In this episode, Joe Holder, health and wellness coach, creator of the Ocho System, and community manager for Health Warrior, discusses his background in athletics, from playing track, football, and basketball in his youth to focusing solely on football during his time at the University of Pennsylvania. Joe reflects on how the Ocho System’s wellness philosophy was born out of his experience healing two injuries during college. He offers advice on how to overcome mental barriers in changing one’s relationship to exercise. Joe explains his role as the Community Manager of Health Warrior and the importance of traveling in his work-life balance. He reveals how he unplugs from his busy schedule and provides insight on eating healthy on a budget. Lastly, he shares details on his own training and exciting developments for 2015.
In this episode, Dr. Hansen, chiropractic doctor, high school cross country coach, and runner,
explains why he started running in 6th grade. He reflects on his experiences competing in high school and in college at UC San Diego. Dr. Hansen recounts two memorable races of his collegiate running career. He shares how he knew he wanted to go to school for orthopedic medicine. Dr. Hansen discusses his journey opening High Altitude Spine and Sport Clinic in Boulder. He offers three things every runner can do to prevent injury. Dr. Hansen previews his upcoming race calendar. He provides insight on the psychology of high school coaching. Lastly, Dr. Hansen reveals one person he would want to have coffee with.
In this episode, Andy Wacker, Boulder-based professional road and mountain runner, discusses his background in running from why he started running in middle school to competing in high school. He recaps the transition from high school to collegiate running and recounts his biggest breakthrough race in college where he ran 13:41 in the 5k. Andy shares three central lessons he learned from Mark Wetmore, his renowned coach at the University of Colorado. He explains how he stayed motivated on a long-road back from an injury. Andy reveals why he started mountain racing and reflections on his recent third place finish at the Pikes Peak Ascent. He offers his favorite running spots and reads, including the craziest animals he has seen on a run! Lastly, Andy previews upcoming races and goals.
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.