Episode 592 - Samantha Harrison


The road season is officially upon us, with the first of the World Marathon Majors from Berlin and the upcoming London Marathon this weekend. Scott and McColgan are magnificent in Manchester, there's a DQ at the Bristol Half, marathon great Mary Keitany retires, this week's Training Talk is all about the taper, and Holly catches up with London Marathon debutant Samantha Harrison.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been 10-mile-progressing
  • Holly's been running in Cornwall


Training Talk - Taper Time

  • Keep frequency and intensity, but reduce volume
  • Plenty of sleep
  • Avoid sick people
  • Keep hydrated
  • Plan and pack
  • Set goals
  • Don't do anything new

Interview - Samantha Harrison


  • Holly will be racing the London Marathon
  • Martin will be scoffing prawn sandwiches at the London Marathon

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