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RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Coach Rana Reider

Rana Reider has been coaching most of his adult life. Rana Reider fell in love with athletics watching his brother compete at the iconic Arcadia Invitational.

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Rana has learned from some of the best. Rana Reider gives Ted Banks, the iconic coach at UTEP, San Jose State and Riverside CC, much credit on his beginnings as a coach. Rana spoke about how John Smith answered his many questions as well. Rana used those answers, his varied coaching experiences and hands on time with his athletes to help build several generations of athletes.

Rana Reider coached at NCAA Schools such as Florida and Kansas State.

Rana Reider was NAIA Coach of the year in 2000, and Nike Coach of the year in 2011.

According to this coach, nothing comes easy. If you want to be the best, you need to work hard and stay focused.

Rana Reider has worked with British Athletics, Athletics Netherlands, and now, the Chinese federation.

He currently works with athletes such as Christian Taylor, Andre De Grasse, Trayvon Brommel, Dafne Schippers, Adam Gemeli and Jimmy Vicaut, among others.

Rana Reider1.jpgRana Reider, photo by NOS.NL

In our wide ranging discussion, Rana Reider and I discussed the challenges of coaching in a pandemic, and how each athlete is an individual, and has unique strengths and weaknesses.

We thank Rana Reider for his time and candor.

We thanks Mike Deering for producing #socialingthedistance.

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Geordie Beamish

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Geordie Beamish is a New Zealand athlete, who, via Northern Arizona University, was coached by Mike Smith and developed into a promising middle distance runner.

Geordie Beamish's biggest challenges has been injuries. Light on mileage, Geordie has gone 13:31.58 at 5000m outdoors (May 2, 2019), and 3:56.90 at the indoor mile (8 Feb 2020). In 2019, Geordie surprised all by he and his coach, with his NCAA indoor mile.

I enjoyed speaking with Geordie Beamish. He is a straight shooter, thoughtful and knows that he has been fortunate in his relationships with coaches. Mike Smith at NAU, and now, Dathan Ritzenhein.

Our discussion was relaxed, and I was intent on learning about Geordie Beamish and his move to Boulder with the OAC.

My take? This young man has wheels and he will take his place among the amazing Kiwis in athletic history.

Thanks Geordie Beamish.

Thanks Mike Deering/The Shoe Addicts on producing this interview.

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Josephus Lyles

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Last week, we inteviewed Josephus Lyles, who had a paradigm changing season. In 2020, Josephus took his 200m PB from 20.70 to 20.24. What changed?

In our discussion, Josephus Lyles told runblogrun how Coach Brauman had Josephus working on his challenges: his starts and his short speed. In the pandemic, Josephus began working with the 100m/200m types, instead of the 400m types.

Josephus has focused on the 400m, and with a PB of 45.09. He competed in the 200m in Monaco and the 400m in Budapest this past August, going 20.30 and 46.08, taking second in both events.

IMG_7097.jpgJosephus Lyles, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

In January 2020, Josephus went 6.88 and 6.81 indoors at 60 meters.

On 4 July 2020, Josephus went 20.40 PB at the Showdow in Otown. On 25 July 2020, Josephus went 20.24 PB at the Back to the Track. And his last event in 2020, on 29 August 2020, Josephus Lyles ended 2020 with a win, going 20.32 at 200m at the Drake Blue Oval Showcase. (And on 14 August, Josephus went 20.30 in Monaco).

At 400m, Josephus went 45.40 on 24 July at the Back to the Track and 46.08 at 400m at the Istvan Gyulai.

The interview was a multi faceted. Josephus is always a lot of fun and enjoys the process. We wanted to thank Josephus Lyles for his time (thanks to Sandra Nel Kurman/ Global Athletics), and Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts on producing #SocialingtheDistance.

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Julie Culley

Clip 4 - Advice for other Coaches

In this clip #4, we asked Julie Culley to suggest ideas for Coaches, using her experience at Loyola College and Georgetown University.

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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.

Julie Culley was the focus of our #SocialingtheDistance program a couple of weeks ago. She is transitioning from Director of Men's Track & Field at Georgetown University to the new Director of sports marketing at Brooks running.

In Clip 3, we spoke with Julie Culley about Scholastic challenges for athletes. As Director, I was wondering if Julie Culley was actually able to coach athletes. She assured me that she was.

TeamBrooks IMG_6115.jpgChris Farley and Julie Culley with sons, James and Paul, photo by Steve Laico

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.

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Julie Culley

Clip 2 - What did you take from your athletics career into coaching?

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Julie Culley was a fine athlete. She has a PB at 5000m ofi 15:05.38. In 2012, Julie Culley made the Olympic team at 5000m, and scored a PB in the final. In clip 2, Julie Culley spoke with Larry Eder about her career as an athlete.

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.

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Julie Culley

Clip 1 - Time Management in Coaching

In this clip 1 with Julie Culley, the recent Director of Track & Field at Georgetown University, is now moving to Brooks, taking the position as sports marketing director.

We asked Julie to discuss the breadth of much of her experience in coaching at Georgetown.

This clip is about the challenges that a coach, at any level, but especially as a director of Track & Field at a major institution.

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Julie Culley, photo by Steve Laico

Special thanks to Julie Culley.

Special thanks to Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts.

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Emily Oren

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Emily Oren shows the value of supportive coaching. In high school, Emily was not an early adapter to running. But, with good coaching and positive support, Emily saw success and got the bug. At Hillsdale college, Emily had excellent coaching, and developed into the finest athlete in her colleges' history, leading the team to the college Women's Track and Field program 2016 Program of the Year. That year, Emily was also the Honda's Collegiate Sports Award Women's Recipient. This is the biggest award in women's collegiate sports.

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Jesse Williams of Sound Running

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Jesse Williams built sports marketing at Brooks into a department that supported athletes, events and clubs on a global level. Now, with his own firm, Sound Running, Jesse Williams is helping brands solve conondrums in challenging times. In 2020, how does one give athletes a chance to compete and excel, while keeping local and national pandemic rules in mind.

On August 22 and August 29, Jesse Williams and his team hosted the Sunset Tour, sponsored by Under Armour. Keeping 40 athletes socially distanced, satiated, with the ability to workout and race, is no mean feat!

We spoke with Jesse Williams on his challenging week. Thanks Jesse!

Special thanks to Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts on producing Socialing The Distance.

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RunBlogRun presents Socialing

The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Jeff Galloway

Jeff Galloway was a 1972 Olympian, at the 10,000m. He could have also made the marathon, team but he was pacing his training partner Jack Bacheler to make the team in the marathon.

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Jeff Galloway began his love with running at the age of thirteen, and has not stopped running since.

Jeff had a career in the Navy, just as his father did. After 4 years at Wesleyan, with the likes of Bill Rodgers and Amby Burfoot, Jeff enlisted in the Navy, spent 3 years in Vietnam, on a Navy tanker, was shot at by a russian navy ship, but only wanted to get in a good run when he got shore leave.

In 1970-1972, Jeff trained with Jack Bacheler and Frank Shorter. At the time Galloway was 4 minutes behind standards in Marathon and 3 minutes behind in 10,000m. He made the 10,000m event in 1972 Olympic team and helped Jack Bacheler make the marathon team.

In later years, Jeff Galloway continued to develop as an athlete, but loved helping get people into the sport. He had demystiied running to the masses, and should be recognized as the person who began the third running movement. In the third running boom, more people, who believed that they could not run, participated as they took modest ways to move and build into running. Jeff Galloway gave many runners their starts by helping them look at running in achievable segments.

jf3621sc.jpgJeff Galloway, in modern times...

We thank Jeff Galloway, on his time with us in this interview and with all he has contributed to the sport.

We also thank Olivia Flores, with Jill Schmidt PR on getting this interview together. Special thanks to Mike Deering on managing these inteviews and the

Socialing the Distance program.

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