In this episode, Danielle Hunt, runner for the Oiselle Team and Colgate University Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field coach, gives her background in athletics from field hokey and alpine skiing to eventually running in high school. She discusses how perseverance and hard work allowed her to run in college and her journey running at the renowned Northern Arizona University Program. Danielle provides insight on what is means to be a coach: finding happiness in the joy of others. She describes her experience running and racing for the Oiselle Team. Danielle shares three tips for staying injury-free. Lastly, Danielle previews upcoming races on her calendar and what excites her about her new position as Women’s Head Cross Country at Colgate University.
I have had the honor of working at the Boulder Running Camps in Colorado for the past two weeks, founded and directed by the amazing Coach Jay Johnson, who is featured on the ROO Podcast #27. We teach committed high school runners numerous elements for improving their running. One of my favorite exercises I have learned at the camp is The Lunge Warm Up, which Coach Johnson advocates before every run and is based on Physical Therapist Gary Gray’s Lunge Matrix. Three reasons why I love it? Takes less than 5 minutes— short and sweet! Moves through all three essential planes …
In this episode, Jeremy and Adriana Nelson, accomplished runners and cofounders of Roll Recovery, discuss their running backgrounds, Adriana’s journey as a professional runner, and their cofounding of Roll Recovery, a company that creates innovative self-massage tools for athletes. Adriana recounts her running story from her youth in Romania. Jeremy reflects on how being married to a professional runner inspired his getting serious about running. They both offer three tips on injury prevention. Jeremy and Adriana discuss how perseverance has made Adriana’s most memorable marathons. They explain what is Roll Recovery and the story behind its invention. Lastly, they reveal upcoming races and roll recovery innovations in the upcoming months.
In this episode, Joanna Zeiger, accomplished runner, former professional triathlete, coach, and researcher of behavioral genetics, discusses her background in swimming from her beginning at the age of 7 to swimming competitively through college. She explains how an injury lead her to discover running. Joanna recounts the two most memorable races from her triathlon career. She describes the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes. Joanna reveals her current focus on running as a competitive masters athlete and upcoming races and goals, including qualifying for the Olympic Trials in the marathon. She reflects on why coaches need a coach. Joanna explains how she balances her work as a Research Associate at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics and training on a day to day basis. She honors the importance of her family’s support in her athletic endeavors. Lastly, Joanna provides three tips for endurance athletes those recovering from an injury and her nutrition philosophy for athletes of all levels.
In this episode we discuss Nate Jenkins, professional runner and math teacher’s running background, from how he began running to his transition to professional running. Nate recounts the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon where he ran 2:14, placing seventh and ahead of Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi. Nate discusses his journey with injuries and how yoga has helped him stay injury-free. Lastly, Nate shares what races are ahead for 2014.