Completing the Tour de France is a worthy challenge for any professional athlete - it takes another degree of determination to complete all 2082 miles on foot, in 68 consecutive days. The level of strength and endurance required from a running coach with a stunning best marathon time of 2:25, while raising thousands for mental health support and awareness, is truly astonishing.
Pete Thompson joins Chris Billam-Smith for episode 5 of The Perfect Athlete to discuss some of Pete’s incredible running achievements, and the sheer amount of self-care and dedication required to run one of the most gruelling cycling routes in the world. Pete also shares the reasons he chose to run for mental health charities, and considers the progress that has been made in destigmatising mental health discussions in recent years.
In this episode we cover:
Training in heart rate zonesUnique nutritional approaches for runnersManaging injuries while staying physically activeRegaining passion for your sportPreparing joints for high impact eventsEncouraging mental health discussionsPerfect Athlete is sponsored by Podcast Labs, full-service podcast production and marketing agency. Find out more at https://podcastlabs.co.uk/
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