Episode 584 - Jo Wilkinson


Holly speaks to British athletics coach and former elite athlete, Jo Wilkinson, there's national track titles and Olympic qualifiers at the Muller Trials in Birmingham, and a new 10,000m women’s track world record. Sir Mo Farah suffers a shock defeat, Damian Hall sets a new Wainwrights C2C record, and for this week's Training Talk we discuss our techniques to improve mental toughness when racing.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's listening to running
  • Holly's been watching triathlon


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Training Talk - Mental Toughness on Race Day

  • Remember you are not alone
  • Visualise (training runs of the same length or run for someone)
  • Control the controllable
  • Have a pre race routine
  • Manage expectations (A,B,C goal)
  • Don’t compare yourself
  • Be around positive people at the start

Interview - Jo Wilkinson


  • Holly will be racing
  • Martin will be camping

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