This podcast is about sharing that running journey, its here to help inspire and motivate others to join and take part in the best sport in the world! Running! Along the journey you’ll also get the chance to hear from a range of coaches, athletes and running experts their backgrounds and how they go about getting the most out of their running. Sharing some of their secrets and training tips, to help expose you to some new ways of thinking and operating!
EP135: Gemma Maini - Run2PB Coach Interview on returning to racing, including a recap of her big win on the roads of Melbourne.
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1:14:17This week on the Better with Running Podcast. Zacca and Chriso are back on the mics and they are joined by a special guest for an interview with Run2PB Coach and Winner from the 2023 edition of the Run For The Kids, Gemma Maini. Gemma was last featured on EP01 and a lot has changed in her life and running since then. Chris and Zac talk to Gemma about her return to running after giving birth to Ollie, discussing what it's been like returning to training and progressing to racing. We hear about the excitement of hitting the track again. Gemma fields some listener questions about her training and the changes to her running as a mum, with a shout out to partner and coach fellow Run2PB Coach Matt Davy, before we go deep into a recap from an epic win over the streets of Melbourne that included some drama with a muscle spasm, before Gemma took line honours over the 14.5k distance. We hear about Gemma's plans to go further and head towards an exciting phase of marathon training. Chris and Zac provide their own training updates before a quick wrap up of around the grounds results with a number of run2pb athletes being mentioned on the socials here. https://www.instagram.com/p/CqAgs67vyPO/https://www.instagram.com/p/CqAgs67vyPO/ There is also a listener question around blowing up in races and how to avoid it that moves into some chat about gauging your pace in training and some tips around that. Run2PB Links: Socials Run2PB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxkh-FgU2Wsork-18PfSUA Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
EP134: SPECIAL EPISODE - Run2PB Coaches Takeover with Josh Harris and James Hansen
58:32This week on the better with running podcast, Chris and Zacca take a rest week and filling in for the week on debut as hosts are Run2PB's Tasmanian Duo, Josh Harris and James Hansen, as two great mates, training partners and coaches we hear a unique perspective. James is fresh off some amazing performances on the track, recently running a P.B of 7:50.28 for 4th in Australia at Sydney track classic national 3000m championship, we hear about the race in detail, his feelings and also he gives us news on his move to Team Tempo and whats in store for the rest of 2023 and beyond. Josh provides an update on his love for running through coaching and then how he has found an alternative to running with cycling. We hear about the boys doing a recent parkrun pacing job for some runners at the Launceston Parkrun. The boys also cover listener questions.
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EP133: Run2PB Coach Sophie Fitt on her running during pregnancy & Nigel Preston - Co-Founder of Rosalind Events.
1:14:24This weeks episode of Better with Running Podcast features a different format with Sophie Fitt joining Zacca and Chris for the first 35mins, we hear an update on Sophies running during her 2nd pregnancy, we hear an in-depth how she has approached her running in consultation with a trusted health professional in her corner. She reinforces the point that its an individual approach and only to be done when seeking the help from a health professional. Sophie, Chris and Zacca talk about what it takes to get ready for a marathon and the dangers of those who are wishing to take short cuts and rush the process, they talk about the customised approach required and the myriad of factors that go into if you are 'marathon ready', and they discuss the premise of base training and being 'fit enough to train'. Nigel Preston, Co-Founder of Rosalind Events joins the boys for a chat about all the excitement that went down at the Bendigo Fun Run over the weekend, with a peek behind the curtain of Run Director life from the gruelling early mornings to the elation of seeing the smiles of participants. Nigel also discusses what he is looking at in the event space as he continously looks for ways to improve the experience of runners. Nigel also extends an offer to Run2PB members and friends for the upcoming O'Keefe Challenge, with members using the code RUN2PB20 for 20% off entries. > https://www.theokeefe.com.au Chris and Zacca wrap up the show with a snapshot of some results from all over the globe with a big weekend of racing, from the Tokyo Marathon to the Bridge run in Tasmania, lots of P.Bs and performances are celebrated. https://www.instagram.com/p/CpeMZhxPpkl/?hl=en Run2PB Links: Socials Run2PB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxkh-FgU2Wsork-18PfSUA Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
EP132 Nick McDermott Run2PB Athlete Interview & Mitch Dyer on a big few weeks of athletics.
1:37:44Chris continues another strong training week including a hill session followed by a 1500m handicap race, Zacca returns to the tan for a workout of 3k reps and enjoys his pacing duties. Around the grounds takes us through a couple of overseas results before our hero of the week, Luke O'Shea does an epic training run in Norway showing true dedication is his build up to London Marathon. We meet Run2PB Athlete Nick Mcdermott who joined Run2PB in 2019, we learn about his running journey, what he loves about the sport and his plans for the London Marathon and the great cause he is doing it for. https://2023tcslondonmarathon.enthuse.com/pf/nick-mcdermott Mitch Dyer drops in again to review his day up at Bathurst World Cross Country where he was on the mic and was with sports commentary royalty, Bruce McAvaney. We hear about his night at the Maurie Plant Track Meet, and what he loved about the huge crowd at Albert Park watching some of the best in the world on the track. Mitch also gives us a few names to watch out for at the this weekends Vic Championships where he will be commentating. World Record Chat features a canine theme, https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene/british-man-runs-70-consecutive-marathons-with-his-dogs/ Run2PB Links: Socials Run2PB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxkh-FgU2Wsork-18PfSUA Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
EP131: Andy Buchanan - World Cross Country Championships Recap
1:19:10In this weeks Better with Running Podcast, Chris and Zacca have running royalty in the house and they change the format to hear straight off the "Bat" from Run2PB Coach & 2 x Time Australian Representative Andy Buchanan, fresh off arguably the toughest event in the running world, where he finished 33rd. In this interview, we hear about: - Andy's preparation at Falls Creek and the lead into the trials and then getting himself ready for the course and what heat training he did before hand. - 'Village Life' and the logistics of getting to the event as well as the team dynamics and inside the team setup. - We hear about the race time changes and the team 'pits' and how he planned to execute the race. - Andy talks about how he felt through the race, his thoughts on the course and what it was like to run against the best in the world. - We hear about Andy's interactions with the crowd and some post race reflections, including his own rating of his performance. - Andy also reveals his plans for his next race. Chris takes us through his latest training and the prospect of a duel over 80m with his training partner Anna is floated. Zacca reflects on a busy week on the road and tempers his training in line with the travel. There is some around the grounds, including some Parkrun P.Bs, Wins and Marathon Debut. Run2PB hero of the week is revealed and it goes to to Horsham's 'Mr Everywhere' - Andrew 'Sos' Sostheim for taking home the Valued Volunteer of the Year award at Friday nights 'Sports Star of the Year Awards'. Sos was key to getting parkrun off the ground in Horsham and, as Event Director, keeps things running smoothly in the background. parkrun is just one of the ways Sos supports the local community, he's also involved with football, cricket and school committees. The boys finish up with some world record chat about a very old race that involves pancakes, that has the lads getting a craving for some sweets. Run2PB Links: Socials Run2PB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxkh-FgU2Wsork-18PfSUA Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
EP130: Mitch Dyer - Athletics Superfan : Previews Australia's Chances at the World Cross Country Championships at Bathurst.
1:32:42This week on the better with running podcast, Chris and Zacca have some promising results with their running, including Chris recapping his smoking hot run at the Bendigo Frenzy, he talks us through his strategy with the sprinklers before timing his race to perfection, starting conservatively and working his way through the field. Chris also mentions the support he has on the track from fellow run2pb coach Brady Threlfall and other athletes. Zacca hits a session around princes park, and finds his mojo taking on some 10min efforts and a footy club doing pre-season. Sports Journalist, Commentator and all round athletics nuffy/hype guy Mitch Dyer comes back on for another high ‘octane’ chat about all this athletics, with a huge preview of the World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia. He puts his coaching hat on and takes us through how he would order the relay team, we get his take on top finishers in australia and we hear about his role on the day with a commentary gig. Mitch fires up about making track meets exciting and what he is looking forward to at the Maurie Plant Track meet in melbourne. Chris reviews a running movie, and it blows mitch’s mind. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071567/ There is some world record chat, with a fast family time going down in Dubai. The boys mention the https://www.runwarrandyte.com/ an awesome event on sunday March 5th. with distances from 2.2km family event all the way upto the 21km (5-10-15-21)including the PhysioLife 5km.Our partner. PhysioLife will be present in the village doing massage and handing out advice and you can meet James Telford from Physiolife the man,the myth, the legend and also the voice behind regular segment physio chat. Run2PB Links: Socials Run2PB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxkh-FgU2Wsork-18PfSUA Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
EP129: James Hansen Interview
1:27:38In this weeks episode of Better with Running Podcast, Chriso takes us through an exciting parkrun takeover by his crew, including some stellar pacing and vollie duties. Chris and Zacca talk about their plans over the months and managing their bodies and looking towards goals for the season. We hear about some exciting results at the Box Hill with P.Bs galore, and a return to the track for run2pb coach Gemma Maini has the boys falling off their chairs. The hero of the week is announced, Karl Wansbone who a month out from his goal marathon race had a mishap on the mini golf course, breaking his wrist. Karl tapered with the fibreglass cast and lined up to run his first marathon since 2009 and on a hilly course ran 3:16 he missed his PB by 2 minutes from 2009, but given the course and he was running with a cast on, the boys are amazed at this achievement and definitely a deserving winner of hero of the week Special guest and Run2PB Coach James Hansen, returns to the show, The Sub 4min Miler and Australian Park Run Record Holder talks us through his crack at the world cross country trials and then into the exciting build up for his Mile race in Melbourne later this month. We hear about some solid training, and how he is fitting it all in with a busy schedule. We also hear about how is large crew of runners going including some breakthrough training sessions from his athletes. The boys also throw a few curly conundrums at him that has jimmy scratching his head. The boys round out the show with some world record chat, with old mate Dave getting back on the show after going back to the half marathon to throw more t shirts on and run another marathon. https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/edmonton-man-chases-world-record-wearing-120-t-shirts-during-half-marathon Run2PB Links: Socials Run2PB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxkh-FgU2Wsork-18PfSUA Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
EP128: When races don't go well & Josh Harris presents Run2PB Hero of the Week, plus preparing for an ESports World Championships.
1:04:08This week on the Better with Running Podcast, we hear from Run2PB coaches Chris Armstrong and Zacca Newman about their respective races back, in which they both perform below their expectations, Chris opens up with an honest account of a tough way to run a 1500m, with a blistering first lap followed by a piano landing on his back in the last lap. Chris shares where things went wrong and how he can dust himself back off and go again. Zacca has a crack at Albert Park Parkrun and finds its really tough going, struggling to get on the pace and questions his fitness levels from previous sessions and also evaluates a few missing parts to the puzzle. For both of them there is some learnings and fire in the belly for the next one! In this weeks Run2PB Hero of the week segment, Run2PB Coach, 2:17 Marathoner and Australian Representative at the World Championships, Josh Harris joins the boys to announce Bazz Travella as this weeks winner, he details an amazing tale of his 5k effort on the weekend, with course mishap. We hear about Bazz's progression including taking his marathon from 2:50 down to 2:37. We have an update on Josh's progress ahead of the UCI/Zwift E Sports Cycling Champs where he will be in the green and gold, including his 500+ k a week training and how the preparation is going. Chris and Zacca talk about Run2PB coaches planning to head along to parkruns over the coming months as a chance to catch up, pace and meet athletes and the running community. For more info follow email [email protected] Run2PB Links: Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
EP127: Steven Langdon on staying motivated as a runner and why it's more than just strava kudos 👍
1:12:26This week on the better with running podcast, we get an update from Chris after his lighter training week, with less volume his body has bounced back and some promising signs as he managed to get onto the hallowed track in Shepparton for some mile reps, throwing the dragonflys and nailing his session and most importantly pulling up well. Zacca battles through a reduced week with his niggle, but still manages to hit a solid fartlek, before eyeing off a return to racing with a parkrun on the weekend. Steven 'Kiwi' Langdon joins the boys once again to talk about the mental side of running, we firstly hear about his success over the 1500m and his insights into what goes into racing that distance, before shifting focus onto the topic of motivation. Steve talks about how you can keep motivated, what the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is, how we can stay motivated whilst injured and what it's like coming back from an injury and navigating that. And finally, he also defends his Ice cream recommendations. In this weeks Run2PB Hero of the week segment, Sarah Jayamaha is recognised for her Parkrun P.B in amongst her training block for a 24hr track run, which has Chris and Zacca very impressed and posing a few questions! In world record chat, the boys are excited to see Canadian running magazine has covered Erchana's world record. https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene/aussie-runner-smashes-world-record-by-running-150-consecutive-marathons/ The boys also mention the Run The Tan - Run Club has an event this Saturday, with details here https://www.instagram.com/run_the_tan/?hl=en Join Abbey Caldwell (Australian Commonwealth Games Medallist) for a Run around The Tan on Saturday 28th January. She became the Australian national champion over 1500m in 2022 and won bronze in the 1500m at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham (claiming Australia’s second medal in the history of this event). She also recently qualified for the World Cross Country Championships to be held in Bathurst NSW next month, by winning her trial against an all-star field. It's free to join and everyone is welcome. Date: Saturday 28th January Time: 8am (7:45am for 8am start) Location: Pillars of Wisdom, Tan Track, Melbourne Followed by Coffee at the Gilson cafe (*free coffee for any newbies) Don't miss it!! Come down to meet Abbey, be inspired and go for an easy run with her around The Tan. See you there! Run2PB Links: Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
EP126: Mitch Dyer : World Cross Trials & General Athletics Hype
1:22:28In this weeks episode of Better with Running, Chriso and Zac do into their training weeks, including a recovery week for Chris, whilst Zacca has a roller coaster of a week with some big sessions, some hit well and some hit not so well, and he also navigates a few niggles. In this weeks special world record chat, Zacca shares what it was like to run the final lap with Erchana as she completes 150 marathons in a row, we hear about the vibe and atmosphere and the boys marvel at the achievement and the way Erchana has carried herself through the whole journey. Mitch Dyer joins the boys for a look at the past weekends Australian World Cross Trials held over the weekend, Mitch breaks down the results and then puts his selectors hat on which proves a difficult task. We hear about his thoughts on the teams prospects. They boys also talk about the upcoming Maurie Plant - Melbourne Track Meet, which will bring some big international stars. We also get a race recap from Mitch's milers grudge match, and he puts out the challenge for more in 2023. https://www.codesports.com.au/sport/james-whelan-is-all-in-on-recapturing-world-tour-contract-as-he-will-return-to-europe-for-what-may-be-the-last-roll-of-the-dice/news-story/936b9d24078c9f3f789c0ed86050e55c Hero of the week is crowned, Liam Beecroft who started with Run2PB in 2021, he debuted on the trails over the weekend, finished top 10 - running in vapor flys. We hear a bit about his journey including coming from a body building background. You can follow Liam here https://www.strava.com/athletes/42834553 You can support Erchana and follow her with these links IG: Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/7453290 You can donate here https://gofund.me/80948fe8 Run2PB Links: Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354