203: Jake Smith
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Julian hops on the bike in recovery and follows Surf Coast TC for their long run, while explaining the joining policy.
Brad puts in a rare morning run and wonders upon the best time of day to run.
Brady keeps the momentum going overcoming his chest cold.
Melbourne Marathon announces rescheduled date of December 11 & 12.
Official Press Release
Tim Vincent & Olga Virsova takes Queensland 10000m Championships
Douglas Hamerlok and Melanie Daniels take the wins in the Roll Cycles Road 5K in Hobart.
Caitlin Adams & Isaac Heyne were the winners in the return edition of Fitzy’s 5K in Adelaide.
World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst postponed for second time due to Australia’s international border restrictions with the new date set for Saturday 18th February 2023.
Keeley Small signs with the Oregon Ducks.
Alberto Salazar’s four year ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration in Sport. No implications for athletes associated with the Nike Oregon Project during his tenure.
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This week’s listener questions ask about when it’s to retire shoes out of rotation and how to gauge your easy runs. Moose purchases a treadmill, then goes Loose on Shalane’s tip to tick off the world majors.
Jake Smith, Great Britain representative in the Half Marathon calls in to chat with Brady about how he’s training at the moment, coming off the recent Big Half and ahead of pacing London Marathon, going through his range of personal bests and the stories behind them, particularly focusing in on his attempt to qualify for the Great Britain Olympic team in the 10000m.
From there is a deep dive on his impressive half marathon progression, being consistent to make leaps and bounds, discussing the virtues of cross training and his breakthrough personal best set at the 2020 World Half Championships in Poland to run the 3rd fastest Half Marathon Great Britain, recapping the race how he moved through the packs and taking down Steve Jones’ record and the peculiarities around representing Wales when he’s English.
From there they look to Jake’s future, moving to pacing marathons by running the whole way, where he ran the Cheshire Elite Marathon in 2:11:00 after the Olympic trials, leaving the door open for next time, how keeping relaxed to perform well and his priorities moving forward to accomplish his long term goals.
Jake wraps up by sharing his support system to sustain a career, making interesting shoe choices, growing up international childhood and who inspires him in distance running, as well as his favourite workout and what he’s reading at the moment.
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