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Capturing the conversations that runner’s have offline and matter to them.

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @marcus_runs and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s.

A Runner’s Life Marcus Brown

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

Capturing the conversations that runner’s have offline and matter to them.

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @marcus_runs and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s.

    Stress Management & Finding Your Running Why's - Boston Marathoners Round Table #183

    Stress Management & Finding Your Running Why's - Boston Marathoners Round Table #183

    In this episode of A Runner’s Life podcast, Corey, Phillip, Rob, and yours truly talk about stress management in our training, and uncover the deeper reasons behind why we run. No fluff, just real talk.



    We kick off with Rob's beauty updates, a segment that's quickly become a fan favourite. But this time, he's delivering a lesson we never knew we needed.



    Then, it's all about CJ's latest endeavour—the Jordan purchase before Tokyo. And of course, Phil's got his Jordans on the clutch, providing a YouTube-style review of the new Air Jordan (AJ) 3 Craft Ivory. We talk about the release of the new AJ4 Bred reimagined. Plus we give our reactions to the Olympic trials, including a shoutout to Sara Hall, we cover it all.



    Ever wondered what Eliud Kipchoge would be like if he weren't the Yoda of running? And he was just an American working full time trying to qualify for the American Olympic marathon trials? We explore that, along with sharing personal experiences like Rob ending up in the medical tent after emptying the tank.



    Stress management takes centre stage as Phil surprises us with an unexpectedly honest solution. We discuss how stress impacts our running and everyday lives, minus the scientific jargon.



    But it's not all serious talk. Phil shares a poignant story about finding his "why" in memory of a friend, reminding us of the deeper motivations that drive us forward.

    And finally, we discuss the significance of the Boston jacket—when it's appropriate wear and when it's just a flex.



    This week’s episode it brought to you by PILLAR Performance. 



    PILLAR is a sports micro-nutrition company, and I’m testing out a a few products in my build for the Boston and London marathon double. 



    If you would like to try PILLAR today, head to www.pillarperformance.shop and you can get 15% off first time purchases with code MARCUS 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Bermuda Triangle Half Marathon: Running Adventures featuring Deena Kastor #182

    Bermuda Triangle Half Marathon: Running Adventures featuring Deena Kastor #182

    In this episode, join me as we travel from the UK to the Bermuda Triangle Half Marathon Challenge, featuring an exclusive interview with the respected American marathoner, Deena Kastor. With an illustrious career marked by American marathon records and an Olympic bronze medal, Deena offers her invaluable insights and experiences straight from Bermuda.



    I share my own journey tackling the mile, 10k, and half marathon courses after overcoming a challenging three-month injury. Along the way, I indulge in local delicacies such as the iconic post-race Dark 'N' Stormy cocktail and delectable fish sandwiches.



    The race series boasts impressive event records, including Grete Waitz's '82 triumph with a time of 31:41 on the old course, and Eilish McColgan's sprint in 2020, clocking in at 33:28 on the new route.



    During the episode, I catch up with Dennis Mbelenzi, the men’s marathon record holder, as he takes on the full marathon challenge and successfully defends his title. Throughout our conversations, I strive to capture the essence of Bermuda amidst lively discussions in taxis, on boats, and amidst the island's awe-inspiring scenery.



    Please be advised that the sound quality may vary due to the natural surroundings.



    I highly recommend participating in the race series for an unforgettable experience in 2025. As a special offer, you can receive a 10% discount on entry to the CHUBB Bermuda Triangle Challenge with code 2025Marcus10off. Don't miss out – registration is now open from this link

    https://www.bermudatrianglechallenge.com/registration/ 

    • 43 min
    Boston Marathon: Phil's Last Dance or Sandbagging? Wesley Snipes & Rob's Beauty Secrets, and Unveiling Magic Pills for Masters Runners! #181

    Boston Marathon: Phil's Last Dance or Sandbagging? Wesley Snipes & Rob's Beauty Secrets, and Unveiling Magic Pills for Masters Runners! #181

    Is Phil's Last Dance in the Boston Marathon a swan song or just a funky two-step of sandbagging? Plus, we unravel the mystery behind Wesley Snipes and his surprising role in making marathons faster. Spoiler alert: it involves less blade action and more running self care!



    This episode is sponsored by PILLAR Performance, brings you straight into the heart of sports micronutrition. I'm currently testing PILLAR's products for my Boston and London marathon double. Ready to join the journey? Head to pillarperformance.shop and grab an exclusive 15% off with code MARCUS on your first purchase.



    Join the conversation with Corey, Phillip, Rob, and yours truly as we talk about our training build up for the Boston, London and Tokyo marathons. No fluff, just Boston Qualifier marathoners diving into the essence of a runner's life. Candid talks, friendly banter, and a journey beyond the speed.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Unstuck: Healing Journey Through Grief and Fitness - Eric Van Delden #180

    Unstuck: Healing Journey Through Grief and Fitness - Eric Van Delden #180

    In episode 180 of A Runner's Life Podcast, we share the inspiring story of Eric Van Delden, who discovered strength and solace in unexpected places following the loss of his wife to cancer in 2020. Join us as we delve into Eric's remarkable journey of resilience, highlighted by the simple act of completing a few press-ups which led to his completion of an astonishing 30,000 push-ups in just a year and a half.

    Experience the transformative power of physical activity as Eric navigates grief, finding refuge and purpose in exercise. From his initial two push-ups after his wife's passing to pursuing ambitious fitness goals like multiple half marathons and a full marathon, Eric's dedication reveals a newfound sense of resilience.

    Eric shares insights into the tips that helped him get unstuck, emphasising the coexistence of grief and happiness. But Eric's journey extends beyond personal achievements; with the support of his network, he transforms grief into motivation, inspiring others to find their own paths too healing.

    Join us as we uncover Eric's remarkable story of perseverance, resilience, and the transformative power of exercise in overcoming grief. From the depths of loss to the heights of personal triumph, Eric Van Delden's journey is a testament to the indomitable human spirit.

    Key Points Covered:

    Eric's journey from grief to resilience through exercise.
    The role of physical activity in processing grief.
    Setting and achieving ambitious fitness goals as a form of healing.
    Finding support and inspiration through social media.
    Balancing grief with newfound happiness and relationships.
    The ongoing process of healing and honouring memories.


    Tune in to discover how Eric Van Delden turned tragedy into triumph through the power of perseverance and push-ups.

    You can watch the full episode on YouTube by clicking this link https://youtu.be/E7Je8GELheE

    You can follow Eric on Instagram @eric.push.pull.run

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Developing Community Bonds Through Running: Enfield Chasers Run Club #179

    Developing Community Bonds Through Running: Enfield Chasers Run Club #179

    Join us in a candid conversation with Enfield Chasers' Chairman, Andrew, and Head Coach, Marcus, as they unveil the story about how a community run meetup turned into an England athletics affiliated run club, capturing not just miles on the road but the essence of community. We discuss what Enfield Chasers represents, and look into the hopes and aspirations that drive the committee, and the entire club as they aim to make a positive impact within the community. It's a candid conversation about running, community, and the shared vision that propels Enfield Chasers forward.

    • 53 min
    Phil's Rules, Rob's Elite Indy Race, CJ's Jordan Quest, and Marcus's Bermuda Bound - Boston Marathoners Round Table #178

    Phil's Rules, Rob's Elite Indy Race, CJ's Jordan Quest, and Marcus's Bermuda Bound - Boston Marathoners Round Table #178

    Join us for an unfiltered episode as Phil sets the ground rules for CJ and Rob, setting the tone for a candid discussion.

    In this episode, we explore the behind-the-scenes of Rob's elite entry into the Indy marathon uncovering insights and a surprising playlist of country songs. 

    Phil and Rob share the profound impact of family challenges, adding depth to their running journeys. Despite race obstacles, Rob not only triumphs with a personal best but sparks a genuine discussion on mental well-being.

    Fresh from a sub-3 performance in Chicago, Phil recounts his sub-3 NYC Marathon, underlining the respect owed to the challenging course. Experience the mid-race twist as PK makes a call to his partner to check his splits.

    Cory updates us on Honolulu Marathon training and unveils his pursuit of a Jordan starter pack.

    Marcus shares his recovery journey from injury, gearing up for the Bermuda Triangle Challenge on Jan 12-14, 2024. 🏖️ Use code Marathonmarcus10Off for a 10% entry discount!

    We dive into our training methods and explore the latest from the Sydney Marathon, where runners have the chance to earn a provisional marathon major star. Tune in to hear our candid reactions and much more!

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

RunDude317 ,

Group Round Tables

The group round table podcast are fire! Great topics and even better laughs.

Clan Dad ,

Must listen

This podcast is on the shortlist of never-deletes. I would listen to the whole podcast even if Marcus was interviewing a dead squirrel. He doesn’t interview dead squirrels - he has great guests - that’s just how much I enjoy his approach.

Brian R from Chicago ,

Marathon Inspiration

Who knew I needed Marcus when I was marathon training? Great podcast.

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