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Mar 20, 2020

Welcome to episode 155 of the Final Surge Podcast. Today we welcome high school coach Doug Petrick to the podcast. Doug has built one of the most successful teams in western Pennsylvania. Doug does a presentation called the 5 principles that improved our distance program. We talk about those five things and how he is dealing with current Corona Virus disruption. 

 

5 Principles That Improved Our Distance Program

  1. Minutes over miles
  2. Speed year around (define speed work)
  3. Running by feel
  4. athletic movements
  5. Communicating and learning

Final Surge round, 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? -  Running with Buffalos
Current trainers you are wearing? -   Brooks Ghost
Favorite race? – 5k
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – Peanut butter and Jelly
Your favorite workout – Fartlek

Resources
Doug on Twitter
Clinic On Twitter

Mar 12, 2020

Welcome to episode 154 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome Olympian Aliphine Tuliamuk. Aliphine was a surprise to some, but she ran the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta fully expecting to make the team. We talked to her about her amazing story of growing up in Kenya, moving to the United States and the stress fracture that set her back last summer. Also make sure you check out the story of her and her NAZ Elite teammates from her coaches perspective at Blog.FinalSurge.com 

1:30 How did you get started in distance running?

2:27 There is that legend that Kenyan kids all run to school 2 miles each way, so that was true for you?

3:01 How old were you when you started this?

3:30 When did you start competing in school against others?

4:09 In 3rd grade when you started competing did you realize you had a natural talent?

5:01 We know if you watch TV we see many Kenyans, so we may think all Kenyans run, how is it really?

6:34 What age did you come to America?

8:40 When you first came over how was the adjustment?

11:04 How did your college career develop?

14:12 In 2011 did you decide you wanted to keep running after college?

15:00 How did you hook up with NAZ Elite?

17:18 Flagstaff is a running haven 

18:22 We see how close you all appear on social media, is it really that close?

19:10 In 2019 you had a stress fracture?

20:32 Did you have concerns about it impacting you making the team?

21:50 Did you get in any training at all those 8 weeks down?

23:14 You had a really short build-up to NYC?

24:08 Did you take the same downtime after NYC?

24:40 Talk about the build-up to the trails and working with the team?

26:15 Was there a plan to work together?

27:45 It was a much different race than the men's race with any one of the 20 in the pack making the team

29:02 Going into the race Kellyn was getting the most attention, was there any one workout that you nailed it and knew you were going to be a contender?  

32:12 Did you like flying under the radar?

32:57 What made you go at the point you did?

34:00 Did you and Molly run together in training?

34:26 Did you talk to your teammates about making the move?

35:08 At what point did you know you were going to make the team?

37:04 How many conversations happen over 2.5 hours?

38:56 What did you think of the course?

39:25 During the first half did you plan to stay behind because of the wind?

40:03 When did you know you were going to win?

40:33 What is that feeling of being an Olympian?

42:00 Now that is over have you sat down and planned out the next few months?

43:43 One thing with the marathon, you know it is ruthless and anything can happen on any day?

44:46 Tell me about those beanies

Resources
Aliphine Beanies
Aliphine Training 
NAZ Elite Training
Aliphine Twitter
Aliphine Instagram

 

 

 

Mar 6, 2020

Welcome to episode 153 of the Final Surge Podcast. Last week we had on a couple of experts to talk about the US Olympics Marathon Trial. On the men's side, despite a strong Chicago Marathon, Jake Riley did not get much attention. Many casual marathon observers did not even know the name. Jake had to take three years off racing after the 2016 trials because of injury. This unsponsored athlete made a comeback that had the running world talking and took home a second-place and a place on the Olympic team. Today, meet Jake Riley.

1:44 When did you start running?

6:45 Talk about your very successful career at Stanford

7:40 Having someone in front of you helps push you right?

9:06 Did you know when you were at Standford that running was something you wanted to do post-college?

10:37 You ran for Hanson out of college?

11:04 You ended up getting a long injury, when did that happen?

13:23 Was there any doubt during those three years that your running career may be done?

15:53 When did you move to Boulder and start working with Lee Troope?

16:55 Tell us about that first race back after three full years off

18:38 At that time in 2019 did you feel at that time after three years you could even make it back to the trials?

20:03 You ran a 2:10 at Chicago, was that your first marathon back?

21:23 How did you get a top ten in Chicago and come out unsponsored?

24:58 There were a lot of previews written, but not much of a mention of your name, how did you feel going in?

26:35 There was an early breakaway, did you go in to the race with a plan to be ready for the breakaway?

29:57 When Rupp goes out at 15 miles what was the mood of the group when that happened?

32:17 What did you think of the course?

33:30 At mile 19/20 you were still a minute back, was there concern you let them get away to far?

36:14 When you are coming up on then, did you think Korir was maybe a lock for the team and you were racing Abdi for the third spot?

38:10 Why did you grab the flag with 1/4 of a mile to go with two chasing you?

39:51 How does it feel to be an Olympian?

41:36 How much time are you giving yourself off?

43:10 Tokyo is a flatter course, how are you going to change your training?

Resources
Jake on Twitter
Jake on Instagram

 

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