1 hr 3 min

Power Your Inner Runner // Distance, determination and defying the doubters with Sinead Diver Seize the Yay

    • Society & Culture

Welcome back to our Power Your Inner Runner podcast series in partnership with Nike Running and Rebel. This is our second of three episodes with elite Nike athletes who are sharing their best running tips and tricks - whether you're a complete beginner all the way through to a pro looking for a fresh perspective.

It's been so wonderful to see how many of you enjoyed our kick-off episode on mindset with the wonderful Catriona Bisset and have already been implementing some of your learnings into your training. My top takeaway was the power of running with friends - I've been enjoying running alone for the mental benefits but hadn't realised how much harder it can be to push into new distances when you're on your own. So, I locked in my first long run with Ang and a few friends just a few days after this chat with Catriona and went from a solid 10km plateau to a lovely 18KM RUN and I could have kept going but didn't want to overdo it by going too hard too fast. I'm so thrilled with the breakthrough and hope that some of you found Catriona's chat useful too - do keep sharing your runs with us along the way, it's so much fun to do this as a yayborhood!

Given I also had a sneak peek of this episode, I had the chance to implement some other tweaks recommended by today's Nike athlete which were equally as impactful so I'm VERY excited to share this one with you. In case you were worried, the episodes aren't sequential, so if you're only tuning in now don't worry each segment stands alone and you can listen in whatever order you like. I met this wonderful woman during my first foray into running when we were training for the half marathon in 2019 and even though I've heard her story before, I was blown away all over again this time. While Catriona was a sprinter focusing on the 800m, we've got a long-distance perspective today from a superstar Olympic marathoner.

Yep, I'm THRILLED to have the inimitable Sinead Diver with us today who, like Catriona, took a less conventional pathway into running. She is not only one of our best performing marathon runners ever at the Olympics coming in the top 10 in Tokyo - she was also our oldest athlete competing at 44 years old to cross just the line just four minutes behind the race winner. The twist? Sinead only started running AFTER her second child at aged 33 when she was roped into a fun run at the Tan in Melbourne. In her debut marathon, she finished in SECOND place overall then won Melbourne Marathon just four years later and she just keeps getting faster and faster.

So, if you've ever been told you can't do it or had sceptics doubting your potential, Sinead is your woman showing how she continues to surprise with her sights set on Paris 2024 as she continues to improve each year. She also answers so many of our burning questions specific to longer distances, especially around the elusive management of eating, drinking and nature calling along the way! Coming into running later in life, she's a fabulous brain to pick about getting your body and mind into those 30 and 40km distances and living to tell the tale! She's humble, funny and full of warmth - I hope you enjoy!

+ Follow Sinead Diver here
+ Announcements on Insta at @spoonful_of_sarah
+ Join our Facebook community here
+ Subscribe to not miss out on the next instalment of YAY!

Welcome back to our Power Your Inner Runner podcast series in partnership with Nike Running and Rebel. This is our second of three episodes with elite Nike athletes who are sharing their best running tips and tricks - whether you're a complete beginner all the way through to a pro looking for a fresh perspective.

It's been so wonderful to see how many of you enjoyed our kick-off episode on mindset with the wonderful Catriona Bisset and have already been implementing some of your learnings into your training. My top takeaway was the power of running with friends - I've been enjoying running alone for the mental benefits but hadn't realised how much harder it can be to push into new distances when you're on your own. So, I locked in my first long run with Ang and a few friends just a few days after this chat with Catriona and went from a solid 10km plateau to a lovely 18KM RUN and I could have kept going but didn't want to overdo it by going too hard too fast. I'm so thrilled with the breakthrough and hope that some of you found Catriona's chat useful too - do keep sharing your runs with us along the way, it's so much fun to do this as a yayborhood!

Given I also had a sneak peek of this episode, I had the chance to implement some other tweaks recommended by today's Nike athlete which were equally as impactful so I'm VERY excited to share this one with you. In case you were worried, the episodes aren't sequential, so if you're only tuning in now don't worry each segment stands alone and you can listen in whatever order you like. I met this wonderful woman during my first foray into running when we were training for the half marathon in 2019 and even though I've heard her story before, I was blown away all over again this time. While Catriona was a sprinter focusing on the 800m, we've got a long-distance perspective today from a superstar Olympic marathoner.

Yep, I'm THRILLED to have the inimitable Sinead Diver with us today who, like Catriona, took a less conventional pathway into running. She is not only one of our best performing marathon runners ever at the Olympics coming in the top 10 in Tokyo - she was also our oldest athlete competing at 44 years old to cross just the line just four minutes behind the race winner. The twist? Sinead only started running AFTER her second child at aged 33 when she was roped into a fun run at the Tan in Melbourne. In her debut marathon, she finished in SECOND place overall then won Melbourne Marathon just four years later and she just keeps getting faster and faster.

So, if you've ever been told you can't do it or had sceptics doubting your potential, Sinead is your woman showing how she continues to surprise with her sights set on Paris 2024 as she continues to improve each year. She also answers so many of our burning questions specific to longer distances, especially around the elusive management of eating, drinking and nature calling along the way! Coming into running later in life, she's a fabulous brain to pick about getting your body and mind into those 30 and 40km distances and living to tell the tale! She's humble, funny and full of warmth - I hope you enjoy!

+ Follow Sinead Diver here
+ Announcements on Insta at @spoonful_of_sarah
+ Join our Facebook community here
+ Subscribe to not miss out on the next instalment of YAY!

1 hr 3 min

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