Coaches and club leaders can now launch their own private social wall within the Final Surge app, allowing athletes to interact with each other, share workouts, post photos, comments and more!
We have updated our iOS and Android apps to include the Mailbox, a feature that allows coaches to send messages to athletes, teams and clubs. The Mailbox integrates with conventional email systems and push notifications to ensure no message is missed.
In Episode 80 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk with runner and medical professional Dr. Josh Emdur. Josh works for a new online primary care physician service called SteadyMD which is specializing in medical care for athletes. JoshÍs specialty is working with runners and we discuss how this new way of healthcare is changing the way runners receive medical treatment.
Addaero athletes and coaches can now import their workout history and their workout library/catalog into Final Surge. Final Surge has been working with Addaero to help make the transition between the platforms as easy as possible.
In Episode 79 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to author and coach Mario Fraioli. This episode is all about training and racing the 5k. We talk race strategy, why the 5k is unique compared to other distances, discuss training volume, the types of workouts a 5k runner should be doing, and Mario lays out a sample week of training that he would give an athlete.
Amby Burfoot, well-known author and winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon has partnered with Final Surge to launch his new website “Run With Amby” which is an interactive training program for beginning runners.
In Episode 78 of the Final Surge podcast we talk to HOKA NAZ Elite runner Kellyn Taylor and her coach Ben Rosario. Kellyn is coming off a great NYC performance and is now preparing for the Boston marathon in April. We discuss her current training, why she and Ben chose Boston as her next race, and her expectations. Ben also talks specifics on training and how they are preparing for the Boston course and how it is different and unpredictable at times.
In Episode 77 of the Final Surge podcast we talk to running coach and running power meter expert, Steve Palladino. Steve has been training athletes using running power meters, has worked with Stryd and has developed his own power training zones. We discuss why power should be used for runners, some of the various metrics surrounding run power, and the benefits of using power over other training methods.
In Episode 76 of the Final Surge Podcast we welcome ChiRunning founder Danny Dreyer. Danny explains what ChiRunning is all about and how the technique helps you run with less effort and reduces your chance of injury. We discuss some specifics of running posture and the concept of running with a forward fall, and we discuss the new ChiRunning training plans offered on Final Surge.
ChiRunning has chosen Final Surge to be their official training plan partner and will offer 5k, 10k, half and full marathon ChiRunning technique-based running plans.
In Episode 75 of the Final Surge Podcast we welcome back Dr. Jay Dicharry, author of Anatomy for Runners. Jay now has a new book titled Running Rewired. We dive into Jay’s new book, find out what rewiring your body means, and Jay discusses why some of the most popular core exercises most runners do may not be helping you to be a better runner.
In Episode 74 of the Final Surge Podcast we welcome back Coach Ben Rosario of HOKA NAZ Elite. In this episode we discuss training for the Boston Marathon. Ben’s athletes Kellyn Taylor and Scott Smith are currently preparing for Boston, and Ben has created training plans specifically for Boston and will be doing a special blog for these plans over the coming weeks.
In Episode 73 of the Final Surge Podcast, we welcome Olympian and American Mile Record Holder Alan Webb. We speak to Alan about his new coaching business and his coaching philosophy. In addition, we chat about his thoughts on the mile, ask some training questions, discuss his past injuries and his life since retirement from professional running.
Final Surge will be the official training log of RunDoyen, a new coaching company aimed at helping the running community connect with and be coached by professional runners such as American Record Holder Alan Webb, Tara Welling and Ryan Vail.
In Episode 72 of the Final Surge Podcast we speak with Jacob Puzey, Canadian Road 50K National Champion and head coach and owner of Peak Run Performance. We talk with Jacob about his running background, his current running career, and his coaching resume and philosophy.
In Episode 71 of the Final Surge Podcast we speak with Jonathan Beverly, author of the new book Run Strong, Stay Hungry. In his book, Jonathan reveals the secrets of veteran racers who are still racing fast and loving the sport decades after they got their start.