Welcome to Episode 121 of the Final Surge podcast where we welcome veteran World Duathlon finalist Kerry Camberg to the program. Right after we recorded the podcast Kerry qualified again for the World Championship. Kerry was a late bloomer to endurance athletics and talks about how it is never too late to set big goals and chase them.
1:25 Unique story on how she got involved in running in high school after getting injured as a gymnast.
2:41 After high school, took a lot of time off and didn't get back into athletics until several years later.
3:15 Got involved in triathlons, realized she was decent on run and bike, but not swim so moved to duathlons.
4:05 Ran in college, but not until she was in her 40's. Qualified for Nationals in Cross. Finished 7th at nationals.
5:47 Many thought she was the coach because she was old enough to be the parent of her teammates.
6:30 This all lead to duathlon, biking and running and Kerry explains the difference in events with duathlons.
7:30 We see all the time road races and triathlons, how often are there duathlons?
8:16 Kerry talks about participating in Nationals and then qualifying for Worlds and talks about what it was like qualifying for the World Championships.
9:45 Making the move to duathlons and identifying what your strengths are and focusing on them.
11:10 What does a typical training week look like for a duathlete? Run/bike mix and getting out for a run after a long bike ride.
12:10 What is your milage mixture between running and biking?
12:40 How hard is it on your legs to go between biking to run.
13:20 Using the Kicker to help train on the bike.
14:07 Give us an example of what a harder workout may look like.
14:38 What advice do you have for someone who may be getting started later in life like in their 40's? It is never too late to get involved and be competitive.
15:44 When someone decided they want to start getting competitive what advice do you have on setting goals.
16:36 Frist triathlon was a mountain bike race, and she had no idea what a mountain bike was. All training had been on roads.
Episode 120: Neely Spence Gracey has been on the podcast several times, but we have not caught up with her since she had her baby Athen's. In this episode, we talk about what it was like having to take so much time off, what the comeback process has been like and we talk about her future goals including the 2020 Olympics Marathon.
1:00 What has been going on
2:23 You ran for over a decade without time off, what was it like shutting it down
6:47 When did you know it was time to start training again
10:32 You do a lot of core and strength exercises, how much did you focus on that
14:20 When you started running was there any separation issues or did you run with a stroller?
18:54 Been back running seven months
20:32 How did you work through the shin splints?
24:46 Do you have a target race plan?
27:40 With new qualification standards do you choose races differently?
28:53 What are your thoughts on Olympic Standards?
30:57 Where are you at with your training and workouts a week now?
37:00 Boston Marathon is next week any predictions?
39:30 Are you still coaching?
Episode 119: Megan Ping joins us to talk about the summer camp the Ping family does with Coach Tom Tinman Schwartz over the summer called the Project Gold Running Camp. We discuss the camp, what the kids can expect and catch up with how Grace Ping did recently at the World Cross Country Championships U20 event.
:35 Background - Competetive runner in high school and college and then in marathons. Started running in 7th grade in Minnesota.
1:50 Chiropractor, do you work with mostly athletes?
2:49 How did the camp come about?
5:51 You mentioned this started out as a group of girls, is this still just girls or are there boys now too?
4:43 Are most of the kids from Minnesota?
5:40 How big has it become?
6:00 How did Tom Schwartz get involved?
7:12 What can someone attending expect
8:55 On a typical day how much time is spent in a classroom learning
10:25 You talk a lot about meeting your goals, is there any sessions on setting goals?
13:28 Both your daughters Lauren and Grace will be there?
13:10 Grace just ran World Cross how did that go?
14:22 Is this camp mostly for elite high school runners?
16:25 One part you stress is nutrition and sleep, can you talk about how important that is?
18:55 - More info
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