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Interviews with Elite Athletes, Professional Coaches, Sport Scientists and Thought Leaders in the Sport of Running.

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Interviews with Elite Athletes, Professional Coaches, Sport Scientists and Thought Leaders in the Sport of Running.

    #41 - Craig Engels - 2 Weeks Until The Olympic Trials

    #41 - Craig Engels - 2 Weeks Until The Olympic Trials

    Craig Engels. The man. The legend. Craig Engels joins the Sweat Elite podcast two weeks before one of the biggest days of his life - the USA Olympic Trials in which he has his sights set on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 1500m (and possibly 800m).

    Craig Engels, for those unfamiliar, is one of USA's fastest middle distance runners with personal bests of 1:44.68 (800m), 3:33.64 (1500m) and 3:51.6 (Mile). He is the 2019 USA national champion over 1500m and hopes to add another national title to the resume in a couple of weeks.

    What makes Craig so unique is his approach to his profession in prioritising having fun and being happy over anything else. Tune into this episode to hear Engels discuss this idea in depth.

    • 41 min
    #40 - Lee Troop (Coach of Jake Riley) - 11 Weeks Until The Olympic Marathon

    #40 - Lee Troop (Coach of Jake Riley) - 11 Weeks Until The Olympic Marathon

    Lee Troop joins the Sweat Elite Podcast for the third time to have a conversation about Jake Riley's build up to the Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon. We discuss how Jake's preparation has been so far, what the plans are for the next couple of months, if the Olympics will allow coaches and/or spectators and more.
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    • 48 min
    #39: Mersha Asrat (Co-Coach Of Kenenisa Bekele)

    #39: Mersha Asrat (Co-Coach Of Kenenisa Bekele)

    Mersha Asrat is the co-coach of Kenenisa Bekele who is a three-time Olympic champion and former world record holder in the 5000m and 10000m on the track. Kenenisa Bekele is also the second fastest of all time over the Marathon and considered one of the greatest distance runners of all time.

    Mersha holds a Masters of Sports Science at the University of Addis Ababa and coaches a strong group of emerging Ethiopian athletes in Addis Ababa area.

    In this podcast episode we discuss how Mersha and Kenenisa Bekele met, what it's like to coach Kenenisa Bekele and what the future might hold for the King of Ethiopian distance running. 
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    • 32 min
    #38: Marathon Training - Questions Answered

    #38: Marathon Training - Questions Answered

    All things Marathon Training! Here we answer the 7 most common questions that have come our way at Sweat Elite Coaching about marathon training.

    1. What is the recommended longest run during a marathon training block? How many times would you recommend training over 30km (18mi)?

    2. How fast (and at what intensity) should recovery runs be done at?

    3. How can one avoid slowing in the final stages of the Marathon? 

    4. What should overall training volume look like for someone aiming at a sub-elite marathon time? 

    5. How can one avoid muscle cramping during a marathon?

    6. Are there things one can do to improve their motivation during a training cycle?

    7. What should a taper look like?
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    • 36 min
    #37 - Running and Mindfulness with Sam Parsons (Tinman Elite)

    #37 - Running and Mindfulness with Sam Parsons (Tinman Elite)

    "I'll never forget one race, one of my best 5km races was last year at Payton Jordan (2019) and that was when I was really at the height of my mindfulness practise. I was meditating every day - I would wake up and meditate for 10 minutes, I was so aware of what I was doing and how I was feeling throughout the day through mindfulness. I would meditate at night. There was so many moments in that race where I wanted to give up, I was not in shape to run 13:22 for 5km that day, hell no! But I kept giving myself opportunities. I kept giving myself opportunities to keep pushing. Every moment I wanted to give up and let off the pace and let that gap open up I just gave myself one more step, I gave myself one more breath, and I just kept going and going. I kept telling myself that this pain that I'm going through, it's okay, it's not something that I possess, it's just something that's there. It's not a part of me, it's just something that is present currently and that was the huge breakthrough for me. I was like "Holy shit, if I can learn to continue to breath through things, I can push myself to a whole new pain tolerance and to a whole new place that I never knew I could get to before."
    Sam Parsons (Tinman Elite) is back on the Sweat Elite Podcast to discuss everything mindfulness with Sweat Elite's Tait Hearps.
    "You can achieve these certain states of being through running. Running can be such a meditative endeavour. It can be a way to free yourself from darkness, anxiety, stress, whatever it may be. Running is an escape for a lot of people. That hour that you head out your door can be the best hour of your day. It can be the one hour where you're not stressing about the test you have the take, or the work that you didn't do or whatever might be coming up. Learning to take moments in your day just to breathe. I always had this huge misconception with it."
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    #36 - Lee Troop (Coach of Jake Riley) - 4 Months Until The Olympic Marathon

    #36 - Lee Troop (Coach of Jake Riley) - 4 Months Until The Olympic Marathon

    This episode is a conversation with Lee Troop - the coach of USA Marathoner Jake Riley who has been selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will toe the line in a little over four months.
    Lee Troop was a superstar athlete himself, posting personal bests of 13:14 for 5000m, 27:51 for 10000m, 1:01:00 for the Half Marathon and 2:09:49 for the Marathon between 1999 and 2003, well before the carbon fibre plates entered the scene.
    Lee shares his and Jake's challenges over the last 12 months - a 12 month delay on competing at the Olympics and an injury that has side-lined Jake recently that he's hoping he can bounce back from fast. Lee also shares some of the plans moving forward.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Maassebeans ,

Great presentation

The guests are great and the interview questions are solid. I think my favorite part is the cool, Calm and professional vibe that this podcast has. It is like low HR training for the ears.

Kate Hollowberry ,

Detailed and In-depth Interviews

I’ve really enjoyed listening to this podcast because of the detailed information presented by athletes and coaches about how elite running training is planned and executed. The host is well-informed and researched on the sport and the guests he interviews. Makes for a very engaging show!

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Love the SweatElite podcast!!!

For anyone training for a running event, no matter the level, there is some real value to be gained here. Every episode is about something totally different. Even as a very amateur but aspiring runner, I find it all extremely interesting, insightful, and very useful. Bravo SweatElite!

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