E10: Mary Ngugi, Marathoner and Founder of Nala Track Club
Mary Ngugi is not only an accomplished marathoner, but a force of nature, a catalyst for change, and an inspiration both throughout her racing and beyond.
Having launched Nala Track Club, she’s creating opportunities for young girls in Kenya with the potential to achieve similar success.
We hear from Mary on the podcast this week, as we also take a look at the stellar elite field for London, Tokyo’s record-breaking run next month, and how much race pace you’re really sacrificing by missing out on training sessions.
In this episode of Marathon Talk:
0:00 - Martin & Deena catch up and share their experiences with unique run plans and strength training
13:43 - Rounding up news on the recently announced elite field for April’s TCS London Marathon, and Tokyo’s Guinness World Record-breaking run next month
21:10 - Training Talk: New research on how much impact a run of consistent missed sessions can have on final race pace
29:05 - Mary Ngugi’s inspiring interview, discussing her start in distance running, advantages of training as a team, and remarkable activism work with Nala Track Club & Women’s Athletic Alliance
1:01:00 - Closing out with celebrations for two important, special birthdays
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