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.
The Final Surge Podcast
The Final Surge Podcast
We are excited to bring you podcast interviews from some of the brightest in the running, triathlon and endurance industry. We'll touch on a variety of topics about training, injury prevention, racing, nutrition and much more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Episode 80 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk with runner and medical professional Dr. Josh Emdur. Josh works for a new online primary care physician service called SteadyMD which is specializing in medical care for athletes. JoshÍs specialty is working with runners and we discuss how this new way of healthcare is changing the way runners receive medical treatment.
In Episode 79 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to author and coach Mario Fraioli. This episode is all about training and racing the 5k. We talk race strategy, why the 5k is unique compared to other distances, discuss training volume, the types of workouts a 5k runner should be doing, and Mario lays out a sample week of training that he would give an athlete.
In Episode 78 of the Final Surge podcast we talk to HOKA NAZ Elite runner Kellyn Taylor and her coach Ben Rosario. Kellyn is coming off a great NYC performance and is now preparing for the Boston marathon in April. We discuss her current training, why she and Ben chose Boston as her next race, and her expectations. Ben also talks specifics on training and how they are preparing for the Boston course and how it is different and unpredictable at times.
In Episode 77 of the Final Surge podcast we talk to running coach and running power meter expert, Steve Palladino. Steve has been training athletes using running power meters, has worked with Stryd and has developed his own power training zones. We discuss why power should be used for runners, some of the various metrics surrounding run power, and the benefits of using power over other training methods.
In Episode 76 of the Final Surge Podcast we welcome ChiRunning founder Danny Dreyer. Danny explains what ChiRunning is all about and how the technique helps you run with less effort and reduces your chance of injury. We discuss some specifics of running posture and the concept of running with a forward fall, and we discuss the new ChiRunning training plans offered on Final Surge.