Marathon Talk
Marathon Talk
Jan 20, 2021
Episode 574 - Sophie Raworth
Play • 1 hr 33 min

Holly talks to runner and BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth about how running has been her saviour through lockdown. We also talk about XC running distances, running with a mask, and being a lockdown diva. Plus, Training Talk is back with strength training for runners.

The Women's Running Podcast
The Women's Running Podcast
Esther Newman
Ep 28. Women's Running Workshop. Nutrition and tapering.
Welcome to episode 28 of the Women’s Running podcast: this is our 6th Women’s Running Workshop. In this episode, we’re getting closer to our half marathon start line, and we hear how Holly’s running has been going over the last four weeks – spoiler: pretty good actually. Endurance is coming on apace, but I obviously need to slap her wrists about the strength training, but I let her off the hook because runners always avoid strength and conditioning, so I just see it as Holly becoming a Proper Runner ™. So we talk about that, we talk about my training too, which I somehow managed to forget to do. And we talk about the taper – how to do it, when to do it, and how it’ll help us on race day. We also talk about some other strength exercises we can do, using resistance. You can pick these up for under a tenner online: do please have a search around and try to spend money with local, small businesses if you can – I’ve been using John Moore Sports in Bath, but other local sports shops are available! Try and add in some resistance band moves to your S&C sessions, with crab walks and clam shells to really give your glutes some oomph. I’ve also given Holly a couple more exercises so she can switch these up a bit, while I’ll list below. We also talk about nutrition – the sort of breakfast that will help rather than hinder your training, and nutrition strategies during the race, which might include actual jelly babies – whatever gets you through. And what do I have to warn you about? I think I say the word ‘segue’ too much, and we absolutely do NOT hate cyclists or dogs, I promise, despite all indications to the contrary.  These are the exercises I’ve asked Holly to do for the next couple of weeks, just so she wasn’t getting bored. You can do these too if you like. Meanwhile, we’re running 3 or 4 times a week (mostly 3), made up of our increasing long run, a technical run and an easy run. So the exercises are:  A side plank. This is forearm to feet, make sure your body is in one straight line, and that you keep your head and neck in a straight line. This is harder than a normal plank, so start by holding for 20 secs, and build up to a 45 secs on each side.  Tricep dips - sit on the edge of a chair, place your hands on the edge to take your weight, shift your body off the edge. To start with keep knees above ankles, as you progress, move your feet further away. Then don’t move ANYTHING apart from your arms and bend your elbows, while taking your weight, and then pushing back up to straight. Look online if you’re unsure of technique, or you don’t feel anything working. Do 10 very slow ones.  Then instead of squats, we’ve introduced Single leg lunges: Stand tall, take a huge step forward with one leg, lower your body so that your back knee almost touches the floor, push back off the front leg to stand tall again, and then switch legs. Keep your body upright at all times. Progress by holding a weight to your chest or wearing a backpack full of books. Do 10 of these each side.  Good luck with these, and with your training – let us know how you’re getting on, and Holly and I will update you just before we do our half in a couple of weeks’ time. Excited!
44 min
The Running for Real Podcast
The Running for Real Podcast
Tina Muir
Evie Serventi: Build Your Mental Flexibility - R4R 237
The changing relationship runners may have with the sport throughout our lives. For Evie, she just moved back to Australia after years of living in the UK. She was also a sports psychologist and enjoyed a lot of sports before having twins last year. Now she’s slowly introducing sports into her life again and building her career back up. Evie predominantly loves swimming and triathlon and has competed at an amateur level and age group competitions. It was when she was pregnant with twins that her life changed and she turned to walking as a way to keep active. As a psychologist, she learned how to prepare for changing times. “I've learned lots of skills in terms of how to be adaptable and flexible, and we're going to talk about mental flexibility,” Evie said. “When the twins were born again, I really didn't do much. And I remember, you know, is sitting on the couch, thinking I can't remember the last time I have sat for so long.” She talks about the importance of checking in with yourself because going from a competitive athlete to having no support at all after having children and during COVID, it’s difficult to find time for yourself. Our relationship with running and sports is constantly evolving so we must be flexible and adapt with it. Creating a Plan B. After realizing her original plans of early swims weren’t working, Evie came up with a strategy called Plan B to ensure she gives herself grace and flexibility while still making space for activities she enjoys. “On Monday morning, check with my husband to see what meetings he's got that day. Can I slip out during the day for a lunch Swim? Can I go in the evening, or should I just bump it to the next day, or can I do some yoga at home?” Mental toughness is the ability to perform at a consistently high level regardless of what you’re faced with. When it comes to scheduling time for runs or other sports, those sorts of challenges and adversities are part of that mental toughness athletes should build up. But the flexibility aspect is just as important. It’s about practicing compassions with yourself and allowing yourself to be flexible and not beat yourself up over skipping workouts. That’s where Evie’s Plan B comes in handy. But you should always treat yourself with self-compassion because there's a difference between pushing through discomfort and a place of pain where you should stop. How do you recognize the difference? Evie suggests creating a pain log for developing an understanding of your own pain threshold. Write down details about the injury like what intensity it was when it occurred and how long it occurred for. Develop flexibility Develop that flexibility by doing things you don't normally do, or don’t do things you normally do. It doesn't even have to be sport-related. Think about it's reconnecting with what's important to you in life. There's always a purpose. Ask yourself why you run? What is it that you love about running? What is it that you love about your training? “Realize that we haven't just got obstacles in the way, we’ve got opportunities here to be creative and to focus on small goals,” Evie says. “Think of what you can focus on. What you can do and what you can't do.” Evie is taking new clients again Evie is back ready to help people with the goals, challenges, and adversities they face. Although she’s in Australia, she can work with people anywhere. She’s registered in the UK and is waiting for her registration in Australia. “I've always had a really strong interest in injury and helping people manage transitions with the sports, including injuries.” RESOURCES: Evie’s past episodes on episode 108 and episode 114 Evie’s website Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries by Carrie Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma Thank you to my wonderful sponsor Athletic Greens, Momentous, and my New podcast for sponsoring this episode of the Running for Real Podcast. Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal and I am still using it while breastfeeding. Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more! Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep. Go here and use code TINA for 20% off. My new podcast with my co-host Knox Robinson from my 200th episode has launched! These episodes are going to go a bit deeper when it comes to the running world and the problems we are facing. I am very excited to have Tracksmith funding this project for us. Subscribe below to listen to the new podcast. Apple (iTunes) Podcast | Stitcher | Castbox | Overcast | Spotify | Google podcasts | Thanks for listening! I hope you enjoyed today's episode. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Join the Running for Real Facebook Group and share your thoughts on the episode (or future guests you would like to hear from) Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews will really help me climb up the iTunes rankings and I promise, I read every single one. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you to Evie, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
1 hr 26 min
Inside Running Podcast
Inside Running Podcast
TMYT Network
174: Box Hill Burn Preview & NB 1080v11 Review
174: Run The Bridge 2021 | Box Hill Burn Preview This week's episode of Inside Running Podcast is proudly brought to you by New Balance. You can join New Balance's 10K Strava Challenge via or the Strava app. Julian spends a down week in Brad’s world leading into Box Hill Burn. Brad’s coming down with a cold but not before pacing an athlete of his through a marathon session. Brady needs to get his weekly schedule settled as he locks in a few races on the calendar. Run The Bridge in Hobart was won by Gen Gregson and Jack Rayner in new course records with Gen winning the Battle of the Sexes. Ellie Pashley and Sinead Diver placed second and third for the women while Liam Adams and Joel Tobin-White filled the podium on the men’s side. Official Event Run Report 2021 Run The Bridge Results ACT Athletics Grand Prix Steeplechase Ben Buckingham takes out the win in the last lap over James Nipperess & Matt Clarke. Athletics Australia Results Hub Lisa Weightman sets new 10K Road personal best out in Sandy Point, with Bret Ellis taking out the 10K outright, Dave Ridley ran solo to take out the win in the Half Marathon, Madeline Heiner took out the Women’s Half Marathon. Sandy Point Half Marathon Results Trial of Miles Racing: The Texas Qualifier hosted by Citius Mag in Austin, Texas USA was held over two nights as an opportunity for athletes to run Olympic Trials Qualifiers. The event broadcast free over YouTube featuring light pacing, commentary and drone coverage. Australian Charlie Hunter ran 3:37.61 in the Men’s 1500m. The Texas Qualifier Full Results The 76th and final edition of Lake Biwa Marathon sees Kengo Suzuki smash the Japanese Marathon Record, taking a huge portion off his prior personal best to become the first Japanese runner to run sub 2:05 as 42 men run under the 2:10 mark. Japan Running News Moose on the Loose laments on how much shoes change but attitudes hasn’t over the past 15 years comparing the Japanese and Western marathon competitors, then the boys make their predictions on what Stewart McSweyn can run in the 5000m for the Box Hill Burn. Stay tuned for an upcoming special on the Greatest Australian Women Runners of all time to coincide with International Women’s Day next week. The boys also put in the miles and review the New Balance 1080v11, the latest update on the beloved highly cushioned daily trainer. Patreon Link: Opening and Closing Music is Undercover of my Skin by Benny Walker. For shoes or running apparel contact Julian at: Join the conversation at: To donate and show your support for the show:
1 hr 19 min
Inside Tri Show
Inside Tri Show
Helen Murray
Anna Haslock: Dot Watching and the Trans Continental Race
This week it's all about ultra endurance cycling. Guest Anna Haslock is Race Director for the Trans Continental Race (TCR.) It's a self-supported bike race across Europe, approximately 4,000km. The race was originally set up in 2012 by Haslock's partner, the late Mike Hall, who was one of the best endurance cyclists on the planet. They ran the race together for three years, until Mike's tragic death during a self-supported race across Australia. Anna has continued to organise the race following Mike's death and in 2019 the TCR caught the headlines around the world when a young German female Doctor, Fiona Kolbinger, won the race outright. You'll hear: 06:50 What makes the Transcontinental race so special? 07:45 How Anna got involved - she admits she wasn't interested in bikes or cycling before she met Mike! 18:43 Anna explains the GC race is 15 days, but some people have taken over a month to complete the event 20:23 We find out what makes dot watching so gripping 24:05 How Anna goes about planning the route and the check points 30:20 Anna's favourite part of Europe 34:45 Striking the balance between racing and fatigue. It's just a race and nothing is more important than your health. "If you are too tired to be on the bike, you should not be on the bike" 36:15 The meaning behind the hashtag #Bemoremike It stands for being yourself, going for what you want but respecting others. 40:15 Her top tip for anyone applying? "Make sure you don't mind eating lots of 7 day croissants" Find out more about this week's guest - Anna Haslock (New 2021 Applications) - Lost Dot is encouraging under represented groups to apply before Feb 26th 2021 (Trans Continental race) Website Apply for future Trans Continental races via the (Lost Dot website) (Onboard) - The Transcontinental race documentary Like what you heard? Let me know! Connect with Inside Tri Show across Social Media, just search Inside Tri Show or click on the icons below (GET YOUR HANDS ON AN EXCLUSIVE EPISODE!) Sign up to be a vino buddy or a training buddy on Patreon and get your hands on the latest patrons-only exclusive episode, including a wonderful interview with Rosie Swale Pope PLUS unheard snippets with Joanna Rowsell and Hannah Grant. You can still support me and support the show by clicking (here) to buy me a coffee every so often by (becoming a Patron of the Inside Tri Show). Supporters of the show (Long Range Fuel) are phenomenally tasty nut butters from Resilient Nutrition, enhanced by cutting edge science, to boost your stamina, keep you calm and alert and bolster your resilience. Get 10% off by using the code insidetri10 or go direct (via this link). (33 Fuel) – natural and very yummy sports nutrition. For your chance to win 3 months supply of award winning 33 Fuel Ultimate Daily Greens, enter the draw by (clicking on this link). And as always, use the code INSIDETRI33 for a discount at checkout at ( (Komfuel) - Like a pic' n mix of sports nutrition through your letterbox! Listeners can get 20% off all orders or advance sweat tests using the code: INSIDETRI at ( Find out more about Helen Head over to (Helen's website) to find out more about her. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:... Support this podcast
46 min
the morning shakeout podcast
the morning shakeout podcast
Mario Fraioli
Episode 149 | Keith Kelly
“I don’t know where the desire to win comes from other than the desire to just feel like I’ve done my best and to know that when it’s all said and done that I can’t really have any regrets…The ability to go hard and to hurt yourself, yeah, I think some athletes have it better than others—and I would put myself, maybe I could at times, go fairly deep—and I don’t know really where that comes from. I think it’s one of those things where it was more of a desire just to know I’ve done my best, and if my best wasn’t good enough, which in many times it wasn’t, that’s OK, because then I could walk away and be like, ‘Well, that’s as good as I am.’ And I think knowing that can give any athlete a little sense of peace or a sense of calm.” Keith Kelly and I go back 20 years to when we were both competing on the New England collegiate racing scene. He was an NCAA Division I national Cross Country champion at Providence College and I…well, I participated in some of the same events that he did from much further back in the field. We struck up a friendship a few years later when we both started working in the running industry and our paths have been criss-crossing ever since. In addition to his individual NCAA title, Keith was a 5x All American at Providence, he finished 24th in the senior men’s race at the 2001 World Cross Country championships, and he won the Irish national cross country title in 2009. When his competitive running career got cut short due to injury, he got into cycling and rose through the ranks to race as a Cat 1 within a year of putting himself in the saddle. Now 43 years old, Keith works as a Global Run Marketing manager at New Balance. In this episode, Keith talked to me about athletic career, his extensive injury history, and when he knew running was something his body could no longer tolerate. We discussed his interest in cycling, how he channeled his fitness and competitiveness into his new sport, and what he misses most about running. We also talked about how the pandemic has affected the running industry, how super shoes are changing the sport, and a lot more. This episode is brought to you by: — Goodr: Goodr sunglasses are don’t bounce, they don’t slip, they’re polarized to protect your eyes, and they come in a nice range of styles and fun colors. They’re the most affordable performance shades on the planet with most pairs costing only $25 to $35 bucks a piece. If you want to support the podcast and treat yourself to a pair of goodrs, head over to or enter the code MARIO at checkout for FREE shipping on your first order. — Girls on the Run has been inspiring girls to know and activate their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams. On Thursday, March 25 at 7 PM EST—just a few weeks from now—you are invited to join an exciting 25th Birthday virtual event celebrating the inherent power and courage of girls. Join me and RSVP today at The event is free to attend, but donations can be made and special add-on packages are available for purchase such as a copy of Hoda’s newest book and a pair of GOODR sunglasses customized for Girls on the Run. Complete show notes: Sign up here to get the morning shakeout email newsletter delivered to your inbox every Tuesday morning: Support the morning shakeout on Patreon:
2 hr 9 min
The Physical Performance Show
The Physical Performance Show
Brad Beer
258: Expert Edition: Renee McGregor: Leading Sports Dietitian & Author, ‘Fuelling for Health & Performance’
In episode 258 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Renee McGregor: Leading Sports Dietitian & Author, ‘Fuelling for Health & Performance’ on this expert edition. By way of bio Renee McGregor is prolific. In clinical practice Renee specialises in relative energy deficiency in sport, eating disorders, the female athlete and of course athletic health and performance. Her clinical practice and knowledge is supported by extensive experience working in both clinical and performance nutrition including the Olympic Games in London 2012, the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016, and the Commonwealth Games in 2018 on the Gold Coast. Renee is the best selling author of the "Fast Fuels" training series and "Orthorexia, When Healthy Eating Goes Bad" and today's expert edition is an exploration around all things fueling for the athlete. Now historically on the physical performance show whenever we have featured an expert in the field of dietetics, or nutrition, these episodes have been extremely popular. There's a bunch of learnings coming your way as Renee shares with us today, the signs of under fueling for athletes, what to look for, for both the male and female athlete, the effect of disordered eating when it comes to an athlete's desire to be in energy balance, the top mistakes that athletes make when it comes to fueling for health and performance and so much more. Show Sponsor: Precision Hydration There isn't a one-size-fits all approach to hydration for athletes, which is why Precision Hydration help athletes refine their hydration strategy for whatever event they're training for. Take the free online Sweat Test at to receive your own personalized hydration strategy and get 15% off your first order of electrolytes that match how _you_ sweat by using the code PERFORMANCE15. Join the The Physical Performance Show LEARNINGS membership through weekly podcasts | Patreon If you enjoyed this episode of The Physical Performance Show please hit SUBSCRIBE for to ensure you are one of the first to future episodes. Jump over to POGO Physio - for more details Follow @Brad_Beer Instagram & Twitter The Physical Performance Show: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter (@tppshow1) Please direct any questions, comments, and feedback to the above social media handles.
1 hr 16 min
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