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Jan 28, 2021

 

Welcome to episode 179 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome Bertrand Newsom and Kevin Chang. They both came to running later in life and have teamed up to form Racemob. Racemob is a community of runners that share tips, stories, trumps, and laughter. They are also a podcast and coaching platform using Final Surge.

:52 What is your background, how did you get involved in running?

4:27 How did you guys end up meeting?

7:10 was your plan to build something bigger like Racemob?

9:45 What is the podcast about?

12:42 Are you using this to increase coaching base?

17:07 When you start a business like this you have more people looking to get out but also more people losing their job, so how did that play out?

21:30 Are most virtual or local?

23:25 How have you been using Final Surge?

26:47 What is the avatar of that person you are looking to work with?

29:21 Are you looking to create a stable of coaches?

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Jan 13, 2021
Welcome to episode 178 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome back Martin Hehir. We had Martin on the podcast almost 4 years ago when he was a year out of college and running with the NAZ Elite team in Flagstaff. Today he is in Philadelphia, going to medical school, getting ready for his residency and has two kids. Yes he is still running though and recently won The Marathon Project race with a sub 2:09. We talk to him about his training and how he pulled that off with everything going on in his life right now.

1:25 Since the last time we had you on you left to go to medical school, can you bring us up to date?

2:58 You got married, go to medical school, had a couple of kids, what has been the hardest part of all that while still training?

4:01 You wanted to continue the running, was there ever a worry you wouldn't have the time?

5:45 When you graduate school are you expecting to still have the time?

6:49 You have been blessed with some amazing coaches, how is it being teamed back up with Coach Fox?

7:52 Fox and Rosario are both successful, but different coaches, what is the biggest difference you have noticed?

12:30 You mentioned other guys, NAZ seems like a tight team, right now you are with a team, but training on your own. Has that been a struggle?

14:00 Your in medical school so what was your reaction when you heard about this virus?

15:16 How did it impact your running?

16:35 How long of a break did you end up taking after the Trials?

18:30 Was there anything on the schedule or not yet?

19:38 You said early Sept you were out of shape, how long did it take you to get back in shape?

20:45 When you have a 20 mile day what does that day look like for you with everything going on?

23:30 Come November did your milage stay the same at 100 miles a week?

24:32 At what point did you realize it could be a big day?

26:10 There was a group of men in the 2:09 range, was it perfect race and perfect conditions or is this the new standard?

28:14 How were those last two weeks leading up to the race?

29:25 Walk us through the race

32:31 With only 4 miles it doesn't sound like much, but those 4 miles are the longest part of the race. What was your thinking when you went to the front?

33:56 At that point did you feel like you could hold on for another 5k?

34:41 What were your thoughts as you crossed the finish line?

35:27 I know with your residency coming yp is going to change things, but did this year change your outlook?

36:45 If you were looking forward ahead to this year is there a plan you would like to see happen?

37:39 What do you see as the vision for the Rebook Group you run with?

39:17 Do you think it will be more of a 10k and marathon group?

 

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Jan 5, 2021

Welcome to episode 177 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome professional distance runner Noah Droddy to the show. Droddy has a great story of a slightly better than average runner in high school who became an Olympics Trial qualifier. Droddy burst onto the scene in 2016 at the Trials and recently finished second in The Marathon Project. We catch up with Droddy about his preparation for his latest race and what is next for him in 2021.

1:15 How did you get started in running?

2:30 What was it in your senior year that started to change things for you?

3:40 How were your times in your senior year?

4:12 Those are not times that jump off the chart, at what point did you decide that you wanted to run at the next level?

5:35 Did you have success in college as a freshman?

6:49 What was your progress like in college?

8:15 When you were getting ready to graduate college did you expect to continue to run as a professional?

9:28 What do you by you couldn't completely let running go?

10:29 When did you decide you were going to get serious and see what you could do?

11:59 At that point in 2015 was there even talks of the Olympic Trials?

13:00 When did the qualifier for the 10k come?

14:27 That night on the track you kind of became an icon overnight, what was that like?

16:11 When the shutdown happened how was your mindset?

18:08 How long was the process of shutting it down?

19:22 June you started training again, the Marathon Trials were done, did you switch your focus to the 10k?

21:25 Were there any health issues when you came back?

21:55 How was your training leading up to the Marathon Project?

22:43 You ran 2.5 minutes better than your PR, was 2:09 the goal for the race or just stick with the leaders?

24:00 How did you feel in the second half of the race?

25:16 Were there any workouts leading up to the race that had you thinking this could be a big race?

26:28 Do you have any staple workouts that you use every training cycle that you can see how you progress each cycle?

27:36 You mention these breakthroughs become the new benchmark, but do you think that 2:09 is now the benchmark for the US Men's marathon?

29:28 What are your plans after your break?

30:59 What is the status of the Roots Running Group

31:57 Richie is one of the under the radar coaches that probably doesn't get the credit they deserve

 

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