A Runner’s Life
A Runner’s Life
About A Runner’s Life
The podcast is hosted by Marcus @marcus_runs and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s.
Join us for an unfiltered episode as Phil sets the ground rules for CJ and Rob, setting the tone for a candid discussion. In this episode, we explore the behind-the-scenes of Rob's elite entry into the Indy marathon uncovering insights and a surprising playlist of country songs. Phil and Rob share the profound impact of family challenges, adding depth to their running journeys. Despite race obstacles, Rob not only triumphs with a personal best but sparks a genuine discussion on mental well-being. Fresh from a sub-3 performance in Chicago, Phil recounts his sub-3 NYC Marathon, underlining the respect owed to the challenging course. Experience the mid-race twist as PK makes a call to his partner to check his splits. Cory updates us on Honolulu Marathon training and unveils his pursuit of a Jordan starter pack. Marcus shares his recovery journey from injury, gearing up for the Bermuda Triangle Challenge on Jan 12-14, 2024. 🏖️ Use code Marathonmarcus10Off for a 10% entry discount! We dive into our training methods and explore the latest from the Sydney Marathon, where runners have the chance to earn a provisional marathon major star. Tune in to hear our candid reactions and much more!
This episode with Charlotte was originally recorded for the Relay Platform, for the Chat with a Pro episode. Join our hosts Kara Goucher, Laura Thweatt, Marcus Brown, Lindsey Hein, and Peter Bromka as we sit down professional runner Charlotte Purdue. Fresh from her fantastic top 10 finish at the Berlin Marathon, clocking a PB of 2:22:17. Charlotte now holds the title of the second fastest British female marathoner, a time only surpassed by Paula Radcliffe, After her remarkable performance in Berlin, hitting the Olympic standard, the big question is: will it earn her selection at the Paris 2024 Olympics? We explore the contrasting marathon qualifying approaches in Britain and the US. Guided by her coach, Nic Bideau, we delve into Charlotte's training leading up to the Berlin Marathon. From her pivotal role in Purdue Performance a coaching venture she runs with her partner Adam. Balancing coaching duties in Berlin while preparing for her own Olympic qualifying race adds a unique layer to her journey. In this episode, we also touch on the recent female marathon world record, as we get a glimpse of how elite athletes perceive such milestones while staying focused on their own goals. Don't miss out on this candid conversation filled with insights, laughs, and a whole lot of running wisdom. A huge thanks to Charlotte for joining us on this episode!
Join us for an in-depth discussion on marathons, world records, super shoes and life after the race! In this episode of the podcast, Rob and Marcus dissect their recent Berlin Marathon experience, and bring you an unfiltered debrief of the race. Then, we've got a Chicago Marathon recap from Corey and hear about Phil's story of running a remarkable 2:48 time after completely downplaying his training, it is a testament to his experience as a runner. We dive into the world of marathon records, with a focus on Tigst Assefa and Kelvin Kiptum's recent achievements. Plus, we tackle discuss super shoes. Do they truly make a difference for amateur runners, or is it all hype? And when the marathon is over, how do you manage life post-race? We explore the strategies and routines everyone adopts to ease into the daily routine. What counts as maintenance miles in the off-season? Find out as we break it all down. Join us for an engaging conversation on the marathon experience, records, and everything in between.
This episode with Rose was originally recorded for the Relay Podcast, for the Chat with a Pro episode. Join our hosts Marcus Brown, Kara Goucher, Laura Thweatt, and Peter Bromka as we dive into a candid conversation with Rose Harvey. Fresh off her podium finish at the Big Half Marathon in London, Rose was gearing up for the Chicago Marathon. We'll discuss her preparation, training, and insights into being a Puma-sponsored athlete coached by Alistair and Amy Cragg. Expect insights, not just on running but also some Taylor Swift fun! We're discussing Rose's quest for Olympic Marathon qualification, the power of social media in pro sports, and the mental game that resonates with both elites and amateurs. Thank you Rose for joining us in this episode! Photo by @kevmofoto
Join Hannah Bast alongside Corey, Phillip, Rob, and myself on the Boston Marathoners Round Table series. We dive into Hannah’s journey discussing an honest view of pursuing the US Olympic trials qualification standard. We cover the following: * Fact-checking Rob from past episodes * The Olympic trial quest leading to the Berlin Marathon * Teammates, Training, and Triumphs with Hannah and Rob * Overcoming setbacks and racing forward * Pacing: Instincts vs. Technology * Racing Joys and Challenges: Our Favorite Distances * The Next Leg of the Race * And Much More! * There will be a follow-up episode detailing how Berlin went down.
Join Corey, Phillip, Rob and myself in the Boston Marathoners Round Table, where Boston Qualifier marathoners talk about the essence of a runner's life. From candid talks and friendly banter to delving into the universal runner experience, we go beyond the speed. The Verdict: Confidence vs. Trash Talk - Ingebrigtsen vs. Kipchoge Boston Marathon 2024: Application Insights and Representation Challenges Training updates: 2024 Plans, Berlin and Chicago Preparations Music that motivates our runs (Check out our Spotify playlist linked below) Unexpected essentials: Must-Have Race Gear Revealed And so much more… https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ma8qReBs0HzyPEscHrZZj?si=58bd539eedfe45ee
Corey, Phillip and Rob, join me in the second Boston Marathoners Round Table. As sub 3-hour marathoners with different aspirations, we dive beyond speed to explore the essence of the runner's life that all can relate to. Join us for candid conversations that capture the universal runner experience. Episode 2 Highlights: Goal vs. Process: What's the winning mindset? Long-term running aspirations: From personal growth to athletic achievements. Training turning points: Moments that push us to the next level. The Need for Speed: Debunking the importance of running fast. Current Inspirations: Who's lighting up our running paths?
Meet Corey, Phillip, Rob, and myself in the first Boston Marathoners Round Table. As sub 3-hour marathoners with different aspirations, we dive beyond speed to explore the essence of the runner's life that all can relate to. Join us for candid conversations that capture the universal runner experience. Episode 1 Highlights: Setting sights on our future marathons and overcoming training obstacles. Unveiling our rituals that fuel marathon race days. Inner reflections, what's your self-talk pre marathon? Mastering the balance between striving for your goals and having fun. Don't miss Episode 172, arriving immediately after Episode 171, as we tackle the question: Does speed truly define running success?
In episode 170, we dive into the incredible journey of Ryan Gehman, a 30-year-old post-collegiate runner and the 103rd finisher at the 2023 Boston Marathon, with an impressive time of 2:27 (PR). Join us as Ryan shares his inspiring mantra that drives him forward and how it all came to be. "You can let it fuel you, or you can let it fall off you," Ryan, reveals how running helps him navigate life on the autistic spectrum and is propelling him to pursue an Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon. With an impressive track record, including being the 2014 NCAA DIII South/South East Region Champion and Regional Runner of the Year, he's shown his resilience in racing. We'll explore the impact of Peter Bromka's written pieces on Ryan's Boston Marathon preparation, leading to his extraordinary PR of 2:27 in 2023. Beyond personal achievement, Ryan uses running to navigate life on the spectrum and inspire hope for other neurodiverse individuals. Join us as we rewind the clock to Ryan's formative years, from being nonverbal to thriving with the support of his parents. Discover how he's now gearing up for the Chicago Marathon in Fall 2023, where he'll run for a cause close to his heart - raising funds for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). To donate click here. https://support.researchautism.org/Chicago2023/FlyinRyan Listen now to be inspired by Ryan Gehman's incredible journey, and support his mission to make a difference!
Join hosts Peter and Marcus as they welcome special guest Matt Fox, Marcus's coach and the Content Director at Sweat Elite, as well as a coach at the Sweat Elite Coaching Academy. In this episode (originally published on the Relay platform) we delve deeper into the topic introduced in our previous episode, where we explored how marathoners strive to enhance their speed in shorter distances after completing their respective marathon blocks. Peter shares his latest experiences in racing the mile, while Marcus reflects on his recent 10K race. Together, they provide insights into their training routines and offer a comprehensive analysis of their respective races. Additionally, Matt provides valuable insight into Marcus's training for the 10K leading up to the Berlin Marathon block, and shares his training style and the influences that have shaped it. As the episode unfolds, the trio delves into the mental aspects of running, particularly the differences in the mental game required during intense workouts and shorter distance races. Expect a fun discussion that goes beyond the physical challenges of running. So, whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting your journey, join us for Episode 2 of "Unlocking Your Fast" as we explore how to unlocking your speed potential.
Join us, Peter and Marcus, as we embark on this podcast series dedicated to marathoners seeking to develop fast speed in shorter distances after completing a marathon block. This episode was original published on the Relay platform. As runners ourselves, we understand the common quest to find speed beyond the marathon. In this episode, we share our personal experiences and insights, shedding light on the well-trodden path that many runners embark upon. Fresh off our experiences at the 2023 Boston and London marathons, we delve into our training methods and share strategies we've used to unlock speed during the summer months. And what we’ll be doing differently or the same this time round. In this series we will candidly discuss the highs and lows of this challenging training phase, aiming to bridge the gap between middle distance running and marathon training. Whether you're currently on this journey or contemplating taking the leap, this podcast series can provide pointers that will help you on your personal path to training to find speed.
Welcome to episode #167, where we reconnect Phily Bowden, following our previous conversation in episode #121. Phily is an elite runner representing the professional team New Balance Manchester. We revisit her impressive debut marathon in Sevilla, where she clocked a great time of 2:34. In our second conversation, we unravel the mental preparation behind her recent marathon triumph in Copenhagen. Phily shares the techniques and strategies that led her to achieve a remarkable personal best of 2:29:16, securing an outstanding 3rd place finish. These valuable insights are not exclusive to elites; amateur runners can benefit from them too. We dive into your submitted questions for the listener Q&A section with Phily. Gain exclusive insights into her future race plans, learn how she conquers pre-race anxiety, and explore her battle with impostor syndrome. Be sure to follow her incredible journey on Instagram @philybowden. And don't forget to check out her awesome merchandise at https://philybowdenmerch.com/ We also discuss a lot more. If this conversation resonates with you, please do share with your community. A special thank you to our amazing patreons who continuously support the show. If you appreciate the content, join our Patreon community by clicking the link below: www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife
Join us in this episode as we dive into the world of running, photography, and the flow state with the incredible Jerry Sun. From being a cofounder of Curated For Runners, to collaborating with top running brands and races etc, Jerry has mastered the art of capturing stunning moments that inspire and motivate runners everywhere. In this fully-packed conversation, we explore a range of fascinating topics, including the profound influence of sneaker culture on Jerry's journey, his serendipitous discovery of running later in life, and his remarkable transformation in overcoming anxiety through photography. As a self-taught photographer, Jerry shares the secrets behind his craft and paints a vivid picture of what it means to be in the zone or flow state. But that's not all—we go even deeper, delving into the dynamic intersection of running groups and running brands, and how Jerry envisions the future of this rapidly evolving space. We discuss the secrets to staying relevant in a competitive industry while preserving your artistic integrity and unwavering creativity. Don't miss out on this captivating episode that will leave you inspired, motivated, and ready to hit the ground running. Follow Jerry Sun on Instagram @jerry_sun and explore his visionary ventures as the co-founder of @CuratedForRunners, @VaporflyWorldwide, and @CarbonPlateRun. A special thank you to our amazing patreons who continuously support the show. If you appreciate the content, join our Patreon community by clicking the link below: www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife
In episode 165, I speak with Tim Soar, a designer, runner and the founder at SOAR running which was established in 2013. We cover a number of topics including: How the identity of SOAR running has developed from 2013 to 2023; The culture of the brand and the development of the Proto lab products; Product development, the challenges that consumers aren’t necessarily aware of; Where does he think running culture is moving towards; Plus much more. You can follow Tim on Instagram @tim_soar_london Thank you to Soar Running (www.soarrunning.com) who supported this episode and series. Thank you to my patreons who support the show. If you value the content you can become a patreon by clicking the following link. www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife Photo credit - from SOAR Running.
In episode 164, I speak with Robert Jackson. He is married and a father of three girls. We talk about the Boston marathon where he recently ran his marathon PR. This is where I met him at the Black Unicorn Marathoners Event. In this podcast crucially Rob talks about the importance that his network, from his wife, coach, training partners etc. has in his life. We also discuss the challenges he is facing with disordered eating and the impact it had on his mental wellbeing. If this is an issue that impacts you please reach out to someone who can support you, including a Doctor, a suitably qualified professional or someone that you trust. We also highlight what his running dreams and aspirations are, and why running is important to him. Plus we cover so much more. You can follow Rob on Instagram @robjack15 Thank you to Soar Running (www.soarrunning.com) who supported this episode. Thank you to my patreons who support the show. If you value the content you can become a patreon by clicking the following link. www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife
In episode 163 I speak with Clare Elms who only realised her talent for running after the birth of her triplets in 2000 but now features at the very top of the national age group rankings from 800m to Marathon. Holder of over 20 GB age group records, she’ll be coming for all the VW60 records soon. Perhaps most impressive is Clare’s parkrun record, she has been fastest female finisher in every one of the 158 parkruns she's completed. Her proudest achievements include winning the Kent County cross country Champs at the age of 47, and the South of England 3000m Champs twice. You can follow Clare on Instagram @clareelms Thank you to Soar Running (www.soarrunning.com) who supported this episode. Thank you to my patreons who support the show. If you value the content you can become a patreon by clicking the following link. www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife
In episode 162 I speak with George Schwiening, who is an ex-international Duathlete (run-bike-run). While she may come back to duathlon in the future, George has focussed on running in recent years and was selected to represent England in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. George is part of the SOAR race team, and in the Valencia Marathon she ran a rapid 2:26:28, placing her 7th on the all-time UK women’s marathon rankings. When not running, George is based in Cambridge as a technical writer for a medical tech firm. We discuss Valencia, but also how she has overcome different challenges in her running career. You can follow George on Instagram @georgeschwiening Thank you to Soar Running (www.soarrunning.com) who supported this episode. You can get 15% off your purchases at Soar Running until the end of May 2023 by using code: MARCUS15 Here’s a shareable link also. https://www.soarrunning.com/discount/MARCUS15 Thank you to my patreons who support the show. If you value the content you can become a patreon by clicking the following link. www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife
In episode 161, I speak with Karl Gloster, who debuted at 2:44 in the Manchester marathon and ran a 2:34 PB at the 2023 London Marathon. We cover a number of topics including: How he got into running; How running helps with managing anxiety; Running in the new SOAR marathon speed-suit for the London marathon; A deep dive into his 2:34 PB marathon and his key training principles; Plus much more. You can follow Karl on Instagram @kg_running Photo by Simon Roberts @simonrphoto Thank you to Soar Running (www.soarrunning.com) who supported this episode. You can get 15% off your purchases at Soar Running until the end of May 2023 by using code: MARCUS15 Here’s a shareable link also. https://www.soarrunning.com/discount/MARCUS15 Thank you to my patreons who support the show. If you value the content you can become a patreon by clicking the following link. www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife
In episode 160, I speak with Robert Wilson, Head of Marketing at SOAR and Highgate Harriers Men’s Captain. We cover a number of topics including: - How he got into running; - The impact that club running has had on him; - His role at SOAR. And how the culture has developed over time; - His role in the Night of the 10,000s; - Talking all things Cross Country running, and looking into what creates a winning team culture at Highgate Harriers; - Plus much more. You can follow Rob on Instagram @robertwilson10 Thank you to Soar Running (www.soarrunning.com) who supported this episode. You can get 15% off your purchases at Soar Running until the end of May 2023 by using code: MARCUS15 Here’s a shareable link also. https://www.soarrunning.com/discount/MARCUS15 Thank you to my patreons who support the show. If you value the content you can become a patreon by clicking the following link. www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife