekend
10:10 IAAF changed qualifying standards for Olympics
13:20 Top 3 American not necessarily going to the Olympics under the system
18:15 Problems with how this will work with Marathon
21:35 Gave exceptions for World Major but not for US Marathon Trial?
24:15 Could the focus on World Majors backfire on athletes with appearance fees?
25:09 What else is going on with NAZ Elite
Mark Allen was our guest as we discussed his career highlights and his coaching that he is now excelling at.
Laura Norris is a running coach and a running blogger. Laura is always putting out great content on her website This Runner's Recipes.
:49 Where did your love for blogging start?
3:33 How many posts have you put out in the last five years?
3:54 Did you do any sports in high school?
4:45 How did you make the transition into running in college?
6:02 Do you remember when you decided to do that first race?
7:15 You have qualified for Boston a few times correct?
8:35 How did you break your foot?
9:55 When you started running and qualifying for Boston were you always self-coached?
11:00 Which coahing certification did you get?
11:48 When did you make the transition into coaching other athletes?
12:46 What is the avatar of what your client looks like?
14:04 You write a lot about women's issues, what issues do women runners need to be aware of?
16:09 What are some examples of the hip strength and mobility
17:20 How often are you recommending strength training
18:08 Are the athletes you work with in person or on the internet?
18:50 Do you give set paces or how do you prescribe effort level?
20:17 What events do you coach?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? - Run Faster and Roar
Current trainers you are wearing? - Saucony Freedom and Kinvara
Favorite race? - CIM
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Oatmeal with peanut butter and fruit
Your favorite workout - 2-mile repeats