In episode 120 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Adam Didyk - Aus Distance Running Coach.
Adam Didyk’s coaching bio is very impressive, Adam has been an Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championship Team Coach. Adam has been Athletics Australia Coach of the Year Nominee in 2016 and 2017, the Athletics South Australia Coach of the Year in 2011/2012.
Adam is the Founder of Team Tempo Run hailing from South Australia and some of Adam’s most notable Athletic performances with his squad would have included Jess Trengrove who has been a dual Commonwealth Games Marathon Bronze Medallist in 2014 at Glascow and on the Gold Coast in 2018. Jess has also been a dual Australian Olympic Marathon Representative. Matty Hills and Jared Talon have been former athletes under the tutelage of Adam Didyk and Jared of course was the Olympic Commonwealth Games Race Walk-in Champion.
Adam is passionate about his craft, you will hear during this conversation around Adam’s philosophies, the importance of tracking key metrics, this concept of load management and the top 3 characteristics that Adam believes are key for optimal physical performance.
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"How we monitor to get better results."
"Find out what an athlete responds to."
"Find out what sort of beast you are?"
"Doing something that I loved doing."
"It’s not good to have all the talent and not be able to make the decisions."
"You do what you can actively progress to."
"Do what you need to do because it is right for you." - Best Advice
Top 3 Physical Characteristics for Physical Performance
1. Be Smart
2. Allow modifications in your training programs
3. Look after Health and Wellbeing
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Website: Tempo Run Coach
1:00 Introduction to Adam Didyk
5:30 Strength Training and Managing Load
11:00 Adam’s early days in running and athletics
18:30 Qualities of athletes going to Olympic Games
28:30 Top 3 Physical Characteristics for Physical Performance
33:40 Monitoring Energy Availability
41:00 Collecting Data for marathons
43:20 Tapering Tips for Marathon Preparation
48:55 Best Advice
52:00 Tempo Run Coach Business
53:20 Group Support
55:00 Physical Challenge: Run your fastest km
Ben Ray Smith – Physio at AIS
Collis Birmingham - Australian Middle and Long Distance Runner
Steve Monaghetti - 4 x Olympian, Commonwealth Games Marathon Champion – Episode 54 of The Physical Performance Show
Jess Trengove - Dual AUS Olympic Marathoner + 2014 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist – Episode 34 of The Physical Performance Show
Benita Willis – 4 x Olympian & AUS Marathon Record Holder – Episode 20 of The Physical Performance Show
Lisa Weightman – 3x AUS Olympic Marathon Representative – Episode 60 of The Physical Performance Show
Jared Tallent - Australian Race Walker: Olympic Gold Medallist 50km
Bruce McAvaney - Australian Sports Commentator
Pierre de Coubertin - Founder of International Olympic Committee
Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter)