Episode 79 - Specificity in Training - Marianne Heading
On this week's show we talk to Ultra Runner, Marianne Heading, who recently won the Montane Yukon Artic Ultra in Canada; a 300-mile (482 km) race in freezing temperatures near the Arctic Circle.
We discuss the incredible experience; how she kept focused on the task in hand, and managed to finish the race despite injury.
Jermaine also gives us a Steeplechase masterclass, discussing the sorts of specific training he included in his routine.
We also discuss Spanish pick pockets, Jermaine trespassing on the tube line, and Big Half training.
We interview top Ultra Runner Beth Pascall before her tilt at the Western States 100.
This week we talk to Ultra Runner Courtney Dauwalter, whose mental toughness and desire to win have seen her take the Ultra world by storm
We speak to Kevin Quinn, who after heart surgery to deal with multiple holes in his heart, has gone onto run PB’s at distances from 5k- Marathon. We also launch the Grassroots Hero Campaign where you can nominate those who have inspired you and your running.
On this week’s podcast we talk running and mental health- speaking to Scott Douglas, former editor of Running Times and Runners World and author of ‘Running is My Therapy’.
Marianne Heading won a 300 miles race in Northern Canada. How does she train for an event like this?
We speak to Brigid Picket, who ran through her pregnancy in the US, and Alex Collins, a Type 1 diabetes sufferer who managed to master his body and run a 2.40 Marathon.
268 miles along the Pennine Way….in winter….stopping to express breast milk….wow. Listen to this interview with record breaking Jasmin Paris.
Check out our New Year Special with interviews with Cross Country international, Nick Goolab, international Marathon Runner, Hayley Carruthers and Ultra Champ, Damian Hall.
We talk UTMB with 5th placer, Damian Hall. We discuss how to start running Ultras and give tips for long distance races.
How do you cope with running in the heat? The only European ever to podium at Marathon Des Sables tells us how he prepares. We also talk how to mentally stay competitive on long races ….and how and when you should ahem….relieve yourself.