#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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#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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#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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#177 Foot Care for Runners: A conversation with Rebecca Rushton

Blister prevention and foot care are critical to running success and enjoyment yet too often we fail to prepare and look after our feet. Foot_care_for_runners_a_conversation_with_Rebecca_Rushton

In this not to be missed episode of The Partnerunning Show our extra special guest is Rebecca Rushton BSC(POD) and Author of the super awesome runners must have resource “The Advanced Guide To Blister Prevention”. (get your copy complimentry copy here)

Rebecca provides specialist foot care at multiday ultramarathoners and provides tips and advice to runners regardless of experience or distance.

With the Anzac Ultra 2015 fast approaching Rebecca provides valuable suggestions for foot care and answers questions from our listeners.

Topics covered in our conversation with Rebecca include:

  • Why blister prevention
  • Blister prevention strategies
  • What to include in your blister kit
  • Blister prevention tips
  • Black toenails
  • Preparing for the Anzac Ultra
  • Tips for beginners, to marathoners and ultra runners
  • Engo patches
  • Where to purchase blister prevention materials

Find out more at the Blister Prevention Website or Blister Prevention on Facebook.

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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#174 Is 100km the new marathon?

With some outstanding performances at the recent 100km world championships and an increasing popularity for 100km and ultra events the question arises: Is_100_km_the_new_marathon

Is the 100km the new marathon?

In this episode of the Partnerunning Show we explore the case for and against.

We don’t see this as a debate about better or worse, there is a place for all distances as one person’s 5k is another person’s 200 mile. Rather it is an insight into the “running boom” as people seek to go further not just (or even) faster.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Run Fr The Young review
  • The road ahead.

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