Ironman to FKT: The Training I have had a lot of questions about my training for the Vermont Long Trail, where I recently set the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for women over the 273 mile trail. Last season I raced five iron-distance races, and three half-iron distance races. This season, I ran two ultra marathons […]
Why would a professional triathlete decide to take on a Fastest Known Time 5-day challenge of the Long Trail in Vermont? We had Alyssa Godesky on to talk about why she did it and to talk about the challenges she faced. As a professional triathlete and an ultra-marathon runner, Alyssa was no stranger to pain, but the pain of covering 273 miles and over 63,000 feet of elevation is something different.
Final Surge has partnered with Endurance Nation as the official training platform for Endurance Nation members. Members can now use Endurance Nation training plans with all of the features Final Surge offers in their web and mobile training apps.
In Episode 91 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to sports psychology and mental performance expert Shannon Thompson of Hypo2 Sport. Shannon works with top professional athletes as well as the NAU National Championship cross country team. She discusses the mental aspect of racing, common traits of successful athletes, and much more.
In Episode 90 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to professional runner and Brooks Beast team member, Garrett Heath. We discuss Garrett’s time at Stanford, his transition to becoming a pro, his cross country win over Mo Farah, how he’s been pulled around the track in a Vespa, and his future plans in the sport.
In Episode 89 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to Northern Arizona University Head Coach Mike Smith. NAU’s men’s team has won the past two NCAA Cross Country Championships. We talk to Mike about his training philosophy, about working with Dr. Jack Daniels, recruiting high school runners, and much more.
In Episode 88 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to 2012 Cabo Verde Olympian Ruben Sança. We discuss how Ruben got into running, his move to the United States, and how he started his coaching business, the Lowell Running Company which has partnered with the Baystate Marathon to provide training for it’s participants.
Introducing the Pain & Injury Report (PAIR), a simple way for athletes and coaches to track pain and injuries that occur during workouts. By tracking pains and injuries closer, coaches can help athletes take the necessary steps to overcome them quicker or avoid them altogether.
In Episode 86 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to 2004 U.S. Olympian Tim Broe. Tim is also the coach of the new Saucony Freedom Track Club, a Boston-based running team helping talented runners progress to world-champion status in pursuit of their Olympic dreams. We talk to Tim about all of this and more.
Mark Allen, 6-time IRONMAN¬ World Champion has partnered with Final Surge to produce a special training program for triathlon. In addition, Allen will be a spokesperson and advisor for all Final Surge triathlon endeavors.
In Episode 85 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk professional runner and Brooks Beast team member, Jess Tonn. Jess discusses her high school and collegiate career, her transition to professional running, and the impact of the coaches she has been fortunate enough to work with. In addition, Jess also recently began her own coaching career through RunDoyen.
In Episode 84 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to athlete and race announcer, Steve Fleck. Steve announces at races across North America, including many Ironman events and Rock ‘N Roll marathon events. We ask Steve about his background in the sport and get the inside scoop on what it takes to be an announcer at some of the biggest endurance events in the world.
In Episode 83 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to Sam Parsons, a former NC State athlete who now runs professionally for Adidas and the Tinman Elite running team in Boulder, CO. We ask Sam about his high school training, his transition from college to being a pro, and he gives us some insight on what we’ll be seeing from the Tinman Elite running team in the coming months and years.
Final Surge wins the 2018 Best Online Training Log Face Off in the June Edition of Triathlete Magazine. Up against other leading online platforms, Final Surge was picked for ease of use and its robust feature set!
In Episode 82 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to runner and web developer Zach Cole. Zach has recently launched Hopdash.com, a new site for runners who travel. The site allow users to connect with running communities, find local running groups, and find new routes.
In Episode 81 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to professional runner and the 2016 top American finisher at Boston, Neely Spence Gracey. Neely discusses Boston for first-time participants, and then gives us a preview of Monday’s race with her predictions.