Full Tub with Nick Roche: Matt Palmer and Scott Olberding
“Despite being the son of a sub 4 miler, I didn’t really get into serious running until after college. Debuted at 24 years old in a local community 5K in KC. In 2015, I ran my first 1500m and ran 3:57, which is very relatable to anyone looking to join the sport.” – Matt Palmer
“Post college, I took a life gap year, got a good job, drank a decent amount of beers, you know…the norm. Then I took a leap into post collegiate running, snapping the fear of not running as well as I did in college, mainly because I had plenty of so- so college races, so there was a ton in the tank left.” - Scott Olberding
Matt Palmer and Scott Olberding join the show. Three fellas in a hot tub. What happens next?
Matt makes shoes for Nike and runs in circles very fast. He holds the club record in the 1,500 meters with a 3:46 so what’s got him running with a bunch of amateurs when other post-collegiate professional or semi-pro options were on the table? Palmer didn’t run in high school or college despite being the son of sub-4 miler. His dad also won Big 12 indoors at Kansas State so what’s it like following in his footsteps? Also sub-four aspirations?
Scott is the founder of the Jacuzzi Boys Athletic Club and a data viz enthusiast. He is one of the co-founders behind the genesis of CITIUS MAG. How does he balance his full-time job at Columbia Sportswear with training and hopes of getting close to an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. He also dives into the Minnesota high school running roots and ties with Elliott Heath – his former rival, current friend and coach.
This is Full Tub with Nick Roche – a new podcast on the CITIUS MAG Podcast Network showcasing the members of the Jacuzzi Boys Athletic Club.
The plan is to have some deep and personal conversations with various members of the JBAC. Get to know some of Portland, Oregon’s fastest and most thought-provoking characters. The group is just a couple guys and gals looking to crush miles and maybe have a beer or two.
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If you forgot your bathing suit, have no fear. You can still hop in the tub in a pair of split shorts. The water is getting warm. Hop on in.
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