Dr. Stephen Seiler only coaches one athlete day-to-day: His daughter Siren. Who cares? Well, you very much should. If your dad were a world-class exercise physiologist, you’d probably train effectively—and there’s a lot to learn from this case study.
In part 2 of this chat between Dr. Seiler and his daughter Siren, they catch up on her recent training and racing, including her first-ever 5000-meter track race at the famous Bislett Stadium in Oslo. The stands were basically empty because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the effort was full gas.
In this unvarnished, unedited discussion, Dr. Seiler and Siren talk about intensity zones, peaking and riding the wave, recovery diagnostics, strength training, pistol squat PRs, Paula Radcliffe, and the loneliness of the high-level female endurance athlete.
Reposted on Fast Talk Laboratories with permission of Dr. Stephen Seiler.