Welcome to episode 144 of the Final Surge podcast. We welcome back the founder of the Boulder Running Clinics Jay Johnson to talk about his clinics and the state of high school distance running. What are the most successful programs doing and how are people incorporating things like speed more into their programs. I have been to several coaching clinics and I can say without a doubt that Jay's Boulder Clinic is the most informative and useful one I have ever been too. Enjoy this episode and if you attend the clinic in January come to say hi to me.
1:40 Intro to Boulder Running Clinics
4:03 You have been around the high school running scene for around 20 years now. It has changed a lot. What has been the biggest change you have seen?
8:02 You can have coaches sharing ideas and talking to each other but if they are doing different things how do you know what to implement.
17:33 One probably is you need to look at the whole system not just workouts because the system works as a whole.
25:55 Clinic is Jan 17, 18. Who else do you have presenting?
29:13 There was a lot of talk last year about Feed The Cats, can you talk about what that session was about?
Episode 143: Dathan Ritzenhein joins us to talk about the recent Chicago and NYC Marathons. Along with his own running, he is also coaching and his athletes include Olympic hopeful Parker Stinson. We talk Olympic marathon trials and shoe tech.
1:00 What happened so you needed to pull out of the Chicago Marathon?
4:28 We have 11 men under the A Standard now so it is harder than ever to make the team
5:01 Will the trials be your next race?
6:23 You are now coaching Parker Stinson who has the A Standard
7:47 Parker's first marathon he went out hard and blew up in historic fashion, this race was a perfect split
9:57 When did you and Parker start working together?
11:36 Was racing strategy the first thing you guys talked about?
13:50 There were 4 Americans all running within 20 seconds of each other
15:12 We are seeing crazy times being put up, how much do you attribute that to the shoes?
17:40 Is there any concern with you that the technology is getting too advanced?
19:44 Even if you could limit them in races, but that doesn't change the fact that they get the benefit in training
21:33 What did you think of the 1:59 marathon?
22:49 What did you think about the women's new marathon record?
23:40 Have you been to the Atlanta course to scope it out?
25:03 Is it a lot of hills, or the hills it has are big?
26:20 With the hilly course, who has an advantage?
28:01 Comparing marathon times on paper, but there are currently 4 guys are under 2:10, could this course be an equalizer?
30:02 How are you using Final Surge
Episode 142: This week we welcome Mario Fraioli to the podcast we talk about the recent Chicago and NYC marathons, the sub 1:59 marathon and what this all tells us about the upcoming Olympic Trials. We also discuss the shoes. How much do they help and what should be the limits. Please share the podcast with your friends.
1:08 Were there any big surprises or take-a-ways you had from the NYC marathon results?
2:59 Desi went out early, did that surprise you?
5:50 How did your NYC Marathon go?
6:15 Chicago on the men's side we had 10 under 2:12
7:54 Jared Ward had a great NYC race too
8:32 On the women's side of Chicago do you think that 2:14 was real?
10:47 We have so many distance runners getting popped for drugs, you almost need to ask yourself why they are still doing it
12:39 What did you think of the 1:59 marathon?
17:24 Looking at the US Trials we have twice as many men and women qualified, why? Is it because of the shoes?
19:55 The new shoes, how much do they make a difference?
23:20 Is there an advantage to Nike athletes?
25:53 Should there be some sort of technology limits we allow?
29:23 The US Marathon Trials course is hilly, who is this going to help?
33:00 On the women's side is there anyone a lock for the team?
35:50 So what are you up to with the Morning Shakeout Newsletter and Podcast?