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Many more of us are challenging ourselves and performing at a high level in sport, particularly endurance sports, well into our middle age. This podcast explores everything you want to know as a mid-life athlete, from how age affects our performance; how our bodies react to training; how should we train as a mid-life athlete; how can we prevent injury; what’s the best recovery process; tips on nutrition and how can we improve our mental health & psychology. We’ll interview experts in their field from coaches, medical professionals, trainers etc and a range of successful mid-life athletes to explore the secrets to success as a mid-life athlete. The Midlife Athlete podcasts are free and we hope our fans enjoy them. Go to https://midlifeathlete.substack.com to subscribe to our newsletter and automatically get our latest podcasts, blogs, offers etc into your inbox. Email us via midlifeathletepodcast@gmail.com Twitter @PodMidInstagram @mid_life_athlete Midlife Athlete podcast uses Buzzsprout to get our shows out to the world. Buzzsprout is easy, inexpensive and a fun way to have your own talk show. We love how our show is online and listed in all the major podcast directories (like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more) within minutes of finishing our podcast.To get started with Buzzsprout, use the link below. It lets Buzzsprout know we sent you and helps support our show. Plus if you sign up for a paid plan they’ll send you a $20 Amazon gift card.https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1456093

Mid Life Athlete Jason Smith & Greg Ryan

    • Health & Fitness

Many more of us are challenging ourselves and performing at a high level in sport, particularly endurance sports, well into our middle age. This podcast explores everything you want to know as a mid-life athlete, from how age affects our performance; how our bodies react to training; how should we train as a mid-life athlete; how can we prevent injury; what’s the best recovery process; tips on nutrition and how can we improve our mental health & psychology. We’ll interview experts in their field from coaches, medical professionals, trainers etc and a range of successful mid-life athletes to explore the secrets to success as a mid-life athlete. The Midlife Athlete podcasts are free and we hope our fans enjoy them. Go to https://midlifeathlete.substack.com to subscribe to our newsletter and automatically get our latest podcasts, blogs, offers etc into your inbox. Email us via midlifeathletepodcast@gmail.com Twitter @PodMidInstagram @mid_life_athlete Midlife Athlete podcast uses Buzzsprout to get our shows out to the world. Buzzsprout is easy, inexpensive and a fun way to have your own talk show. We love how our show is online and listed in all the major podcast directories (like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more) within minutes of finishing our podcast.To get started with Buzzsprout, use the link below. It lets Buzzsprout know we sent you and helps support our show. Plus if you sign up for a paid plan they’ll send you a $20 Amazon gift card.https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1456093

    S3E1 Alternative truth

    S3E1 Alternative truth

    Mildly enraged by a few articles that came across Greg's screen this week, we unpick the central messages behind these articles and call out what we think are alternative truths.  Extending these themes we talk about Stephen Seiler's recent interview with Kilian Jornet, which you can find on our substack:

     https://midlifeathlete.substack.com/p/training-lessons-from-the-lover-of?r=rxa77&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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    • 29 min
    Musings #7

    Musings #7

    We're back for Season 3! To kick off, Jason and Greg catch up on their summer exercise;, chat about v1 of the Mid Life Athlete framework revealed via our Substack site and how important it is to focus on form when starting back to training and exercise. A new season kick off wouldn't be complete without looking forward to some future guests and topics.

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    • 47 min
    S2E19 Breaking the marathon age group world record at 71. What mid life athletes can learn?

    S2E19 Breaking the marathon age group world record at 71. What mid life athletes can learn?

    This episode provides a possible glimpse into our future. We chat to Jo Schoonbroodt or ‘Jogger Jo’ as he is colloquially known, who at 71 just ran a 2 hr 54 min 19 sec marathon to become the world record holder for the 70-74 age group. An astonishing feat that many of us mid life athletes would be proud of! Jo has a great approach and philosophy to running that we can all take on board. As you’d expect we asked for some tips for us mere whipper snappers.
     
    If you want to follow Jo, he’s on Twitter, Instagram & Strava.

    www.facebook.com/JoggerJo
    www.instagram.com/jo.schoonbroodt
    http://twitter.com/JoggerJo
    https://www.strava.com/athletes/2959267
     
    His website is: www.jogger.tk

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    • 43 min
    S2E18 Sleep: why it's important; how to measure & tips for improving quality

    S2E18 Sleep: why it's important; how to measure & tips for improving quality

    Like it or loathe it, we all need sleep. Pretty much every animal sleeps and given the risks associated with being unconscious for periods of time then it must be pretty important. In this episode we delve much deeper into sleep, with 2 experts: Dr Jonathan Charest is the Director of Athlete Sleep Services at the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance in Calgary and Jesse Cook, a Clinical Psych PhD Student & sleep researcher who has particular interest in advancing clinical care of hypersomnia & wearable sleep tech.

    In the episode, Jonathan talks about blue blocking glasses which you can see more of here: 
    https://youtu.be/wiTSFLRHJRI

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    S2E17 Setting a new Everesting record

    S2E17 Setting a new Everesting record

    It's not often you get to interview a word record holder but Jason & Greg had the pleasure of chatting to Nima Javaheri, who set a new cycling Everesting world record in March 2022, raising money for blood cancer. Nima's no stranger to incredible feats of endurance having previously competed and won the https://backyardultra.com/races/witiker-backyard-ultra/. All of this whilst holding down a busy job as a banker. Listen in to hear him talk about his mental fortitude and explain his pretty unusual approach to training.

    For a little insight into the challenge you can watch a short film of Nima's world breaking ride here: https://youtu.be/wqCQyS9AGj4

    You can watch a short film of Nima's 2021 win here: https://youtu.be/6Us08q13oKA

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    • 53 min
    S2E16 Is SUP the new mid life athlete sport?

    S2E16 Is SUP the new mid life athlete sport?

    Is stand up paddle boarding (SUP) the new mid life athlete sport? Jason and Greg find out more chatting to mid life athlete, Simon Hutchinson. 

    Simon played rugby for best part of 35 years and when hanging up his boots turned to endurance cycling and distance running. He got into SUP for the first time in 2012 and hasn't looked back since. 
    SUP seems everywhere now, but contrary to perceptions it’s not a throwaway beach toy, but a developing sport with diverse disciplines ranging from  racing, surfing, down-winding, touring and expeditions. Demographically it's also attracting mid life athletes. Simon chats about the the range of mental and physical benefits the sport brings and gives some tips for starting.

    Simon also hosts his own SUP podcast: http://www.supfmpodcast.com
    Instagram www.Instagram.com/supfmpodcast
    Facebook www.Facebook.com/supfmpodcast

    Here's the link to Simon's online safety course: https://supfm.thinkific.com/

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