Talkin' Shop # 12 - Coach Josh Seitz of Portland State & Colleen QuigleyCoach Seitz has had an awesome journey within coaching. During his 8 years he's had National Champions, ACC Team Titles, and served in a year long stint in Kenya to help young men and especially women find their feet. We also spend a little time getting an update on his now reunited athlete Colleen Quigley.
2:10 Fullbright Scholarship in Kenya
6:05 What was it like getting off the plane in a new country like Kenya?
8:25 Tell us about the running culture that you experienced.
11:15 Finding the next olympic champion
13:20 The motivations to train in Kenya and the US
16:02 Was there anything that developmental athletes from both countries could learn from one another?
18:40 What do you think the areas of opportunity are with Colleen Quigley?
21:18 Learning to read your body is a never-ending balance
23:48 What’s the pressure like working with an Olympic level athlete?
25:50 What would your billboard to the running world say?
Talkin' Shop #11 - Pro Triathlete, Andrew DohertyAndrew Doherty grew up south of Bahhhston and has had quite the journey taking him all over the country and through several elite training environments. He's overcome many obstacles getting to this point in his career including a broken back - yet he continues on.
2:08 When did all start?
3:40 Paint us a picture of growing up in South Boston
7:30 So you broke your back and lost the way?
10:20 How we respond to injuries says so much
11:48 What was it about running that drew you in enough to push through?
13:08 Has that changed in time?15:15 Transitioning into Triathlon
17:55 The workload of an elite triathlete and that routine
21:35 What’s your team atmosphere like?
24:08 What would you tell your 15 year old self in a back-brace?
Talkin' Shop #10 - 800m Runner Ackeen Colley - 6th at NCAA'sIn this episode we speak with Ackeen Colley, a Jamaican athlete that has traveled stateside to the NCAA. His journey hasn't been an easy one from shattering his arm at a young age to chasing his dream of working as a nurse. We also spend some time talking with his coach Brandon Hazouri about what their next steps are leading into a successful outdoor track campaign coming off a 6th place finish at nationals.
0:00 - 1:14 Introduction
1:15 Growing up, finding track, and developing a work ethic
5:25 Balancing nursing school with track
6:40 What's in been like working with Ackeen?
8:58 Flexibility within a coaches programming
14:20 Where are some areas of opportunity with Ackeen?
19:20 Speed demands for an 800m runner
21:25 The difference in speed-work and speed development
24:10 Ackeen, what would you tell your younger self?
Talkin' Shop #9 - Pro Runner Dylan BlankenbakerDylan was a national level steeplechaser in college before running professionally. His message to other athletes now having been out of the sport is that being an elite athlete is a skillset and those skills convert into everything else you choose to pursue in life. Tune in as we jump into how to develop the necessary skills to be an elite athlete.
0:00 Introduction and Background
1:20 How did you learn to take your brain/body to new levels of pain?
4:57 When was that moment when your athletic trajectory had changed?
8:50 The day you realize that you’re a drop in the bucket
12:00 What were some times you took a leap of faith?
17:40 How did you learn to manage those moments?
21:20 What would you want to tell your High School self?
23:20 Confidence is earned from yourself, it’s a part of a larger skill-set
26:30 These skills don’t just work in running
Talkin' Shop #8 - Goal setting & Breakthroughs with Coach Brandon Hazouri0:00- Intro
3:14- Post season reflections and breakthroughs
4:46- Coach Hazouri’s breakthrough story
10:55- Mentally how could you have better prepared for the breakthrough?
14:46- Coach Ondrasek’s breakthrough struggles
18:15- Setting goals from the start
20:02- Targeting the next step after a big season (mental & physical)
24:00- Another goal setting process
26:54- The battle of being realistic vs optimistic
Talkin' Shop #7 - Speed Development in Distance Runners with Physiologist Gareth SandfordThere are many different beliefs regarding speed and it's place within a middle distance runners training regimen. Dr. Sandford set out on a journey across the world to better understand how some of the most elite training groups in the world go about developing it. In this episode we keep a wide scope as we approach the topic of speed for distance and middle distance runners.
2:39 What did you find during your world travels?
3:20 Metrics of the findings
4:30 Where were the areas of opportunity?
6:45 Why does a 400/800m athlete need endurance?
8:48 What would an endurance session look like for a 400/800m athlete?
12:50 How do I develop endurance without “losing” speed?
16:56 How do I develop speed in a classic distance runner profile?
18:55 Why is it important?
21:33 Where/when do you start?
24:20 What are some things I can start doing?
26:35 How attached should I be to my athletics profile?
28:26 What should I consider before joining a new training environment?
Talkin' Shop #6 - Brooks Beast - Karisa NelsonIn this episode I have a good chat with an old athlete and friend, Karisa Nelson. We quickly dive into her history in the sport and then move on into lessons learned surrounding adversity, ever-changing environments, and race day mentality.
2:00 How did you find running?
3:00 When did you get the bug for training?
3:55 Sources of motivation
5:45 Transitions in HS, CO
9:58 Transition from College to Pro
11:45 What helps you keep balance?
12:55 3 injuries, followed by 3 PR’s
14:14 How did you learn to deal with adversity?
17:50 Racing mentality and pre-race nerves
21:40 Racing on dead legs
23:07 Advice to your high school self
Talkin' Shop #5 - Jason Hettler - S&C Coach ALTISCoach Hettler has been apart of the ALTIS training centers strength and conditioning efforts along with their coaches education for 5 years. We dive into some of the things he's observed within such an elite environment then transition into how he see's that benefiting the endurance world.
3:23 What was it liking starting at such a high level?
6:00 Brief ALTIS description
8:13 Commonalities among elites
12:00 The difference amongst individuals
14:57 How have your beliefs shifted?
21:18 Biggest areas of opportunity in endurance?
26:58 What metrics do you use with triathletes?
34:10 Recourses for runners in the weight-room.
Talkin' Shop # 4 - Dr. Logan Sherman "the devil is in the details"In this episode we discuss injuries and external inputs with Dr. Logan Sherman of Sherman Sport and Spine. We spend most of our time going over some of the easy pickings in self-care, how to choose a good physio, and then we top it off diving into the mindset of young athletes towards developing the proper self-care routine and extending their careers as far as possible.
0:00-2:47 Introduction of Dr. Sherman
2:47-4:23 The most common avoidable injuries you see?
4:23-6:55 What’s your advice for newbie’s out there in general?
6:55-12:03 What advice would you give your young self specifically?
12:03-15:42 How do you find a good specialist?
15:42-19:20 What are your beliefs regarding treatment/therapy?
19:20-24:25 Do you believe in changing someone’s mechanics?
24:25-25:46 Your feelings regarding shoe inserts.
25:46-28:06 The devil is in the details…
Link to Dr. Sherman's practice located in Dallas, TX:
Talkin' Shop Episode #3 - Mississippi State's Coach McGregorMississippi State's Coach Patrick McGregor joins us for an episode where we dive into some of the wisdom that we both have gained from the iconic coaches of our past. We then spend a short time discussing how to inject that into our teams of today.
0:00 - 1:47 - Introduction
1:48 - 4:00 - Running for Bubba
4:00 - 5:10 - Lessons Learned
5:10 - 6:27 - Saying the right things
6:27 - 9:45 - Running for Gags
9:45 - 13:45 - Lessons Learned
13:45- 15:15 - Intro into the “Hive Mindset”
15:15 -18:10 What makes a team?
18:10 - 21:20 - Teams in high stress environments
21:20 - 27:06 - Creating anti-fragility
27:06 - 28:04 Do things that scare you
Talkin' Shop #2 "Lone wolves and leaders" -Georgia Southern - Coach PenberthyIn this episode we get tangled up in the question of "are there any lone wolves at the top"? We also spend some time talking about athlete management and discuss the many different styles of leadership within a successful team.
0:00-2:00 Coach Penberthy's journey
2:00-4:00 Similarities among winning teams at all levels
4:00-6:50 How does the coach/athlete relationship change?
6:50-8:50 How to improve the odds of a good transition
8:50-9:40 Intro to the idea of a Lone Wolf
9:40-10:40 Can a lone wolf make the transition alone?
10:40-14:30 Was Michael Jordan a lone wolf AND a leader?
14:30-16:25 Categorizing types of leaders
16:25-19:50 How do you assign leadership roles?
19:50-22:05 Managing outspoken leaders
22:05-24:20 Elite people vs elite performers leadership roles
24:20-27:00 Big buy-in and hard work unite teams
27:00-29:45 3 things to avoid like the plague
Talkin' Shop # 1 - "Building resilient athletes" with Ashley Bastron of Wake ForestIn this episode we dive into the many different ways that athletes have responded to COVID along with how to continue building our athletes resilience during uncertain times.
0:45-2:00 Coach Bastron's journey
3:00-4:45 NCAA happenings
5:00-9:00 learning opportunities during COVID
9:15-11:30 how to stay flexible
11:30-16:30 dealing with uncertainty
16:30-26:45 improving your mindset & thought trains
27:00- the top 3 things on your coach "to-do" list