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Aug 25, 2020

Welcome to episode 167 of the Final Surge podcast. Today we welcome back former professional runner turned coach Luke Humphrey. Luke joins us to talk about the last few months of life with Covid for a running coach. We also talk about his new series that will be starting this month that is a 13-week program with training programs, structured workouts, and group meetings for two virtual 5k's. You can head on over to FinalSurgeRacing.com to sign up.

1:15 What have you been doing since everything in the running world has been shut down?

3:53 You have a large coaching business, for them what has it been like to continue with no end in sight?

6:15 Did you find most people set goals to go shorter and faster?

7:08 Have you found your athletes are into the virtual races?

8:05 So did many use this time as a huge base building period?

8:59 Can you imagine that we may not have a spring marathon season?

10:21 Going forward you set up the 2020 5k series, what is that about?

13:35 What is included besides the races?

15:13 What is a structured workout?

16:56 Talk a little more about the weekly webinars

18:55 How long are the training plans leading up to the races?

19:32 Who are the plans geared at?

20:30 Can you give us an example of what a trianing week may look like?

22:05 Are the fast workouts track workouts?

22:37 Will communications be through the Facebook group for the most part?

23:33 How does someone know which plan is best for them?

26:07 What are the long runs like?

27:20 Will long time marathon clients recognize these workouts?

 

Resources
2020 5k Series
Luke Humphrey Website
Luke on Facebook
Luke Training Plans
Luke Humphrey on Youtube

Aug 18, 2020

Welcome to episode 166 of the Final Surge Podcast. Today we welcome back Olympian Kim Conley to the show. We catch up with Kim and talk about how she is handling this long period between race and what advice she has for staying motivated.

:45 Where are you with your training?

1:09 When is the last time you raced?

1:29 When is the last time you went this long without a race?

2:30 Do you have anything on the books as a potential?

3:36 Have you decided between the 5k and 10k?

4:20 Back in March when this all broke could you imagine we would be where we are?

5:23 What have you been doing with training since March?

6:19 What are you doing on the track?

7:39 What about the mental side of this?

8:59 What type of encouragement do you have for these high school and college kids losing seasons?

10:05 Have you been doing anything different to take your mind off things?

11:24 Do you feel like you're in really good shape right now?

12:15 Anything different in the training you have been doing?

13:15 If you come out and pop a big-time do you think things will change going forward with training?

14:30 Have you had a training partner?

14:55 You dabbled with the marathon briefly, after the Olympic Trials do you still plan on testing the marathon again in the future?

16:50 With the big base do you feel you could jump in a marathon right now?

17:37 Walk us through a week

18:47 For the average runner who doesn't have a race on the calendar how do you motivate them to keep going?

Resources
Kim on Instagram
Kim On Twitter
KimConley.com

Aug 3, 2020

Welcome to episode 165 of the Final Surge Podcast. Today we welcome back to the show Coach Jay Johnson. Jay has a new book coming out called Consistency is Key. In the book, Jay gives 15 key points on becoming a better runner. The book is easy to get through yet has a wealth of good take-a-ways.

1:02 Great job with the new book Consistency is Key

3:17 The book is great for coaches but very beneficial to the athlete too to reinforce what we say

5:23 I love how you have laid out chapter one and taking two freshmen characters and how they 'transcend yourself' can you talk about that phrase?

8:39 You cannot change genetics, but you can change your capacity for work

12:13 No matter how hard you work and how smart you train there will be a plateau, how do you tell the kids its ok that this happens?

14:53 You talk a lot about the aerobic engine, talk about the importance of consistency for that

20:00 Lydiard is not as well understood when it comes to running fast, it has always been important

22:34 No matter how fast the engine is, if the body isn't strong it will break down, what resources do you have

29:00 One of the concepts is switching gears, how important is that to someone who may be a mid-pack runner?

33:17 Nutrition is an important part of this book, but so is sleeping. When dealing with kids how do you get this point through to the kids?

39:44 My favorite part is the end where you do short blurbs with

Resources
Jay's website
Consistency is Key
Jay on Twitter
High School Running Coach

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