#190 Follow up questions on Sue O’Brien’s 100th Marathon

In out last show Andrew interviewed Sue about her journey to running 100 marathons. Follow_Up_Questions_on_Sue_O'Brien's_100th_Marathon

Following the show we received a number of questions and in this weeks show Sue answers listener questions, provides tips and talks further about her first 100 marathons.

  • Also on the show this week:
  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#189 Sue O’Brien Talks About Her 100 Marathon Journey

Last Sunday Partnerunning Show Co-host Sue O’Brien crossed the marathon finish line for the 100th time. Sue_O'Brien_Talks_About_Her_100th_Marathon_Journey

It is not everyday someone runs their 100th Marathon so in this weeks show Andrew interviews Sue about her 100 marathons including:

  • Sue’s 100th marathon at Brimbank Park
  • Sue’s first marathon
  • Favourite marathon
  • The journey to 100 marathons
  • Injuries
  • Running goals

Also on the show this week:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#188 A Review of 25 Fun Marathons

There are many different factors for evaluating marathons and fun is a popular one. A_review_of_25_fun_marathons

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we review an article published on Buzzfeed.com looking at 25 Crazy Fun Marathons That Are Totally Worth Training For.

Our favourites Walt Disney World Marathon and the Honolulu Marathon are on the list along with a few surprises.

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The Road Ahead

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#187 Exploring the Keys 100 with Race Director Bob Becker

The 8th annual KEYS100 will be held on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2015.  One of the world’s great ultramarathons set in a beautiful part of the world, if not on your bucket list the Keys 100 should be. Exploring_the_Keys_100

This week on the Partnerunning Show we talk to Race Director Bob Becker about the point-to-point event beginning in Key Largo–Marathon, Florida, USA and ending in Key West on the Atlantic Ocean at Higgs Beach.

Bob talks about all  things Keys 100 and answers listeners questions including:

  • The history and community of the race;
  • The 100 mile, 50 mile, 50km and relay events;
  • The course, crews and volunteers;
  • Race conditions and training; and,
  • The Keys and what to do after the race.

KEYS100 also promotes charitable fundraising for “The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys” in support of their educational work with prostate and other cancers, free screenings and direct support of cancer patients and their families in the Keys. More info is available on the Keys 100 website and Facebook pages.

Check out the video from the 2014 Keys 100.

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#186 Tailwind, Gavin Markey and The Anzac Ultra

Energy and hydration are big challenges for many endurance runners and in the past year or so many of our listens have been enjoying great success with a product called Tailwind. Tailwind_Gavin_Markey_and_The_Anzac_Ultra

Tailwind is also a sponsor of the Anzac Ultra and today we are catching up with Gavin Markey who is the Tailwind representative in Australia, and an accomplished ultra runner.

After meeting Gavin we explore the background to Tailwind and the ways runners are using it to achieve their desired success. Along the way we also talk to Gavin about his plans for the Anzac Ultra.

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#185 – Couple on the Run – 8 Marathons, 8 Countries in 8 Weeks Revisited

In 2008 Sue and Andrew O’Brien became know as Couple on the Run when they ran 8 marathons in 8 countries in  8 weeks. 8_Marathons_8_Countries_in_8_Weeks_Revisited

As well as the trip of a life time Sue and Andrew were putting their Partnerunning principles to the test, promoting healthy relationships and promoting Oxfam.

In this episode of the Partnerunning Show we revisit the 8 marathons, the book Couple on the Run and reflect of the adventure.

The Kindle Edition is available here.

The paper back edition of Couple on the Run is here.

Also on the show this week:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Review of the 2015 Roller Coaster Run
  • The road ahead

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#184 Eleven Reasons To Join A Run Group

Running groups are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way for runners to enjoy and improve their running. Eleven_Reasons_To_Join_A_Run_Group

In this episode we look at eleven popular reasons for joining a running group.

We also look at different types of run groups.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#183 Fifteen Training Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

The way you approach your run training will impact your run success, sustainability and enjoyment. Fifteen_Training_Mistakes

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we look at fifteen common run training mistakes and provide advice on how to avoid them.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Wangaratta Marathon Review
  • Dendy Park Running Festival Preview
  • The road ahead.

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#182 Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Review

The Vibram Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race is fast becoming one of the world’s must do events for trail running enthusiasts. Hong_Kong_100_Ultra_Review

Attractive to both elite and weekend runners the Hong Kong 100 takes you on a journey through Hong Kong that most tourists and many locals never experience.

With almost 5,000m ascent and a mix of trail, beach and mountain running the HK 100 is a truly special race.

In this episode of the Partnerunning Show we review the 2015 event and share our experience of running the HK 100.

In addition to reviewing the race we look at a few Hong Kong tourist options and outline our top 10 reasons to run the Hong Kong 100.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#181 Popular Marathon Questions

We were recently asked to respond to a series of questions to assist marathon runners. In this episode of the Partnerunning Show we respond to a series of popular marathon questions covering: Popular_Marathon_Questions

  1. Pre-marathon and training
  2. On the day
  3. Post marathon care

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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