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Sep 23, 2020
Welcome to episode 169 of the Final Surge Podcast. Today we welcome Olympic swimmer Scott Dickens to the podcast. Scott joins us to talk about FORM, a revolutionary swimming goggle that gives you real-time metrics. Last week Final Surge announced we are now syncing with FORM so we invited Scott on to discuss what FORM is and how it can help you. Through the end of the month, FORM is giving Final Surge listeners a $30 off coupon. Head over to FormSwim.com and enter FINALSURGE30 at checkout to save $30.

1:00 How did you get started in swimming?

1:57 When were you in the Olympics

3:19 What events did you swim?

3:40 You now work with FORM, can you tell us what FORM is?

4:40 What are the different metrics you are able to see?

5:29 Can you set the metrics you want to see?

6:15 How can it pick up heart-rate?

7:17 How does the distance work in a pool?

8:30 It would seem like the metics could be a distraction?

9:55 How do you start and stop it?

11:00 If you have a minute between reps you don't need to hit start and stop?

11:53 How is the battery and how quickly will it charge if you forget to charge it?

13:13 What advice do you have to triathletes on using FORM?

14:55 Have you measured how accurate this is in open water for distance?

16:02 How has the integration with Final Surge gone?

Resources
FORM on Instagram #Swimwithform
FormSwim.com Promo code FINALSURGE30
Scott on Instagram

Sep 1, 2020

Welcome to episode 168 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome former Olympian and now the coach at NYRR Roberto Mandje to the show. Roberto talks about how the pandemic is affecting the NYRR and the plan for the 2020 NYC Marathon to be a virtual race. We also talk about the NYRR Coaching Lab where you can get training from their coaches to help you have a successful marathon. Roberto shares a lot of valuable information in this episode.

:54 How you got started in running?

2:22 You ran in the 1500 in the 2004 Olympics?

3:18 What was that Olympic experience like for you representing a smaller country?

5:06 As a former Olympian what were your thoughts after the Olympics were canceled for this year?

6:50 What was your career like from 2004 to the time you joined NYRR

9:42 Could you give us some info besides the NYRR what else are you doing in the community?

11:07 If you are having 60 events throughout the year you guys are very active, so when the shut down happened what was that like to you?

13:02 Explain what is involved with a virtual race for the participant

15:30 Are you seeing people who run the actual course that was intended?

16:40 Can you tell us what the NYRR Coaching Lab is?

18:05 How many different training plans are there for the marathon?

19:00 What are the differences between the 3 plans?

19:55 What will they get with this training plan?

20:38 How do the Zoom calls work?

21:52 What type of topics are covered?

23:00 You have processionals participating in the virtual right?

23:38 What type of interest is there for the mid-packers?

25:00 Where can people register for it?

26:48 Is this the same medal that would have been given out or are they different?

28:58 Have you seen a runner boom from the pandemic?

 

Resources
@NYRR https://www.instagram.com/nyrr/

https://www.nyrr.org/

@robertomandje https://www.instagram.com/robertomandje/

 

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