Welcome to episode 159 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome coach and performance lab expert Benjamin Tilus to the show. Ben is the host of the XLR8 Podcast and does work with the XLR8 Performance Lab in Iowa. We talk about how you can take your threshold and VO2 Max numbers and make them work for you.
:55 How did you get started in running?
4:10 Where did you run in college?
5:30 How did you get into coaching?
11:11 You are still coaching high school?
12:20 What is XLR8 Performance Lab?
16:54 Does that $60 get you just the VO2 test?
19:07 Some people are getting these results from their watch, how accurate are those?
21:14 Do you bring your team in or do you just offer it as a service?
22:18 What are you doing with the information you are getting to benefit the athlete?
26:39 You give them paces for training?
29:06 Is one of the online running pace calculators better than others?
34:05 What are you doing now with your athletes during the shutdown?
39:16 Are your tracks open?
40:45 How did the XLR8 Podcast come about?
44:32 What is one guest you have had on that you took a lot out of it?
49:14 What if someone from another state is interested in getting tested can they reach out for other resources?