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Oct 28, 2020
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?

1:05:00 How is Alexa doing?

Resources
Coach to Coach on Runner's Space

Oct 16, 2020

Welcome to episode 171 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome back NAZ Elite coach Ben Rosario. A lot has happened with Ben and his team since we last caught up including a new deal between Hoka and NAZ, a couple of new signings of athletes and he has announced the Marathon Project. The Marathon Project is an elite marathon that will be run in December in Chandler Arizona. We get some information on how that came together.

1:15 How is the team dealing with the pandemic?

4:38 What struggles have you encountered?

6:25 Recently you added a couple of new runners, want to tell us about Julia Kohnen

11:28 And you added Tyler Day?

18:15 You are putting on an Elite Marathon in Chandler Arizona?

24:10 Will fans be allowed?

24:49 What type of protocols are in place for Covid-19?

26:06 You have 50 women and 50 men, how did the selection process work?

28:50 Elite athletes are not used to having to pay to enter a race, but this is different right?

32:10 You have renewed your contract with HOKA, it sounds like they are stepping up and supporting runners in a big way.

37:05 Want to talk about the assistant coach search?

Resources
NAZ Website
NAZ Running Logs
The Marathon Project
Ben on Twitter
NAZ on Twitter

Oct 6, 2020

Welcome to episode 170 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome triathlete and Ironman Triathlon coach Dora Kemecsei to the podcast. The Corona pandemic has taken a toll on the triathlon scene this year, but things are starting to show a sign of opening back up with the first Ironman race going off this past month. We look at what the future holds for the sport and where we go from here.

1:00 How did you get started in triathlons?

4:00 Did you have any biking background before you did your first traithlon?

4:42 How long of a training period did you give yourself before your first Ironman?

5:21 Did you find out during that first one that the biking was the biggest challenge?

6:05 How many Ironman races have you done and when did that lead to coaching?

6:38 How did you go about getting those first clients?

7:20 The last 8 months have probably been a challenge? How has it impacted you?

9:09 What type of advice do you have for someone who keeps getting races canceled?

11:00 What is the state of the racing world in Europe?

12:05 Was everyone excited to finally be racing again?

13:34 Were the transition areas set up differently?

14:18 Do you think having a successful event will help get other events going again?

15:59 You are an Ironman Coach, what type of athletes do you work with?

17:17 If someone is a beginner what would a training plan cycle look like for them to get ready for that first event?

18:18 If you have a runner looking to make the transition what would a week look like?

19:06 Are you focusing on one thing a day or do you mix up your days among the disciplines?

19:53 For a runner starting, how much do you recommend a coach to work on form for swimming?

Resources
Dora's Training Plans
Dora on Instagram
Dora's website

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