Manage episode 335816921 series 3002915
In this episode, we hear from the author of the new book From Coach Potato to Endurance Athlete, Hilary Topper. Hilary shares her inspiration for writing the book and we talk about some of the stories that she wrote about.
Hilary currently lives in New York and besides being a published author, she is a wife and mom as well as a business owner and endurance athlete.
I ask Hilary about her experience when she learned to swim when she decided to start triathlon training. She shared a funny story about her coach teaching her to blow bubbles in the pool. Not only did she learn proper technique, Hilary loves to swim with open water swimming being her favorite.
In her book, Hilary references a run-walk strategy that she learned from Jeff Galloway. She explains that Jeff personally trained her for the New York City Marathon in 2017 and she has been coaching that technique ever since. I take the opportunity to ask Hilary to explain the technique to me.
Hilary talks about some of her recent “marathon” swims. We discuss the importance of navigation. And we talk about the pros and cons of “going” in the water.
We talk about her book, goals for 2022 and of course, we compare notes on bikes.