In Episode 132 of the Final Surge Podcast, we welcome Olympics Trials qualifier and 50 mile US Trail Champ Dani to the podcast. Dani currently also coaches for Luke Humphry and the Hanson running team. She recently had a fundraising run for domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy which we talk about.
1:15 How Dani got started in running and as a multi-sport athlete
2:05 Were you playing club softball?
2:20 What was it about track that drew you in?
4:00 Do you remember what type of times you ran for the mile in middle school and high school?
4:55 You had success as a middle school miler, did you play both softball and run in high school?
5:50 Once in high school did you always want to run in college?
7:32 What was your running career like as a professional runner?
8:55 2017 US 50-mile Trail Champ, what was that like doubling the marathon distance?
11:20 How did you get started coaching?
13:20 What is the similarity in coaching at all levels from MS-Adults?
14:40 Let’s talk about middle school coaching, you want them to fall in love with running so you need to make it fun, but they are not going to have fun if they are not racing well, so how do you balance that?
18:05 You recently did 340 miles to raise money for sexual assault and domestic violence awareness, tell us about that experience
21:00 Did you have a lot of people joining you on the different legs of the run?
22:12 What was it that made you decide you wanted to do a run for this?
23:40 How do you train to run a marathon every day for 8 days in a row?
26:00 What was the hardest part of it?
30:10 Do you have something set up so if people still want to donate they can?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? – Basic Marathon Plan
Current trainers you are wearing? – Hoka OneOne Clifton
Favorite race? – Great Lakes Relay
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – Craft Beer and Sweet Potatoe Fries and Veggie Burger
Your favorite workout – 3x6miles