Welcome to episode 145 of the Final Surge Podcast. Today we welcome hall of fame sprint coach Tony Holler. Tony is an extremely popular coach known for his program Feed The Cats. He has been coaching for close to 40 years and we talk to Tony about how what he does with sprinters can translate to the endurance world.
1:00 How did Tony get started in track
4:08 What was your background in track before you became the head coach in 1990?
5:28 Where did that drive to change the program and learn come from?
7:58 Do you find that writing so much makes you examine closer the way you think and why you think them?
9:28 What can an endurance athlete or coach learn from your system Feed The Cats?
12:58 You say the faster your top-end speed, the faster your sub-max speed is, how does that work?
15:45 John O’Malley is also the only coach two have two different individuals win Footlocker
16:38 If a miler works on top-end speed, how is that helping with his mile time, is it biomechanical, neural, combination or what is impacting his mile time when we work on top-end?
20:32 You say speed is neurological, not muscular, does that mean a kid shouldn’t be in the weight room, or they can, they just are not going to get the benefit they think they are going too?
24:23 Your school comes to you and says you are now the cross country coach, how do you implement springing, X-factor and lactate workouts?
30:32 Would you be doing those daily or part of the workout days or when?