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February 26, 2020  

121: Nick Earl

February 26, 2020
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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.

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


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

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.

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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