In 2012 ESPN called today’s guest the greatest endurance athlete of all time. Today we welcome Mark Allen to the Final Surge Podcast. Mark has been coaching online since 2001 and recently moved his training platform over to Final Surge. We talk about how he got into triathlons and what it was like in 1989… [Read More]
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!
Parker Stinson is one of the top young American distance runners around and is known for his aggressiveness. In episode 97 we talk to Parker about his first marathon and how he went for it and hear about how that plan blew up on him. Parker shares with us what the game plan is for… [Read More]
What happens when an endurance junkie sees a problem? A new company is formed, at least that is how Orange Mud came about. Today on episode 96 of the Final Surge podcast we talk to Josh Sprague about his endurance career and how that lead him to redesign water packs with his company Orange Mud…. [Read More]
How do you improve on a top 3 American place at the Chicago Marathon? Welcome to episode 95 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we talk to NAZ Elite runner Aaron Braun about exactly that. Aaron was the leader of the 2017 Chicago Marathon at about 25k, we talk to him about what was… [Read More]
Matt Fitzgerald has had some challenging goals, but this may be the most challenging yet. Today we talk to Matt Fitzgerald about his quest to qualify for Kona after not having done an Ironman in over a decade and also about his new book which is the 80/20 Triathlon. Listen to the podcast on iTunes or listen to… [Read More]
This week we look at what may be the hottest thing in professional team endurance racing, the Major League Triathlon series. Welcome to episode 93 of the Final Surge Podcast. This week Daniel Cassidy the founder of the Major League Triathlon series joins us to talk about how he got the idea for creating a… [Read More]
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.
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.