Mountain Strength CrossFit (http://www.mountainstrength.com), located in the town of Winchester in the metro Boston area, has established itself as a leader in working with the endurance athlete and obstacle-course racer world. Rich Borgatti, MSC owner, has become a pioneer in coaching the OCR crowd as well as mentoring runners in the ways of functional fitness training for better mobility and power. In this episode, we talk with Borgatti and MSC coach (and former race car driver) John Mariana about how to go about being a more resilient, powerful endurance athlete.
Unstoppable might be a good word to describe U.S.A.F Major Ken Corigliano. Originally a guy who hated running (at his first college cross-country practice he quit after a half-mile), here are a few of his achievements:
NCAA’s On-Campus Student-Athlete of the Year in 2003, Air Force Athlete of the Year in 2007 and in 2011 he was a double-gold medalist at the Armed Forces Triathlon Championships.
2007, he was named the Air Force Athlete of the Year. In 2008, he had the honor of serving as the Department of Defense liaison for the Beijing Summer Olympic Games. In 2011, he was a double gold medalist at the Armed Forces Triathlon Championships. Add to that Officer of the Year in his unit in 2009, and recipient of a Commendation Medal after returning from combat deployments in 2009 and 2011.
Perhaps Corigliano’s most difficult challenge has been one shared by more than 350,000 in the Armed Forces since 2000: Dealing with traumatic brain injury. In this interview, the elite age-group athlete and decorated officer talks about his approach to life, triathlon and challenge.
A couple of years, A.J. Alley, finishing law school, decided to take up triathlon in order to burn off steam as he prepared for bar exams. This led to his eventually creating his own triathlon bike company, A2bikes.com, in accordance with his desire to see a high-end tri bike on the market at an entry level cost. Alley details his journey in this episode of the Serious Triathlon podcast.
Tim O'Donnell gives the inside scoop on his preparation for his dominating win at Ironman Boulder, including an in-depth discussion with some of the latest technology he's incorporated into his training, Halo Neuroscience (along with scientist and CEO of Halo, Daniel Chao.
Olympian, Pan Am Games Champ, 70.3 Worlds Champ and more, American professional triathlete Andy Potts talks about what attracted him to triathlon, the personal growth that came with trying to be his best and how he's enjoying sharing what he's learned with newcomers to the triathlon at his new camps.
Dr. Michael Reilly,MD, a physician with St. Anthony's Hospital, will once again toe the line at the St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Florida, this weekend. He will be bringing along a small armada with him--his six kids, all boys and ages 7 to 16, who will also be jumping into the weekends events. LAVA talks with Dr. Reilly about what it was like to race in the old days, how to get your kids into triathlon and also offers some advice on how enjoying triathlon for decades.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee, talks about his transition to long-course racing and his debut race on April 22, the Gloria Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria (a 1.9k swim, 90k bike and 21k run).
American running great Meb Keflezighi talks about the philosophy and techniques of training that enabled him to win the emotionally-charged 2014 Boston Marathon at almost 39 years of age and after a long, storied career including a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics.
Keflezighi is the author of two books, Run to Overcome and Meb For Mortals.