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Whether you are just starting out, or here to PB, Well Far is the weekly running podcast helping you to go the distance. Each week host Amy Lane - author, runner and fitness expert - breaks down the barriers to running to make it accessible for joggers, plodders, runners and racers. Or for those who are as confused by spikes as they are split times here, you'll find the advice and action points you need to build up your confidence and your endurance. So wherever your starting point and whatever the distance, you can go Well Far!

Well Far: The Running Podcas‪t‬ Mags Creative

    • Running
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Whether you are just starting out, or here to PB, Well Far is the weekly running podcast helping you to go the distance. Each week host Amy Lane - author, runner and fitness expert - breaks down the barriers to running to make it accessible for joggers, plodders, runners and racers. Or for those who are as confused by spikes as they are split times here, you'll find the advice and action points you need to build up your confidence and your endurance. So wherever your starting point and whatever the distance, you can go Well Far!

    Ask an Expert - How to stop cancelling your runs with Dr Sabina Brennan

    Ask an Expert - How to stop cancelling your runs with Dr Sabina Brennan

    The questions the Well far crew have asked this week is: “During lockdown I'm struggling to concentrate on my work and so everything is taking longer than normal, which is leaving little time for running. How can I feel more organised and stop canceling my runs?”


    Helping us get to the bottom of making time to run when life and to-do lists feel overwhelming, is the brilliant Dr Sabina Brennan, health psychologist, neuroscientist, author, and host of the super brain podcast. But first, an update form me just before I set out on a run myself!


    To hear more from Sabina check our her Super Brain podcast or head to:
    Superbrain.ie
    @sabinabrennan on insta
    @sabina_brennan on twitter


    As always, you can follow me, Amy, on insta @wellness_ed 
     
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    • 6 min
    How to Make a Running Habit that Sticks - And Really Enjoy It

    How to Make a Running Habit that Sticks - And Really Enjoy It

    Despite our creativity and quirks, when push comes to shove we humans are creatures of habit. The truth is that developing and maintaining healthy habits—especially the running habit—is no easy feat. But fret not! Today you’re going to learn some valuable lessons to help you stop skipping runs and beating yourself up about it. Helping you build a mindset for success is Dr Heather Mckee, health behaviour change specialist, host of Bitesized Habits podcast and founder of drheathermckee.co.uk. She shares her research-driven methods to help you find freedom and joy in your healthy habits. Accompanying her is Peloton tread instructor and marathon runner Becs Gentry. Hear how Becs went from using running to escape a successful career to making it her career and life passion. Consider this episode your framework for setting realistic running goals that you’ll enjoy hitting.


    Topics covered:


    New year's resolutions: why many people will have already have fallen off the bandwagon
    How to form new exercise habits and actually enjoy them
    What tools are important for helping you achieve your goals
    How do the people around you play an important role in your health journey
    Tips and Tricks for achieving success


    Get in touch with Amy on insta @wellness_ed using the hashtag #wellfar when posting about your running journey. Or, join our Well Far running club on Strava: WELLFar


    Get in touch with Dr Heather McKee on her website drheathermckee.co.uk
    Follow Becs Gentry on instagram @becsgentry or catch her live in one of @onepelaton tread classes.
     
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    • 48 min
    Ask an expert: Faisal on how adding Fartlek training to your route can help your speed!

    Ask an expert: Faisal on how adding Fartlek training to your route can help your speed!

    The question posed by the Well Far listeners this week was: “I’ve been running the same route for months now and I don’t seem to be getting any faster. I’d like to be able to run a 5K in 30 minutes but I find training plans online a bit overwhelming.” Our expert on the case this week by larger than life celebrity trainer Faisal Abdalla . Listen in for Faisal’s advice on how Fartlek training will help you pick up the pace when your running route is a little too well trodden. But first, an update from me on my couch 2 5k journey and how I’m going for little and often as a way to fit things in - we don’t always have to be perfect!


    Follow Amy @wellness_ed 
    Follow Faisal @faisalpmafitness
     
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    • 7 min
    Suzanne Shaw on How Running Helped Her Overhaul Body & Mind

    Suzanne Shaw on How Running Helped Her Overhaul Body & Mind

    This week on Well Far we are chatting to Hear’say popstar, actress, former Dancing on Ice star and now fitness devotee Suzanne Shaw. For 20 years Suzanne has been hopping on and off the health wagon, something I know many of us are guilty of. But it's been in the turmoil of various lockdowns that Suzanne has finally discovered what’s helped her nix negative voices, opening up doors to new challenges and a Remarkable Lifestyle Transformation. She’s smiley, she’s confident and in her words, ‘she’s happy again’ and running has played a big part in her finding her new groove (alongside a new plant based diet and kicking some long term bad habits). Despite only having really found running in the past year Suzanne has been wooed by the runner’s high that she’s gone from her first 5K to setting herself crazy running challenges to keep her mind and body in a good place. 


    Get in touch with Amy on instagram: @Wellness_ed 
    Follow Suzi’s journey: @Suzi_shaw


    If you have any questions or want to join the running community then check the Well Far Strava @WELLFar to keep in touch.


    Topics covered: 
    Running for mental health and fortitude 
    How healthy habits form strong foundations for a happy mind and body
    Plant based food and recovery time 
    Finding the balance 
    Running for the delight of it!
     
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    • 50 min
    Ask an expert: Emma Brockwell on running with diastasis and getting rid of your 'mum tum'

    Ask an expert: Emma Brockwell on running with diastasis and getting rid of your 'mum tum'

    Our expert this week is the brilliant Emma Brockwell, pelvic health physio therapist and author of “Why Did No One Tell Me?: How to Protect Heal and Nurture Your Body Through Motherhood". The question you lovely listeners want answered this week is: “When I was pregnant with my little boy I got diastasis. 18 months later and I still have what people refer to as the 'mum tum'. I really want to feel strong through my
    middle again and not wobble but I’m not sure where to start so I just run, which I don’t think is helping. Should I be doing ab exercises?” Coming in hot from the treadmill, Amy shares her running update for the week and also her top post run snack.


    Want to have your question answered by a Well Far expert? Messagings Amy on instagram @wellness_ed or post your question on the strata club @WELLfar!
    Get in touch with Emma: @physiomumuk
     
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    • 7 min
    Best Running Kit for 2021 Pursuits: Trainers, Tech & More

    Best Running Kit for 2021 Pursuits: Trainers, Tech & More

    Today, we’re discussing the gear and gadgets worth spending your hard earned cash on because it doesn’t matter if you’re just a casual runner who clocks miles for headspace or a marathon runner chasing a PB, the truth is, wearing the right kit can help your running endeavors. And who better to coach you in the best running kit for 2021 than Kieran Alger. As a self confessed tech-loving rungeek he’s clocked 42 marathons, bagged a top 100 finish at the Marathon des Sables and run the entire length of the Thames – 190 miles in 3 days along the Thames. And lucky for him, he sort of calls it work because when he's not clocking crazy miles, he peers into the crystal ball to see what's coming next in running, testing and writing about gadgets, sports technology, fitness and nutrition for various outlets including his new project, The Run Testers on Youtube.


    In this episode we cover:
    Trainers
    Running watches
    Thoughts on Peloton Treadmill
    Useful running apps


    Expect lots of trainer chat, insights into the best headphones and watches this year’s best running gear and Kierans thoughts on the much hyped Peloton treadmill.
     
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

SydneyNemo ,

Amazing Running Podcast!

I absolutely love this podcast! I’m a PT and ran track in college - I was more of a sprinter than a distance runner, but I’ve run my fair share of 5Ks and 8Ks for fun. Now that I’m dead bored in the quarantine, and getting married in 4 months😍I need a new goal to keep me sane! I’ve decided to train for a half marathon, found this podcast and feeling so inspired. While I know plenty about performance and movement, I so appreciate the tips and tricks in this podcast many of which are little things that could only be learned by years of experience and mistakes. This podcast is certainly making my first attempt fun, enjoyable and exciting - thank you Amy!!!

PR-RDH ,

Love it!

Love this podcast! Idk how I found it exactly...was just looking for something to listen to while running and turns out I listened to them all at home or driving because they were so good! Now that’s I’m caught up I wait for Sundays(Saturdays for me since I’m in the US) but I look really forward to it! It’s very informative and relatable! I just ran my first half marathon and getting my inspiration for a full!

sgoldmand ,

Great Motivation !

I’m running my first marathon this Friday and am going at this adventure pretty solo ! So this podcast has definitely helped me feel less alone during my training and feel a lot more motivation to go for it ! I’m pretty nervous for this Friday but this podcast has definitely given me some helpful tips ! I love hearing the different perspectives!

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