About This Episode
Tim Waggoner resides in the mountains of Colorado just outside Boulder and is a highly sought-after endurance coach. He raced as a pro triathlete for a couple of years before switching to primarily running. He ran 2h41 in his first marathon and then 2h30 in his second.
In his first race as an ultra-runner, a 50-mile trail race, he won and broke the course record. He then went on to place 6th at the Leadville 100 – his 4th ever ultra. To top it off, Lucho was the overall winner of the Leadman series in 2012, which includes all of the Leadville races.
He now spends most his time raising his two sons, coaching athletes, and fishing.
In this interview we talk about:
– His sporting background and what it was like to race as a pro triathlete.
– Why he stopped racing Ironman and started focussing on running.
– Unconventional training methods and his coaching philosophy .
– How to train an Ironman athlete who wants to tackle his fist 100km ultra run?.
– Fly fishing and IPA beers.