115 episodes

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

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @themarathonmarcus and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support

A Runner’s Life Marcus Brown

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

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @themarathonmarcus and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support

    #110 - How to Evaluate Marathon Performance with elite coaches Jen Rhines and Terrence Mahon

    #110 - How to Evaluate Marathon Performance with elite coaches Jen Rhines and Terrence Mahon

    In Episode 110 I’m joined by elite coaches Jen Rhines and Terrence Mahon.

    This live episode is the third of three adizero Marathon Season Twitter talks to help you improve your running with insight from elite Adidas runners and coaches.

    At the start of the conversation we had  technical difficulties in connecting all the hosts, but this was quickly resolved and after the introductions the conversation starts at 6:25. There were no further connection issues, following this.

    In the first live adizero runner’s round table talk I spoke with Charlotte Purdue talking about developing the marathon mindset, which you can listen to in episode #106.

    In episode #109 I spoke elite runner Steph Davis about how to structure speed into training.

    In this conversation we covered the following topics:


    How to plan and approach the marathon with your coach
    What to do post race, and how to avoid common pitfalls post race
    The post race debrief between coach and athlete, how to access what went right and what lessons can be learned
    How to approach changes to your training post marathon
    How to manage situational moments, to racing to compete, for managing GI/fuelling issues mid race, how to approach race strategies, to facing injuries etc
    Tips on how an athlete can re-focus based on whether the run went to plan or it didn’t
    Plus so much more.

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    #109 - How to structure speed into your marathon training with Olympian Steph Davis

    #109 - How to structure speed into your marathon training with Olympian Steph Davis

    Episode 109, I’m joined by Olympic marathon runner Steph Davis. I first spoke with Steph in episode #89 when she won the Great Britain Olympic marathon trials.

    This live episode is the second of three adizero Marathon Season Twitter talks to help you improve your running with insight from elite Adidas runners and coaches. In this conversation I speak with Steph about how you can structure speed into your marathon training.

    In the first live adizero runner’s round table talk I spoke with Charlotte Purdue talking about developing the marathon mindset, which you can listen to in episode #106.

    In this conversation we covered the following topics:


    Start with the basics, what criteria would you look to measure speed.
    Covering essential training concepts to develop your speed.
    Defining what key sessions are, including tempo runs.
    We discuss different types of speed sessions, Steph talks about how she integrates them into her current training.
    Steph shares some key changes and developments in her speed sessions from her first marathon in Berlin marathon up to the current day.
    The importance that cross-training plays to supplementing your running.
    Discussing the importance of quality versus quantity.
    Allowing for flexibility in your training blocks.
    We cover methods of how you can apply speed into your training.
    Why it’s important to develop speed in the shorter distances and how it complements the marathon.
    When should you look at putting races in your marathon programme to test yourself.
    The pros and cons for doing speed sessions in running groups versus running solo.
    How to mix things up to prevent your training from going stale.
    Plus so much more.

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    #108 - London Marathon - This is our London (Film) - Behind the scenes

    #108 - London Marathon - This is our London (Film) - Behind the scenes

    This is a behind the scenes chat about the film - This is our London which is available to watch via Youtube via this link: https://youtu.be/jBbV-lP3KNQ

    When I watched London marathons before I was a marathoner, whilst the leading runners were African. However as a Black British kid growing up in London, I couldn’t relate to both British and African running culture. Sport was never a priority in my household, and I wasn’t exposed to running clubs, or cross country as a youth. I couldn’t relate to the runners from the elites, or to the masses, based on the people that I saw in the area I lived and existed within.

    However the London marathon was a celebration of the city I lived in. Often it is easy to live in a place but to not know it. The marathon seemed to provide a way to open up and show a space that was often closed off. For example Canary Wharf I remember going there as kid and it was fairly underdeveloped, and it’s a world apart from the place we see today.

    Watching the London marathon on the BBC brought out the best of Londoners and the best of London. I was drawn to explore the unseen parts of my city that I called home. The marathon seemed to unite a group of people that in other days just passed each other like ships in the night.

    The London marathon means a lot to me because it was my first experience of it I ran 4:55. I earned a GFA 2.56 and last Sunday I ran 3:00:06. So it has taken me on a massive journey revealing what I’m capable of, which I’ve learnt through running. This translates into other areas of our life’s and I hope that it inspires other people to take part.

    The film aims to bridge the gap between the existing running community and encouraging new people into marathon running. It tells the stories of runners based internationally, as they share their honest, at times funny and truly unfiltered thoughts about what running the 2021 London marathon means to them.

    Their stories create a powerful narrative showing what truly connects the runners behind the thousands of anonymous runners. Their collective voices show what London, and what it’s marathon means to them, and ultimately what it represents to us.

    I hope that after watching the film that it inspires people to apply to run the 2022 London marathon.

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    This is our London, shares the stories of runners based internationally, as they share their honest, at times funny and truly unfiltered thoughts about what running the 2021 London marathon means to them.

    Their stories create a powerful narrative showing what truly connects the runners behind the thousands of anonymous runners. Their collective voices show what London, and what it’s marathon means to them, and ultimately what it represents to us.

    A Runner’s Life Podcast Presents

    In association with a Matt Foulds Film Production

    “This is our London” a film by Marcus Brown & Matt Foulds

    Featuring Ayodeji Akande, Hugh Brasher, Marcus Brown, Charlie Dark, Trina Dawkins, Michael Dolan, Tanya Franks, James Gray King, Philip King, Nethilee Le Croix, Stephen Lewis, Tu Chi Luong, Scott Mitchell, David Starley, & Sally from London

    Footage by Marcus Brown, Matt Foulds, David Starley & London Marathon

    Additional Photography by Simon Roberts Photography, Jane Stockdale Photography, Run Dem Crew, Black Trail Runners & Adobe Stock Images

    Graphics by Sportymaps

    Music by Epidemic Sound

    #ThisIsOurLondon


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    • 20 min
    #107 - The Boston Marathon episode

    #107 - The Boston Marathon episode

    Episode 107, is a special Boston marathon episode in collaboration with The Big Run podcast.

    This special episode is a deep dive into the oldest marathon of the majors Boston, which first took place on Monday, April 19, 1897: The Boston Marathon was originally called the American Marathon and was the final event of the B.A.A. Games.

    We have two fascinating conversations for this episode with Dave McGillivray race director of The Boston Marathon.

    Dave who has looked after the race since 1988 and is an extraordinary athlete in his own right. He raced across America in 1978 in 80 days averaging 45 miles a day and to date has 160 marathons to his name a fair few of them done at Boston directly after he has finished being the race director!

    The conversation with Dave starts at 2:32.

    We then speak with an icon of female sport Kathrine Switzer and Rosy Spraker.

    Tuesday, April 19, 1966: Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.

    Wednesday, April 19, 1967: By signing her entry form “K. V. Switzer,” Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to receive a number in the Boston Marathon. By her own estimate, Switzer finished in 4:20:00. B.A.A. officials tried unsuccessfully to physically remove Switzer from the race once she was identified as a woman entrant. At the time of Switzer’s run, the Amateur Athletics Union (A.A.U.) had yet to formally accept participation of women in long distance running.

    Rosy is a 14 time Boston finisher who is a member of her 261 fearless organisation.

    The conversation with Kathrine and Rosy starts at 01:16:47.



    (London Marathon - This is our London full film watch it here)

    https://youtu.be/jBbV-lP3KNQ

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    • 2 hr 16 min
    #106 - Charlotte Purdue and Hugh Brasher: London Marathon episode

    #106 - Charlotte Purdue and Hugh Brasher: London Marathon episode

    Episode 106, is a special 2021 London Marathon episode, where I speak with elite runner Charlotte Purdue and Event Director of London Marathon Events Hugh Brasher.

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    The conversation with Charlotte was recorded from the first Adizero runners roundtable Marathon Season Twitter talk, focusing on marathon mindset. Charlotte is the current British Marathon Champion, 3rd fastest Half Marathon ranked ever in the UK and previous European Cross-Country Champion. She runs professionally for Adidas and will be competing at the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon (VMLM).

    You can follow her on Instagram at  @charlottepurdue

    The conversation with Charlotte starts at 2:34

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    The second half of the podcast, is a special collaboration with The Big Run podcast for The First Mile Always Lies series. Myself and Danny spoke to Hugh Brasher, regarding the 2021 VMLM. The conversation provides an insight into what goes into planning a world-class event and will give insight into the upcoming race for the participants.

    The conversation with Hugh starts at 40:06

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    #105 - Dougie Musson on transitioning to the marathon distance as an elite runner

    #105 - Dougie Musson on transitioning to the marathon distance as an elite runner

    In episode 105 I speak with Dougie Musson, who is a professional runner based in Birmingham. He started running around eight years old. In his early career he focused on the middle distance events. His PB’s include:


    1500m 3:46:14
    3000m 8:03:76
    5000m 14:02:92
    3K Steeplechase 8:38:54

    He recently transitioned into marathon running, his first marathon he was a pacer for the 2020 Great Britain Olympic marathon trials. In October 2021 he is competing in the elite field for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon.

    In this conversation we talk about:


    How he manages working full time  whilst training at an elite level
    Exploring how he pivoted and approached running after setbacks
    Reflecting on the lessons learnt from his first marathon, that he’ll take forward into the 2021 London marathon 
    We dive into his mindset
    Plus so much more

    You can follow him on Instagram @dgmusson

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    This episode is supported by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community. Some of my favourite items include the new Marathon Majors clothing line, in particular the London 2021 singlet is a firm favourite right now and will be my 2021 London Marathon singlet.

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27 Ratings

Brian R from Chicago ,

Marathon Inspiration

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

mahermom ,

Inspiring & Motivating

Marcus brings on inspiring & motivating runners from around to world to his podcast. His own story is inspiring and motivating as well. I always enjoy these episodes on the run.

Lyutsik ,

Incredible podcast

Marcus has not a regular interview podcast. That’s an amazing conversation between two people. Therefore it is not insight of just one persons journey but at least two. Such a motivational and inspiring podcast from which one can learn so much!

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