Jul 7, 2019
With this episode, I welcome Ryan Posonby to the show. Ryan Ponsonby coached Leo Manzano to an Olympic Silver Medal in 2012 in London after working with John Cook and his group including Shalane Flanagan and Shannon Rowbury.
Ryan is now the head XC and track coach for St. Edwards University in Austin. He also coaches the Rogue Team Rogue Dawn Patrol that meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
With Ryan, I talk about his coaching philosophy which has evolved from his time as an assistant coach at the University of Texas as well as what it's like to coach an Olympian and how that compares to the everyday runner. Ryan also gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Leo's silver medal run in London in 2012.