Welcome to episode #49 of the Mile High Endurance Podcast. Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. I'm Rich Soares with me ist Khem Suthiwan.
Today's interview is with Bob Seebohar. Bob is Sport Dietitian/Author/Educator. He is the owner of https://www.enrgperformance.com/ and author of Metabolic Efficiency Training (now in its second edition).
I've been trying to catch up with Bob and this interview is well worth the wait. In this interview you will hear the many benefits of metabolic efficiency, including reducing the stress on the GI system when training and racing. We cover a lot of ground in this interview and you will definitely come away from this weekend's interview with some insights into how to improve your general health and race performance.
Welcome to Episode #48 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. I'm your host Rich Soares with co-host Khem Suthiwan.
Today's interview is with coach David Warden. David is a competitive athlete, retired host of the Tri-Talk Podcast, and a highly respected coach. He takes a very science-based approach to helping athletes Swim, bike and run faster. We'll hear more from David shortly. I'm ready to ease into light training and working on my bio-mechanics. I suspect that I have room for improvement having seen my Swim Labs videos and feel that I have some flexibility issues that affect my run. This makes the interview with David particularly interesting to us. Here's the interview.
I'd like to introduce coach David Warden. David is a competitive athlete, retired host of the Tri-Talk Podcast, and owner of David Warden Coaching. Welcome back onto the show, David!
A lot of listeners have heard our earlier interviews and many probably used to listen to you. For those who are newer to the sport or podcasting, would you mind giving a litter review of your resume?
Before we get in to the interview, I'd like to do a quick follow up to an interview we did 8 months ago. Do you remember the rapid fire questions?
Let me give the listeners a little background on how we landed on this topic. I get a chance to talk to a lot of people who are new to the sport of triathlon and see themselves doing the sport for at least a few years. The question I get asked is, where to start? What is the best thing to focus on early in their triathlon career? My feeling is the first priority with an athlete, especially a new athlete, is injury prevention through good bio-mechanics.
I know bio-mechanic development is something you have some perspective on, so I'm excited to have you back on to talk about this topic. One of the things I'd like to do is make sure we have a definition of terms. The term bio-mechanic development may mean different things to different people. How do you define the term?
What's the Nature vs. Nurture score for bio-mechanics? How much control do we have over what we were born with?
Last week we spoke to Dr. Nate Williams about functional strength/balance testing. It would seem that functional testing or some other testing might be necessary to baseline an athletes bio-mechanics. What, if any baseline assessment, do you like to do with your athletes?
Okay, we've talked a bit about newer athletes. I don't presume bio-mechanic development is only for new athletes. Can we talk a couple of different cases that you have been presented with and how you have customized or integrated bio-mechanic development into their training.
How do we know good form when we see it? Or, how do we measure it? What quantitative tools do you use?
For those listeners who are curious, what are you doing in your coaching career now?
Are you working on any big projects (eg James Lawrence 50 IM dist in 50 days)?
I wanted to talk to you about the NYC Marathon before we wrap up. How did how your race in 2015 go?
Welcome to Episode #47 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. I'm your host Rich Soares with co-host Khem Suthiwan.
Khem, today's interview topic is about being proactive about functional testing and addressing strength imbalances or flexibility issues. How do you incorporate this topic into your coaching with athletes?
About the guest: Nate has been helping me with a two lower leg issues this year. In the spring it was a tight right calf. More recently, it has been a tightness in my left shin area. We've been discussing the importance of functional testing and strength balance. I learned quite a bit about this personally when I rehabbed a meniscus repair a few years ago.
The interview is on sight. There's a couple of spots where there's background noise, but those are brief so stick with it. We do a brief discussion in his office and then move into the gym to perform a cursory functional test on me.
Welcome to Episode #46 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. I'm your host Rich Soares with co-host Khem Suthiwan. Today's episode is really going to be about the NYC Marathon and sharing the experience with you. I am in New York City as we record this and Khem is holding down the fort in Denver.
Since our interview with MBE, I've been enjoying my 2 weeks in "taperville" as called it last week. I did my 12 mile run as 5.7 and over distance pace and then the final 6 at my sub threshold pace with Tom Beal (the beer can trophy guy). Sorry for the specificity of the 5.7, but Tom did not want to hear on the podcast that I ran 12 miles when I only ran 11.7.
If you listened to the wrap up of last week's show you would have heard the summary of the marathon plan that I wrote and executed. I want to make sure the folks know this was a plan that was unique for me and my goals and capacity to train for this marathon. This plan was designed to take an athlete that has a decade of experience at long distance triathlon, marathon and ultra-marathon experience and transition them from short-course triathlon to marathon distance in less than 3 months. For many athletes that ramp up might not be safe. I would classify the plan I did as intermediate-advanced. I will be making a Blog post with the basic tenets of the training plan and optional novice and intermediate, as well as an advanced plan versions. The basic construct, including the combining of the L-S-D and Tempo runs in the Race Specific Preparation phase. If you want to hear the description of the plan, please go check out the last 10 minutes or so of Episode #45.
Also in last week's show I mentioned some of our upcoming guests for "September" (yes, I said "September") but what I intended to say was November. Hopefully you all figured that out. Still ahead in the month of November are interviews with:
Dr. Nate Williams
Performance Sport Chiropractic
Being proactive about strength imbalances and flexibility issues
Coach David Warden
Of David Warden Coaching and Tri Talk Podcast
Using the off-season to focus on technique and form
Dr. Bob Seebohar
Metabolic Efficiency Training
About the book Metabolic Efficiency Training and Testing
"Sherpa" John Lecroix
Human Potential Endurance
HPRS Race Series; growing sport of Ultra Running, and the necessary efforts to preserve the old school roots of the sport’s culture
The guest interview on this week's show is a fellow NYC Marathoner, ultra-runner, yogi and good friend Bronwyn Morrissey. Welcome onto the show Bronwyn. Before we get into the discussion why don't you tell the listeners a little about your running background.
So Bronwyn and I met in our professional lives. Bronwyn has been a business partner with Pulte Mortgage, and came out to watch and support the inaugural Pule Mortgage MBA Opens Doors 5K Fundraiser in 2014. We got to talking about running and found that we had a similar passion. Ironically 3 years later, both of us are given the opportunity to represent MBA Opens Doors Foundation at the NYC Marathon. We are recording this week's episode from our hotel rooms in Manhattan. The topic today is about the NYC Marathon in particular. It is part "documentary", part "how to guide", and 2 parts "marathon training tips".
Before we get into the discussion on the NYC race in particular, why don't we take a minute or two to talk about the MBA Opens Doors Foundation, the work they do and the amount of money that we have helped raise for the Foundation.