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Episode 1 - Liz Yelling

Released: Tuesday 12th January 2010

The first ever episode of Marathon Talk. We've got a great interview with Olympic marathon runner Liz Yelling, interesting news stories, 'training talk' about kicking off your marathon training and some guest audio from a speedy celebrity.

 

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Show Notes

00:00 Intro and about us.

07:50 News / Phil tackles Houston / Tony Audenshaw

13:15 Tony's Trials

14:15 Training Talk - Kick starting your marathon training

27:30 Rant & Rave - Shoe shops and music to run to

30:20 Interview with Liz Yelling

57:50 Listeners questions - Send them to info@marathontalk.com

58:25 Winner of the week - Tess Hornsby-Smith


  1. Khara Mills
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    Hey guys
    Brilliant start, looking forward to the next one already. Q for you, how many miles did you both do for your longest run and your longest bike/run brick run for your first IM?
    Thanks
    Khara


    13th January 2010 03:06:22
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  2. Daz Reevell
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    Good podcast, with some good stats ;o)

    Maybe you can do some stuff on training on the treadmill as due to the bad weather I've done 64 miles on mine during the last week...any advice on marathon training with a treadmill would be really useful.

    Keep up the good work fella :o)


    13th January 2010 08:40:50
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  3. Richard
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    Nike Air or Asics Gel shoes for me


    13th January 2010 10:26:45
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  4. Tim Grose
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    Good start and brightened up my morning after fruitless journey to station and back with no trains. If you need any stats from thepowerof10.info that I run let me know.


    13th January 2010 10:32:01
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  5. Tom Williams
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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the great comments....

    Treadmill advice? Do it with friends... I just did a 'nice' 14 miler with five of us all lined up in the gym, shouting encouragement etc. A great way to do your long runs with people who run at a different pace to you.

    Shoes? Mizuno all the way for me ;)

    Longest Ironman training run? I've run a marathon before three of my five Iron distance races. Last year I didn't run a mara all year but did do an 22 in training. In terms of brick sessions I've done 100/20 a couple of times before my events over the last couple of years. Before my first Ironman though my longest was 100/8. To be honest I think running long is less important before an Ironman than before a stand alone marathon and would also echo Martin's comments re taking several years to reach the level where I could absorb that level of training. The biggest challenge in Ironman training isn't getting fit enough, it's not getting inured in the process.

    What I find really helpful is to understand that when you are training for an Ironman you have a 'new' marathon pace... typically about 1-2 minutes per mile slower than a stand alone 26.2 miles. Training should be adjusted accordingly and therefore long runs can be somewhat slower than most people imagine.

    Hope this helps,

    T


    14th January 2010 07:55:09
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  6. kidstardust
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    enjoyed the podcast fellas, and looking forward to more. size 6.5 shoes! freaky small.


    14th January 2010 10:28:49
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  7. Martin Yelling
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    Hi Khara, thanks for your comment. My longest run pre first IM was around 20miles. My longest brick was 100mile ride - 2hr run. Please bear in mind though that these were completed at the peak of training I'd spent many months (if not years!) building up to be robust enough to tolerate this level.
    Tim, good to hear from you. Glad you liked our first episode. Tom loves his stats so sure he'll be in touch.


    14th January 2010 10:39:53
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  8. Reuben Howden
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    Great job fellas,

    Keep up the good work.

    Talk soon Martin,

    Reuben


    15th January 2010 02:09:13
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  9. sue c
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    Enjoyed it!

    I don't usually run with music or an ipod but I took you guys on my 15 miler and listened to you during my first hour. Very interesting, particularly enjoyed the training talk and the interview - both were the right length of time.

    I did think the training talk was aimed at the less experienced runner but I still picked up a few tips anyway so no problems there.

    Do you plan to continue when the traditional Spring marathon running period is over if you know what I mean?

    Sue


    17th January 2010 02:30:15
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  10. Martin Yelling
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    Hi Sue C. Glad we could be your running partner for a while on your long run. Yes, we do plan to continue this beyond spring marathons - we want it to be for runners year round. The thinking is to aim material at runners of abilities from week to week so we'll be doing some 'more experienced runner' content as well. Let us know the types of thing you'd liked discussed.


    17th January 2010 07:17:06
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  11. Chris Smith
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    Great start guys, have listened to the podcast twice and I am looking forward to many more episodes.
    I'd be interested in hearing more about training with HR training


    17th January 2010 10:56:18
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  12. Daz Reevell
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    Another one for the future could be strength training/conditioning and it's associated benefits/pitfalls especially in relation to the longer endurance events (marathons, triathlons etc.).


    18th January 2010 01:04:06
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  13. Richard Lambert
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    Hi guys

    Really enjoyed the first podcast. I've got something for your Q&A slot....

    It's about fuelling during the marathon. I'm interested in getting some advice about how much water and lucozade sport I should be drinking and how many gels I should be consuming... and at what stage / distance I know everyone is different and these things depend on my weight, my pace and how hot the weather is, as this will effect how much fluid I need to replace...


    However, I'm after a rule of thumb I guess. So, as you seem to like stats, can you give me some advice for someone who is 11 and a half stone, aiming for a 4h 30 marathon on a perfect weather day (not too hot, not too cold).

    I've never tun a marathon before, but my current plan (which I'll try out in training) is

    sips of lucozade sport (which I have on a running belt) at every mile marker from 3 miles onwards
    water bottle at 5 mile intervals
    gels at mile 7, 14, 21

    However, this is COMPLETE GUESSWORK. Is it a sensible strategy in your experience ?

    Is this something you can help with (by email) or answer in a podcast

    Thanks in advance

    Rich


    18th January 2010 01:18:39
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  14. sue c
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    Martin

    The stuff aimed at less experienced runners can have the odd tip you haven't tried before so it's always worth a listen anyway!

    HR training is a good suggestion.

    Having had a think about it I would suggest two things (which you may already plan to cover!)

    1. Fuelling - not just during the race (which is obviously a HUGE topic in itself and worthy of discussion) but during long runs/harder training and with aim of recovery for further training. I have learnt a lot in the last year about this and it's made a huge difference but I bet I have loads to learn still!

    2. Moving the marathon fitness into the summer and building on it. I lose the plot after a spring marathon and have to start again every autumn. It would be great if you could look at this!

    Cheers

    Sye


    18th January 2010 09:29:02
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  15. Tom Williams
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    Thanks for all your comments guys. We've been amazed by the positive response to the podcast so far, we're working on the best possible way of answering your great questions. We will try and cover as much as possible in the upcoming shows, for the moment tune into Episode Two ;)


    20th January 2010 03:02:19
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  16. Andy Pearson
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    Hi. Would be interested in your views on how to switch from purely running to a multisport training regime in particular what sort of balance to strike between running and cycling/swimming.


    22nd January 2010 12:23:01
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  17. SethAM
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    I just finished episode #1. Great stuff keep it coming!


    3rd February 2010 10:51:42
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  18. Marco Di Franco
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    What a great start!
    I enjoyed your chat with Liz, as I met her at the Marathon Expo last year and she was utterly charming then too! I like the format of the interviews and discussions, as it is more "living" than the quotes and articles in, say, Runners World. Liz came across as a genuine person and athlete.
    Hope you will also be able to talk to some of the future stars - Would be good to have "heard them here first" and I am always amazed how junior stars are often able to show a commitment and maturity that shames adults.
    Good stuff!


    25th February 2010 05:50:27
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  19. Kenley Jones
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    A good friend of mine recommended this from the UK, Paul BuryBlue. As I am about to start a marathon training plan for my first in Harrisburg, PA. I am an audio book guy, so this fascinated me right away. I am done with the first 5 episodes and completely love it, esp. the tonys trials and training (well.......the whole thing just rocks with information). I would like to nominate Paul BuryBlue for hanging in there. He has been battling PF for about a month now, but instead of not doing anything at all, he got on a bike and now he is riding like crazy. Also, my question, if not answered would be this. I started running seriously 2 years ago. My legs and arms are skinnier now, but I still have a tire in the middle. Can running alone decrease your fat stores, or do you have to do core training? What happens as to why your arms and legs get skinny? I know it might seem elementary, but thanks. Also, feel free to hop on my site for a visit. We will see what else awaits.


    30th May 2010 05:56:11
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  20. Keith Rossiter
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    Look at you guys, you haven't changed a bit!! (27.11.13)

    27th November 2013 22:48:20
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  21. Jimmy Johns
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    Good start and brightened up my morning after fruitless journey to station and back with no trains. Sport Motion Graphics

    16th December 2013 08:14:46
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