Making the effort …to keep informed by listening.

Long Run Day- 15 Miles easy, trying to keep heart rate between 130 to 145

The last year or so I have started listening to podcasts on training, sports nutrition, conditioning, running and specifically Ultra Running/Racing. I still enjoy reading my magazines, Trail Runner/Runner’s World that I get but it is nice that while I am driving home from work I can get the latest info from some the leading experts and athletes. It is also very exciting to listen to a race recap especially since the sport is not consistently televised. I am just beginning to find my way thru all the many podcasts that are available. I believe it is so important to keep educated so ..down the rabbit hole I go and I am taking you with me.

  1. KoopCast- Ultra Training Banter-Jason Koop- Author/Coach/Athlete
  2. The Art and Science of Running-Malc Kent-Scientist/Athlete/Coach and Jacob Puzey- Athlete/Coach
  3. The Rambling Runner Podcast-Matt Chittim- Athlete/Coach
  4. Like A Bigfoot Podcast- Chris Ward- Athlete/Teacher
  5. the morning shakeout poscast- Mario Fraioli- Coach/Athlete/Writer

These are just the top 5 that I am currently listening to. Truthfully, I cannot keep up. I am listening to one right now while typing this ( Episode 11 Tommy Rivers Puzey- the Art and Science of Running) that I didn’t get a chance to finish earlier.

Tommy ( bearded Runner) Rivers Puzey-Dec. 8th 2019 California International Marathon

I guess you can approach this like a cafeteria or a la cart menu.. pick and choose what you want. I enjoy hearing from experts but truthfully I get so much out of an episode from a non professional athletes or when the discussion involves not all success stories but the times when the race or training completely fell apart. If we are honest that is probably closer to home for us that are not professional athletes and so beneficial. I ask that if you haven’t subscribed to a podcast you need to and give it a try.

Recent Great Podcast – Reminded me how important a recovery drink or meal is- My version frozen Spinach, Pear, Collagen and water, blend until smooth.

Happy Training Week #3 to me! I am definitely feeling the mileage. Even in my 20/30’s I had not ran this kind of weekly mileage (I usually ran 3 times a week and no more than 30 miles) or had been this consistent, so I am tired and nicely surprised. Early morning running is where I feel most comfortable so that means some very early mornings (3:30AM) with my current work schedule. I am doing 30 to 35 miles a week and fitting in a hill workout, long run, pick ups/strides, and some weight sessions.

Meal Prep- Roasted Veggie, Broccoli & Sweet Potato, Turkey & Cranberry Meatballs, Brown Rice w/ Barley, Raw Veggie w/Dill Dip (non dairy).

Have a Happy and Healthy Week!!

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