YiOu Wang and Jacob Puzey Interview

YiOu Wang and Jacob Puzey are each coming to Lake Sonoma with a mission: Do the best they can and push hard.  Will that get either on the podium? We’ll have to wait until Saturday to find out.

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For YiOu, this will be her second attempt at 50 miles, though she’s hardly an underdog. Her dismantling of a stout 50k record last year (and a 2:38 marathon) will force other elite women to pay attention to her presence. Hear our original interview here.

Jacob is no newbie to ultras. He’s got a healthy record of finishes and records and coaches with Greg McMillan and Ian Torrence in Flagstaff.  We wanted to get his perspective on tackling this race from a running coach perspective.

We discuss:

  • Listening to experienced runners to gain information about training and racing.
  • How to handle courses that don’t have rhythm.
  • Paying attention to the little things when you’re not running.
  • The awesomeness of high school cross country.
  • How to stay healthy and not be stupid. Sour Patch crawlers and potato chips included.

Episode Notes:

Here’s Jacob’s blog with links to his coaching. He runs for Altra Footwear and First Endurance.

Jacob and I were talking about Trail Butter. Delicious.

Outro Music: (Whoomp!) There It Is by Tag Team

 

You're awfully quiet back there. Anything to say?