Final Surge Podcast Episode 57: Carrie Lane

In Episode 57 of the Final Surge Podcast, we talk to Carrie Lane, former track and field coach at the University of Nebraska and Virginia. Carrie is now a Sports Performance Coach and is a USTFCCCA Strength Certification Instructor. Carrie talks about strength training for endurance athletes, plyometrics, warm-ups before workouts, and much more.

In Episode 57 we welcome Carrie Lane, Sports Performance Coach at Authentic Performance Center, USTFCCA Strength Training Certification Instructor and former track and field coach at University of Nebraska and University of Virginia.

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How did you get your start in endurance athletics when you were younger?

You are known for your strength training, but you ran collegiately as a distance runner. Can you tell us how you got made that transition?

A lot of young athletes, especially distance runners, are becoming more specialized. How important is building an endurance athlete even more so than just a distance runner to remain durable and for consistency?

You mention plyometrics. When do you move athletes from plyos to getting under the bar and lifting?

When you read about coaches like Percy Cuerety, and runners like Sebastian Coe we hear a lot about strength training that is not running specific. So where do we start in building dynamic runners?

How often would you do the skipping and dynamic warm ups?

How would the warm up differ before a recovery day versus a workout day?

Over a course of a week, what type of structure should all of these exercises have?

Carrie discusses using a rope for hurdle mobility drills.

When you finally get into a weight room, how often should an athlete be in the weight room?

On those weight room days would you recommend getting them in on a workout or an easy day?

Should the weight room days be done in a different part of the day like run in the morning and weights later in the day?

We think of strength work for a sprinter or thrower, but why is it important to work on strength for endurance athletes?

What about the differences between male and female, what areas are different that they need to work on?

We recently started doing a band routine a day post run. How much band work do you typically incorporate?

If you are doing dynamic warm-ups like leg swings before you run and then you have core work almost daily plus some plyo work throughout the week, and then you are also getting into the weight room a few times a week, is there a point for a distance runner where the returns are just not worth the extra time you are putting in?

You have a program you have made available for distance runners. Can you tell us about that and what is included?

Strength Training for Distance Runners
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