Rob return for this weeks show alongside Tom. They chat through Robs experience at Ultra X Jordan, the recent multi day 250km stage race he achieved 4th in. He also gives us insight into how 14 fo the IF Endurance ultra athletes got on. They boys then discuss the Ineos 1.59 challenge, is it doping to have that much support to run sub 2? Tell us your thoughts at @ifendurance on instagram or mail email@example.com.
Also covered is the Women’s marathon world record set in Chicago on Oct 13th, bringing the long standing Paula Radcliff record to an end and the recent updates on the closing down of the Nike Oregon project after head coach Alberto Salazar was found guilty of doping his athletes.
Got questions for next weeks show? Send them in to @ifendurance on instagram or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Big Dance on the Big Island” as it is known to many took place last weekend in Kona Hawaii but what actually is it. For some it is the pinnacle of their career, for others a place they dream to one day reach. Every October the world Ironman championships are held on the Island of Kona, the birthplace of this grueling endurance event which constitutes a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and then a 42.2km run. Some people have deemed Ironman distance triathlon the ultimate test of human endurance and it was with that in mind that this lethal combination of disciplines and distances was born as a few mates each representing the different disciplines argues who in fact was the fittest or best endurance athlete.
In this show I chat to our resident endurance coach about this years event, how it panned out, why the island of Kona is so magical and the fact that we saw a world record tumble at the race this weekend. There is something truly amazing about this sport in that the professionals and amateurs race in the same race at the same time, this is a huge goal of Tom’s and he gives us further insights into his inspiration and potential timelines until he gets to dance on the big island.
This weeks show Tom is solo, he chats through Eliud Kipchoges incredible Sub 2hr record, The IRONMAN World Championships and Ultra X Jordan. What do you think of the controversial Nike Vapour Fly 4%? Is the sub 2hr a legit record or not? Tell us your thoughts at @ifendurance on instagram or mail email@example.com.
Tom answers two questions this week, the first is when is your HR too high for running? At what point are you in the ‘danger zone’? The second is based on run intervals, work time vs rest time. What intervals elicit certain gains? Got more questions? Send them in to @ifendurance or mail us!
In his own words Ben Blowes is just a “roof tiler” from New Market however as the show goes on you will realise that Ben is actually quite a lot more than that. He is a truly unique nature and a unique mindset to go with it. Softly spoken he talks about sub 3 hour marathons as the norm and his marathon with a 25kg tumble dryer on his back to land him a world record will have you thinking what he is made of.
Ben talks us through how his whole life changed when he got into health and fitness and explains how at 47 he doesn’t know how he could be more content with where he is at.Not only an athlete Ben is also a coach and for a number of years held the position of head coach for Cambridge University boxing team working with some incredible academics as well as athletes.
He has moved on from roof tiling and now spends his time helping other people improve their life through sport as he runs Vivo Outdoor Fitness. I am confident that many of you will really enjoy this show and the manner in which Ben delivers his amazing stories.
For the next few weeks we are introducing some shows from our Endurance Coaches Tom Walker and Rob Jones' new show; The Run Strong Podcast to give you the best knowledge from the running world! Enjoy...
Endurance coaches Tom Walker and Rob Jones welcome you to The Run Strong Podcast. A show to discuss topics to educate and inspire runners. From couch-to-5k'rs, triathletes, up to multi-stage ultra runners this podcast will interest you. Each topic show is followed by a Q&A show, making the podcast interactive and relevant to you, the listener.
This weeks topic stems from the IAAF World Championships and the Women’s marathon. Tom and Rob discuss the drop out rate, start times and after thoughts of the athletes and coaches.
The question the lads answer this week is based on sweat loss, a common problem faced in hot climates. Got further questions? Send them in for show #002 which will be a show dedicated to answering questions you might have from this one #RunStrong
For those of you that listened to #547 you heard all about Boz heading out to the CrossFit Games and in doing so fulfilling one of her childhood dreams. Well she is now back on home soil and in this show Tom and I catch up with her and talk all about her experience, feelings and future goals.Recently I had Morning Chalk Up founder Justin LoFranco on the show who spoke super openly about the games and what they had printed on their site. It was great in this show to get to hear it from Boz as an athlete.What are your thoughts are fitness enthusiasts? Is the CrossFit games a true test of fitness? Should the events be published in advance and should they follow the same format each year. As Boz told us on this show “the cream always rises to the top” as Tia and Matt won and no one disputes they are the best. This is a topic which I am sure will be debated for years to come!
Do I need a heart rate monitor and GPS watch is a question we are getting increasingly asked. In this show we dive into the various uses of these devices, their pros and also their cons. I talk about a few different models that are on the market and what you should be looking out for if you are going to buy one. Personally I have had a heart rate monitor since Polar launched the Polar Favor when I was about 13. I have used devices from various brands over the years and recently moved over (or back) to Suunto as my device of choice and the Baro 9 with its mind blowing a never before seen 100 hours of GPS time.
Some of you may remember “Project DXB” at the end of 2018 and the start of this year where the InnerFight Endurance team took 12 individuals on a 3 month journey to the 2019 Dubai Standard Chartered Marathon or 10km races.The project is back and in this show we offer up full details of what’s coming for the 2020 version which kicks off in a few weeks. We not only talk about the project but also and as importantly the impact of setting a goal and getting involved in a framework to take you to that goal along with a support network and community to make the process ultimately more enjoyable.This years Project DXB is kindly supported by ON Running, Suunto, Naked Running Band, Secret Training, Runderwear. To find out more or speak to one of the Endurance team about getting involved mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Just what the title says though right? Please action it! Well that is the short intro to this show. The longer one is to ask you to think about how many excuses you make and hear in a single day of your life? Do a quick test for one day please, every time you say something to someone do you make an excuse where actually you do not need to say anything? Why are we doing this though? What are we looking for here? In this short show I try and pack a few ideas on this topic whist giving you reasons to be “cool” with yourself first and creating honesty within, if you get that then I am sure you will make less excuses and tolerate less incoming excuses too.
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Susie Chan only started running in her early 30’s as she entered a half marathon with her brother. Since then she has completed 5 Marathon Des Sables as well as a number of other ultras, however as she tells us in this show she runs anything from 1 mile to 100 and as you will find out she does it for the love of running and the love of nature.
Still smoking in 2011 Susie has not always been into running and in this show we dig into some of her motivations and have a great discussion about how and why people get into running, what people can expect and all the great things that come with it. Susie has an awesome energy and I am sure that after listening to this show you will be fully pumped to head out for a run.
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