Welcome to Episode 121 of the Final Surge podcast where we welcome veteran World Duathlon finalist Kerry Camberg to the program. Right after we recorded the podcast Kerry qualified again for the World Championship. Kerry was a late bloomer to endurance athletics and talks about how it is never too late to set big goals and chase them.
1:25 Unique story on how she got involved in running in high school after getting injured as a gymnast.
2:41 After high school, took a lot of time off and didn’t get back into athletics until several years later.
3:15 Got involved in triathlons, realized she was decent on run and bike, but not swim so moved to duathlons.
4:05 Ran in college, but not until she was in her 40’s. Qualified for Nationals in Cross. Finished 7th at nationals.
5:47 Many thought she was the coach because she was old enough to be the parent of her teammates.
6:30 This all lead to duathlon, biking and running and Kerry explains the difference in events with duathlons.
7:30 We see all the time road races and triathlons, how often are there duathlons?
8:16 Kerry talks about participating in Nationals and then qualifying for Worlds and talks about what it was like qualifying for the World Championships.
9:45 Making the move to duathlons and identifying what your strengths are and focusing on them.
11:10 What does a typical training week look like for a duathlete? Run/bike mix and getting out for a run after a long bike ride.
12:10 What is your milage mixture between running and biking?
12:40 How hard is it on your legs to go between biking to run.
13:20 Using the Kicker to help train on the bike.
14:07 Give us an example of what a harder workout may look like.
14:38 What advice do you have for someone who may be getting started later in life like in their 40’s? It is never too late to get involved and be competitive.
15:44 When someone decided they want to start getting competitive what advice do you have on setting goals.
16:36 Frist triathlon was a mountain bike race, and she had no idea what a mountain bike was. All training had been on roads.