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Beyond 385 Yards

  • London marathon debrief with Chris after we talk why your blood iron count is important and training in non carbon shoes.

    22 APR 2024 · As we close out season 2, we cover; - Our favourite mile of the London marathon - How a low iron level was flagged by Drakey's ring - Our respective training weeks in 7 minutes. - Training in non carbon shoes. - Chris' debrief from London marathon, including key lessons learned.
    1 h 9 min. 18 sec.
  • Chris' final week before London marathon! What happened to the big showdown in Bath? Manchester marathon recap and Taylor Swift

    15 APR 2024 · This week we cover; - What's your favourite Taylor Swift song? - Manchester marathon recap - Shout out to Robbie Cresswell-Howe for going sub 17 over 5k - 7 days of training in 7 minutes - Chris' look ahead to London marathon - What to expect on the big day Join our Whatsapp group Good luck to everyone running the London marathon this weekend.
    1 h 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Training structure in the final weeks before a marathon. Hints and tips for London marathon. What are these Good For Age changes?

    8 APR 2024 · Join us at the Bristol Track Club 5K race this Saturday! This week we cover - Changes to London GFA times - Hints and tips for running the London marathon - in the days before and the race itself - Structuring training in those final few weeks - which sessions to do? - If you've been ill a few weeks before the race, what should you do? - 7 days training in 7 minutes - Will sleeves guarantee me fast times? - Bristol Track Club 5K race day and the big showdown. Chris Fawcett vs Adam Hill. Who's going to win?!
    1 h 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Debriefs from the two big Easter showdowns. Plus should we train when ill? Drakey's ring predicts when illness is on its way

    1 APR 2024 · For this Easter special we've got debriefs from the two big showdowns. - Chris Fawcett vs Tom Squires at Maidenhead 10 on Good Friday - Karl Welborn vs Andrew Drake at Cardiff Parkrun on Holy Saturday Nothing else really matters this episode but we do also cover; - Should we train when ill - Drakey's ring predicting illness - 7 days in 7 minutes for our respective training weeks - Listener questions Join the WhatsApp group
    1 h 9 min. 56 sec.
  • Listener feedback on executing on a 20-miler, why 10k speed is important for a marathon and making significant gains off threshold work.

    25 MAR 2024 · Lots covered this week including, - A listener shares his experience of executing our idea on a 20-mile race as part of a marathon block. Go team! - Why getting 10k fit is an important part of planning a marathon block - Making significant gains using threshold pace in sessions - Karl has set a running goal! - The good, bad and ugly of our training weeks (Chris is fighting motorists again) - Drakey's ring update - A preview of the big showdowns taking place over the Easter weekened.
    1 h 16 min. 17 sec.
  • Part 2 of 2 - Karl's training week and listener questions from episode 10

    23 MAR 2024 · After resolving some technical issues, we're back to finish episode 10. We cover Karl's training week and then learn - Did Chris finish his pizza? - Favourite race distance - How does the other half deal with marathon training taking priority?
    23 min. 30 sec.
  • Part 1 of 2. Lens on London for Chris as only 5 weeks to go and Drakey's ring - the biggest podcast segment in the UK right now

    18 MAR 2024 · We had a software issue this week, meaning the final 20 minutes should be available later in the week.  Before we had our malfunction, we covered - Bath half and their £50 entry fee for early birds - Drakey's ring - what does the science tell us? - Was it Galileo who suggested the earth was flat? - How was Andrew's first week of structured training in a while? - A lens on London for Chris with only five weeks to - Looking ahead to the big showdown in Cardiff on 30th March. What didn't we cover? - Karl's training week - Listener questions Look out for the second part of the episode coming soon
    40 min. 41 sec.
  • NEW SEGMENT ALERT - Drakey's ring, Welborn vs Drake in Cardiff, squirrels and going easy like Phil Sesemann

    11 MAR 2024 · We're back with epsiode 9 of season 2 and we have a new segment! This week we cover; - Who's your favourite Gallagher - Cheshire 10k - The good, bad and ugly of our training weeks (inluding random reference to squirrels) - Is mileage king? - What can we learn from Phil Sesemann about running easy? - Bouncing back from marathons - Drakey's ring - NEW SEGMENT!! - Catering arrangements for BTC 5k Race Day just for Ian Connock - Welborn vs Drake face off at Cardiff Parkrun on 30th March. Can you believe we do all of that in 70 minutes?!
    1 h 13 min. 15 sec.
  • Esplicito

    We have an intra pod race on the horizon! Karl is back doing massive sessions again. How should GB select its Olympic marathon team?

    4 MAR 2024 · We're back for season 2, episode 8. Join our Strava club Join our Whatsapp group This week we cover; - A Tokyo marathon debrief (of sorts) - How should the GB marathon team be selected? Should we use the USA model of a trial? - The good, bad and ugly of our respective training week. Karl is back doing massive sessions again. Andrew raced cross-country. Chris is back up to 80 miles for the week. - Andrew and Karl are going toe to toe at Cardiff Parkrun! - How much data is too much? - Plans for the week ahead.
    1 h 5 min. 44 sec.
  • When and how to do a 20-miler in a marathon block. Which non-carbon shoes are best for a session? Who's doing the Maidenhead 10-mile race??

    26 FEB 2024 · This week we cover; - Our respective training weeks with Andrew doing sod all, Chris back up to 75 miles and Karl staunchly defending how many hours he spends in the gym. - Which non-carbon shoes are best for a session? - Listener questions, which include - First marathon time and progression to today - Why does everyone where vests and not t-shirts racing? - Did we know there's a dog feature now on Strava? - How should we use a 20-mile race in a marathon training block? - Plans for the week. - Maidenhead 10-mile race
    1 h 10 min. 57 sec.

If you've run a marathon, you'll know the final 385 yards once you pass the 26 mile marker is just the tiny tip of a massive iceberg which includes months...

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If you've run a marathon, you'll know the final 385 yards once you pass the 26 mile marker is just the tiny tip of a massive iceberg which includes months of sacrifice, commitment and dedication.

Join us as three experienced marathon runners share their weekly ups and downs through training blocks, with each series covering the build up to spring and autumn marathons.

We started with Chris and Andrew's block to Valencia in December 2023. Next up is the build to London marathon in April 2024

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