Episode 123: Joey Berriatua is one of the up and coming young guns of the Tinman Elite Group. Joey has an interesting story. Joey is the son of a former baseball player who got a pretty late start in the track and field world. Joey has been an underdog since he started and has defied the odds to go on and become a member of one of the hottest teams around. We talk about his road to where he is today and what it is like being part of the Tinman group.
:45 Story about impact of Tinman group and youth
1:45 How has the experience of being part of Tinman been?
3:25 How you got into running
6:07 Do you remember what your time was in 8th grade? Didn't break 5 until 11th grade
7:10 What was your progression like in cross country when you didn't run track in high school?
10:44 When you were a Junior and made the decision to quit baseball and run track how did your dad react to that?
13:04 How did the first year of track your junior year go?
13:54 What was your training like going into your junior track season?
15:05 When you went 4:23 as a junior did any colleges start showing interest?
17:20 What was the biggest change between running in high school and running in college?
18:45 Did you think of yourself as a cross country runner who did track to stay in shape or the other way around?
19:53 When you were at Santa Clara talk about your involvement in the basketball games
22:30 How did you end up making the connection to the Tinman team post-college?
25:32 What event are you going to be focusing on?
26:25 Do you think Steeple is one of those events that gets neglected that kids could focus on and gain attention?
28:07 How hard was the hurdling part to learn for you?
29:00 When did you start with Tinman and how is the training going?
31:00 What has been the hardest part to adapt to since moving to Boulder and joining Tinman?
32:33 You are posting runs often on Instagram, how many guys are in the group now?
34:25 What is something you have learned you can share with young high school runners to help them?
Final Surge round, 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? - The Perfect Mile
Current trainers you are wearing? - Addidas Solar Boost
Favorite race? – Steeple
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – Oatmeal with peanut butter, banana and strawberries
Your favorite workout – Long Run