#192 Why Run A Marathon?

Why run a marathon? Why run a few marathons? Why make running regular marathons part of your lifestyle? Why_run_a_marathon

The motivation and reason for running a marathon is a fascinating topic and in the same way runners come in all shapes and sizes so to do the reasons people give for running 42.2 km.

For some the marathon is a bucket list item, others do it with a friend, to get fit or for charity.

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we look at why people run marathons and why some continue to run them.

Also on the show:

Sue remembers her Uncle Ron Clarke

  • 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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#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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#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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#180 The Art of The Taper and Recovery

Each week social media is filled with runners posting about the challenges of their taper and recovery. More concerning is those boasting about a lack of taper and recovery. The_Art_of_The_Taper_and_Recovery

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we look at successful strategies for getting the most out of your taper and recovery.

We look at why these often neglected running strategies are overlooked and we put into context the claims of those who don’t taper or take time to fully recover.

Determining the purpose, context and priority of your event is vital to your taper and recovery strategy and we look at the impact this makes. For example is you next event you “A” race or a training run for your “A” race? This will have a major impact on your approach to taper and recovery as does you current fitness, experience and training.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Two Bays Trail Run review
  • Hong Kong 100 preview
  • The road ahead

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#179 How to succeed with running resolutions

It is that time of the year when New Year’s Resolutions are flavour of the month. Runners are not immune and many a running resolution is made at the start of each new year. How_to_succeed_with_running_resolutions

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we look at ten popular running resolutions including:

  • The benefit of each resolution
  • Common challenges
  • Tips for success

Amongst the running resolutions we consider are:

  • Running to reduce weight
  • Running internationally
  • Increasing regularity, distance and speed
  • Running your first 5k, 10k, half, marathon or ultra

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Review of You Yangs New Years Eve Running Events
  • The road ahead

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#178 On the run from 2014 to 2015

It is that time of the year again as we get ready to run from one year into the next. This week on the The Partnerunning Show we take a look back at 2014 as well as looking beyond the starting line into 2015. On_the_run_from_2014_to_2015

With a mix of run community highlights, our running journey and some questions to ponder we look at making the most of our running experience in 2014 and how to make 2015 event better.

The time has finally come for Couple on the Run to join the world of GPS running watches. A new segment for the show will track our GPS progress during 2015 and in this first snippet we discuss the decision to go GPS and why Sue has gone Garmin and Andrew Suunto.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The Road ahead

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#176 Roger Hanney, Running and Diabetes

Roger Hanney, Blogger, Ultra Runner and Hoka Australian Chief Running Officer joins us on this weeks Partnerunning Show. Roger_Hanney_Running_and_Diabetes

Roger has recently completes his second Coast2Kosci, Australias toughest foot race. An amazing running achievement made all the more inspirational by Roger’s ability to run the 240 km whilst managing diabetes type one.

Roger is legendary for his ultra running achievements and support for other runners. Roger is also at the front of enabling people with diabetes type one to do what ever they desire.

In our conversation with Roger the focus is on a series of questions sent to us by listeners with diabetes but we also learn about Coast2Kosci and Hoka.

Discover more about Roger at Run, Eat, Sleep Run and  Type 1 Ultra. Also check out Hoka Shoes.

Also on the show this week

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Staying fit during the holiday season
  • The road ahead

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#175 Discovering The Anzac Ultra 2015 with Phil Essam

In 2015 Canberra, Australia will host a unique running event ANZAC Ultra 2015: The Bushman.

Anzac Ultra 2015 will enable the ultra running community to show their respect and honour the lives of our defence service men and women by making the 435km journey on the Canberra Centenary Trail from 6 to 12 April 2015.  Discovering_The_Anzac_Ultra_2015_with_Phil_Essam

In this special episode of The Partnerunning Show we talk to Anzac Ultra 2015 Race Director Phil Essam.

The Anzac Ultra aims to raise over than $50,000 for Legacy and as well as learning about the story behind the event Phil talks about the course, how to enter, the role of the crew, volunteers and all things Anzac Ultra.

Events include:

  • Lone Pine – 435 km solo
  • Johnston’s Jolly – 290 km solo
  • Quinn’s Post  – 145 km solo
  • The Sphinx 435 km relay
  • Simpson and the Donkey 435 km service relay

Learn more on the Anzac Ultra WebsiteAnzac Ultra Facebook Page or Anzac Ultra Twitter

Regular segments include Over the shoulder, Ask Sue and The road ahead.

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