David Roche – Coaching Ultramarathon Runners

David Roche – Coaching Ultramarathon Runners

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Megan and David Roche
























I had David Roche on the show early last year to talk about what it’s like being married to a stud ultrarunner (his wife Megan), but this time Ethan and I had the chance to pin David down and ask him a bunch of questions about coaching, all based around the weekly column he writes for Trail Runner Magazine (NFI).

  • How to work on hills without hills.
  • How to train for altitude without altitude.
  • Why some people shouldn’t run fifty milers.
  • How to improve your speed during a lunch workout.
  • Why you should be having fun out there.
  • and more. They’re all easy, pragmatic, and designed for MUT runners.
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David Roche in Hawaii

We also discuss philosophy of coaching, who needs to be coached, and why some top runners work better with some coaches than others.  All around, a free-ranging discussion with two inquisitive runners and one of the top ultramarathon coaches in the country.

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David Roche – Coaching Ultramarathon Runners Episode Notes:

Here’s David’s site. (This wasn’t a paid spot and I have no financial interest…only interest.)

Here are the Brooks Cascade “Scott Jurek 2189 Edition” shoes I was talking about.

Follow David on the twitter machine at @mountainroche.

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David leading Way Too Cool this year. He won.

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