Podcast Guest “It's a long road” is the runner and coach Iasonas Ioannidis. With Iason we will have an interesting discussion on topics related to amateur runners and we will refer to training programs, nutrition, running concepts and we will extensively analyze terms and questions that everyone involved in running may have.
My guest today is the runner and coach Iasonas Ioannidis. Iasonas is a graduate of the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science (TEFAA) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in his second participation in 2021 in Thessaloniki in Alexander the Great Marathon beat him with a time of 2 hours and 27 minutes. With Iason we will have an interesting discussion on topics related to amateur runners and we will refer to training programs, nutrition, running concepts and we will extensively analyze terms and questions that anyone dealing with the run.
Podcast Interview Highlights “It's a long road” with runner and coach Jason Ioannidis.
01:17 Iason, starting and for the world to get to know you, would you like to tell us some things about yourself, about how running came into your life and how you started running?
03:30 Although I have said some things in my introduction, I would like to say that I see Jason every time I do my training at the Kavanzoglio stadium and I am impressed by your pace and style of running, which makes sense when we are talking about an athlete with a 2:27 Marathon performance!
04:13 True Jason, last year in 2021 in your second participation in Marathon, you managed to do the amazing and win and even with an impressive time. Really how much training is behind all of this and what is it that led you to run one Marathon;
07:18 What are the distinctions you have because if I'm not mistaken before the first place in the Marathon you had other first places but at shorter distances?
09:50 Besides being an athlete, you are also coach, is not that right;
10:35 What is the biggest award that one of the athletes you coach brought you?
13:20 What is more stressful? Race or train?
14:20 If both models are correct, how would you answer the question Heart rate training vs. tempo training?
17:13 If we were talking about someone who wants to run a Marathon, what parts does a weekly training;
19:47 What should be the weekly training volume?
21:42 For someone who wants to run a 10 for example in a good time, does the training they do differ compared to someone who wants to run a Marathon?
23:30 How important is carbohydrate intake and in general the hydration and the energy intake during the race? If we take for example, you and the first place you had in the Thessaloniki Marathon last year, but also this year when you came 2nd, what was your energy intake during the race, but also in the previous days?
26:10 We get up on, for example, Sunday morning and have a Long Run of, for example, 2 hours to do. Do we eat before training or is it better to do it on an empty stomach?
27:57 It is beneficial to do some ergometric or to amateur runners doesn't matter that much?
29:00 Are you working out? How long is your daily workout, what is your training schedule in general and how many kilometers do you cover in a week?
30:53 Is there a workout that you think helps you the most and gives you more?
32:15 What are your goals for this year? Is there a race you will be running in the near future?
33:04 What is the preparation before a big match? You follow a specific plan nutritionally and coaching?
34:25 How do you see the street movement in your city and in Greece by extension?
35:50 In closing, I would like to ask you where and how can someone find you?