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April 1, 2020  

126: Australian Distance Running All-Time Performances Competition

126: Australian Distance Running All-Time Performances Competition

Episode 125 is sponsored by COROS. COROS Wearables may be the newest GPS watch brand on the market, but they have already partnered with some of the best road, trail and mountain athletes in the world. Do yourself a favor and check out the brand Runner’s World named Gear of the Year in 2019.

Julian shares some great race videos but opens for debate for how many beers at work is acceptable.
Brad’s shocked to find Mulligan’s jam packed against the time of social distancing.
Brady sets a challenge for the listeners 30 minute fartlek
In the time of no races, the boys also discuss how their relationship with running has changed.

 

The boys discuss the official decision to postpone Tokyo Olympics to 2021, with the World Athletic Championships in Eugene 2021 moved to 2022, the same year as the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the implications for the athletes for the years ahead.

Listener question of the week asks for sessions for the treadmill in this age of self-isolation and quarantine.

 

Scott Nicholas joins in for a new segment concept, discussing a head to head contest to determine the Greatest Australian performance list ranked criteria:

  • Olympic Gold Medal

  • Olympic Silver Medal

  • World Record Holder

  • World Marathon Major win

  • Olympic Bronze Medal

  • Commonwealth Games Medal

  • International Win

  • Significant performance

  • Australian Record Holder

 

64 performances, randomly drawn names to be determined into the best 16. 

The first 16 match-ups are as follows:

 

Herb Elliott’s Gold 1500m at the 1960 Rome Olympics
VS
Brett Robinson Australian Half Marathon Record set at Marugame 2020

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Trevor Vincent’s Gold Medal in the 1962 Perth Steeplechase
Vs
Youcef Abdi’s 6th place in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Steeplechase in 8:16.22

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Al Lawrence’s 10000m Bronze at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics 

Vs 

Graham Crouch’s 5th place in the 1974 Christchurch Comm Games

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Kate Anderson winning 5000m Gold at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games
Vs
Catriona Bisset setting 1:58.78 800m Australian Record in London Diamond League

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Derek Clayton’s 2:08:34 marathon world record in Antwerp 1969
Vs
Kerry O'Brien 4th place in the Mexico Steeplechase

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Eloise Wellings’s 14:54 5000m in Zurich 2006
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Tony Manning’s Gold Medal in the steeplechase at the 1970 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games

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Noel Clough winning silver at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Games
Vs
Stewy McSweyn setting the Australian 10000m Record at Zatopek:10  2019

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Edwin Flack’s 800m & 1500m Gold Medals at the 1896 Athens Olympics
Vs
Jackie Perkins’s 5th place at the 1989 Stavanger World Cross Country

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March 29, 2020  

IRP with Soph and Jess

In this episode, Sophie Ryan catches up with Jess Stenson and talks all things running and answers some listener questions. 

 

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March 26, 2020  

125: Zach Bitter

125: Zach Bitter

Episode 125 is sponsored by COROS. COROS Wearables may be the newest GPS watch brand on the market, but they have already partnered with some of the best road, trail and mountain athletes in the world. Do yourself a favor and check out the brand Runner’s World named Gear of the Year in 2019.

 

Julian takes time to calm down in the ocean, and shares philosophical differences with Mona.
Brad has his biggest week and loving that his running is back to what it was.
Brady joins forces with Andy Buchanan in Bendigo as he finds his way with Rotterdam postponed.

 

The IOC have declared that the Tokyo Olympics have officially been postponed to 2021. Prior to the announcement Canada and Australia announced their withdrawals amid concerns of COVID-19. https://www.runnerstribe.com/latest-news/tokyo-olympics-finally-rescheduled-to-a-date-beyond-2020/

 

Genevieve Gregson sets a course record Tan Track 11:34 beating Sarah Jamieson’s long standing record. Sinead Diver now 5th fastest of all time.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-GgXDCJeOG/

 

Listener Question asks about the legitimacy of claiming PBs from time trials when every race is postponed given the current circumstances, while Moose on the Loose implores now is NOT the time to be organising group runs.

Plenty of IRP content on the horizon available for Patreon subscribers Road to Nowhere and Friends of the Show.


Zach Bitter calls in from Phoenix, Arizona to chat with Brady about doing the podcasting circuit before going into what drew him to running, his progression in his NCAA college career and learning works and researching to adapt for ultrarunning. Zach talks about why the long run appeals to him, training solo and his breakthrough ultra season and the attention that came with it as well as his observations on the growth of ultrarunning and experience with Comrades Marathon.
Zach is the World Record holder for the 100 Mile and the 12 Hour disciplines set both on the track and shares what the experiences taught him and mental strategies to keep from any downward spiral and the structure of such a race in terms of pacing and nutrition logistics. He discusses the history of ultrarunning and the emergence of East Africans into the sport, using a high fat diet as his main source of nutrition and where it trends in the sporting landscape before going into his plans for the future.
You can follow what Zach does from his website ZachBitter.com, on Twitter @zbitter, Instagram @zachbitter and listen to him on the Human Performance Outliers Podcast.
  

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March 18, 2020  

124: Linden Hall

Episode 124 is sponsored by COROS. COROS Wearables may be the newest GPS watch brand on the market, but they have already partnered with some of the best road, trail and mountain athletes in the world. Do yourself a favor and check out the brand Runner’s World named Gear of the Year in 2019.

 

The boys recap their weeks and talk about the cancellations of races due Covid-19. All 3 hosts had races cancelled with Rotterdam and London Marathon postponed and Brad’s 5km cancelled.

 

They also answer listener questions about what you should do with your current fitness and how to manage the uncertainty of the lack of racing.

 

In running news, there is VMC 800 and 1500m results, fast times at the Melbourne University 5km and the South Australian 3000m champs.

 

This week’s interview is with Australian 1500m record holder, Linden Hall. Linden talks about her upbringing in the sport and her rise to the top of Australian 1500m running. She discusses her time over in American and racing over there before going into great detail about her Commonwealth Games 4th place finish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4fDjAONK1E&t=56s and what’s coming up in her build up for Tokyo. Follow Linden @linden.hall

 

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March 15, 2020  

IRP with Soph and Lydia

The girls are back! Soph catches up with Lydia O'Donnell to hear all about her running story. More information on Lydia can be found at: www.lydiaodonnell.com

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March 11, 2020  

123: Wayne Larden

This episode of Inside Running Podcast is proudly brought to you by New Balance. The global athletic leader is excited to announce an update to their award-winning Fresh Foam platform, Fresh Foam X.

 

Brad is back covering the ground the best he has in years and nails some fast times in workouts and jogs leading into the Bankstown 5km this weekend.

 

Moose nails a big 30km tempo after hitting the drink too hard to celebrate his 34th birthday.

 

Brady hits the speed work and a hilly long run in preparation for Rotterdam Marathon.

 

This week in running news:

-Liam Adams runs a huge PB in Lake Biwa to nail an Olympic Qualifying time.

-The Australian Half Marathon team gets selected but then the race gets postponed.

-There’s fast times in Nagoya marathon with Australian’s Sinead Diver and Ellie Pashley helping out with the pace making.

 

The listener question this week asks about bang for you buck 30 minute workouts for all abilities.

 

Moose goes on the loose about Japanese Marathon cut off times and inconsistencies.

 

This week’s interview is with Wayne Larden. Wayne talks with Brad about his training and racing years before going into detail about the organisation as Race Director of the Sydney Running Festival.

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March 4, 2020  

122: Riley Wolff

122: Riley Wolff

This week's episode is sponsored by New Balance.

Brad makes his triumphant return to the track, taking out a 3000m over Em Brichacek.
Julian wins the 10K River Run in Geelong at the end of a long run and gets his IRP singlet back.
Brady almost Lopez Lomong’s his hour long fartlek and gets comfortable in the 30k efforts.

US Olympic Marathon Trials was full of suspense, Galen Rupp taking out the Men’s race selected with Jacob Riley coached by Lee Troop and Abdi Abdirahman in his 5th team.
On the women's, Aliphine Tuliamuk and Molly Siedel break away to secure their spots on the Olympic team along with Sally Kipyego.

Seth James Demoor's Atlanta Marathon Trials

https://youtu.be/ULllZWDY6yQ

 

Tokyo Marathon featuring Suguru Osako lowering his own Japanese National Record 2:05:29, cashing in on the Project Exceed initiative. The race was won by Birhanu Legese, with crazy depth on display. On the women’s side Lonah Chemtai Salpeter set both an Israeli National Record and Tokyo Course Record.
Results

 

Liam Adams reclaims Australian parkrun record at Maribyrnong 14:13 ahead of Lake Biwa Marathon on March 8th

Maribyrnong parkrun results 

 

Kenenisa Bekele wins the Big Half in London in emphatic style ahead of the London Marathon in April.
BBC Report

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9L_U_fDtMi/

Listener question of the week asks what the highest paid race in Australia while Moose on the Loose wonders aloud whether Jim Walmsley under-performed on US Olympic Trials.

Photographer, editor of running publication Tempo Journal and co-founder of Hunter Athletics Riley Wolff talks with Julian about promoting running on the global stage. Riley talks about how he draws his personal enjoyment from running, his professional background at Adidas and MAAP and starting Hunter Athletics to fill a gap, building and supporting an open and supportive culture.

Riley then talks about making running cool through his photography and writing for Tempo Journal, profiling and putting Australian running on the global stage and his level of involvement with Speed Project (along with its afterparty).

He goes into why Nike is pushing running forward and the level of promotion required for rising stars and coolest MFs in running right now lining up for the upcoming LA Marathon, how media clearance for World Major Marathons works and capturing those magic race day moments .

 

Hunter Athletics
Tempo Journal online and Instagram
Riley Wolff @thewolfferine

February 26, 2020  

121: Nick Earl

This weeks episode is proudly brought to you by New Balance. The global athletic leader is excited to announce an update to their award-winning Fresh Foam platform, Fresh Foam X.
Using the latest advancements in data to design, Fresh Foam X is New Balance's premium collection of their most elite Fresh Foam shoes. The Fresh Foam X collection debuts with the New Balance 1080v10 which is available now at select retailers and www.newbalance.com.au

 

Julian gets stuck into his London Marathon program, under the watchful eye of Mona.
Brad has fun with his fast shoes and his favourite session.
Brady clocks a monster 50Km day in his Rotterdam campaign.

New women’s world record set by Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh in 64:31, over Brigid Kosgei at the RAK Half Marathon with some eye-opening splits.
World Athletics Report

 

Women’s 1500m goes down to the wire with Linden Hall edging Jenny Blundell and Georgia Griffith while, Peter Bol & Joseph Deng dominate the Men’s 800m at Sydney Track Classic.
Athletics Australia Report 

 

The Sir Graeme Douglas Meet in Auckland, New Zealand featured several Australians including the Riley Cocks, Caitlin Adams, Melissa Duncan in the 5000m, Nick Willis, Rorey Hunter and Luke Young in the 1500m, James Nipperess clocking a 8:33 in the Steeplechase ahead of Max Stevens, and  Catriona Bisset taking out the Women’s 800m along with Keeley Small.
Results

Malcolm Hicks (ep. 47) clocks Olympic qualifier and personal best of 2:10:04 in Seville Marathon, setting the 4th fastest New Zealand fastest marathon.
NZ Marathon Rankings

https://www.instagram.com/p/B86Jq-VHuGm/

 

Andrea Seccafien & Brett Robinson win Hobart Run The Bridge in some stacked fields.
Results

The boys do a show review of the NB1080. 

Listener Question asks how many 1K repeats are enough for the event you’re training for and Moose gives Kyle Merber some love. https://twitter.com/TheRealMerb/status/1230694436646117381

Nick Earl goes with Brad about his range of personal bests that he’s set over the years and how having the wrong haircut at university football set him on the path for running, before moving to Australia and going from the highs in progression to the lows in iron deficiency. Nick talks about how his mentors shaped him and developing his coaching and racing philosophy.

Nick talks about how racing often is important to raising his athletics profile, his theory on the relationship between cadence and recovery and how his approach to racing and mindest translated into his breakthrough performance at Lake Biwa

Nick rounds out the chat on the comparisons between the Australian and UK cross country club scenes, his frustration at UK Athletics and the story of his lucky shorts.

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February 20, 2020  

120: Jack Bruce

120: Jack Bruce

This episode of Inside Running Podcast is proudly brought to you by New Balance. The global athletic leader is excited to announce an update to their award-winning Fresh Foam platform, Fresh Foam X. Using the latest advancements in data to design, Fresh Foam X is New Balance's premium collection of their most elite Fresh Foam shoes. The Fresh Foam X collection debuts with the New Balance 1080v10 which is available now at select retailers and www.newbalance.com.au 

Brad has a flash of form at Mulligans and stops for fan photos.
Julian questions the wardrobe choice of MTC’s national record holders.
Brady puts in a marathon workout.

Joshua Chetegei breaks 5km World Record in Monaco running a solo 12:51
https://www.runnerstribe.com/latest-news/joshua-cheptegei-breaks-5km-world-record/
https://youtu.be/zssDsEIOC1A 

 

Ollie Hoare placed second at the Wanamaker Mile in the Millrose Games, New York.
Wisconsin State Journal
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8W5_WYgdox/

 

Georgia Griffith sets a PB and Olympic Qualifier of 2:00.88 over Catriona Bisset at the Canberra Track Classic, while James Nipperess tactically takes out the Men’s Steeplechase.
Canberra Track Classic Results

Tokyo Marathon cancels mass participation race two weeks out amid Coronavirus fears
Japan Running News

Listener Question asks where and how the boys would run their last run and Moose on the Loose gives his shower thoughts about race predictors on watches.

Jack Bruce joins Brady to talk about his progression from a junior racing at the back of the field to placing 3rd in Zatopek in consecutive years. He looks back at his recruitment to the University of Arkansas and growing up racing against Pat Tiernan, breaking down his experience within the NCAA training structure and then making the transition to Melbourne Track Club

Jack talks about his main training partners in the group, the appeal of the simple things done well and looking towards the future in racing on the roads and chasing Olympic standards.

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February 12, 2020  

119: Tom Schwartz 

119: Tom Schwartz 

This week’s episode is sponsored by ASICS. Technical innovation and absolute quality are at the core of ASICS’ vision. The latest addition to their comprehensive running shoe range is the all new EVORIDE™. The ASICS EVORIDE™ is built upon innovative GUIDESOLE™ technology designed to reduce energy loss and give that feeling of effortless coasting. EVORIDE™ is available now, and the boys give a review later in the podcast.

Julian lends his support to Brady at Melbourne Track Classic and then Skillzy at the Ballarat Gift. 

Brad makes his long awaited return to Gungahlin parkrun. 

Brady recaps his race and experience in the Melbourne Track Classic 5000m.

Following on from last week, Nike announced the upcoming release of the Alphafly complying to specifications set by World Athletics.

 

Melbourne Track Classic was headlined by Stewy McSweyn and Jessica Hull securing Tokyo Olympic spots by winning their respective 5000m. Jordy Williamsz of the Melbourne Track Club wins in the Men’s 800m, while Lauren Reid took out the Women’s 1500m ahead of Sarah Billings.
Full Results
https://www.runnerstribe.com/latest-news/mcsweyn-and-hull-book-their-spots-into-tokyo/ 

 

Over in Western Australia, the Busselton Half Marathon taken out by Dean Menzies and Nera Jareb.
Results

 

Listener Question training to heart rate to return to fitness, while Moose on the Loose contemplates the ramifications of the Canberra Marathon reducing their prize money on offer.

Tom Schwartz, head coach of Tinman Elite shares what he’s learned from his 30 years of coaching experience with Brad, starting with what got him into athletics and developing an interest in coaching by studying the science and physiology that goes into good athletic performances.
Tom shares his philosophies as a coach with regards to the right amount of volume and using science to improve his track times despite fatigue and workload as an X-ray technician in the US Air Force. He defines in detail the term “critical velocity” with regards to an athlete’s aerobic capacity and the general outline of how the athletes under him train with an emphasis on time and effort as well as the common mistakes he sees.

In addition to his insights into developing better runners, Tom shares the origin of his famous mantra “Keep the ball rolling” and how he came about in starting Tinman Elite, what his vision in forming the culture around the club is, the media exposure it generates and how it can grow in its support structure, rounding out with looking towards the upcoming Olympic Trials and thoughts on the shoe debate.

You can find out more about Tom via The Run Fast Coach and his profile on Tinman Elite.

You can follow Tinman Elite on their website and follow their story on Instagram @tinmanelite, as well as Tinman Track Club. ⚒️️ 

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