339. Is Everything We Know About Pain Wrong? Ryan Whited on a Better Way to Treat Pain
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by Jason Fitzgerald
4d ago
Ryan Whited is an elite climber, personal trainer and strength & conditioning coach who owns Paragon Athletics in Flagstaff, Arizona. Together with author and coach Matt Fitzgerald he has written Pain & Performance: A revolutionary new way to use training as treatment for pain and injury.  His approach to pain is a novel one and requires you to think about it in a much different way than most of us currently do. Learning to use “training as treatment” and recognize the positive aspects of pain are just a few of the concepts we discuss today. Before pain starts, build injury resili ..read more
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338. Trials Marathoner Andrea Pomaranski on Defying Age at 41, Running 120 Mile Weeks, & How She Lifts
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by Jason Fitzgerald
1w ago
Andrea Pomaranski just completed the 2024 Olympic Trials marathon, finishing 27th of 117 finishers in a time of 2:34:35. Andrea ran shorter distances in college and set the American under-20 record in the steeplechase in 2001. Then 22 years later, she also set the American Master’s record in the 50k. Des Linden is currently the only woman who has recorded a faster 50k! Andrea has qualified three times for the Olympic Trials in the marathon, and finished 27th this year only 20 days after racing the Houston Marathon. She credits her success to her long term consistency in training alongside regu ..read more
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337. Ask the Physical Therapist! Caitlin Alexander, DPT Answers Your Injury Questions
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by Jason Fitzgerald
2w ago
My guest on today’s episode in Dr. Caitlin Alexander. Caitlin is a physical therapist, a professional triathlete, and a certified triathlon and running coach. Three years ago she joined me on episode 179 to talk about long-term injuries, and now she is here to answer reader questions on injury reduction. Caitlin owns Hü Performance in downtown Boulder, Colorado. She works with a wide variety of athletes, from weekend warriors to competitive triathletes and elite runners. In addition to physical therapy, Caitlin also offers professional bike fitting, personalized strength and conditioning, and ..read more
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336. How to Schedule & Balance Strength Training with Your Running, with Jimmy Picard DPT
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by Jason Fitzgerald
3w ago
In recent years, runners have come to accept that strength training is a necessity to stay healthy and perform optimally. Learn how to periodize your strength work into 3 distinct phases to take your training to the next level! As a physical therapist, Jimmy Picard specializes in treating endurance runners and mountain athletes to help them stay healthy. He is also a certified running coach and strength coach. Jimmy’s experience in competitive endurance sports combined with his expertise in PT allow him to offer valuable insights to runners so they can avoid and recover from injury. On this ep ..read more
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335. The Endurance Episode: Zach Bitter on How to Push the Boundaries of Endurance
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by Jason Fitzgerald
1M ago
Do you want to have a monster aerobic engine? No matter what your level of experience, you can learn how to build volume safely and implement intensity to get the most from your training miles. Zach Bitter was formerly the 100-mile world record holder, and is currently the American record holder in the 100-mile and 12-hour events. He's a four time national champion at the 50-mile, 100k and 100-mile distances between 2012 and 2021. Zach has won some of the country’s most competitive ultra races and competed on Team USA’s 100k world team on three occasions. He is also a coach and host of the pop ..read more
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334. TrainingPeaks Founder Dirk Friel on AI, the Future of Coaching, and New Tech for Runners
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by Jason Fitzgerald
1M ago
Dirk Friel is the co-founder of TrainingPeaks, the largest training platform in the world for athletes. He’s also a talented athlete who explores the mountains through cycling and ski mountaineering. In 2017, Dirk was named Business Person of the Year by Boulder, Colorado’s Chamber of Commerce. What began as a coach-focused triathlon training platform now includes running, cycling and a host of other sports,  And soon they’ll be launching Training Peaks Strength for coaches as well! Dirk and I discuss how training has evolved since the early days of faxed training plans, and where it is h ..read more
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332. Power, Speed Development, and “Output” with Coach David Roche (repost!)
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by Jason Fitzgerald
1M ago
If you haven’t thought much about power as it relates to your running, you’re not alone. As runners, power isn’t something that we often consider in our training.  To help us understand power, we have David Roche with us today. David Roche is an elite trail runner, author, and running coach. He is a two-time USATF trail national champion and the 2014 Sub-Ultra Trail Runner of the Year. David publishes regularly in Trail Runner Magazine and wrote the book, The Happy Runner, with his wife Megan. He also contributed to our Little Black Book of Recovery & Prevention. Althou ..read more
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331. Phil Batterson, PhD Interviews Jason: Training Philosophy, Strength Workouts, and the Art vs. Science of Coaching
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by Jason Fitzgerald
2M ago
The tables get turned on this episode and Jason is interviewed by last week’s guest, Phil Batterson! This episode was initially recorded for the Critical Oxygen Podcast. Our conversation takes a broader look at the "why" behind our training philosophies.  Here are some of the topics our conversation covers: Jason Fitzgerald’s background in running and coaching The importance of maximizing consistency  Why optimization is going to be different for each athlete Distinguishing between utilization and capacity training Why Jason considers himself “a developmental coach” How running teac ..read more
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330. How to Improve the 3 Running Thresholds (Z2, LT, and VO2 Max), with Phil Batterson, PhD
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by Jason Fitzgerald
2M ago
Today on the podcast I have Phil Batterson, a competitive runner, former running coach, and the founder of Critical Oxygen. Phil has a PhD in human bioenergetics and a love for all sorts of endurance sports, from rowing to track and field and ultras. His goal with Critical Oxygen is to teach athletes and coaches how to optimize their physiology to maximize endurance performance. Phil breaks down some of the complex physiology behind the three different thresholds to make it more accessible, as well as providing practical ways to apply it in training. Some of our discussion includes: Phil’s jo ..read more
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329. Kobe Bryant’s Strength Coach Tim DiFrancesco on Injury Prevention (+ an announcement!)
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by Jason Fitzgerald
2M ago
On the podcast with me this week to discuss strength training and durability is Dr. Tim DiFrancesco. Tim has a bachelors in Exercise Science & Athletic Training and a doctorate in Physical Therapy, and spent over 6 years as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA.  After leaving the NBA, Tim developed TD Athlete’s Edge, a nationally renowned performance facility known for its scientific approach to training, nutrition, and recovery. He was a previous guest where we discussed how lifting can help you reach your potential as a runner, and today we ..read more
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