Inside Running Podcast

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June 5, 2019  

083: Melissa Duncan

June 5, 2019

This week’s episode is sponsored Upwell Health Collective, award-winning healthcare in physio, pilates & podiatry.

Brad starts training with Emily Bricachek, finding the slow warm-up and cooldown awkward.
Julian deals with the infamous cold of Ballarat while immersing in crime podcasts.
Brady braced for rain and pain in the St Anne’s cross country.

St Anne’s 8km XC had a new course with Joel Tobin-White backing up from Sydney Half, over Andy Buchanan and Dave McNeil. Alex Pattinson won a tight women’s race over Charlotte Wilson and Kiah Fry.

Leonora Gift street mile won by Stewart McSweyn & Georgia Griffith.

Shaun Creighton sets a new Australian 50-54 age group marathon record in wet conditions at the Christchurch Marathon. Christchurch Marathon Press Release

Rio Olympics Marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa hit with doping ban, becoming the second podium member after gold medalist Jemima Sumgong of Kenya was served an eight doping ban earlier.
Runners World Report

Australian team selection for Doha World Championships pushed back to July 1st.

Listener question from Mick ask about how to best integrate nutrition into marathon training and Moose’s Tip of the Week advises how to create safer, friendlier running experience for everyone out on the trail.

Melissa Duncan joins Brad about her stellar start to 2019 that saw her headline at the National 5000m Championships, and World Cross Country in Aarhus, Denmark and how she came for running for Shiseido, how the corporate ekiden league works as a competition and in its recruitment as well as how she addresses the challenges of living in Japan.

Melissa takes it back into getting into the sport via her sister and dad, being varied throughout her school life and then the path to representing Australia at the World Championships, Relays and Commonwealth Games, ticking them off one by one. After 2014 she made the move to Canberra and training with Philo Saunders, qualifying for the Rio Olympics but dealing with the foot fracture that ultimately forced her to withdraw despite her best efforts. From that moment Melissa talks about taking the time to decompress, trying to enjoy getting back into running with a new perspective gained that shapes her future direction.

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