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Episode 39 - Bruce Fordyce (part two)

Released: Wednesday 6th October 2010

What a show! Bruce Fordyce is back in part two of his interview, Martin and Liz are in Chicago, Tom's happy despite being sick AND not in Kona, Tony's getting a bit OCD and... there's a special 'out take' to make you laugh just after the closing jingle ;)  

 

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Show Notes

Time - Section

00:00 - Intro

- Tom's still a sick boy :(

- Martin's over in Chicago :)

- Recommend a friend on Facebook

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     - Add a personal message i.e. 'Check out the best running podcast in the World'

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- Still time to enter the Chicago Marathon competition to win super cool Marathon Talk tops.

     - Check out the comments on last week's show notes to see predictions so far

     - Enter by using the comment box at the bottom of these show notes

     - Entries to our competition so far HERE

     - Latest elite fields for the Chicago Marathon HERE

- Commonwealth Marathons, both men's and women's, on the 14th of October at 2am UK time (BBC)

- Check out the brilliant video interview with 10km WR holder Leonard Komon HERE

     - Check out a video of the race itself HERE

- Micah Kogo and Leonard Komon going head to head over 10km this weekend (read more)

09:09 - News

- Rate Your Run scores on the up again... 7.9 average from over 100 comments!

- Kilomathon Scotland (read more)

- The Stockport Ten goody bag teaser video 2 of 10, out now... HERE

- Stefan Engels has knocked out 276 marathons on consecutive days! (read more)

- Guys crash women's road racing (read more)

- Runner wins semi-automatic rifle for winning a 5k! (read more)

- Mablethorpe Marathon (results)

- Loch Ness Marathon (results)

- New Speedo App, check out tri247.com for details

18:23 - Tony's Trials

- Tony's obsessed! 

20:40 - Training Talk - Destination Races

- Plan everything, from leaving your house to arriving at the start line, well in advance

- Take breaks in long car (and plane) journeys

- Take your race kit with YOU

- Eat and drink well (well means well, not lots)

- Understand your destination

35:05 - The Road to Chicago

- T-minus not many days!

36:10 - Rant & Rave

- Martin rants about... rubbish gym instructors

- Tom raves about... changing the world through running :)

39:01 - Interview - Bruce Fordyce (part two)

- This week’s guest is regarded as one of the greatest ultra distance runners of all time… he’s won the infamous 90km Comrades Marathon a record total of nine times, won the 54 mile London to Brighton three times, setting the still standing world record for 50 miles on the way averaging 5:48 per mile, he’s won the US 50 mile record setting the still standing US all comers record in the process and in 1989 he beat an elite international field to win the world 100km road champs, where despite temperatures in the thirties he set a then world record of 6 hours 25 minutes (that’s 6:12 per mile). 

1:10:00 - Listener's questions

- Thanks to Charlie Hew - "I keep getting cramps at 32km into my marathons, what can I do?"

- On arriving in a hot country you will loose a lot of salt through sweat - hydrate well, possibly using a drink such as Nuun

- Make sure you maintain hydration through race week

- What's happening in training? If no cramps then what's different?

- Try regular massage prior to races - 5, 3 & 1 week out?

- Regular use of a foam roller to relieve tight muscles

- Try different shoes

- The bottom line is, unfortunately, that there isn't a 'text book' answer - keep trying different things until you find what works

1:15:58 - Winner of the Week

- Doris Lowenthal - Nominated by her husband Barry

1:17:40 - Close

- Follow Kona this weekend HERE

- Follow Chicago this weekend HERE

- We'll be updating on Facebook and Twitter

- 10am on 10/10/10... what an opportunity!

1:25:55 - Something to make you chuckle ;) 


  1. Stephan Narewski
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    Sammy Wanjiru 02:05:50
    Irina Mikitenko 02:24:40


    7th October 2010 01:29:18
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  2. Tom
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    WE HAVE 72 ENTRIES SO FAR IN THE CHICAGO MARATHON COMPETITION TO WIN SUPER COOL MARATHON TALK CLOTHING.

    LATEST ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK IN THE INTRO SECTION OF THIS WEEK'S SHOW NOTES.

    ENTRIES CLOSE AS THE STARTING GUN GOES!

    GOOD LUCK!


    7th October 2010 02:45:25
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  3. Marc Potter
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    Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot 2:06:12
    Liliya Shobukhova 2:21:22

    Good luck Liz!!


    7th October 2010 03:13:39
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  4. Ben Woodhouse
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    Robert cheriyout - 2.04.15
    Lillian shubukova - 2.21.12


    7th October 2010 05:40:17
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  5. Trevor Kelly
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    Feyisa Lilesa 2.05.45
    Irina Mikitenko 2.21.21


    7th October 2010 05:55:14
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  6. Sammy the wedge
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    Sammy Wanjiru = 2:05:07
    Liz Yelling 2:04:59 :-)

    Mrs yelling to tuck in behind my namesake and then out sprint him at the line...


    7th October 2010 06:11:05
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  7. ADAM CRASKE
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    Sammy Wanjiru 02:05:02
    Irina Mikitenko 02:22:21


    7th October 2010 07:08:28
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  8. Mark Lovegrove
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    Sammy Wanjiru 2.04.31
    Liliya Shobukhova 2.24.30

    Go Liz go!!!!


    7th October 2010 08:20:42
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  9. Andy Wilson
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    Tsegaye Kebede 2:03:22
    Irina Mikitenko 2:21:00


    7th October 2010 08:32:18
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  10. Simon Willson
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    My predicitions for the Chicago Marathon are

    Sammy Wanjiru 2:05:38
    Liliya Shobukhuva 2:25:45

    It has been great listening to Liz's road to Chicago and i wish her good luck for the race on Sunday.


    7th October 2010 09:21:52
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  11. Kieran O'Leary
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    My predictions:

    Robert K Cheruiyot 2:05:44
    Liliya Shobukhuva 2:25:51


    7th October 2010 09:53:47
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  12. Kieran O'Leary
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    Posting this again, as I realised I forgot to put my email address on it

    Robert K Cheruiyot 2:05:44
    Liliya Shobukhuva 2:25:51


    7th October 2010 09:54:40
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  13. Ceri Davies
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    Sammy Wanjiru 2:05:16

    Irina Mikitenko 2:19:10


    7th October 2010 09:59:50
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  14. Russ Chiodo
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    Sammy Wanjiru 2:05:25

    Juan Carlos Romero 2:05:45

    Good Luck Liz, and say "Hello" to my friend Donna who's running it, if you see her!


    7th October 2010 10:16:02
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  15. M Craft
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    Vincent Kipruto 2:04:50
    Askale Tafa Magarsa 2:20:30


    7th October 2010 10:35:03
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  16. Rich Maunder
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    Sammy Wanjiru 2:05:10
    Irene Mikitenko 2:20:19


    7th October 2010 11:49:51
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  17. Daniel Weston
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    Sammy Wanjiru 2:05:05
    Irina Mikitenko 2:21:21


    7th October 2010 12:34:14
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  18. Dave Hall
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    Sammy Wanjiru 02:05:18
    Irina Mikitenko 02:21:01


    8th October 2010 01:10:32
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  19. Stephen Mullan
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    Sammy Wanjiru 2.04.35
    Liliya Shobukhova 2.24.35


    8th October 2010 01:15:21
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  20. Rob Wickham
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    Tsegaye Kebede 2.06.20
    Irina Mikitenko 2.21.17


    8th October 2010 07:08:16
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  21. James Scott-Buccleuch
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    Feyisa Lilesa 2:04:54

    Liliya Shobukhova 2:22:54


    8th October 2010 08:11:15
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  22. Tom
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    WOW.... 84 ENTRIES SO FAR... KEEP THEM COMING FOLKS!

    REMEMBER TO CHECK WHAT TIMES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SENT IN VIA THE LINK IN TODAY'S SHOW NOTES BUT THEN POST YOUR PREDICTIONS HERE

    GOOD LUCK!


    8th October 2010 08:25:37
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  23. Jon Shaw
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    Sammy Wanjiru 2.05.37
    Irina Mikitenko 2.22.23


    8th October 2010 08:43:51
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  24. Mark Barrow
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    Sammy Wanjiru 2:05:18
    Irina Mikitenko 2:22:22


    8th October 2010 09:18:55
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  25. Mark Barrow
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    Due to Dave Hall getting there first I will change Sammy Wanjiru's time to 2:05:08


    8th October 2010 09:20:43
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