In this week’s show brought to you by Runnerstribe.com and New Balance, Brad’s marathon training wraps up as he heads off to Lake Biwa in Japan, he is sorting out his niggles with a last-minute injection of volume, ticking the legs over the rollercoaster of emotions with some last minute examinations of the mental aspects.
Julian talks through his leadup sessions to the A Grade 5000m at Melbourne University, takes in the conditions and atmosphere for track racing. He debriefs his performance while laying on some fighting words with the pride of Norwich as he rolls with the pack for a 14:18 (PB) – the boys dissect his splits as Julian announces future running schedule.
Brady maintains he’s still in a post-marathon flat patch, despite winning the Wangaratta 10km, before cheering on his partner Carly, and songwriter featured on the show, Benny Walker.
In the Tokyo Marathon, Japan’s marathoners come of age showing some incredible depth running sub 2:09. Dickson Chumba takes it out in 2:05 while Wilson Kipsang disappears after 15km and the boys assess his options after another World Major DNF.
American Amy Cragg runs 3rd in a time of 2:21 (as does the previous guest Dave Criniti)
This episode is brought to by the New Balance 1080v8, which the boys review and assess after putting it through its paces.
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The listener, Danny asks whether it’s better to race as your load increases rather than taper before Moose on the Loose gets cuts at the last minute and leaves the listeners hanging.
#PrayForBrad for the best race of his life as he flies off to Lake Biwa Marathon this Sunday 4th March 2018.
This week’s guest is recently retired British middle distance runner Ross Murray who chats with Brady about representing Great Britain at London Olympics at age 21, then goes through his training and dealing with multiple injuries and stresses of life as an athlete and afterwards, leading to his decision to step away from the sport. Ross then gives his frank assessment on the current state of athletics and what it needs to better to engage the public’s interest, as well as fielding questions about drug testing and looks to the future.
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Opening and Closing Music: Undercover of my skin- By Benny Walker. www.bennywalkermsic.com Inst: @Benny_Walker Twitter: @Benny_Walker