99th Podcast

Podcast Guest “It's a long road” is the triathlete and coach Aris Myrkos. Aris is a Graduate of T.E.F.A.A. Komotini in 2011, majoring in coaching. He also holds a master's degree from the same institution since 2014, specializing in "Maximizing Athletic Performance & Performance". In the scientific field of aerobic exercise, he has written and participated in numerous studies which have been published in international conferences, while he has prepared two theses on aerobic interval training and its acute adaptations to human physiology.

Aris is a Doctor (Ph.D.) of the Democritus University of Thrace in the field of ergophysiology and exercise physiology, with the aim of continuous development and discovery of new methods, techniques and knowledge to maximize sports performance and optimize the training process.


We will have an interesting discussion with Aris after we will talk about hydration before and during the race, Long Runs, the use of anti-inflammatory substances, while he will talk to us about his recent experience from participating in the Patagonman and answer various questions from listeners.

Podcast Interview Highlights “It's a long road" by Ari Myrko

07:45 Ari, do you want to tell us a few words about this PhD? What did you do and how long did it take you?

10:52 Over the past 3 days I have had the pleasure of spending many hours in conversation with the man behind Kipchoge's 1.59, sharing coaching philosophies, ideas and looking for ways to take the science one step further. Would you like to tell us something about it? What exactly did you experience and what did you gain from this three days?

15:30 Let's go to the listeners' questions, which are quite a few, but some of them are about your recent trip to Patagonia and something crazy you did there. Do you want to tell us about your experience?

23:35 What physiological characteristics should be taken into account by age?

25:00 How to schedule them training sessions along with empowerment and work?

25:39 How many hours of training per day is needed for a race Ironman;

28:17 What changes in weekly training plan to an athlete who will run a marathon with altitude, eg Athens, with the one who will run a relatively flat one like Alexander the Great. I think it's an interesting question, how much altitude does he put in per week and if he does lactic hills

30:24 What workouts does he recommend to improve speed?

31:28 They affect her heart the so demanding workouts included in triathlon;

32:16 Does blood donation affect performance in endurance sports? And if it affects, how long does it take for it to return? sportsman;

33:39 How much preparation time does an average athlete need for the half iron man!!!

34:54 For the prevention of muscle injuries, in addition to empowerment and avoiding muscle fatigue, what is needed in terms of nutrition?

36:06 After how much experience each athlete does not need a coach in a specific sport and not in a new one that most of us need?

37:47 At what pace should a 50-year-old run for distances of 5-10km who works out 2-3 times a week so that his heart doesn't get tired?

38:34 What can happen to someone, who has done an excellent 4 month preparation, during which he broke records in 2-3 smaller races he took part in, had very good nutrition, correct diet (dietitian), but at about the 20th km of the AMA he hit a wall? Last year same from 12. Lack of leg strength? (he did not do empowerment) or by running in training faster than he should, did he not learn to "burn" fat in the long distances?

42:15 How important is hydration before and during the race?

44:42 Having seen one of your posts again, I will ask you the next question, which is also a question of many runners. Fasting or not when I have to run a long run on a Sunday morning? What do the surveys say?

48:21 It is common during competition for some athletes to take anti-inflammatories to relieve pain. What does research and science say about it? Does the same apply to, say, an aspirin or a depon or algofren?

51:15 What are you planning for the future? We already had a question from a listener that said, "After Patagonia and the PhD, next goal?"

53:20 I noticed that in the last one Athens Marathon you had a large number of athletes participating and even some of them for the first time. Really, how was the participation of your athletes overall and what feelings did you have as a coach when you managed to successfully guide some of your athletes to run a Marathon for the first time?

Aris Myrkos
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/aris.myrkos
email: aris7tefaa@gmail.com


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