[Podcast] Surfing X Running: Catch Your Wave with Gold-Medalist Pauline Ado

Surfing X Running: Catch Your Wave with Gold-Medalist Pauline Ado
August 12th, 2020

Pauline Ado is a pro surfer based in France. She’s was the ISA world Champion in 2017, and is the seven time World Surf League European Champion. Now, she is training to get back on the World Championship Tour and represent France during surfing’s first Olympic appearance in Tokyo 2020.

This is episode three of Running Remixed on the Caroline Gleich Show, a special four-part series to showcase how a diverse group of athletes uses running to maximize their training and practice. We’ll hear from Pauline for about 30 minutes which is designed to accompany you while you run. Then, we’ll turn it over to trainer Don Saladino, one of the most respected trainers in the business. He’s trained celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and Hugh Jackman. He's created a workout inspired by Pauline.

This series is brought to you in collaboration with On to celebrate the launch of the new Cloud X shoe. Lightweight and ultra-reactive, the Cloud X is designed to be your secret weapon for short, high-tempo runs (up to 10km) and mixed movement workouts. It features CloudTec, Swiss-engineered technology that turns impact into acceleration, expanding as you lift off for impact protection, increased propulsion, and explosive takeoffs. On was born in the Swiss mountains and is committed to sustainability and responsibility, for people and the planet.

Learn more: https://www.on-running.com/en-us/

On this episode, we talk about Pauline’s career, her favorite parts of surfing, having a growth mindset, her first time paragliding, her greatest accomplishments with surfing, what it’s like being on the world surf tour, her failures or setbacks, how running remixed fits into her training, how she discovered on, how she likes the Cloud X shoes, her tips for recovery, how she maintains a healthy diet while traveling, injuries, her tips for injury prevention, her activism and her upcoming goals including the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

After the interview, we get into our body weight and banded workout inspired by Pauline. If you’d like to see videos of these workouts, go to www.on-running.com/remixed.

This workout is intended to work on posture and stability while implementing explosiveness and core strength.

Set a timer for 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds of rest. We want to cut the work down to make sure that the explosive work is tighter. The increase in rest time will allow in more recovery as well.  Total workout time is 18 minutes.

A1) Handcuffs to reach 30/30 lying flat in face down position

A2) Banded Matrix step 30/30

A3) Shoulder taps 30/30

A4) Alt split jumps 30/30

A5) Explosive pushup

A6) Chair against a wall with a band 30/30

Repeat this circuit for 3 total rounds totaling 18 minutes