Welcome to Episode 50 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we talk to Derek Rubis. If you are active on Twitter you likely know Derek as DDritzenhein, the Hub of Distance Running. Derek has a reputation as the #1 running fan around. Derek also has had a unique experience where he has been coached by a different coach each week for the last 3 years. Derek has had well-known coaches such as Ben Rosario and Danny Mackey. Derek is also an honorary member of the Brooks Beast Pro Distance Running Group.
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How did you get started in running?
Some of our listeners are going to know you from Twitter as DDRitzenhein, the Hub of Distance Running. Can you give us a little info about how you started getting connected to so many great distance runners and coaches?
You are one of the most active Twitter users I know as you have sent over 330k tweets. So how did this passion that you have now become so strong?
You are an honorary member of the Brooks Beast Pro Distance Running Group and the Melbourne Track Club, and are a brand ambassador for Run Gum. How did these relationships develop?
One of the most interesting things is your training. It appears that you get trained by a different coach/athlete ever week is that correct?
How did this start and who did you first work with on this project?
Who are some of the most memorable that come to mind when you think of all the coaches you have had?
When you switch from one coach to the next, how does that work with your training for events?
Are you currently training for any specific races?
How do you blend one week into the next?
You have seen more training from more great coaches than probably just about any distance runner. What have you learned from this experience?
Are there any common themes you notice between all the successful coaches?
Who has given you the most challenging week yet?
What are some of the most memorable workouts you have done?
Who are you currently being coached by right now?
Do you have any big trips or races planned for this summer?
How many coaches have you had so far?
The Final Surge… 5 questions in under 1 minute
Favorite running book? – Like Father, Like Son
Current trainers you are wearing? – Brooks Launch 3
Favorite race? – 3k steeple
Favorite meal or recovery drink? – SOS Rehydrate
Your favorite workout – Michigan workout
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