Socialing The Distance featuring Julie Culley

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Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Julie Culley

TeamBrooks-JulieCulley-1104.jpgJulie Culley, photo by Steve Laico

Julie Culley recently resigned as Director, Track & Field and Cross Country, at Georgetown University. Julie had been Director over 4 years, and had been an assistant coach at Georgetown during the previous two years. Julie had spent a half decade as an elite athlete, making the U.S. Olympic team in 2012, with a strong PB at 5000m, 15:05.38.

We thank Julie Culley, she is a great communicator, and she will do well at Brooks. We thank Mike Deering, with The Shoe Addicts, who manages and produces Socialing the Distance.

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Chris Farley and Julie Culley with sons, James and Paul, photo by Steve Laico

Julie Culley was one of a handful of women who managed both entire track & field programs (men and women). She now goes to Brooks to manage sports marketing. This will be a high profile position, making Julie Culley one of the most visible women in the sport. Writer Sarah Lorge Butler made this point in an excellent piece at Runners World on Julie Culley (August 28): https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a33824828/julie-culley-brooks-georgetown/

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Chris Farley (with Paul) and Julie Culley (with James), photo by Steve Laico

We spoke with Julie Culley less than two weeks ago, and this is our complete interview. We will break it into clips in the next week. My take? Brooks is making a HUGE statement by bringing in a director with the experience in athletics that Julie Culley possesses.

In the interview, Julie was thoughtful, self depricating and shows a vast knowledge in the sport. She also understands that she is now going to be helping showcase a vital brand to runners, somewhat different than the brand (Georgetown University) that she recently championed.

We thank Julie Culley for her time and candor. We thanks Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts, on managing the program, Socialing the Distance and producing the videos.

Thanks to you, kind viewers, once again, on watching #SocialingtheDistance.

Table of Contents

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Introduction
0:40 - Big Changes
1:36 - Kids at Workouts while Coaching
2:49 - Time Management in Coaching
5:07 - Men's Coach at Georgetown
6:13 - Scholastic challenges for athletes at Georgetown
9:06 - Advice for other Coaches (assistant/head Coach)
10:54 - Race Day for a Coach
13:21 - What did you take from your athletics career into coaching?
16:08 - Bringing Experience in Running to Brooks
18:54 - Coaching during the pandemic
26:06 - Increase in Personal Running
28:09 - Working from Home vs Office
32:15 - Ending
33:28 - Epilogue

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