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Coach Jason Koop covers training, nutrition and recent happenings in the ultramarathon world.

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    • 5.0 • 49 Ratings

Coach Jason Koop covers training, nutrition and recent happenings in the ultramarathon world.

    How to Design Ultramarathon Training Camps with CTS Coaches Ryne Anderson and Cliff Pittman | Koopcast Episode 134

    How to Design Ultramarathon Training Camps with CTS Coaches Ryne Anderson and Cliff Pittman | Koopcast Episode 134

    The weekend training camp is an essential element of most ultrarunner’s training programs. Coaches Ryne Anderson, Cliff Pittman, and host Jason Koop discuss how to set up the most effective training camp possible inclusive of goals, volume, and the right timing relative to your race. 
    Ryne Anderson is a CTS Expert coach located in Knoxville, TN. He has been coaching ultrarunners since 2018 and joined CTS in 2021. Ryne has run and coached numerous athletes with limited access to mountains that had successful races at Bighorn 100, Leadville 100, CCC 100k, and San Juan Solstice 50. Integrating strength and mobility work is vital to an athlete’s overall development and incorporates running-specific strength work with each athlete he coaches.
    https://trainright.com/coaches/ryne-anderson/
    Ryne on Instagram
    Cliff Pittman began pursuing his passion for endurance sports at the age of 11 when his parents signed him up for a community track club. He competed on a national level in both track and cross country through high school, but opted to enlist in the military shortly after 9/11, and delayed college until later in life. After a decade in the military, he transitioned into a corporate career, but continued to train several military athletes preparing for special operations. Cliff continued his passion for endurance sports by training for triathlons and marathons. In 2017, he launched a Life Coaching Practice that enabled me to leave my corporate career. But as he made efforts to grow that business, more and more athletes were seeking his help with their running goals and events. Cliff took this as a sign to align his purpose and efforts with what he is really passionate about – coaching athletes. In 2019, he transitioned to full-time run coaching with a specialty in helping ultra/trail athletes.
    https://trainright.com/coaches/cliff-pittman/
    Cliff on Instagram
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sleep Strategies for Ultramarathon with Borja Martinez Gonzalez | Koopcast Episode 133

    Sleep Strategies for Ultramarathon with Borja Martinez Gonzalez | Koopcast Episode 133

    Borja Martinez Gonzalez is a Research fellow and Adjunct professor at the University of Bolognia. After graduating in Sport Science and Physical Education at the University of Leon (Spain) in 2013. He subsequently completed an MSc in Sport Science for Optimal Performance from the University of Kent (UK) in 2015. He successfully passed his PhD Viva in 2022 at the same institution. He joined the University of Bologna as Research fellow (2021) and Adjunct professor (2022). His main research interest is to explore strategies to improve endurance performance, with a focus on fatigue, psychobiology, and sleep.
    He has also provided sport science support not only for various athletes competing at international endurance events including Ironman World Championships and Maraton Des Sables, but also for teams such as Drone Hopper - Androni Gioccatoli Professional Cycling Team, Gillingham Football Club, Honda Team Rally Dakar, and Team England Touch Rugby. He has done some consultancy work for companies, such as ASICS and Scarpa. 
    Borja’s Curriculum vitae
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Hoka NAZ Elite with Ben Rosario | Koopcast Episode 132

    Hoka NAZ Elite with Ben Rosario | Koopcast Episode 132

    Ben Rosario is the Executive director of the Hoka Northern Arizona Elite team. In this episode, we discuss what makes a great elite training team and how culture can help drive performance. 
    NAZ Elite
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    • 55 min
    Sleep Deprivation Training for Ultramarathon with Chiara Gattoni PhD | Koopcast Episode 131

    Sleep Deprivation Training for Ultramarathon with Chiara Gattoni PhD | Koopcast Episode 131

    Chiara Gattoni ​​is a researcher and strength and conditioning coach. She holds aa BSc in Exercise and Sport Sciences (University of Verona, Italy), a MSc in Sport Sciences and Training Methodologies (University of Verona, Italy) and a MSc in Sport and Health Sciences (University of Exeter, UK). 
    She completed her PhD program at the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences (University of Kent, UK), under the supervision of Professor Samuele Marcora. 
    She currently works at the University of Kent as a Research Assistant and Research Associate. We obtained two research grants and worked on a project funded by the Ministry of Defence UK. 
    Sleep Deprivation Training to Reduce the Negative Effects of Sleep Loss on Endurance Performance: A Single Case Study
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    What Physiology Matters for Ultramarathon Performance with Frederic Sabater Pastor PhD | Koopcast Episode 130

    What Physiology Matters for Ultramarathon Performance with Frederic Sabater Pastor PhD | Koopcast Episode 130

    Frederic Sabater Pastor is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Inter-university Lab of Human Movement. His area of focus is running, trail, performance, physiology, and fatigue.
    Paper on physiological variables related to ultramarathon performance.
    Previous papers on the subject- 
    Physiological Determinants of Ultramarathon Trail-Running Performance
    Predicting Trail-Running Performance With Laboratory Exercise Tests and Field-Based Results
    Frederic on Twitter


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    How to Prepare for The Races with CTS Coaches AJW, Corrine Malcolm and Michelle Foster | Koopcast Episode 129

    How to Prepare for The Races with CTS Coaches AJW, Corrine Malcolm and Michelle Foster | Koopcast Episode 129

    This episode of the podcast is a coaching roundtable with CTS coaches AJW, Corrine Malcolm, and Michelle Foster. We go over our experiences training athletes during the last 6-10 weeks leading into a race. 
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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Andy Pye ,

Great for coaches too

I listen to this podcast regularly and its fantastic and informative. As a UK based fell running coach and Ultra coach (UESCA) it keeps me upto date with the science to back up the practical application too

Sportfull ,

Top podcast with Luca

Great podcast with Luca. Thanks Jason. Best regards Martin

Emwindmill ,

So interesting

A must have podcast for endurance athletes. Loads of interesting guests sharing their studies and knowledge about our endurance sports. Jason Is a great interviewer as well as being a responsible advocate for endurance sport.

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