Podcast 028 – Amy Feit

Amy Feit is an athlete I coach online.  She lives in Minnesota and as you’ll hear in the interview, she runs in some harsh conditions much of the year.  She has bought in to the idea of non-running activities as a way to stay healthy and run faster.  She has moved past the Eight Week General Strength progression and now does medicine ball and kettlebell work.

Amy is a joy to work with and I’m lucky to have her on the podcast.

You can listen below or you can listen via iTunes.  And leave a review of the podcast as that’s a great help to me.  Thanks!

Podcast 027 – Tom Reese and Adam Batliner

Tom Reese and Adam Batliner are not only two great friends of mine (groomsmen in our wedding) but two runners who battled in high school against each other and then worked together as teammates at the University of Colorado.

In this short 30-minute podcast they talk about the 1,600m they ran their senior year, where they went 1-2, running 4:14 and 4:15 (which would be 4:09 and 4:10 at sea-level).  Then they talk about their experience running the steeplechase at CU.  Adam was third in the NCAA his last two years at CU and Tom was forth, just behind Adam, his last year at CU.  Noteworthy is that back in 1994 these guys run just 30-40 miles a week.  You’ll have to listen to Tom’s answer to the question, “What were your two longest runs in high school?”

So much fun to have friends on the podcast.  Enjoy.

…oh, and as always, you can get this podcast via iTunes.

Podcast 021 – Dr. Richard Hansen

We’ve had Dr. Hansen on the podcast before and I’m excited to have him back.  He does a great job with his high school athletes at Peak to Peak High School, where he coaches both boys and girls.  His chiropractic clinic in Boulder, High Altitude Spine and Sport, is utilized by many of the best endurance athletes in Boulder, due to Dr. Hansen’s care and the efficacy of his work.

We cover a variety of topics in this podcast.  Thanks for listening.  As always, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Podcast 019 – Rory Fraser on Nike, running and books

Rory Fraser is a 13:24 5k runner who ran that time while holding down a demanding job with Nike.  In this video he discuses the club system in the UK, as well as his favorite book, The Perfect Distance.  We were fortunate to have Rory with us at the Boulder Running Camps this summer – he did a great job representing the brand and bonding with the campers.

Podcast 018 – Adam Kedge on Team Culture

In this video Adam Kedge of Albuquerque Academy talks about building a team culture.  Adam has been named the national cross country coach of the year and his boys team his finished third at the Nike Cross Nationals.  If you have time, check out this article Adam wrote two years ago on advice he would give a new high school coach.

Podcast 015 – Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald is a prolific writer in the world of endurance sports (check out the lists of the books he’s written here).

He has also written many wonderful online articles. Every coaching clinic I’m asked to speak at I link to these two articles – “The Lactic Acid Myths” and “Six Lies You Were Taught About Lactic Acid” – to help high school coaches better understand how lactate should inform their training design.

I learned so much from this podcast and if you have the time to listen I have no doubt you’ll enjoy listening to Matt as well. People often use the term “extremely knowledgeable” and in the case of Matt, it’s absolutely true.

As always, you can listen to this podcasts via iTunes.

Podcast 014 – Mike Blackmore

Mike Blackmore has a diverse profile in our sport. He ran at the University of Oregon and went on to run 13:37 for 5,000m. His is the cross country coach at Lane Community College in Eugene, he’s a massage therapist and he’s also a key member of the staff that constructs the Nike Cross Nationals course.

All of that being said, the focus of our discussion is on his Masters running accomplishments. Last year he ran 15:16 as a 50 year-old, setting an American record.

In this podcast he discusses his training and the things he’s learned along the way.

If you’re over thirty then you need to listen to this podcast for some great advice about how to listen to your body and how to stay healthy as you age.

As always, you can listen to this podcast via iTunes.