Ep 51: Jared Ward on his Marathon Training, Key Strategies for Balancing Life Along with Multiple Roles and Role of Mindset for Performing Well
Jared Ward is an American long-distance runner who qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics and finished sixth. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Jared gives an insight into his marathon training structure and talks about balancing life while playing so many different roles.
00:00 – About this episode
02:59 – Welcoming Jared to the show!
05:24 – Beginning of Jared’s running and athletic journey
06:15 – Does playing soccer have a role in improving running performances?
13:53 – The role of mindset and what should be the right one?
10:06 – Jared’s analogy towards competing at the Olympic level along with other roles to play
18:39 – Managing work and training together
19:10 – Importance of a coach
22:10 – Jared’s plans and strategies to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Qualifiers
28:32 – Jared’s teaching and how he perceives the different data?
31:31 – Working with Saucony on the shoe project
36:42 – How does Jared plan training, nutrition and other aspects of performance
44:32 – The importance of following the training plan
49:06 – Looking at the future – how does Jared see the next three years?
Jared qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics when he placed third in the 2016 US Olympic Trials marathon. He finished sixth at the 2016 Olympics. Ward has a master’s degree in statistics from Brigham Young University (BYU) and teaches statistics at BYU as a member of the adjunct faculty. At the 2015 USATF, 25 km Championships Ward finished 1st, defeating Matt Llano, Christo Landry, Abdi Abdirahman, Augustus Maiyo, and Brett Gotcher. On February 13, 2016, Ward finished third, behind Galen Rupp and Meb Keflezighi at the US Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles, California, to secure a place on the 2016 US Olympic Team finishing in 2:13:00.
Connect with Jared on Instagram: @jwardy21
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
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This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.