Welcome to episode 140 of the Final Surge Podcast. Corcoran High in California has a very successful running program. Coach Isaias Ramirez is the unlikely leader of the program. With no running background, Coach Ramirez leaned on other coaches to help develop his winning philosophy. In the last year, he has implemented something he learned at a clinic called RPR, Reflexive Performance Reset. He credits RPR for taking a successful program and making it even better and reducing injuries to almost nothing. We discuss what RPR is and how he uses it.
1:20 How did you get involved in running?
3:15 How long you been coaching now?
3:34 You were a lineman in football then a football coach and then became a cross country coach. Did your background in football help or how did you learn how to have so much success?
5:47 What was the philosophy you adopted for your program?
8:10 You start learning and developing your plan, what was your progression like?
9:54 What does a typical week look like for you?
11:18 CV, hill sprinting sounds like you have adopted some Tinman?
12:00 Do you have enough data to look at it and make some conclusions about how it is working?
13:01 How often are you doing those CV workouts?
14:43 You don’t have a big team, injuries can hurt your team greatly so what are you doing with RPR and can you explain what it is?
20:14 Did you have shin splint issues before RPR?
20:58 Is it a certain stretching routine?
21:33 Is it a specific routine that is always the same?
23:30 How long was it before you started seeing results?
25:10 What about other common running injuries?
28:55 How are you implementing this?
30:00 Walk us through what your practice looks like