Welcome to episode 172 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome coach Mike Hickey. Mike has coached everything from high school runners to professionals like Alexa Efraimson. We talk to Mike about his journey in coaching, his philosophy of the Oregon System and how he trains youth runners.
1:15 How did you get started in running?
6:45 What about those relationships lead you into getting into coaching?
8:34 What was your first coaching job?
10:35 How did your career develop until you met Alexa?
14:04 For a coach hearing she is running 41 seconds for 300 is that like a fast 800 for her?
16:34 You have coached high school before and you have seen those who don't have the natural ability but are willing to work, how do you develop them?
22:20 They are not the most athletic, how do you get them to move better?
26:36 Do you use the Oregon System for your training?
31:00 With the Oregon System layout a week or two
59:40 You said those early years you were developing speed, should we be doing sprinting?