Episode 123: Joey Berriatua is one of the up and coming young guns of the Tinman Elite Group. Joey has an interesting story. Joey is the son of a former baseball player who got a pretty late start in the track and field world. Joey has been an underdog since he started and has defied the odds to go on and become a member of one of the hottest teams around. We talk about his road to where he is today and what it is like being part of the Tinman group. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did doing it.
:45 Story about impact of Tinman group and youth
1:45 How has the experience of being part of Tinman been?
3:25 How you got into running
6:07 Do you remember what your time was in 8th grade? Didn’t break 5 until 11th grade
7:10 What was your progression like in cross country when you didn’t run track in high school?
10:44 When you were a Junior and made the decision to quit baseball and run track how did your dad react to that?
13:04 How did the first year of track your junior year go?
13:54 What was your training like going into your junior track season?
15:05 When you went 4:23 as a junior did any colleges start showing interest?
17:20 What was the biggest change between running in high school and running in college?
18:45 Did you think of yourself as a cross country runner who did track to stay in shape or the other way around?
19:53 When you were at Santa Clara talk about your involvement in the basketball games
22:30 How did you end up making the connection to the Tinman team post-college?
25:32 What event are you going to be focusing on?
26:25 Do you think Steeple is one of those events that gets neglected that kids could focus on and gain attention?
28:07 How hard was the hurdling part to learn for you?
29:00 When did you start with Tinman and how is the training going?
31:00 What has been the hardest part to adapt to since moving to Boulder and joining Tinman?
32:33 You are posting runs often on Instagram, how many guys are in the group now?
34:25 What is something you have learned you can share with young high school runners to help them?
Final Surge round, 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? – The Perfect Mile
Current trainers you are wearing? – Addidas Solar Boost
Favorite race? – Steeple
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – Oatmeal with peanut butter, banana and strawberries
Your favorite workout – Long Run