190 episodes

The final surge podcast is a weekly podcast that interviews the best and the brightest coaches and athletes to help you train with a purpose.

Final Surge Podcas‪t‬ Dean Ouellette

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 77 Ratings

The final surge podcast is a weekly podcast that interviews the best and the brightest coaches and athletes to help you train with a purpose.

    Keira D'Amato

    Keira D'Amato

    Welcome to episode 181 of the Final Surge Podcast. This week we welcome professional runner Keira D'Amato to the show. Keira has an amazing story that ended with her just recently getting a professional contract from Nike. This was the first professional contract she was offered, and she was in her mid 30's. She took the time to share her story with us which we think you are going to find fascinating.

    • 28 min
    Tyler Day

    Tyler Day

    Welcome to episode 180 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome NAU national champion Tyler Day, who recently turned pro and announced he was joining former collegiate teammate Matt Baxter and Coach Ben Rosario with Northern Arizona Elite. We talked a little bit about his rise from a good Arizona high school runner to one of the best in the country in high school. We then talk about what the process was like when he announced he was turning professional.

    • 32 min


    Welcome to episode 179 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome Bertrand Newsom and Kevin Chang. They both came to running later in life and have teamed up to form Racemob. Racemob is a community of runners that share tips, stories, trumps, and laughter. They are also a podcast and coaching platform using Final Surge.

    • 38 min
    Martin Hehir

    Martin Hehir

    Welcome to episode 178 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome back Martin Hehir. We had Martin on the podcast almost 4 years ago when he was a year out of college and running with the NAZ Elite team in Flagstaff. Today he is in Philadelphia, going to medical school, getting ready for his residency and has two kids. We talk to him about his training and how he pulled that off with everything going on in his life right now.

    • 42 min
    Noah Droddy

    Noah Droddy

    Welcome to episode 177 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome professional distance runner Noah Droddy to the show. Droddy has a great story of a slightly better than average runner in high school who became an Olympics Trial qualifier. Droddy burst onto the scene in 2016 at the Trials and recently finished second in The Marathon Project. We catch up with Droddy about his preparation for his latest race and what is next for him in 2021.

    • 33 min
    Joe Berriatua

    Joe Berriatua

    Welcome to episode 176 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome back Tinman Elite athlete Joey Berriatua to the podcast. Joey was first with us a year and a half ago on episode 123. Joey joined us to talk about where is running is now, recent PR's he has had and we talk about his new passion which is coaching with the Hammer and Axe Training team. Joey has big plans for 2021 including making it to the US Olympics Trial, possibly in more than one event.
    1:10 What is new since last spring?
    3:09 You started running again in late November?
    4:10 You are forced to take 4-months off, what was the hardest part?
    5:45 And when you started running, you were only running 5-minutes at a time?
    6:54 How good shape did you get in with just swimming?
    8:29 How did you manage the swimming, was it based on time?
    10:05 You were back up to full volume by February and then March hit. Do you think it could have helped by not forcing yourself to race too quickly?
    12:11 How has your training been going the last few months?
    13:35 What races have you done since the injury?
    15:06 And this month you set a PR in the 5k, how did that race go?
    16:54 Do you have any more races on the calendar?
    17:45 So the focus now is the Olympic Trials?
    18:52 The team itself has grown a lot since we last talked, how has those dynamics played out?
    20:10 How did the Hammer and Axe Training start?
    22:18 Are any of your athletes local?
    23:01 Are most of them high school?
    26:25 Have you found this has helped your running?
    28:09 What would they get if they work with you?
    Instagram: @joeyberriatua
    Joey Hammer and Axe Training
    Final Surge
    Final Surge Instagram
    Final Surge Twitter
    Final Surge Facebook
    Final Surge Website

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Hilla99 ,

Episode 60 Matt Fitzgerald

I loved this episode it was GREAT! What a cool experience. The recap of it all was awesome. I had to defer Chicago last year - I am inspired!!!

CNeilson30 ,

next level training

This podcast is great for runners or athletes. I love the guests and the great tips they have that can really bring your training to the next level.

CoachLeFors ,

Awesome resource

This podcast is an outstanding resource for my personal training and my coaching as well. Dean has outstanding guests and asks the questions I think we all want to ask.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To