Training Talk Episode Four: LetsRun.com's Weldon Johnson
February 11, 2010
LetsRun.com's Weldon Johnson (Wejo), who went from being a guy who never finished in the top 25 of his collegiate cross country conference meet to 4th in the nation at USATFs at 10k twice (behind Meb Keflezighi, Abdi Abdirahman and Alan Culpepper), was the featured guest on the fourth edition of training talk.
We'll have a longer textual recap of the show later, but you can listen to the show in the embedded player below.
A great starting point for Wejo's training advice is his article, "Why I Sucked in College."
Wejo also is full of praise of the running book on the mental side of running, "Running Within."
Listen below or you can download into itunes on the show page. We will write up some of the highlights later.
Previous Episodes of Training Talk:
Training Talk Episode III Cornell distance coach Robert Johnson talks with American 2:10 debut marathoner Brett Gotcher and his coach Greg McMillan of adidas McMillan Elite in Flagstaff, Arizona.
*LRC MBoard Thread on Greg McMillan
Training Talk Episode II Cornell distance coach Robert Johnson and LRC Employee #1 Emory Mort talk with Matt Fitzgerald, author of new book Racing Weight: How To Get Lean For Peak Performance and other LRC recommended training books including Brain Training For Runners: A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance, Speed, Health, and Results.
Training Talk Episode I - LRC co-founder and Cornell distance coach Robert Johnson talks with coach John Kellogg, coaching guru behind the rise of LRC co-founder Weldon Johnson from 30-minute 10k'er to 28:06 runner who twice finished 4th at the USA Championships 10,000m. The talk is about the fundamentals of training for distance and mid-distance runners.
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