Running Technique Tips
By Brian Martin and Lisa Biffin
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A weekly conversation between two mid-pack runners learning to master the marathon while life gets in the way.
||CleanEpisode 11 - Marathon tapering||In this episode we discuss effective tapering and freshening up for the marathon as the Melbourne Marathon draws ever nearer. Lisa gets over her niggles only to develop blisters from her new shoes and mash her toes on her longest training run to-date. S||20 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Choosing a Marathon shoe||In this episode we talk Marathon racing shoes in the context of Lisa choosing her NYC Marathon footwear. Lisa chases ghosts of Lydiard with a big sessions at the Lovelock Track in Auckland before returning to Sydney and another 80km training week. Bria||10 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Lead up races||In this episode we talk about the pros, cons, and purposes of lead up races in your marathon training plan. Lisa gets to the bottom of her shin niggle, with the help of her physio and a bunch of needles, and has a week of water running and Alter-G to||7 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Revising your training plan||In this shorter episode Brian explains the minor "in-flight" revisions he has made to his 2018 Melbourne Marathon training program. Normal transmission will resume shortly with Lisa returning from New Zealand and Brian back at the Ballarat high-perfo||5 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Foot strike||In this episode we talk about one of the more polarising issues in running, foot strike, with Brian thinking if it ain't broke don't fix it. Lisa embraces a high-tech solution to her sore shin, going into running orbit on the Alter-G, and then produces||27 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - The long run||This week we're discussing the long run as part of marathon training and other running progams. We ask ourselves why the long run is scheduled every week in most programs, and whether it needs to be, as well as discuss how fast to run it, recovery, t||23 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Marathon pace calculators and tests - part 2||This week we wrap up our discussion on marathon goal pace calculators and training tests with Lisa and Brian taking the optimistic view of their progress to-date and doubling down on their 2:59:59 and 3:20:00 goals respectively. Meanwhile, Lisa cranks||14 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Marathon pace calculators and tests - part 1||The wind blows again in Ballarat and raises Brian's heart-rate during his 15km marathon pace test effort during a road race around Lake Wendouree. What does this mean for his 3:20:00 marathon goal? He thinks it's ok, but is he kidding himself? Lisa re||7 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Brian's Melbourne marathon training plan||Brian battles it out with his brother at the Bairnsdale Park Run and relearns why racing 5k is hard after a six year break. Meanwhile, Lisa finds herself juggling too many balls in the air and bonks in a 10k, but still runs the first 5k faster than Br||31 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Lisa's NYC marathon training plan||Brian develops a sore foot, makes a mistake in training, but manages to finish the week in one piece by backing off the pace. Lisa's week was one of her best finishing up with a speedy two hour long run that felt better the longer she went. We talk ab||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - The slow running club||Brian battles through record low temperatures in Ballarat as he strives towards the 80km per week training plateau as the Melbourne Marathon looms 12 weeks away. He attempts (and makes a video of) an Arthur Lydiard style hill workout in a bid to stave o||21 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning Technique Tips Podcast - Pilot||Brian and Lisa share some background about their running experiences and how they'll be using their current goals of running the New York and Melbourne Marathons to learn more about running, training, and fitting it all in while life gets in the way. Th||19 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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This is the perfect podcast for me, a first-time marathoner who wants to run better but doesn’t know how to.