Podcast 009 – Steve Magness

Steve Magness is not only a guest on the Run Faster Podcast, but he’s one of the speakers at the Boulder Running Clinic’s July 2015 High School Coaches clinic.

Steve is many things: A coach, scientist, author, blogger and now a podcaster.

Steve has a unique mind and the running world is lucky to have someone as passionate and objective about training design as Steve.

This is a great interview for the simple reason that Steve is full of so much good information. Enjoy.

Steve will be speaking at the Boulder Running Clinic’s 2015 July High School Coaches clinic. He’ll be presenting on ways to use science to inform cross country training and training for 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m.

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Four Businesses that you need to know about

I spent Friday at a rainy track meet in Longmont, Colorado. The St. Vrain invitational is one of the best track meets in the state, put on by Jeff Boele and Mark Roberts, two fantastic coaches and fantastic people.

I have four businesses that sponsored the meet, which meant I also got to set up a booth at the meet.

The Boulder Running Camps is a camp for high school runners I’ve been the director of for the past 15 years. It’s my baby. The two weeks of camp are the best two weeks of the year for me. [Read more…]

Podcast 008 – Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta is one of the premier strength and conditioning coaches in the world. But, unlike many of his peers, his roots are in track and field. He considers himself a coach, first and foremost.

Many of you are familiar with his blog and the balance he shares between the nuts and bolts of helping athletes become better athletes and the art of coaching.

Interviewing Vern is a real treat for me as he’s a coach I’ve looked up to for many years.

Vern will be speaking at the Boulder Running Clinic’s 2015 July High School Coaches clinic. He’ll be presenting in both the formal classroom setting as well as outside in a “learn by doing” session.

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Podcast 007 – Nate Jenkins

Nate Jenkins is our seventh guest on the Run Faster Podcast.

Nate is an American marathon runner who has taken the time to share his training logs over his career at nateruns.blogspot.com.  Nate does a wonderful job explaining why he does what he does.  He’s self effacing and the first to be critical of any mistake he’s made in his training.

Nate finished seventh at the 2008 Olympic Trials, in a star-studded field.  He has a marathon PR of 2:14.

Nate started running seriously in 8th grade and learned by his senior year in high school that high mileage worked for him.  

In this interview he talks about his interpretation of Renato Canova’s training system and how he’s implemented that into his training.  He also discusses his use of workouts like Aussie Quarters and the Mona Fartlek.

This interview runs a few minutes longer than most for the simple fact that I had so many questions for Nate.

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Podcast 006 – Bart Yasso

Bart Yasso is our sixth guest on the Run Faster Podcast.

Bart has the title of Chief Running Officer at Runners World.  What is that you ask?  Bart explains in this interview.

Bart has been running for 38 years and has a wealth of knowledge about training and racing.

Obviously we discuss the Yasso 800 workout but we also discuss easy days and long runs and how Bart thinks you should run those days.

Bart is a special man and I thank him for his time.

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Podcast 005 – Lee Troop

Lee Troop is my guest on the fifth episode of the Run Faster Podcast.

Lee represented Australia in three different Olympics.  He broke Ron Clarke’s Australian national record in the 5k, a record that stood for 33 years.  He then moved up to the marathon where he ran a personal best of 2:09.

In 2013 Lee finished 15th in the Boston Marathon, running 2:17 at age 40.

Lee is the founder of the Boulder Track Club and coach of the reigning women’s US cross country champion, Laura Thweatt.

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Podcast 003 – Bob Kennedy

Bob Kennedy joins us for the third episode of the Run Faster Podcast. Bob won both the high school national championship, which was then called the Kinney National Championship, and won the NCAA Division I Cross Country Champions as both a freshman and a senior.

Bob Kennedy was the first non-African to break 13 minutes for 5k. Many of you may remember when he took the lead of the penultimate lap of the 5,000m at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. Some runners may have even raced in the shoe Nike named after him, the Zoom Kennedy.

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