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Jan. 3, 2022

Coaching Call #1 | Setting The Table For The Canyons 100K

Coaching Call #1 | Setting The Table For The Canyons 100K
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This is the first episode in a monthly series we are calling the “Coaching Call”.

For context - In April, I will be lining up for the Canyons 100k. Ryan Ghelfi, the Head Coach at Trails and Tarmac, is going to help me prepare.  We decided to take it a step further by working in total transparency. Our calls will be recorded and the training log will be viewable 24/7 for you to analyze.

Here is how these episodes will work.

At the beginning of each month, we will hop on a call to recap and analyze the training from the previous 4 weeks. It will be like any normal check in call of ours, except it will be recorded. Nothing will be held back. You will get total insight into my goals, how the workouts are going, what’s working, what isn’t working, what I'm concerned about, and questions I have.  There will be 6 total episodes including a pre-race and post-race call through the end of April.

Hopefully you can see yourself in these conversations and apply some of the topics that we cover to your own training.

In future episodes we will be entertaining audience questions, so reach out on social with topics you’d like us to cover. I will also link in the show notes to Ryan's social channels as well as the Trails and Tarmac website in case you want to get in touch.

In this first episode we kick off our coaching relationship that officially starts on January 3rd. We look into how I’m feeling, how training will be structured, strategies to stay focused, how to think about goal setting and more. Enjoy!


  • (3:05) - why we are publicizing these coaching calls
  • (4:16) - a rundown of Finn's running history, the coaching relationship
  • (8:09) - the performance benefits of public accountability
  • (11:10) - why Finn chose the Canyons 100K
  • (13:25) - the challenges to producing a consistent training block over multiple months
  • (28:07) - training learnings to date
  • (38:18) - what listeners can expect in future episodes


Additional Episodes You May Enjoy: 

  • #41 - Coaching Call #2 | Canyons 100K Progress, Training Partners, Coaching A Trail Team
  • #17 - Ryan Ghelfi | Post Sponsorship Athlete Life, Trail Running Teams, UTMB, FKT Scene

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