Welcome to episode 182 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome Olympian runner turned Olympic Coach Lee Troop to the show. Lee represented Australia in the Olympics as a runner and last year coached his second athlete to an Olympics qualification when Jake Riley qualified for Team USA in the marathon. We talk about his running career, what Jake has been up to, and also discuss Lee’s Team Boulder club.
1:10 How did you get started in the running community?
2:12 How big was running in Australia during that time in the early 80’s?
6:10 When you got to college were things different in the running community here?
10:03 After college did you stay here?
11:32 How was that running in the Olympics in your how country?
13:58 How did you make the transition into coaching?
18:15 You are coaching Jake Riley who will be running in the Olympics, how did that relationship start?
26:17 Jake is obviously very talented but that Chicago race was a huge break through. Was that more of a mental break through?
30:48 If a coach is building a program do you build it out all 16 weeks in advance or do you do week to week?
34:40 Do you repeat workouts often or do you do different workouts every week?
37:33 What is the plan between now and the Olympics?
43:10 Team Boulder you are really involved with a lot of things going on with the running community there, what are some of the things you are doing?
47:37 Do you do only in person coaching or do you do virtual coaching too remotely?