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Episode 9 – Olympic Physical Therapist Zuzana Rogers

Episode 9 – Olympic Physical Therapist Zuzana Rogers

Episode 9 is a must listen – packed with all you need to know to stay healthy over the long term.

Zuzana was born and raised in Slovakia, has a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Washington, Doctorate of Science (ScD) in physical therapy at the Texas Tech and her dissertation focus was on sports injury prevention in adolescent athletes.

Recently Zuzana was the only American to receive a Sports Physiotherapy Diploma Program through International Olympic Committee, a worldwide program designed for physical therapist working with elite athletes, and will be working with Olympic athletes this winter!

A former member of the Czechoslovak and Slovak National Ski Teams, she is actively involved in the Alaska’s sports community as an athlete, coach and a volunteer physical therapist. Zuzana leads Advanced Physical Therapy’s Sports Physical Therapy Program, which provides outreach support to community, professional and recreational athletes. Her passion in sports rehabilitation, injury prevention and performance enhancement reflects on her work with the U. S. National Cross-Country Ski Team, Alaska Pacific University Ski Team and many additional sports clubs in Anchorage. She travels with the US Ski Team to cover Cross-Country World Cup every year. Moreover, she has presented at many workshops regarding sports injury prevention, especially in adolescent population.


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AK Athlete Episode 8 – Jerry Ross – Alaska’s Endurance Legend

AK Athlete Episode 8 – Jerry Ross – Alaska’s Endurance Legend

Jerry is well known throughout the Alaskan Endurance community. Coach, Teacher, Record holder, marathon master, story teller – This is a mandatory listen in our book. If you want to train with Jerry sign up for his group training runs at Alaska Endurance Project and as always if you want to get stronger to go longer and are looking for a gym to go to check out Redox Crossfit

[0:00] Intros and bad jokes

[4:00] Where it all started. Stigmas around running

[10:00] Training growing up. Bringing that competitive fire into adulthood

[14:00] Some deep running thoughts – how running can make up a person’s being

[18:00] Jerry’s running resumé

[22:00] College running – the effect of coaching on an athletes passion

[28:00] Some thoughts on how to train – easy miles are OK

[35:00] More high school and college running – times, results, highlights

[40:00] Getting into marathoning – the next step in Jerry’s career

[42:00] 2003- tired of getting beat by “old guys” – first time breaking 2:45 in the Marathon

If you aren’t putting in the time or the distance, you don’t have the right to expect to win

[48:30] Dropping some numbers – Jerry’s marathon success

[50:00] Training to PR a 5k race – through the Alaskan winter – importance of a training cycle and taking time off

[56:30] Still training for marathons – breaking 2:30 – lessons learned

[59:30] MORE ACCOMPLISHMENTS – Jerry is a badass! The story of a windy Boston race.

[1:06:30] Setting the Lost Lake record

[1:12:00] Mental toughness in training

Jerry drops some knowledge bombs here!!

[1:19:20] Alaska Endurance Project – Programming talk and training philosophy

  • tempo, interval, aerobic, etc… nerd out with us
[1:39:00] Mountain running group

The biggest variable that will determine your success is how consistent you can be with your training

As always, check out AK Athlete if you are interested in free endurance/multi-sport programming including strength and conditioning work!


AK Athlete Episode 7 – Corbyn Jahn

AK Athlete Episode 7 – Corbyn Jahn

A force to be reckoned with, Corbyn is crushing the AK race circuit. Listen is as we discus training, lifestyle and racing. Don’t miss this episode, when Corbyn blows up, you’ll know where you heard it first.

As always, check out Redox Crossfit – you need to cross train. Whether you are a casual athlete or pro, time in the gym will prevent injury and keep you going for the long game. Redox has the best equipment, qualified coaches and stellar programming.

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