Welcome to Episode 56 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome Jonathan Beverly an author at Runner’s World and is a former Editor at Running Times. Jonathan has recently released the book Your Best Stride. We dig into what your best stride is and how you get there. We have been getting a lot of great feedback over our iOS App and the updated Android App is being worked on as we speak. Make sure you download the app and review it in the App iStore. Also follow us on Twitter and Facebook @FinalSurge.
How did you get your start with running?
How did you transfer from a high school runner to the editor of Running Times?
You have a new book called Your Best Stride. What made you decide to write this book?
You have been running since 1980 so you have been around, is there anything you learned while writing this book that really surprised you?
Let’s start digging in with upper body and the role it plays. I have a sophomore girl who just joined our team who is a first-time runner. Day one she held her arms way up and pretty much in front of her, can you talk about the role the arm swing plays in our stride?
You stress all things starting at the hip, can you talk about how important the hip is?
How do we get our hip flexors extended or loosened?
How do you make sure you glute bridges are right so you make sure you feel it in your glutes, not your hamstrings?
Your Best stride, how does that differ from the best form for all?
One thing that is discussed all the time when we are talking about stride is foot strike. How important is foot strike?
How can someone with a large overstrike work on their mechanics to fix this?
Can you talk about what we are doing for the 22.5 hours a day we are not exercising and how it effects our running?
What do you recommend about running shoes and switching them up? If you find a shoe that seems to work should you buy a bunch and stick with it or should you switch them up?
When you are going to the running store and they look at you and say you over pronate, what would you recommend?
We all want our best stride, what cues can we use to check ourselves while we are running?
What are some other things you can briefly tease our listeners with that are included in your book?
What are you working on now, any other books you have coming?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? - Road Racing for Serious Runners
Current trainers you are wearing? - Topo Fli-lyght 2
Favorite race? - 10 miles
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Peanut butter and honey sandwich
Your favorite workout - Tempo run
Welcome to episode 55 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we do something a little different. This week we talk to a variety of professional coaches who coach Olympic athletes, high school coaches who are among the most successful in the country, professional athletes and coaches who coach mostly online and we talk to them about training logs. We ask them who should be using a training log, what should be included in the log and their experiences with training logs. Now onto the show.
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Welcome to episode 54 of the Final Surge podcast where today we talk to triathlete turned coach Marcelo Holcberg. We discuss with Marcelo who his biggest influences are, how busy professionals can train for triathlons and how he works with periodization. Remember to follow us on Twitter @FinalSurge and don't forget to subscribe and rate us on iTunes.
How did you get your start in endurance athletics?
What was the hardest part of the transition from running to triathlons?
When did you make that transition from successful athlete to coaching?
You moved to the US in the late 90s and decided to build a coaching business, what was it like moving to a new country and building a coaching business where you probably did not know a whole lot of people?
All great coaches learn from other people Arthur Lydiard, Phil Maffetone, Joe Vigil, these are some well-known coaches, whose training methods have had the biggest impact on our coaching philosophy?
How many people are you coaching now?
What is the typical profile of your client?
If you have a non-professional athlete who works a full-time job, maybe travels for their job, has a husband or wife at home and three kids, what do you need to take into consideration to create a plan that they can execute, do consistently and reach their goals?
Do most of the athletes you coach come from a running background, or what is their athletic background?
You start to work with a new client who has a running background who wants to become a triathlete, how do you start working with them?
Do you work with most of your athletes in person or do you do virtual coaching too?
You mention you may get a 3:15 marathoner who comes to you, how do you break it up early in their training between the run which they are experienced with vs. bike and swim?
You talked about Periodization in your training, Is a training plan much like a running plan where you start with a base of time/miles and as you get closer to the event the more race specific it becomes and is it different for each of the disciplines?
How does your peak week for a triathlon differ from the early weeks, do you change the time with maybe bike or swim and focus more on the area they are weaker in?
For the average athlete, you have that comes to you looking to do their first triathlon how long do you like an athlete to have to work on a program before they try their first triathlon?
In your coaching how much do you use heart rate or power zones vs going strictly by feel?
Come race day how do you plan out your race? What advice do you have for knowing the best race strategy for that new triathlete?
You mention transition zones, how much time can be saved or lost in a transition between the two transition zones?
How much time do you work on the transitions?
Let's talk about some of the most common sticky points or FAQ’s
-How do you find the right race for you?
-How can you spot and correct under or over training
-How do you do rest days when you are going hard on swim one day, do you come back with a hard bike or run or do you need a rest day?
-What are some of the key workouts you have that you think may be a good indicator of fitness and how ready someone is for their next race?
You have been in the sport a long time, how has it changed since the late 80’s?
You are starting a new a Youth Development Running Program in Miami, can you tell us about that?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? - Jim Fixx Complete book of Running
Current trainers you are wearing? - Asics DSTrainer
Favorite race? - Anything inside of Central Park
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Chocolate milk
Your favorite workout - Hills running
how can people follow you on social or online
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