Episode 136: Reed Fischer of the Tinman Elite Group has had quite a year. He has set a PR in everything from the 5k to the half marathon and just came in 5th in the 20k National Championship. This is quite an accomplishment for someone who didn’t break 23 minutes in a 5k his freshman season or 5 minutes in a mile until he was a sophomore in high school. We talk to Reed about his growth and about the success of his team.
1:15 How did you get started in running?
4:20 When you were a freshman/sophomore what type of times were you running?
6:50 Where was it that you made your biggest change that set you on this path?
9:53 You had a steady progression after that, when was it you realized that college running may be a possibility?
12:14 Did you think you had a shot at making the team at Drake?
14:21 Who started working with Tom first you or Brogan?
15:45 How did you end up teaming up with Tinmen?
18:31 Most of you are not the NCAA Champions but you have tremendous success as a team and competing for national championships so what is it that is making you guys so successful?
23:40 Tom has been fairly open about his training, what has been the biggest change in your training since you joined him?
27:33 Breaking down the 7/7/7 a little more and many PR’s this year, what is the plan with the marathon?
29:00 Does your success this year make you want to give the 800 a go and see what you could do?
30:37 The first marathon is always an experience, so going into your first one what are your expectations and goals?
35:00 Next year is an Olympic year, what will your focus be?
36:55 You are a very young team how has the reception been from other teams?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? – Running with the Buffalos
Current trainers you are wearing? – Asics GT-2000
Favorite race? – Drake Relays
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – Cheeseburger
Your favorite workout – Tempo and a long run