The Extramilest Podcast helps athletes reach their full potential in training, racing and life. Interviews with world class athletes, coaches and rukus makers about health, wellness and performance. Hosted by endurance athlete Floris Gierman.
#48: Achieve Your Goals, with Sally McRae
Sally McRae is a professional ultra/mountain runner, recently winning the Toughest Footrace on the Planet, Badwater 135 mile.
She is one of the most real, inspiring and positive people I have ever met. Sally she is a professional athlete sponsored by Nike, a trainer, coach, and mother of two active kids.
We discuss mental training, pushing the limits, work / life balance, Badwater 135, strength training and more!
Find Sally at https://www.sallymcrae.com
Find Floris at http://extramilest.com
#47: Eliud Kipchoge's Advice to Improve Your Running, For Non-Elites
Eliud Kipchoge is the greatest marathoner of all time. He is the marathon world record holder and only person to ever break the 2 hour barrier for the marathon.
This episode is not available in podcast format, and can only be found on my YouTube channel in video format:
This episode is subtitled for clarity and also includes lots of visuals, photos, videos, etc.
We talk heart rate training, advice for non elite runners to improve, his new movie and more!
#46: MAF Training and Longevity with Ben Edusei
Ben Edusei is a close friend from New Zealand. He is a mobility, Strength & Conditioning and running coach.
Ben is also one of our coaches in our Personal Best Training Program, where he has created several follow along workout routines.
He is a father, ex-elite footballer, speaker and a strong runner, with a half marathon PB of 1:27. Ben has a degree in Sports Science, is a qualified plant-based Nutritionist and also coaches in epigenetics.
#45: From Paralyzed to Running a Fast Marathon, with Ash Lewis
Ash Lewis has an incredibly inspiring story to share about overcoming challenges. He had a staph infection that resulted in being paralyzed from his waist down. He had to completely learn how to walk again.
Fast forward 9 years and Ash just completed his 2nd marathon in 3 hours and 7 minutes.
We discuss Ash’s running journey, his experiences with MAF low HR training and great advice to those experiencing challenges in training, racing & life.
All show notes: https://extramilest.com/45
#44: Lessons From 60+ Years of Running with Walter Liniger
Walter Liniger, 69 years young is a strong runner from Switzerland. He ran his first race at age 7, his marathon PR was set at 2:38 in 1988. For many years he trained mostly at a high intensity.
In his late sixties he discovered MAF training. His goals changed now not to chase the fastest times but to finish a race in healthy conditions and enjoying the journey.
Recently he ran his first Ultra of 100km at the age of 68. We discuss his running journey and things he has learned along the way.
#43: Hydration Strategies, Sweat Rates and Cramping with Andy Blow
Andy Blow is a leading figure in the world of sports hydration. He is a sports scientist and an expert in sweat, dehydration and cramping.
In this episode we take a deep dive into hydration, sweat rates, effective ways to help athletes understand and manage their individual hydration needs and much more.
Video version: https://youtu.be/UziqMjsvVSA
Find Andy Blow here: https://www.precisionhydration.com/
Find Floris Gierman here: https://extramilest.com/training
Excellent Guests & Content
This is a great podcast to learn about MAF (Maffetone) running, training, and nutrition strategies from accomplished, sometimes world renowned, runners. Much appreciated.
Always learning from Extramilest
First-time reviewer as I’ve been hooked on this podcast for the past two months. Playing catch-up with earlier episodes as they remain fully relevant. Floris asks the most informed questions and gives his guests the time and space to talk in detail about their origin story, short and long term approach, triumphs and challenges, mindset and habits. He’s the perfect host who runs an efficient, friendly and information-packed session. He will ask that seemingly arcane question you were wondering about and he shares his own experiences where they relate to the conversation. Gierman’s own running story is fascinating in itself. Pleased to have discovered this podcast gem. It’s given new life to my running.
Excellent information on becoming the best runner you can be. Floris does an amazing job and I have been learning something great with each episode.