Terenzo Bozzone - Ironman 70.3 World Champion, Ironman Champion
Play • 1 hr 30 min

Terenzo Bozzone is one of the world’s greatest endurance athletes… with over 47 wins including 33 Ironman 70.3 and numerous ironman victories. He has 5 World Championship titles in Triathlon, duathlon, and his 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Title.It hasn’t all been smooth sailing, he’s had enormous setbacks with Achilles injuries and eventually surgeries and a frightening accident in 2018 when he was taken out by a truck on his bike. But he continues to rebound and rebuild and come back stronger and better.Never a smile off his face, you’d be hard-pressed to meet a better man. We’ve been mates for almost 20 years and raced each other for over a decade.In this episode, Terenzo describes the difficult mental, physical, and emotional journey back from an almost career and life-ending accident. He struggled with Concussion symptoms for months after the accident... headaches that would last a week at a time. He won Ironman Western Australia 5 months after the accident using the desire to show his kids the importance of never giving up even when the chips are down to empower him to victory.He discusses his hopes of going to the Olympics but missing out due to politics in sport. He regrouped and went on to win the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championships the same year as the Games.We discuss sleep and recovery, mountain biking, supplements, and mental strategies and so much more.

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast
Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast
Crushing Iron
#443 – Listener Questions 1_14_21
Today we turn the podcast over to listener questions from our closed Facebook Group (Search Crushing Iron Group). We get into swim training without a pool, how to run more frequently when you’re trying to get better on the bike, too. How athletes with more muscle can get faster. Liquid vs. solid nutrition. Running slow vs. Running easy. Periodization in your training plan. Activating your lats in the pool. Don’t forget to check out our C26 Club Program at c26triathlon.com Topics: * Hypothetical 70.3 vs. Full Training/Racing Question . . . who would win? * What’s the Best approach to train for the swim without swimming? * How does everyone fit in the 6 run sessions (How to not suck at running) along with everything else swim, bike, strength? * Do you ever wish you started Ironman training earlier in life? * What’s the best way for athletes that carry more muscle to train? * I understand run frequency is important this time of year, but what do you do if your biking is also a limiter? Is there an approach to address both? * Does the running phenomena of “junk miles” really exist? * Liquid nutrition on the bike over solid, what are your views? * What are each of your favorite podcasts? Least favorites? * How can I do a better job activating my lats when I swim? * Slow running vs. Easy running and shouldn’t I be seeing myself getting faster? * What’s your view on periodization? Prep/base/build/peak/taper structure. --------------- * Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club * Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. * C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store A great way to support the podcast! * Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/ You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page. If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance! Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes. For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com Facebook: CrushingIron YouTube: Crushing Iron Twitter: CrushingIron Instagram: C26_Triathlon www.c26triathlon.com Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com
58 min
The Physical Performance Show
The Physical Performance Show
Brad Beer
252: Expert Edition: Rory Darkins, Psychology Researcher, Mental Skills Coach, ‘Positive Psychology for the Endurance Athlete’
Rory Darkins is a positive psychology academic, mental skills coach to Olympic athletes and the brains behind the What’s Right app. Rory is a regular speaker at global conferences including the World Congress on Positive Psychology. Rory translates the best of the research into practical and easy to understand strategies that anyone can take home and apply to life and thrive. Rory himself has a diverse sporting background, having spent many years traveling the world pursuing professional cricket alongside his own competitive running, having competed internationally in surf lifesaving for the 2km beach event and alongside Eloise Wellings, Rory co hosts the “What's Right Within” podcast. Get ready for some great learnings that will translate into better headspace daily across your week and of course, for your next sporting competition, as Rory shares around what positive psychology is, and why it matters to not just optimal performance, but also health and well-being, the difference between harmonious and obsessive passion, why it's the pursuit of the process that should matter more than the outcome itself, and why there’s a great return on investment to be had when we stop and assess ourselves at our best. Show Sponsor: Endure IQ Whether you’re an athlete or coach, ENDURE IQ aims to empower you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to optimise your sports performance. To get you started ENDURE IQ will gift you $25 towards your first ENDURE IQ purchase - use the code BRADBEER at the checkout. Information is useful, but knowing how to use it is powerful. ENDURE IQ - hitting the sweet spot of performance, health and enjoyment. Visit endureiq.com. Join the The Physical Performance Show LEARNINGS membership through weekly podcasts | Patreon If you enjoyed this episode of The Physical Performance Show please hit SUBSCRIBE for to ensure you are one of the first to future episodes. Jump over to POGO Physio - www.pogophysio.com.au for more details Follow @Brad_Beer Instagram & Twitter The Physical Performance Show: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter (@tppshow1) Please direct any questions, comments, and feedback to the above social media handles.
1 hr 16 min
Oxygen Addict Triathlon Podcast
Oxygen Addict Triathlon Podcast
Rob Wilby
321 Age Group Story: Gareth Whittle
Age Group Special: Gareth Whittle. Gareth Whittle celebrated the end of an incredibly difficult 2020 by finishing Outlaw X, after almost losing both feet to frostbite in the Alaskan wilderness. An unexpected storm, bringing heavy snow and temperatures of -40 degrees C, trapped Gareth and his expedition partners in life threatening conditions. Gareth tells the story of the battle to regain the use of his feet, his gradual and painful return to exercise, and finally regaining enough fitness to cross the line at Outlaw X. Sponsors https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with multi-strength electrolytes that match how you sweat. Get 15% off your first order With the code OXYGENADDICT15 You can book a 20 minute free hydration strategy video call with a hydration expert here: https://precisionhydration.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=14563677 Mention you heard about it on the Oxygenaddict Triathlon Podcast and you’ll be entered in a free draw to win a £50 Precision Hydration bundle ! http://team.oxygenaddict.com - The most comprehensive triathlon coaching program for busy age groupers. To find out more, You can book a skype call with Rob or the Team here Join us for our Zwift - OxygenAddict Triathlon Podcast Power Hour interval training session, Tuesdays at 7.15pm UK time. Check the Zwift listings for details! Our Patrons : Support the show with a monthly or one off donation - thanks so much for your support! Join the Oxygenaddict Triathlon Community page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/666558563716897/ Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/OATriPodSpotify Listen on iTunes: http://bit.ly/OATriPodiTunes Some links are affiliate links, which mean that we may get paid commission if you make a purchase via the link, or using the code, at no extra cost to you.
1 hr 16 min
That Triathlon Show
That Triathlon Show
Mikael Eriksson
Q&A #121 - Training on 4-6 hours per week - is it a waste of time?
Q&A #121 - Training on 4-6 hours per week - is it a waste of time? * A lot of the conversation around triathlon training is centred around people training 10 hours per week or more. Am I just wasting my time training 4-6 hours per week?  * How do polarised training and "80/20" training apply to training at a lower training volume * Structuring your training at lower training volumes   LINKS AND RESOURCES: * THAT TRIATHLON SHOW SURVEY * Scientific Triathlon website * Coaching * Training Plans * Q&A episode archive * Q&A #32 - Training on 3-5 hours per week, and how to get started with adding high-intensity training to your program * Q&A #10 - Why 80/20 training is NOT the best way to train for time-crunched age-group triathletes * Apply for the Scientific Triathlon Training Camp Mallorca 2021   SPONSORS: ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.   ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.   RATE AND REVIEW: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing.    CONTACT: Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
45 min
Purple Patch Podcast
Purple Patch Podcast
Matt Dixon
150 Let's Get Cracking: Race-Ready Fitness Starts Now
Yes, we're still in the midst of it all and racing feels like a way off, but it is time to begin to build your base for performance. Yes...starting NOW. I don’t want you to let this opportunity bypass you. Admittedly the postseason/prep-phase of training is not usually the favorite of athletes and yet, it’s so critical that you can’t be race-ready without it. The problem with this kind of preparation is that the real rewards of this kind of training can only be seen in the rearview mirror. You can’t make up deficits in this early work later in the season because you will be neck-deep in other goals. So our goal, therefore, is to build sustainable consistency with specificity that fits into the context of our lives. This is where the all-important ARTERY SESSIONS come into play. Artery Sessions are designed to help you put your finger on the "pulse" of your performance and provide a sense of continuity as your training progresses. The workouts will retain a familiar feel, but evolve through the season. This is Essential: Don’t think of these as benchmark tests. Instead, you are looking for a real read on physiological progress, so trying to redline to improve your time will only fool you into thinking your threshold is higher than it really is. Even if immediate racing plans are murky, I encourage you to lean into ARTERY sessions -- that can run like an artery through your season -- to track and monitor the progress and effectiveness of your training. What are these magical sessions that Purple Patch embraces throughout the year? You get to preview 12 of them! This is a wonderful time to begin training with a purpose and the artery sessions are your backbone that you come to every three weeks. Apply patience, seek mini-victories, and build a massive season of performance. Purple Patch Resources Download our FREE Artery Sessions Here: https://www.purplepatchfitness.com/arterysessions Email info@purplepatchfitness.com with questions about team training and strength programming. Purple Patch Podcast Page Subscribe to the Purple Patch Podcast: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music
56 min
Ask a Cycling Coach - TrainerRoad Podcast
Ask a Cycling Coach - TrainerRoad Podcast
TrainerRoad
Detraining, Is Recovery Trainable, Mental Health and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 293
How quickly do you lose fitness and how quickly does it come back, do you get better at recovering as your training experience increases, how to improve your mental relationship with cycling and much more in Episode 293 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Alex Wild's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexwildmtb Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals. Build Your Custom Plan: https://bit.ly/33cAtM1 Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3i7niAd Get Started: https://bit.ly/3mZTetS ------------------------------------------------------------------ TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE * Coach Chad’s 2021 New Year’s Resolutions * Do you get better at recovering with more training experience? * Why riding singletrack can be surprisingly tricky * How to balance interval training with skills training * The Science of Getting Faster podcast * Should you do long rides on the weekends? * How to fuel during threshold intervals? * What to do if you’ve failed a ramp test * How much do you have to train to maintain fitness? * Does fitness actually come back quickly? * How to improve your mental relationship with sport ------------------------------------------------------------------ SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES PODCAST * iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/successful-athletes-podcast-presented-by-trainerroad/id1516326667 * Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zdWNjZXNzZnVsYXRobGV0ZXMubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M?hl=en * YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrKJ0zeMQrI4ViIjWs8xnCiBCYoay5U0B ------------------------------------------------------------------ RESOURCES AND STUDIES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333440022_To_me_to_you_How_you_say_things_matters_for_endurance_performance - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7740244/ - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236590070_Detraining - https://www.jsams.org/article/S1440-2440(05)80042-8/pdf - https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00007256-200030030-00001 - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305755326_Effects_of_long-term_training_cessation_in_young_top-level_road_cyclists - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10966148/ - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10999420/ - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1724429/ - https://www.trainerroad.com/blog/minimum-effective-dose-how-much-should-you-train-to-get-faster/ - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/12455341_Maximal_lactate-steady-state_independent_of_performance - https://www.trainerroad.com/app/cycling/workouts/363858-dardanelles-2 - https://journals.physiology.org/doi/abs/10.1152/japplphysiol.00636.2019 - https://agsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jgs.13365 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31027172/ - https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-effect-of-aging-on-skeletal-muscle-recovery-for-Fell-Williams/b560ea60c375592daa8e4a7ee0e9a7f8bd7417fc - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303900206_The_Effect_of_Higher_Than_Recommended_Protein_Feedings_Post-Exercise_on_Recovery_Following_Downhill_Running_in_Masters_Triathletes - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287661146_Comparison_of_Post-Exercise_Nutrition_Knowledge_and_Post-Exercise_Carbohydrate_and_Protein_Intake_Between_Australian_Masters_and_Younger_Triathletes - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5426282_Altered_perception_and_report_of_fatigue_and_recovery_in_veteran_athletes ------------------------------------------------------------------ STAY IN TOUCH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad
2 hr 16 min
LetsRun.com's Track Talk
LetsRun.com's Track Talk
LetsRun.com
Boston 2021? Tokyo 2021? Doom and Gloom or Hope and Light?
USA Indoors is officially cancelled, the Armory won't have any more track meets in 2021, and most of Japan wants the Olympics cancelled or postponed and Jonathan Gault is not confident the 2021 Boston Marathon will take place. But vaccines are going into arms (at the Armory), indoor pro track meets are being planned, and athletes are starting to talk about what super spike they'll use in Tokyo. We break it all down. Become a LRC Supporters Club member today for $75 a year and support America's #1 Olympic track and field site and get a free LetsRun.com shirt. https://www.letsrun.com/subscribe This week only save 20% on LetsRun shirts including the new 1:59:40* shirt with code WEJO @ shop.letsrun.com Links: * Boston Marathon 2021...what are the odds it even happens? * Geoff Burns thread on super spikes “2021 on the track is going to look like 2018 on the roads” * Who did it better? Pre 4th 72 olympic vs Jacob 5th world championship * It's a good thing Galen Rupp isn't Norwegian. Did you know altitude chambers are banned in Norway? * Nick Willis on new spikes * Minnesota vs Iowa in indoor track * Survey Finds 80% Of Japanese People Want Tokyo 2020 Cancelled Or Postponed * The Captivating Allure Of The Hakone Ekiden, One Of Japan’s Most Popular Annual Sporting Events Show notes: * Start USATF Cancelled/ Vaccines in Arms * 12:16 Trackmeets without scores * 22:27 Superspikes * 35:22 Great Ethiopian run * 37:45 Boston Marathon 2021? * 42:37 Nick Willis' tweet * 45:00 Rojo's bold prediction: Hassan Olympic triple * 49:31 Pre vs Ingebrigtsen * 51:33 2025 Worlds in Kenya? * 52:52 No fans at Olympic Trials? * 57:07 Email of Week * 60:16 Rojo's tick Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun Find out more at http://podcast.letsrun.com Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/cfc5595c-cefd-4a7b-94b2-5af47ec465b0
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Fast Talk
Fast Talk
Fast Talk Labs
146: Cardiovascular Drift, with Dr. Ed Coyle
If you’ve listened to Fast Talk for a while, you’ve likely heard us mention “cardiac drift” or “decoupling” in several episodes. It's a favorite topic of Coach Connor's. The terms refer to cardiovascular drift, which is a "drifting" in heart rate and stroke volume over time. On the bike, we measure it by looking at a rise in heart rate relative to power. Many causes have been theorized including dehydration, muscle damage, cutaneous blood flow, and mitochondrial efficiency.     We’re very excited to have as our featured guest today Dr. Ed Coyle, the University of Texas exercise physiology researcher who published the definitive articles on cardiovascular drift in the 1990s. In that research, Coyle, who is also the director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the university, and his colleagues demonstrated that even when hydration is maintained, CV drift can be experienced. This increase in heart rate reduces the time the heart has to fill with blood, and this is the main reason for a drop in stroke volume, or the amount of blood pushed out by the heart with each beat.    The drop in stroke volume is a hallmark of CV drift, and historically it has been attributed to blood pooling in the skin and less blood returning to the heart. Coyle and his team found no evidence that blood flow to skin is increased or that venous return is compromised.    In a practical sense, when a person becomes dehydrated during prolonged exercise, they also get hotter and experience a greater increase in heart rate and a lower cardiac output and circulation of blood: CV drift. The exercise becomes very hard when it should not be hard at all. Competitive cyclists interpret this to mean they are getting a “better workout” because it’s more stressful. It certainly is more stressful, but that type of cardiovascular drift is a negative stress. It does more harm than good.    We’ll dive into all of this and much more today on Fast Talk, as we hear from Dr. Coyle and a host of other incredible guests who share their thoughts on cardiovascular drift.  Now, let's make you fast!    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 10 min
For The Long Run
For The Long Run
Jonathan Levitt
135. Nathan Riech: A Paralympian on a mission to grow the movement
Nathan Riech is someone who really cares about the next generation. His relationship with running has evolved over the years, which we dove more into. He’s a Paralympic Athlete on a mission to help the next generation have better resources. In this episode, we talked about: -his brain injury and how it transformed him -podcasting -balance -growing up in a family of elite athletes -the Paralympic movement and what it means to him -where he wants to be in 5-10 years -enjoying each run for what it’s worth -gratitude -“loosening the reigns” -what he wished people knew about him -getting into ultras in the future  -and much more Follow along with Nathan’s journey at instagram.com/nategraywolf This podcast is brought to you by Access Nutrients. If you routinely consume foods made from grains, beans, nuts, seeds, or soy, you may unknowingly be ingesting large amounts of phytate; an anti-nutrient that pulls zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium out of your body.   For anyone struggling with digestion, energy, sleep or micronutrient deficiencies like iron deficiency anemia, consider giving Access Nutrients a try.  This digestive enzyme will break down the phytate in your food, and give your body access to the micronutrients otherwise locked up and unavailable to you.  They’ve already had incredible success with elite athletes struggling with iron absorption and energy.   Check out some of the incredible testimonials and research on their site to learn more at www.accessnutrients.org and use the code FTLR for 10% off your first order. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support
51 min
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
TrainerRoad
+70w and a Bucket List Ride with Octavio Flores Quintero – Successful Athletes Podcast 34
Octavio Flores Quintero used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70 watts and prepare for Vallartazo – an absolute dream ride from the high mountains of Western Mexico to the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta. Learn how Octavio trained for this event, including how he raised his FTP and improved at VO2 Max intervals, plus how he prepared for and executed a multi-day event and much more in Episode 34 of the Successful Athletes Podcast. • Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum • Be a guest on the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://bit.ly/3ndvWjT ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals • Build Your Custom Plan: https://bit.ly/3py8Yob • Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3aRSOlB • Get Started: https://bit.ly/34OL1RD ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ATHLETE INTERVIEWS THAT MAKE YOU FASTER The Successful Athletes Podcast dissects the preparation and execution of outstanding performances by TrainerRoad athletes. From world record performances to personal records and life changing health improvements, get an inside look at what it takes to get faster. • Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast on iTunes: https://apple.co/2X0KEj2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: • Octavio’s background • Mexican cycling culture and the MTB and road cycling scene in Guadalajara • What it takes to ride Vallartazo • What training plan Octavio followed for a multi-day bikepacking event • How Octavio raised his FTP from 135-203 • How Octavio got better at VO2 Max intervals • Tips and insight into Vallartazo and other multi-day MTB events • How Octavio plans to pivot to triathlon ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW TRAINERROAD • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad
42 min
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
Nathan Martin is Breaking Records and Stereotypes
Nathan Martin just broke a 41-year-old record at the Marathon Project held this past December. He finished in 2:11:05, making him the fastest US born Black marathoner of all time. He placed ninth, beating out Olympians and professionals with far deeper pedigrees. In addition to being a super-fast runner, Nathan is also on a mission to give back and inspire others, especially the kids he coaches. Instead of leaving his high school coaching job to turn pro and join an elite training team, he decided to stay and continue training with his college coach Dante Ottolini at Spring Arbor University. In this episode, Nathan discusses how he first started running, the tragic deaths of both of his parents, and his unlikely path to record-breaking running success. He also shares his thoughts on why there are comparatively few American born Black runners in long distance running and how he sees that changing in the future. Lastly, he talks about his next goal which involves hopefully setting a huge PR! Nathan Martin was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois and raised in Three Rivers, Michigan. He started running Cross Country in Middle School after doing well in the gym class fitness test. He quickly discovered he had talent, and with the encouragement of others, kept with it. He was able to excel at the high school level, breaking three different school records and finishing runner-up at the MHSAA D2 state finals in the mile. At Spring Arbor University, Nathan majored in Recreation and Leisure Management with a minor in Computer Science. As a freshman, he came in underdeveloped as far as training goes. However, after a couple of years of hard work, his potential started to show. By the end of senior year, he became a National Champion in three different events and set the NAIA Marathon record. Post college Nathan continued pursuing running to see how far his talents could take him, which ultimately led to an incredible opportunity to coach at the MHSAA D1 level, as well as substitute teaching in Jackson County. At first it was just a way to keep a flexible schedule, but he quickly fell in love with it and his and his coach’s new focus became how to make everything work together, which inspired them to create the Great Lakes Running Club. Through this process, Nathan was still making huge gains in running, most notably the 2019 20k Championships where he finished runner up, and now, his finish at the 2020 Marathon Project where he finished 9th with a 2:11:05 putting him 49th on the all-time US Marathoner list and breaking a 41-year-old record set by Herman Atkins, making Nathan the fastest US Born Black Marathoner. Questions Nathan is asked: 3:20 You made history at the Marathon Project on December 20th, by becoming the fastest US born Black man to run a marathon in 2:11:05, breaking a more than 40-year-old record. What does that feel like and did you even know about the record before the race? 4:16 Can you give us a recap of the race in Arizona, how it went, what your strategy was, all the details? 5:36 There’s two sets of pace groups in that race, the 2:09 group and the 2:11 group. What made you not want to go ahead with the 2:09 group? 7:35 Easing up on your pace a little instead of staying with the 2:09 group left you out in no-man’s land for a little while, didn’t it? 8:22 You ended up in ninth place, which is obviously very impressive on such a fast course where so many guys went 2:09, so congratulations for that. It must have felt amazing to have such a PR and to crack the top 10. 9:28 I’d love to hear a little bit more about your back story. How did you first get into running and did you like it immediately? 11:15 You ran through high school and you ran in college, and you worked with a coach that certainly changed your life. Can you tell us a little bit about your coach and that relationship? 12:31 Dante Ottolini is still your coach today, right? 12:36 During college you lost your parents to cancer. How did running help you get through those hard times? 14:32 It sounds like your team really had your back when you lost your parents. That’s amazing. 15:03 After college, you could have left Michigan to be a pro or train somewhere else, but you stayed and became a substitute teacher and high school coach. Why did you make that decision? What does coaching bring to your life? 16:36 It sounds like you get more out of coaching your athletes than they get from you. 16:50 Do you think you would ever consider turning pro? 19:21 Have you considered staying in Michigan and maybe joining Hansons-Brooks? 19:59 One thing that I wanted to ask you is do you have any insight as to why more Black Americans aren't involved in distance running? Black Americans dominate track and field but are not as well represented in the longer distances. Do you have any thoughts of why this is? 21:41 Why didn’t you switch to basketball or football or something like that? 22:28 As a coach, how do you keep kids motivated when the other sports come calling? 23:12 Obviously running, at least in the United States, is not as glamorous as the NFL or the NBA, so I think this is an issue all across the country no matter what race you’re from, so how do we get more people interested in running? And I don’t know the answer. I don’t know if you have any insight on that. 24:02 What was the reaction when you came home from Arizona with your athletes, people in town, your coach? What did they say to you? 24:58 What are you training for now? What’s coming up next? 25:38 The Olympics 10k standard is 28 minutes so that would be a big PR for you. What’s your PR right now? 26:16 What are some of the specific things that you would do to run the 10k in 28 minutes, or is that still a mystery? 27:01 Are you basically the fastest guy in town or do you have some good training partners that can help you out? Questions I ask everyone: 27:58 If you could go back and talk to yourself when you started running, what advice would you give? 28:49 What is the greatest gift running has given you? 29:34 Where can listeners connect with you? Quotes by Nathan: “So I’m like, You know what? Hey, we need to be smart about this race. We’re looking to hit a huge PR. If we can stay with this 2:09 group, we’re going to do it but I need to protect myself and make sure I have a good day and don’t let others affect that.” “Always, whatever I’m doing, I want to make sure that I’m connecting with people and finding ways to impact them. So if I did leave to a training group, it’d have to be more than just faster or to get to the Olympics type thing.” “Most people enjoy hearing what they’re able to do and that’s definitely what I would try and make sure I do with my athletes.” “You need people you can look towards. In one sense, I broke a record. Great for me. But in a whole ‘nother sense, it allows somebody to see somebody who’s achieved something and say, ‘You know what, that’s what I want to achieve. I think I can do that.’ And then they carve a path to find a way.” Take a Listen on Your Next Run Want more awesome interviews and advice? Subscribe to our iTunes channel Mentioned in this podcast: Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community RunnersConnect Facebook page RunnersConnect Focus Classes email Coach Claire Use Promo Code RTTT for 20% off Sweaty Betty at www.sweatybetty.com/RTTT Follow Nathan on: Instagram Nathan Martin’s Olympic Trials Countdown | Facebook We really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Run to the Top. The best way you can show your support of the show is to share this podcast with your family and friends and share it on your Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media channel you use. The more people who know about the podcast and download the episodes, the more I can reach out to and get top running influencers, to bring them on and share their advice, which hopefully makes the sho…
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