67 episodes

Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast, where we talk all things endurance, mainly running! You will hear from athletes, experts in the field and also myself on all topics designed to help you reach your endurance goals!

Peak Endurance Isobel Ross

    • Running
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast, where we talk all things endurance, mainly running! You will hear from athletes, experts in the field and also myself on all topics designed to help you reach your endurance goals!

    Richard Xerri: Race director

    Richard Xerri: Race director

    Episode 67 is an interview with Richard Xerri, the race director with Perseverance Events that holds races such as The Bright Festival, The P0rtsea running festival, and the upcoming (at some stage!) Buffalo Sunriser. It’s been a tough year for race directors, and we chat about how Covid has affected the racing landscape and the future of virtual and live racing in Australia. Richard;s event website is here: https://www.perseverance-events.com.au/ 
    Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is the perfect exercise but when it hurts with aches and pains it’s no fun at all! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run
    Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/
    Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast. Thank you to Inderdogx3 from the States who gave the podcast and 5 stars and says; “ It takes a special talent to be an outstanding athlete, have a wealth of knowledge and present it in an interesting way” Thank you so much, I really appreciate those kind words. You can also go to my YouTube channel under my name Isobel Ross to see the video recordings of this and other podcasts.
    Next week will be a bit of an eco-challenge special with interviews with people who participated in the eco-challenge as seen on Prime. If you watched it (like I did, and I loved it!!), you will know how tough it was. These are some really amazing athletes that I get to speak to!
    In these times, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. The benefit of online training is it doesn’t matter what state or country you are in; I can help you reach your athletic Peak! Staying committed to your training is one thing you can have control over. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to set up a training plan.
    Have a great week of training and stay safe and well!
    Enjoy the interview with Richard.

    • 42 min
    Alex Hutchinson; author of the book 'Endure. Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance'.

    Alex Hutchinson; author of the book 'Endure. Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance'.

    Episode 66 is an interview with Alex Hutchinson, the author of the book Endure; Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. In Endure Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our head and heart, as by our muscles. He presents an overview of science's search for understanding human fatigue, from crude experiments with electricity and frogs' legs to sophisticated brain imaging technology. Going beyond the traditional mechanical view of human limits, he instead argues that a key element in endurance is how the brain responds to distress signals-whether heat, or cold, or muscles screaming with lactic acid-and reveals that we can train to improve brain response.
    Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is not just good for our physical health, but our mental health too! It’s important on so many levels to all of us that we can keep running. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run
    Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/
    Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast. You can also go to my YouTube channel under my name Isobel Ross to see the video recordings of this and other podcasts.
    In next week’s episode, I chat with Rob Preston, member of the East Gippsland team that came third in the eco-challenge as seen on Prime.
    In these times, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. The benefit of online training is it doesn’t matter what state or country you are in; I can help you reach your athletic Peak! Staying committed to your training is one thing you can have control over. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan.
    Have a great week of training and stay safe and well!
    Enjoy the interview with Alex.

    • 43 min
    Andre La Gerche; sports cardiologist

    Andre La Gerche; sports cardiologist

    Episode 65 is an interview with Andre La Gerche. Andre is a cardiologist specialising in cardiac imaging, a Future Leadership Fellow of the National Heart Foundation and a NHMRC Career Development Fellow. He completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne and 4 years of postdoctoral research studying the effect of endurance exercise on the heart at the University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium, where he is a Visiting Professor.
    He works as a cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Andre is interested in the interaction between exercise and heart function. Andre is well known for his research within Australia’s elite sporting communities and he is regularly asked to provide expert comment or to present to health professionals, community, sporting groups and the media. Andre is the Director of the National Centre for Sports Cardiology, a strategic partnership between clinical researchers who specialise in sports cardiology.
    Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is not just good for our physical health, but our mental health too! It’s important on so many levels to all of us that we can keep running. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run
    Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/
    Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast. You can also go to my YouTube channel under my name Isobel Ross to see the video recordings of this and other podcasts.
    Enjoy the interview with Andre.

    With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Staying committed to your training is one thing you can have control over. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan.

    • 42 min
    Bonus episode: Isobel Ross Part 2, developing mental strength.

    Bonus episode: Isobel Ross Part 2, developing mental strength.

    Episode 64 is an interview with me! My good friend Nicole Kew once again interviews me to find out how I developed mental strength.
    Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is our time to focus on our health and happiness and if this time is plagued with aches and pains, it’s no fun at all. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run
    Find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/
    Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast and grows the audience. Which all helps when I’m contacting people to be interviewed!! You can also go my YouTube channel to see the video recordings of the podcast.
    I really hope you enjoy this interview!

    With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Races will eventually return, but in the meantime there are many other challenges you can find, like planning an FKT, doing an Everesting Challenge, or getting a Strava crown! If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan.

    • 56 min
    Gene Dykes: Sub 3-hour marathoner and ultra-marathon runner in his 70s!

    Gene Dykes: Sub 3-hour marathoner and ultra-marathon runner in his 70s!

    Episode 63 is an interview with Gene Dykes,  who is one of the most prolific and successful septuagenarian racers of all time, winning multiple masters national championships, setting a number of national records, becoming the oldest person ever to run the Triple Crown of 200s (three 200-mile races in a single year), and achieving a marathon PR of 2:54:23 at 70 years old. Gene was born in Canton, OH in 1948. He lived there until he attended University, graduating in 1970 with a B.A. in chemistry.  After two years in the army, serving in Vietnam and Japan, Dykes received a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1978.  He then embarked upon a career in computer programming until he retired in 2012.  He married in 1982, and along with his wife, raised two daughters. Dykes ran track in high school and college, but for most of his life was an occasional jogger.  At age 50, he tore his hamstring and was unable to run at all for six years.  Once he healed, he began running for enjoyment again. At age 58 he ran the New York City Marathon, his first marathon.  He has now completed around 120 marathons!  He has also completed many ultra marathons.  In the last few years he set 14 national age group records and won 15 national championships at distances from 3K to 100 miles.  In December 2018 he ran the world’s fastest marathon for age 70, 2:54:23, and the following spring he broke the Boston Marathon age group course record by almost 20 minutes. Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is not just good for our physical health, but our mental health too! It’s important on so many levels to all of us that we can keep running. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast and grows the audience. Which all helps when I’m contacting people to be interviewed!! Tail_Runner gave five stars and says; “Sean Bell: What a remarkable young man. Such a great interview. Loved this one, really looking forward to following his achievements.” Thanks so much for that! You can also go my YouTube channel to see the video recordings of the podcast. Enjoy the interview with Gene.

    • 52 min
    Bonus episode! Karen Barrett; Everesting challenge completed!

    Bonus episode! Karen Barrett; Everesting challenge completed!

    Episode 62 is an interview with Karen Barrett. Karen is a NSW runner who recently Everested Mount Sugarloaf in 30 hour and 30 minutes, with a total of 178kms. What an achievement.
    I caught up with Karen less than a week after she completed this amazing achievement to see how she did it. I apologise that the connection wasn’t the best, with some delays. These Covid days it’s hard to get good internet connection when so many people are home using it!
    Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is meant to be an enjoyable (yes even when you’re doing speed work!!) and stress-relieving activity. But it’s not when it hurts for all the wrong reasons!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run
    Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/
    Enjoy the interview with Karen!
    With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Races will eventually return, but in the meantime there are many other challenges you can find, like planning an FKT or completing an Everesting challenge! If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan.
    Have a great week of training and stay safe and well!

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