We’re already at episode 8. The year is just moving along. I get into how running in hot weather can actually help make you a better runner. However, you have to be smart about it. Summer can be a boring period between major marathon races. I have some ideas on how to keep training from getting dull the next few months.
If your big goal race is over, what’s next? You can work on improving your running form. That’s what I’m doing. We’re all serious competitors but we need to change up our mindset to get the most out of our abilities. I’m calling it “competitive evolution.” A 6-year-old boy runs a marathon! Why did his parents allow this? I give my thoughts on how completely stupid it was to allow this.
The 2022 Boston Marathon is done! What a great experience. I share my time at the race, my results and assessment of my performance. I explore the elite performances on the men’s and women’s sides as well as taking time off after the marathon and enjoying it.
A shorter podcast focusing on the Boston Marathon. Big news from the elite field as Kenenisa Bekele is out. Sarah Hall is out too. Three new additions on the men’s side promise to make for a competitive and thrilling race. I get into the energy and atmosphere of the Boston Marathon then dive into expectations for myself and course strategy.
We start with Boston Marathon training, a good half marathon race, a bad 10k race and what can be learned when you don’t run as well as you would’ve liked. We get into the Boston Marathon race itself, the course and what you should and shouldn’t do. We end with our commitment to running and how we sometimes find all kinds of ways to run, including waking up WAY too early.
I get right into tempo runs and why they’re important if you want to run your best race. The Boston Marathon elite fields for the men and women could be the best ever. I focus on six women and six men to keep an eye on. I also explain why I don’t like strollers during races and how two stroller racers were nothing but showboaters and disrespectful.
Welcome back everyone. In this episode, I talk about the frustrations of injuries and how to best mentally deal with them. Then, I get into the long run and if the 20-miler is worth it for the marathon before finishing with a story about personal loss and how it made me think about the positives of running.
Welcome everyone to my new podcast 2:59:59. It’s a podcast for all of us competitive amateur runners looking for a slice of the running podcast world that fits our interests. There are no couch-to-5k tips here or unrelatable stories about 140-mile weeks and months-long training getaways at elevation. If you’re like me, a regular person who likes to run, train hard, set goals and accomplish them, this is your podcast.
In this first/pilot episode, I explain who I am, give some motivation tips when you feel sluggish, explain my favorite interval workouts and share an “interesting” story about a top runner who didn’t let a GI emergency stop her marathon.
Please feel free to comment with any feedback or suggestions for future episode topics. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s Episode 2. Eliud Kipchoge just can’t be stopped. I explore how to come back strong mentally after an injury. My confession involves trespassing to get in a speed workout.
NOTE: I incorrectly mentioned in the podcast that Kenenisa Bekele participated in the Breaking2 project. He did not. It was Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese along with Eliud Kipchoge.
Here’s the revamped podcast for the revamped blog. This is Episode One. I hope you enjoy. Let me hear your feedback in the comment section below.