63 Mike Power
Julian eases his way through a niggle. Experiments with race nutrition ahead of Lake Biwa.
Brad’s in the gym, sets the course record on his recovery loop and checking his motivation.
Brady rolls 400m reps with Julian, nails the Sunday long run.
Hobart Marathon is taken out by Dion Finocchiaro and Meriem Daoui, while Nick Earl and Samantha Phillips won the half marathon.
Two Bays Trail Run between Dromana and Cape Schank George Hedley & Simone Brick won the 28k while Ash Watson & Steph Austen dominate the 56k.
Boston Marathon winners Desi Linden and Yuki Kawauchi headline 2019 Elite Field https://www.iaaf.org/news/news/boston-marathon-2019-elite-fields
Julian has some rebuttal from the discussion for his selection for the 2018 Run of the Year before Listener Liam asks about how to go about practising race-day fueling in the marathon.
Rob De Castella winning the 1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane Comm Games Marathon
Olympic 5000m runner Mike Power chats with Brad, going through his impressive PBs from the 800m to the 10k that features 3:58 for the mile at the Prefontaine meet and the U/16 1000m World Junior record. Mike takes it back to the beginning doing laps in the school parking lot and then Little Athletics at Dandenong. He shares how he was recruited to Arkansas University, how the NCAA system bridges the gap between training junior and senior athletes and what his experiences were in the college team setting.
Mike then goes talks about the qualification process to get into the 2000 Sydney Olympics running the 5000m, what the experience was like and the support received from Athletics Australia.
Opening up about the difficulties he had in finding a coach afterwards, Mike then talks about what ultimately made him retire from the sport professionally, how he adjusted to life afterwards and recounts his traumatic scare with cancer and then closes with his observations on the NCAA college system and running culture in the US.