Welcome to episode 69 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome world record holder Camille Herron. In 2017 Camille won Comrades set two American Records and two World Records. Camille has had an interesting journey which has been riddled by injuries and we discuss how she has overcome those and what she has learned to make herself a stronger runner. We also talk about her secret weapon in an ultra race, beer. Camille was great to talk to and I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it. We are now on Spotify so please remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify, wherever you consume it.
In recent weeks Camille has set a 100-mile world record 12:42:39, a
100km USA track record 7:36:39 at Desert Solstice and then went on to run for
12-hours and set a 12hr All-Surface World Record 92.708 miles.
She is the new Ann Trason and arguably, she will be in for a shout as ultra-runner of the year.
How did you get your start in running?
What exactly did your running look like after Tulsa
How do you go from always injured to running 70 miles a week?
Where was your minimalist running in relation to Born To Run?
Moved to minimalist running and your husband is coaching you, where did you jump back into competitive running?
When did you make the jump into ultramarathons?
When you talk back-to-back marathons how often are you talking?
We see injury problems from growth spurts, which you had. You also studied bone recovery. What advice would you have now for those struggling?
When did you do the first ultra?
You had done marathons, you understand the wall. So what was the first ultra like, was it like you expected or different?
What is your diet like?
What about fueling during a race?
You have a beer during a race?
We are at the end of 2017, can you walk us through what a year looks like for you as a competitive ultrarunner?
Did at least 8 races this year, a marathoner may do 2-3 races a year. How do you recover so quickly?
I saw you earlier this month at Desert Solstice. We went to see Zach Bitter, but he was out. We saw what you were going after. After 11.5 hours of running on the track in a 1/4mile circle, you still seemed to be smiling so much.
Broke Ann Trasons 12-hour record which has stood since 1991?
What was the hardest part of running for 12-hours on a track?
How hard is it to get going again after you have to stop to use a restroom or something?
You had two World Records this year, now what for an encore in 2018?
You are very active online, where can people find you?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Your favorite endurance/running book? - Lore of running
Current trainers you are wearing? - Nike Zoom Fly
Favorite race? - Comrades
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Cheeseburger and Fries with Beer
Your favorite workout - Long runs with heart rate progression
Welcome to episode 68 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome competitive runner and coach Korey Konga of Upper Left Distance Training. Korey came to running as a way to change his health. Korey has a successful ultramarathon resume and has transitioned into coaching. If you enjoy this episode please remember to share the love and share it with a friend.
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite running book? - Science or Running by Steve Magness
Current trainers you are wearing? - Adidas Adios
Favorite race? - Orchas Island 50k
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Pizza
Your favorite workout - Gnarley hill repeats
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Welcome to episode 67 if the Final Surge Podcast. Today we welcome back Jay Johnson which is the other half of the podcast we did last week. In this episode, Jay talks about marathon training. We talk about his book Simple Marathon Training, which he points out is not to be confused with easy marathon training. Jay focuses on helping busy people who want to train for a marathon put a plan together. We discuss some of the concepts in his book in this episode.
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Your book is called Simple Marathon Training: The Right Training For Busy Adults With Hectic Lives. I think most of us think we have busy lives, so does this mean this book is for everyone who wants to run a marathon?
Jay also discusses who the book does not fit.
If someone is is looking to run their first marathon and wants to use your book as a resource to help them get through the process, where do you recommend they come in at? What should their minimum base be?
How much does your book stress strength and mobility work?
You do private online coaching, when someone who is a professional with a family comes to you and says I want to run a marathon, what are the first things you ask them to make sure they are really committed?
You mentioned using fat as a fuel source. When we had Scott Simmons of American Distance Project on and Ben Rosario of NAZ Elite, they both mentioned doing depleted runs or runs to trigger fat for fueling, is this something you focus on with your training?
Welcome to episode 66 of the final surge podcast where we welcome back Coach Jay Johnson. Jay was the very first guest back in episode 1. In this interview we covered two very distinct topics, we talked about his site High School Running Coach and his upcoming clinic which has a fantastic lineup, and we also talked about his Simple Marathon Training Book and marathon training and fueling. We decided to break it up into two episodes as they were distinctly different. So in this episode, we will be talking about his high school training clinic which Final Surge will be a sponsor. If you have any interest in learning from the best coaches in the country, you will want to be there, and it is very affordable.
You have John O'Malley - Sandburg (IL) his boy Dylan Jacobs lead much of the race and is now on his way to the Footlocker National Race.
Dan Iverson Naperville North (IL) - Girls coach who’s girl’s team created one of the most dramatic moments when they came from way back to come within 5 points of knocking of Fayetteville Manilas.
Doug Soles of Great Oaks who’s boys came in 6th and girls came in 8th.
Jonathan Dalby - Mountain Vista whos boys came in 3rd and girls in 6th.
Then Joan Hunter who was our guest here in episode 64 who lead Loudoun Valley’s boy's team not only to a perfect score at their state meet but also a national championship. Can you tell us a little about how this came together?
What topics will they be covering?
5 of the best coaches in the country, it is amazing that these top coaches are sharing and not trying to keep anything a secret.
Jay also talks about why coaches should stick around after the clinic is over on Saturday night and maybe even for Sunday morning.