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Watch: Kevin Goldberg on 200 Mile Training and Cocodona 250



In this interview with 7-time 200 mile ultramarathon finisher Kevin Goldberg, we discuss what we can all learn from his decade of ultramarathon running, what the components of a strong 200 mile training plan are, and we talk in detail about his latest race finish, the Cocodona 250 Mile Endurance Run, where Kevin finished 4th.


00:00 Guest Introduction and Background on Kevin Goldberg


02:14 Topics Outline: Learnings from a Decade of Competition, Pillars of 200 Mile Training, 2023 Cocodona 250 Race Experience


03:50 Kevin’s path into running and ultrarunning


06:10 Choosing events based on the training the athlete enjoys


08:39 Progressing from 50K ultras to 200+ mile ultras


13:40 Unique features of 200+ mile ultramarathons compared to shorter ultras


16:12 How quickly to progress from ultra 50K to 200 mile races?


19:15 Pillars of 200 training


24:05 The role of high intensity and interval training in 200 training


27:00 How to train for a 70+ hour race in 10-15 hours a week


31:00 How long does a 200 training block need to be?


34:00 The finer points of intensity: what varieties we care about and when


35:40 Strength training for the 200 runner?


39:25 Mental Prep for a 200: “Willing it into existence”


44:25 Final Thoughts on Training for 200s


46:15 Cocodona 250: History + Vision


50:40 Growing Community and a Week-Long Running Festival


53:40 Kevin’s experience and Cocodona course beta

1:08:00 Conclusion and Supplemental Links



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Cocodona Start

Course Markings
The Delles



Mile 85















Iron King Aid


Tunnels from Iron King

Desert Flow

Running towards the horizon


















Sedona


Fort Tuthill Aid Mile 220


All smiles at the finish

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