About this episode
CJ is just a typical guy who lives in Fresno, California. He is a cross country and track coach and professional marathon runner for Brooks.
In this episode we talk about:
- CJ’s progression and unconventional path to pro running
- high volume training: lots and lots of miles
- surpassing expectations and not setting limits
- gaining confidence and self-belief through training
- balancing outcome goals with process goals
- interpreting results as learning opportunities
- mental and physiological approaches to marathon pacing
- self-experimentation and learning through experience
- training science and fatigue
- long runs over 26.2 miles
- treadmill running
- juggling multiple priorities: pro running, teaching, coaching, new parenthood and family
- periodizing training
- pursuing progress
- preparing the mind for success and to achieve goals
- normalizing breakthroughs and not self-sabotaging
- putting running in perspective
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