We talk all things Chicago Marathon, including what you need to know before, during and after the race. We then discuss the London Marathon elite winners and what’s next for the great Kenenisa Bekele. Will we see a Bekele-Kipchoge duel on American soil in Boston?
We take a look at the upcoming London Marathon and what you can expect as a regular runner. We also look at the elite fields in the race and who will win. Plus, an analysis into Eliud Kipchoge’s world record race in Berlin and whether he will run the Boston Marathon next April.
We’re back from Summer break. Hopefully, everybody’s training has been going well. The Berlin Marathon is Sunday, September 25th. I have a preview of what us regular runners can expect and why this is a great course for a PR. I end with a breakdown of two record holders looking to add to their already impressive results.
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.
Quote of the Week
"A 12-minute miles is just as far as a 6-minute mile." -- Anonymous