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Oct 31, 2019

Welcome to episode 141 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome marathon and ultra runner Brad Lindeberg. We talk to Brad about his quest for 50 marathon or longer races in 50 states and how having a personal coach has helped him achieve new goals. 

 

1:17 How you got started in running?

3:01 How was your high school cross country career?

5:08 Did you keep running after high school?

6:30 Did that 2010 marathon go much better than  2001?

7:20 At what point did you decide you wanted to pursue that goal of running 50 marathons in 50 states?

9:51 At what point did you decide to hire Neely as a coach?

13:30 You are running NYC this weekend, does that mean you got that sub 2:55 marathon?

15:23 How has that personal coaching helped you?

17:12 What is a big take away you have learned from Neely as a coach?

20:11 Is a lot of the communication going on in Final Surge?

22:40 How has your training block for NYC been going?

24:35 Has there been anything different in this training block?

27:02 Has she given you any advice specific to the course?

Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute

Favorite endurance/running book? -Inside The Marathon
Current trainers you are wearing? - Altra
Favorite race? - Boston and Shiprock Marathon
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Salmon Burger with bacon and pickle 
Your favorite workout - Progression runs

Resources
Brad on Twitter
Neely Spence Gracey Coaching
Brad on Instagram
Brad on Strava

 

Oct 17, 2019

Welcome to episode 140 of the Final Surge Podcast. Corcoran High in California has a very successful running program. Coach Isaias Ramirez is the unlikely leader of the program. With no running background, Coach Ramirez leaned on other coaches to help develop his winning philosophy. In the last year, he has implemented something he learned at a clinic called RPR, Reflexive Performance Reset. He credits RPR for taking a successful program and making it even better and reducing injuries to almost nothing. We discuss what RPR is and how he uses it. 

 

1:20 How did you get involved in running?

3:15 How long you been coaching now?

3:34 You were a lineman in football then a football coach and then became a cross country coach. Did your background in football help or how did you learn how to have so much success?

5:47 What was the philosophy you adopted for your program?

8:10 You start learning to develop your plan, what was your progression like?

9:54 What does a typical week look like for you?

11:18 CV, hill sprinting sounds like you have adopted some Tinman?

12:00 Do you have enough data to look at it and make some conclusions about how it is working?

13:01 How often are you doing those CV workouts?

14:43 You don't have a big team, injuries can hurt your team greatly so what are you doing with RPR and can you explain what it is?

20:14 Did you have shin splint issues before RPR?

20:58 Is it a certain stretching routine?

21:33 Is it a specific routine that is always the same?

23:30 How long was it before you started seeing results?

25:10 What about other common running injuries?

28:55 How are you implementing this?

30:00 Walk us through what your practice looks like

Resources
RPR
Corcoran on Twitter

Oct 10, 2019

This is a best of episode. Tom Schwartz joined us to talk about skills, hills and keeping the ball rolling. 

Oct 4, 2019

Episode 139: Today we welcome back triathlon coach Mark Sortino to the podcast. Mark joined us on Episode 39 and now he joins us again 100 episodes later. Mark runs Team MPI and we talk to him about his coaching organization, some coaching continuing education sessions that he has coming up and what to expect at Kona 2019.

1:10 Tell is who you are and what you do in 2 minutes. For a more full bio listen to episode 39.

3:07 How many coaches are Team MPI up to?

3:40 With your 15 coaches are they full time or part-time and this is something they do on the side?

5:04 How many coaches are each coach working with and how do you match the athlete to the best coach?

6:58 How individualized is each plan if you have a coach working with 20 athletes.

8:22 What is the Team MPI system look like?

10:25 How do you work on a swim stroke or run gate for someone you are working with online?

13:52 Do you have people video themselves doing strides or such?

15:09 What type of education process do your Team MPI coaches go through?

17:04 A key is communications, how do you communicate with your athletes?

19:56 Do you find yourself using the Final Surge App more and more?

21:48 Talk about the upcoming coaches retreat you have at Ironman Arizona

25:05 Kona is coming up, can anyone beat Daniela Ryf on the women's side?

28:25 Patrick Lange, can someone beat him at Kona? Does any prepare better for one race than he does?

30:50  Jan Frodeno and Sebastian Kienle will likely be his biggest competition. All three are from Germany, what has happened to the American's?

32:23 Which of the men do you think is going to win?

 

Resources:
Upcoming Coaches Retreat at IMAZ
Team MPI Training Plans
Team MPI Website
Team MPI on Instagram
Team MPI on Facebook

 

 

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