Episode 373 - Steve Smythe


Tom’s a poorly boy so Martin is joined by Tom's wonderful wife Helen. Alberto Salazar comes under fire again. Wilson Kipsang rules in Tokyo but misses a WR. It was National XC weekend. Just what inspires you to be active? For Facebook Friday you gave us your long run tips. In Training Talk Prof Andy Lane talks about the benefits of raising your awareness of discomfort. We’ve got some cracking Rate Your Runs, you stand on the podium and Steve Smythe tells us how to run a sub 3hour marathon every year for 40 years!

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Show Notes

00:00 - Intro

  • Martin's been running 11 miles on the Purbecks in Storm Doris with the inspiring Danny Bent.
  • Helen's been amazing juggling half-term, broken small ears & in-laws all with no running for escape because her thyroid's gone bonkers again

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13:20 - News

39:46 - Listener Podium

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43:45 - Training Talk - Prof Andy Lane helps us understand how to harness our inner jedi.

1:05:10 - Interview | Steve Smythe. | Athletics Weekly

1:42:06 - Close.

  • Martin's flying solo with the kids as Liz is away coaching on her annual running camp in Ireland and will be live video on the London Marathon Facebook Page this Friday at 6pm.
  • Helen's avoiding small ears, children and in-laws by meditating in dark spaces while dreaming about two weeks on a Mediterranean island on her own.


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