Welcome to episode 176 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome back Tinman Elite athlete Joey Berriatua to the podcast. Joey was first with us a year and a half ago on episode 123. Joey joined us to talk about where is running is now, recent PR’s he has had and we talk about his new passion which is coaching with the Hammer and Axe Training team. Joey has big plans for 2021 including making it to the US Olympics Trial, possibly in more than one event.
1:10 What is new since last spring?
3:09 You started running again late November?
4:10 You are forced to take 4-months off, what was the hardest part?
5:45 And when you started running, you were only running 5-minutes at a time?
6:54 How good shape did you get in with just swimming?
8:29 How did you manage the swimming, was it based on time?
10:05 You were back up to full volume by February and then March hit. Do you think it could have helped by not forcing yourself to race too quickly?
12:11 How has your training been going the last few months?
13:35 What races have you done since the injury?
15:06 And this month you set a PR in the 5k, how did that race go?
16:54 Do you have any more races on the calendar?
17:45 So the focus now is the Olympic Trials?
18:52 The team itself has grown a lot since we last talked, how has that dynamics played out?
20:10 How did the Hammer and Axe Training start?
22:18 Are any of your athletes local?
23:01 Are most of them high school?
26:25 Have you found this has helped your running?
28:09 What would they get if they work with you?