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Peak Endurance

By Isobel Ross
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast, where we talk all things endurance, mainly running! You will hear from athletes, experts in the field and also myself on all topics designed to help you reach your endurance goals!
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Lucy ran the length of New Zealand!!!

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Lucy ran the length of New Zealand!!!

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Bernadette Benson:
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 105 is an interview with Bernadette Benson, who describes herself as A whole-food, plant-based CanAussie ultra runner living in Wandiligong, Australia. But Bernadette is so much more than that! She is an amazing athlete who has led the adventure life for many years, and doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon. I have followed Bernadettes adventures for years and always found her incredibly inspiring so thought it best to get her on the podcast and hear from the horses mouth so to speak what inspires her to run the most incredible races, and enables her to do so well. If this is the first time you’ve heard of Bernadette, I hope you are amazed as I am, and if you already know her, I hope this interview just adds to your knowledge of her. If you do enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to https://www.wildearth.com.au/ to get everything you need for your next adventure! If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. Enjoy the podcast!
01:13:01
May 13, 2021
Why do we run?
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 104 is a short bonus episode that involves you, the listener! I asked ‘why do you run’ and this podcast is the replies of friends and listeners. I think having an overall why as well as an important why for each event, helps to keep us motivated and focused for our runs. I hope some of these resonate with you, or that they inspire you to think of your own why. Either way, I hope you enjoy this different podcast! If you do enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to https://www.wildearth.com.au/ to get everything you need for your next adventure! If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. Enjoy the podcast!
15:24
May 10, 2021
Victorian High Country 7 Peaks FKT record holder Isobel Ross
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 103 is an interview with me about my latest big run. I am joined by guest hosts Ron Tait and Tracey Davies, both whom were members of my crew. This was a really tough run for me and a totally new experience; further than I have ever gone before, and an individual challenge rather thana race. In this episode we delve into what motivated me to undertake this epic challenge, how I kept going when I wasn’t feeling the best, and what it takes to crew someone over such a long time. Since recording the interview, the course has been accepted as an official FKT course, and I now officially hold the record for Solo female, supported. This is very exciting news for me, and makes all the work worthwhile! I hope you enjoy the podcast! If you do enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to wildearth.com.au to get everything you need for your next adventure! If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. Enjoy the podcast!
01:27:15
May 4, 2021
48 Hour Track Championships chat with Stephen Redfern and Nikki Wynd with guest host Ron Tait
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 102 is a fun interview with Stephen Redfern and Nikki Wynd. Ron also joins in with some questions! In this episode we discuss the recent 48 hour Australian track championships in Canberra. Nikki and Stephen both came second in their respective fields and it’s really interesting to hear the different perspectives of the veteran at 48 hours (Nikki) compared with Stephen, who was running his first 48 hour. I hope you find it fascinating too! If you enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and help me get high profile athletes on the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to wildearth.com.au to get everything you need for your next adventure! If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. I hope you enjoy this episode. Don’t forget to get on over to YouTube to see the video of our chat! As always, if you have any ideas for future interviews or topics, please let me know!! Have a great run, wherever or whenever that may be!
01:10:28
April 20, 2021
Bich Jennings; mountain athlete and inspring human.
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 101 is an interview with Bich Jennings. I met Bich when we were sweeping together at Archies earlier this year. We shared the trail for about 16 hours so had lots of time to chat. I thought she had such an interesting story that I invited her onto the podcast. If you enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and help me get high profile athletes on the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to wildearth.com.au to get everything you need for your next adventure! If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. Enjoy this interview with Bich! I hope you find her as interesting as I do! You can find Bich on Instagram here
49:41
April 13, 2021
Nikki Wynd comes back for the 100th episode!!
Welcome to the podcast! I can’t believe it’s episode 100. I am so excited and proud to have made it this far! I never dreamed I would make it here. To celebrate, episode 100 is an interview with the person who was on my first episode, Nikki Wynd. Nikki and I have been friends for many years and was kind enough to be my first ever guest and help me get this podcast started. I always love chatting with Nikki, and this episode is no different. I really hope you enjoy our very relaxed chat about running and life. If you enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and help me get high profile athletes on the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to wildearth.com.au to get everything you need for your next adventure! If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. Before the main interview Troy from Spring Energy comes on to tell you about some of the amazing gels from Spring energy. Enjoy the interview with Nikki! Go on over to YouTube to my channel to see the video of our chat. Find Spring Energy here. I hope you enjoyed the 100th episode. Thank you for sticking with me for the development and growth of this podcast. It really is a labour of love that brings me a lot of joy when I hear that you get a lot of it. If you have any ideas for future interviews or topics, please let me know!! Have a great run, wherever or whenever that may be!
56:12
April 6, 2021
ITB pain with Luke Nelson
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 99 is an interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance. In this episode we discuss ITB syndrome. ITB syndrome tends to be a common new runner’s injury but is not only limited to beginner runners. Plenty of experienced runners have to deal with this, especially those of us who love getting out in the hills! In this podcast we discuss how to deal with this very annoying condition. When I was a new runner I made the classic mistake of upping my mileage too quickly and succumbed to ITB syndrome and was promptly told by my specialist at the time to take 6 months off running!! No such advice here; Luke gives you realistic advice, but as always we both advocate for seeing a specialist to have the condition diagnosed so you know exactly what you are dealing with! If you enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and help me get high profile athletes on the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. Enjoy this injury special with Luke!
36:38
March 30, 2021
Kay Bretz is Turning Right
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 98 is an interview with Kay Bretz, an amazing ultra runner who was Australian Ultra runner of the year in 2019. Kay is an ex-consultant, a successful corporate leader and elite athlete who has learned to master the inner game. Letting go of his limiting beliefs made him the fastest-ever Australian at the 24-hour world championships. He ran 259.67 km Now, he uses his expertise to guide leaders and organisations on their transformation journeys. In this episode we discuss how changing his mindset allowed him to go from a good but average athlete to elite level racing. If you enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and help me get high profile athletes on the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to wildearth.com.au to get everything you need for your next adventure! If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. I feel that when I left teaching to take on this business full time it really was a turning right moment (I’ve had a few…divorce, moving alone to Canada, and more!) but I don’t think I have fully embraced the mentality of it all in such a positive way as Kay. I just love his outlook on these difficult and life-changing decisions. I really want to finish his book to find out more. Find Kay's website here Enjoy the interview with Kay!
54:04
March 23, 2021
Annabel Hepworth; Helen Stanger award and Ultra Performance of the year award recipient.
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 97 is an interview with Annabel Hepworth, an amazing ultra runner. She has recently been awarded the with the Helen Stanger Award For the greatest single best ultra running achievement by a female under the age of 60 and the Ultra Performance of the Year Award Nominated by and voted on by the AURA members for your Across the Years 10 day performance 2019/2020. She won these two awards for the same event when she broke the Australian women’s record back in January 2020 running 1192.156km in the 10 day Across The Years in the USA. She was not only the first female, but 1st place Overall. If you enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and help me get high profile athletes on the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! KP-Bass gave 5 stars and said; ‘Thank you love the new intro. Always great interviews - thanks for having a lovely interview style, your podcasts always give great tips, great to pop the podcast on and head out running & Learn Thank you’ Thank YOU so much for that lovely review! I’m glad you like the new intro too!! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to wildearth.com.au to get everything you need for your next adventure! FInd Topo shoes here  Find Annabel here If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. Enjoy the chat with Craig and the interview with Annabel!
01:13:45
March 16, 2021
Luke Nelson: Runner's knee
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 96 is an interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance. In this episode we discuss knee pain. Patellofemoral pain affects 1 in 10 males, and 1 in 5 females.  With the name “Runner’s knee”, it is the most common injury seen in runners with close to 50% of runners experiencing this condition. We discuss what it is, how to treat it, what exercises you can do to help it, taping for knee pain & how to keep training with knee pain! If you enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and help me get high profile athletes on the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to wildearth.com.au to get everything you need for your next adventure! If you are looking to challenge your limits, you need to have structured, individualised training to help you get there. If you want to achieve your best, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get a program started. Enjoy this injury special with Luke!
46:00
March 9, 2021
Caroline Bertrand: Surviving and thriving through tough times.
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 95 is an interview with Caroline Bertrand. This is the second time Caroline has been on the podcast. She was last on in early 2020 when she won the Two Bays 56km female event. This time we caught up to talk about here second place in the 2021 edition of the race, but our chat turned into so much more than that. We discuss what it takes to get through difficult times, and how emotionally difficult times adversely affect our running. Also, how important it is to take this into consideration and to be kind to ourselves. I truly hope you find this interview interesting and of value. Thank you so much to everyone who supports the podcast! I really appreciate all the people who have taken the time to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. Littleminivista gave five stars and says I love Isobel’s podcasts. So much great information and advice for running and training. And I love hearing the stories she tells about events. She’s an inspirational runner and makes me want to push my own boundaries. Thank you so much for that review! If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance. Health and High Performance are located in Mont Albert, Melbourne but are available for Telehealth appointments not only Australia-wide, but also around the world. Contact them on their website to find out more. Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to wildearth.com.au to get everything you need for your next adventure! As racing comes back with a vengeance, I am getting busier and busier. I have now only a few athlete spots left. If you are interested in a structured, individualised training, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au Enjoy the interview with Caroline!
51:07
March 2, 2021
Nick Fuller; Researcher into preventing weight re-gain
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 94 is an interview with Nick Fuller. Nick works as a clinician and researcher looking at the biological imperative to regain weight (why 95% of us fail long-term on our weight-loss journey) and how we can overcome the body’s usual response to weight loss. Many people embark on a running journey to lose weight (myself included), so this discussion is particularly relevant in helping people met their long-term goals in keeping weight off. For a future episode, I am asking the question, “What did you learn from 2020?” This can be running or endurance sports related, or not! All you have to do to contribute is go to the show notes and click the link to send me a message with your thoughts. You will have to create an anchor with Anchor, but that just means it will be easier for you next time I ask for listener input! I can’t wait to hear your answers!! Here’s the link: https://anchor.fm/isobel-ross/message Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! I really appreciate all the people who have taken the time to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. Glenn Vinar gives five stars and says: Great podcast I’ve listened to many of Isobel’s podcast episodes now and they are enjoyable and informative. She has many great guests and covers a wide range of running related topics. I like the fact the episodes are usually fairly long (45-60 minutes) go into good detail on the topic being covered. These are conversation style podcasts and feel pretty easy listening. Isobel has a likeable personality and I find myself relating to a lot the things she has to say. Thanks so much Glenn, I really appreciate it! If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. As racing comes back with a vengeance, I am getting busier and busier. I have now only a few athlete spots left. If you are interested in structured, individualised training, email me  isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au Enjoy the interview with Nick! FInd Nicks webiste here
48:13
February 23, 2021
George Dyer and The Great Train Run
Episode 93 is an interview with George Dyer. Over 11 days in June 2020, George ran over 560km to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. He started with a 100km run at Knox Athletics Track on 7 June and recently completed a ‘Great Train Run’, which saw him run the entire length of the metropolitan train network. The effort was inspired by the early passing of George’s mother, at age 60, from breast cancer. George decided to dedicate the month of June to fundraising, with his two daughters, Ashley and Taylor, who dyed their hair pink. I first heard about George through a friend of mine, Jodie Street. One of her friends has breast cancer and they ran a portion of one of his runs with him. Jodie and I were out running a few weeks ago and we passed George. We stopped to chat and when I heard about George’s run, I knew I had to interview him! In collaboration with Wild Earth, every month I will bring a short interview with Anderson (Ando) Moquiuti. He will keep us up to date on the latest gear for trail or ultra running, or pretty much any other adventure you could imagine! Our first interview is in this episode, I hope you find it interesting!  Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance, located in Mont Albert in Melbourne. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance Wild Earth Australia are THE online store to help you make the most of the outdoors with top quality gear at great prices. Peak Endurance podcast listeners can use the discount code PEAKENDURANCE (all capitals) to get 10% off at checkout. Head on over to wildearth.com.au to get everything you need for your next adventure!  Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! I really appreciate all the people who have taken the time to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. Then Girl gave five stars and says I’ve just found this podcast, from the Two Bays FB page... what a great range of topics and super informative, love it! Marchil also gave 5 stars and says Really enjoy this podcast and the variety in content, so good to have access to so many wonderful guests and the host who really knows her stuff! Next an unknown user says “In-depth running information and local and international guest, highly recommended.” If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. At Peak Endurance coaching, I coach you to run any distance on any surface, be it road, track or trail, from beginners to advanced athletes. If you are interested, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au so that I can help you with a structured, individualised plan that takes into account your life and your running needs. The link to the video George and I spoke about is here. Enjoy the interview with George!
01:13:07
February 16, 2021
Damian Hall runs an FKT on the Pennine Way!
Episode 92 is an interview and discussion with Damian Hall. Damian Hall recently entered the ultra running record books by breaking the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the 268-mile (431.48kms) Pennine Way. Now ratified as 61hrs 35mins Damian’s time bettered that of American ultra runner John Kelly, who just a week earlier had run it in 64hrs 46mins. Prior to that the record had stood unbeaten for 31 years, belonging to Mike Hartley, who ran 65hrs 20mins in 1989. The Pennine Way is Great Britain’s oldest – and arguably toughest – National Trail, twisting its way from Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders to Edale, Derbyshire, and including a section along Hadrian’s Wall. Much of it is over remote, boggy hills, with a total ascent that exceeds the height of Mount Everest. Popular with hikers, who usually complete it in 16-19 days, Damian did it in just two-and-a-half, battling sleep exhaustion and all manner of tough weather conditions along the way. When he’s not running, Damian is a coach and a journalist and author with more than 20 years' experience of writing for and editing magazines, newspapers, books and websites. If you are like the majority of runners, you may feel like you are constantly beset with niggles (a euphemism for injuries!!) that take away from your joy of running. You may even have sore shins!! So, if you’re sick of niggles, come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. Head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. I read all of the reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on it! Thanks so much!! If you enjoyed this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Will you help me achieve my goal? At Peak Endurance coaching, I coach you to run any distance on any surface, be it road, track or trail, from beginners to advanced athletes. If you are interested, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au so that I can help you with a structured, individualised plan that takes into account your life and your running needs. Enjoy the interview with Damian! The links we were talking about are below: Some ethical nosh providers https://www.33fuel.com/ https://www.outdoorprovisions.co.uk/ https://www.oatly.com/int/ https://luchodillitos.com/ @thevegankind @loveoggs @omg_its_vegan @twofarmerscrisps @firepotfood Shane's book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Art-Running-Shane-Benzie/dp/1472968085
01:04:39
February 9, 2021
Ben Lindsay talks shin splints.
Episode 91 is an interview and discussion Ben Lindsay, founder of the company Solushin. Ben was an athlete who suffered from shin splints and wasn’t impressed by available ways of dealing with them. So, in conjunction with other athletes he developed system to deal with shin splints. I know for myself, in my early days of running I got shin splints that I ignored, mainly because I didn’t know what they were! I continued ignoring them until they turned into stress fractures!! I think we all make silly mistakes when we are new runners! Knowledge is power, and the more we know about the different injuries runners can sustain, and the more we know about the available treatments, the better off we will be. I hope this podcast offers you some insights into how to avoid or treat this injury. If you are like the majority of runners, you may feel like you are constantly beset with niggles (a euphemism for injuries!!) that take away from your joy of running. You may even have sore shins!! So, if you’re sick of niggles, come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. Head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. I read all of the reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on it! Thanks so much!! If you enjoyed this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Will you help me achieve my goal? At Peak Endurance coaching, I coach you to run any distance on any surface, be it road, track or trail, from beginners to advanced athletes. If you are interested, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au so that I can help you with a structured, individualised plan that takes into account your life and your running needs. Enjoy the interview with Ben! FInd Solushin here
45:56
February 2, 2021
Tegan Geall; winner of The Two Bays Trail Run 56k female event.
Episode 90 is an interview with Tegan Geall, winner of the 2021 Two Bays Trail Run 56km female category. Tegan won the race in 5 hours and 15 minutes. Tegan actually also won the Prom 44k race just a few weeks before. In this interview we discuss her race, her training leading into it and what’s next on the agenda for her. Running is a tough sport, and we runners are a tough bunch. However, this sometimes leads us to training through niggles and pains when we would be so much better off if we just got them sorted! If you are tired of niggles and aches and pains ruining your enjoyment of running, come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. Head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the time out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate, review and subscribe If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I have been aiming for 100 reviews by Easter this year but don’t think I’m going to make it. Should I have a plan B?? At Peak Endurance coaching, I coach you to run any distance on any surface, be it road, track or trail, from beginners to advanced athletes, for any distnace. If you are interested, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au so that I can help you with a structured, individualised plan that takes into account your life and your running needs. Enjoy the interview with Tegan! Tegan can be found on Instagram here
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January 28, 2021
Matt Whitaker; winner of The Two Bays Trail Run 56km men's event.
Episode 89 is an interview with Matt Whitaker, winner of the 2021 Two Bays Trail Run 56km men’s category. Matt won the race in 4 hours and 7 minutes. Matt actually also won last year on a technicality when first place was DQed. This year he won on his own merits and comes onto the podcast today to share his experiences. Running is a tough sport, and we runners are a tough bunch. However, this sometimes leads us to training through niggles and pains when we would be so much better off if we just got them sorted! If you are tired of niggles and aches and pains ruining your enjoyment of running, come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. Head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the time out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. Gymnancho gave five stars and says “Really enjoyed the ‘Running chat’ with Andre! Hopefully you are able to get more of these types of interviews in 2021”  Thanks so much!! I hadn’t thought of doing another one of these sorts of interviews..who else is interested in this? Please let me know and I will definitely do more if people would like that! It might be interesting too filming it for YouTube! If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I have been aiming for 100 reviews by Easter this year but don’t think I’m going to make it. Should I have a plan B?? At Peak Endurance coaching, I coach you to run any distance on any surface, be it road, track or trail, from beginners to advanced athletes, for any distnace. If you are interested, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au so that I can help you with a structured, individualised plan that takes into account your life and your running needs. Enjoy the interview with Matt! Matt is on Instagram here and Strave here.
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January 27, 2021
Matt Fitzgerald: The Comeback Quotient
Episode 88 is a third interview with the brilliant and prolific author Matt Fitzgerald. Last time I interviewed him about his book How Bad Do You Want It? which discusses the mindsets required for running well. This interview focuses on his latest book The Comeback Quotient, A get Real Guide to Building Mental Fitness in Sport and Life. I will read you the online description of his book: A good comeback makes a great story. In The Comeback Quotient, sports journalist Matt shares the stories of top athletic comebacks, to give you inspiration and tools for your own comeback in sport or life. Every sports fan loves a great comeback. Is there a special quality shared by top athletes who triumph over great challenges? And can anyone acquire it? In The Comeback Quotient, Matt supplies the answer to both questions. He identifies these mega-achievers of astounding athletic comebacks as 'ultrarealists,' men and women who succeed where others fail by fully accepting, embracing, and addressing the reality of their situations. From ultrarunners like Rob Krar to triathletes like Mirinda Carfrae to rowers, skiers, cyclists, and runners all over the world, Fitzgerald highlights and speculates on just what makes these comebacks so compelling. As for whether anyone can stage his or her own great comeback, the answer is a resounding yes: Anyone can become an ultrarealist to some degree. In the tradition of How Bad Do You Want It?, The Comeback Quotient combines gripping sports stories with mind-blowing science to deliver a book that will forever change how you perceive the challenges you face, giving you the inspiration and the tools to make the next great comeback you witness your own. Are injuries or persistent niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these now so that you can get back to the pure joy that is running!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. Head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and get back to feeling how good it feels to run without pain or discomfort! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on it! Running on a Cattle Station gave 5 stars and says “Loved the Maggie Guteryl podcast. Listened to it on my long run today. She sounds so relatable. It was really interesting to hear about her different racing experiences with Bigs and Barkley” Thanks so much!! If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter this year, which isn’t long! I am currently at 40 reviews, so need lots of support to get to 100! At Peak Endurance coaching, I coach you to run any distance on any surface, be it road, track or trail, from beginners to advanced athletes. If you are interested in a personally tailored training plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get the ball rolling. Enjoy the interview with Matt! Link ot his book on Amazon is here You can find Matt here
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January 19, 2021
Luke Nelson; Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis
Episode 87 is an interview and discussion with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and High Performance. In this episode we discuss the issue that many runners face; Plantar Fasciitis, or PF. This is the second in a series of interviews related to the injuries runners face. I am sure you will find this series extremely helpful! If you are like the majority of runners, you may feel like you are constantly beset with niggles (a euphemism for injuries!!) that take away from your joy of running. As you can tell form these podcasts, Luke is extremely knowledgeable about the issues runners face. He will help you get back to running your best, if not better. Luke treats the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. So, if you’re sick of niggles, come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. Head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. I read all of the reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on it! Thanks so much!! If you enjoyed this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Will you help me achieve my goal? If you find that post-lockdown, your training is disorganised and haphazard, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au . I can help you with a structured, individualised plan that takes into account your life and your running needs. Enjoy the interview with Luke! If you want more information on plantar, there is a link here to a blog on this topic. I hope you are finding this series informative. If you would like a particular topic covered, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au or comment on the Peak Endurance Coaching Page or Peak Endurance Podcast Instagram page. Have a great week of training, and racing if you’re lucky enough!
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January 12, 2021
Maggie Guterl; amazing ultra runner and first woman to win Bigs Backyard.
Episode 86 is an interview with the amazing athlete Maggie Guterl. Maggie made headlines when she won Big’s Backyard Ultra in 2019, a ‘last man standing’-style event run by Lazarus Lake (organiser of the infamous Barkley Marathons) which sees runners cover a 6.7km loop on repeat. Each lap must be completed within an hour and starts again on the hour and after that, it’s a battle to see which competitor outlasts the rest. Maggie completed 60 laps to cover a mind-boggling 402.5kms and win it outright – the first woman to do so. Maggie has also competed for Team USA at the IAU 24-Hour World Championships, she’s won the Brazos Bend 100-miler outright, come second at the Georgia Death Race and 8th at Western States, amongst other things. IN this interview we discuss her win at Bigs and what it will take to succeed at Barkley in 2021. I used to think that to get running injuries sorted, one needed to see a physio. How wrong was I! I have been seeing Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and High Performance in Mont Albert. Luek is a sports chiropractor who specialises in runners. He has been amazing at helping get on top of the niggles I have had since GSER back in 2019. Let Luke help you get on top of any niggles or injuries you may have now, so that you can enjoy running again and get back to preparing for the upcoming race season or just so that you run pain free! Come in and see Luke or any of the other  specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment. I assure you, you won’t regret it! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance where they regularly post informative videos on how to prevent injuries and develop flexibility and strength. IN fact, Luke and I have a new podcast interview all about Plantar Fasciitis coming out soon! Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and subscribing helps the podcast to grow and more runners like yourself find it. If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Flyingcharpie gave 5 stars and says “High quality guests and the interviews flow really well, hoping there’s many more to come!!!”. Thank you so much! I hope you love this interview with Maggie! Bars T also gave 5 stars and says “What an awesome podcast show , I’ve listened to so many of these episodes and have become a smarter and stronger runner from these episodes . So many cool people sharing their knowledge , great podcasts .” Thanks Bars, I really appreciate the review. If you are interested in taking your running to the next level, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. I would love to help you achieve your Personal Best! Enjoy the interview with Maggie! Find Maggie here and on Instagram and on Facebook
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January 5, 2021
Abby Coleman; sports scientist
Abby Coleman (sports scientis with Precision Hydration) and I go over some running myths and listener questions: · Can you overload on sodium/have too much? Is too much sodium bad for you? · Is more than 2% dehydration detrimental to performance? · Do women and men have different hydration needs? · Can you just drink water to thirst? · What’s the most efficient way for a cool climate runner to adapt to training and racing in the tropics? · Salt tablets: when you consider taking salt tablets? Ie, if you’re running longer than a set period of time? Or if you’re a heavy or light sweater? Or are they not necessary? · Is it true that during taper and post-race we need to increase our fruit and vegetable intake because when we slow down or reduce training after weeks of building up our immune system is compromised therefore we get sick? · What is the effect of a job where we do a lot of standing/walking/lifting and bending. Can this be included as training? Do we need to take it into consideration when planning our training? · Is the 10% rule on increasing mileage really true? · When running in the heat of summer, what sort of leeway should we give ourselves when it comes to pace? · How many ultra races a year should we do as A races? Here is the link to the blog we discussed: How to START hydrated and why that's so important The discount code for listeners to get 15% off their first order is PEAK15. Are injuries or ongoing niggles causing running to be painful ruining your enjoyment of your sport and hobby? Get on top of these now so that you can enjoy running again and get back to preparing for the upcoming race season!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and subscribing helps the podcast to grow and more runners like yourself find it. If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Will you help me achieve my goal? Mash01 wrote “This podcast is essential listening not just because there are far too few women who dedicate precious hours of their busy lives to share their passion, knowledge and learning. Isobel has chosen fascinating people to have great conversations with. She has a talent to turn even the relatively mundane topics (e.g. nutrition or the importance of exercising other than running ;-) into thought- provoking discussions. Every episode is different in content but exudes Isobel’s enthusiasm for the sport and admiration/appreciation of the people she is talking to and the topics she is discussing. Thank you for the great company along long runs, and while cooking/cleaning/ironing.” Thank you so much for your heartfelt words and five stars and I am so happy to keep you company. Reading such reviews really warms my heart. If you are interested in taking your running to the next level, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Enjoy the interview with Abby!
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December 22, 2020
Catra Corbett: Reborn on the run.
Episode 84 is an interview with Catra Corbett. Before she was an ultrarunner, she was a drug addict, a hair stylist. a go-go dancer, a daughter, and a friend to many. The drugs led her to drop out of high school, develop an eating disorder, and damage her relationship with her family. Catra eventually found herself in jail. That was the start of her turn-around. In 1996, two years after being clean and sober, Catra started to dig myself out of a pretty dark hole — starting exercising by lifting weights and walking. She never liked running when she was a kid, but her dad (who died unexpectedly when Catra was seventeen) had planted a seed in her head about how long distance runners can work through all kinds of pain and accomplish truly remarkable things. One day she just started running. Decades later, Catra is one of the few humans who has completed more than one hundred 100-mile races. She runs every single day, and it has completely transformed her life. Are injuries or ongoing niggles causing running to be painful ruining your enjoyment of your sport and hobby? Get on top of these now so that you can enjoy running again and get back to preparing for the upcoming race season!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and subscribing helps the podcast to grow and more runners like yourself find it. If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Will you help me achieve my goal? TimCaddy wrote “I have started listening whilst running or driving. Great content and guests and have learned many good tips over the past few months. I particularly like advice on training, nutrition and events (hope to do GSER one year). I now look forward to each episode. My only bleat would be the sound quality is sometimes poor. Keep up the good work Izzy!” Thanks Tim for the review. I am hoping that people can listen beyond the occasional sound quality issues as they are often out of my control. I really appreciate your understanding. I am loving being able to run freely now and knowing that there are races ahead. If you want to get the most out of your training, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Find Catra's website here. FInd her book on Amazon here. Enjoy the interview with Catra!
01:00:03
December 16, 2020
Adharanand Finn; Rise Of The Ultra Runners
Episode 83 is an interview with the author Adharanand Finn. Adharanand Finn is the author of Running with the Kenyans (2012) and The Way of the Runner (2015). The first of these was the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year, won Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Award. He is a journalist at the Guardian and also writes regularly for the Financial Times, the Independent, Runner's World, Men's Health and many others. A description of the book says; Marathons are no longer enough. Pain is to be relished, not avoided. Hallucinations are normal. Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest-growing in the world. Why is this? Is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if he could become an ultra runner himself. His journey took him from the deserts of Oman to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and on to his ultimate goal, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way. Through encounters with the sport's many colourful characters and his experiences of its soaring highs and crushing lows, Finn offers an unforgettable insight into what can be found at the boundaries of human endeavour. Are injuries or ongoing niggles causing running to be painful ruining your enjoyment of your sport and hobby? Get on top of these now so that you can enjoy running again and get back to preparing for the upcoming race season!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. A personal experience of mine that I will share with you. I injured my back many years ago mountain biking and every now and then I get pain in the area. I went to see Luke in a lot of pain and walked out pain free. It was honestly amazing!! So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and subscribing helps the podcast to grow and more runners like yourself find it. If you enjoy this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Will you help me achieve my goal? I am loving being able to run freely now and know that there are races ahead. If you want to get the most out of your training, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Enjoy the interview with Adharanand! I loved reading his book and I highly recommend. As ultra-runners you will find it really resonates. Find his book here. His website is here.
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December 8, 2020
Luke Nelson: 4 mistakes runners make with calf strains.
Episode 82 is an interview and discussion with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and High Performance. In this episode we discuss the mistakes runners make when dealing with calf strains, and what you should be doing instead. This is the first in what is going to be a series of interviews related to the injuries runners face. I am sure you will find this series extremely helpful! The link to Luke's blog on this topic is here. Are injuries or persistent niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these now so that you can get back to preparing for the upcoming race season!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. Head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. I read all of the reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on it! Thanks so much!! If you enjoyed this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Will you help me achieve my goal? I don’t know about you, but I am already planning the races I want to do in the quickly approaching new year. If you are too, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Enjoy the interview with Luke!
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December 3, 2020
Lazarus Lake; creator of The Barkley Marathons and The Big Backyard Ultra.
Episode 81 is another interview the enigmatic Lazarus Lake. Laz (real name Gary Cantrell) is an endurance race designer and director. His unusual races include the Barkley Marathons, Big's Backyard Ultra, Barkley Fall Classic, and The Vol State 500K. In 2018, he walked across the United States, starting in Rhode Island and ending in Oregon. This year he organized the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee (#GVRAT), which started on May 1st and ended four months later. During that period (123 days), the more than 19,000 participants - from all over the world - averaged over 5 miles per day to run (virtually from their hometown/country) a total of 635miles / 1021km, and so crossing virtually the entire state of Tennessee. I first met Laz at the 2018 Barkley Fall Classic, then again at the actual Barkley marathons in 2019. As you will find, he is a very interesting guy and lots of fun to talk to. Are injuries or persistent niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these now so that you can get back to preparing for the upcoming race season!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. Head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and ensure you have can run strong and free! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on it! Thanks so much!! If you enjoyed this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Will you help me achieve my goal? I don’t know about you, but I am already planning the races I want to do in the quickly approaching new year. If you are too, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Enjoy the interview with Laz!
01:05:08
November 30, 2020
Matt Fitzgerald: How Bad Do You Want It?
Episode 80 is another interview the brilliant author Matt Fitzgerald. Last time I interviewed him about his book 80/20 which discusses the concept of running easy for 80% of your training and hard for 20%. This interview focuses on his very popular book How Bad Do You Want It? I bought this a long time ago and loved it. This book is all about the mindset required for running well. Are injuries or persistent niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these now so that you can get back to the pure joy that is running!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. Head to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and get back to feeling how good it feels to run without pain or discomfort! You can also find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on it! Thanks so much!! If you enjoyed this episode, please do go on over and rate and review. I am aiming for 100 reviews by Easter next year! Will you help me achieve my goal? I don’t know about you, but I am already planning the races I want to do in the quickly approaching new year. If you are too, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Next week’s interview is one I am very excited about! I chat with Lazarus Lake about how comes up with such interesting race concepts, and what he thinks it will take for a female to complete the fun run or even the full race at Barkley. Make sure you tune in for that one!! Enjoy the interview with Matt.
01:02:40
November 24, 2020
Scott Douglas: Running Is My Therapy
Episode 79 is a very interesting and pertinent chat with Scott Douglas. Scott is a veteran running, fitness, and health journalist who has held senior editorial positions at Runner’s World and Running Times. Much of his writing translates sport science research and elite best practices into practical guidance for everyday athletes. He is the author or coauthor of several running books, including Running Is My Therapy, Advanced Marathoning, and Meb for Mortals. In this interview we discuss his book ‘Running is My Therapy’ and how running helps runners with their mental health. I loved the book, and found it all very appropriate in this time of Covid. Are injuries or persistent niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these now so that you can get back to the simple joy that is running!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. So to be at your running best go to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and get back to feeling how good it feels to run without pain! Find them on instagram: HealthHighPerformance Scott Douglas' website is here  Please don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review with your honest and (hopefully positive!!) feedback. I currently have 27 reviews and am aiming for 100! Can you help me achieve my goal?? I am in the process of accepting new athletes into my coaching programs. If you are interested in getting some quality structured coaching, I have limited spaces available. Email me on Isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au or DM me on socials. I hope you enjoy the interview with Scott!
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November 17, 2020
Brodie Sharpe is busting running myths!
Episode 78 is a myth-busting chat with Brodie Sharpe. Brodie is the host of The Run Smarter Podcast and we have previously discussed RED-S, relative energy deficiency in Sport. Brodie is a physiotherapist and the owner of the Breakthrough Running Clinic. He aims to help runners expand their running knowledge and become faster, healthier, smarter runners. Ideal for injured runners & runners looking for injury prevention and elevated performance. This podcast covers tips and tricks to overcome your running injuries, interviews with leading researchers, other running podcast recommendations, reviewing running books and much more. https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-run-smarter-podcast/id1494778818 In this interview, we discuss some myths that abound in the running community in an effort to establish some truths! Are injuries or persistent niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these now so that you can get back to the simple joy that is running!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. So to be at your running best go to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and get back to feeling how good it feels to run without pain! FInd them on Instagram; healthhighperformance Please don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! It really does help me get more high profile guests on the podcast! Thanks for your support. ​ I am in the process of accepting new athletes into my coaching programs. If you are interested in getting some quality structured coaching, I have limited spaces available. Email me on Isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au or DM me on socials. Enjoy the interview with Brodie!
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November 9, 2020
Tristan Miller: 52 marathons in 52 weeks
Episode 77 is an interview with Tristan Miller.  In 2010, Melbourne man Tristan entered the record books when he became the first person to complete 52 marathons in 52 weeks. He had sold virtually everything he owned to fund his $120,000, 42-country, globe-trotting marathon, which included all seven continents. Along the way, he clocked up more than 260,000 kilometres in the air and raised funds for charities UNICEF and Facing Africa. During his courageous - or insane, depending on your point of view - and epic journey, Tristan ran in all the major international marathons, including New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo and also found himself in Rwanda, Mongolia, Siberia, Morocco and Northern Island, Cuba and the Cayman Islands, to name just a few. He even ran across the frozen fields of Antarctica. Tristan had started running six years earlier following a divorce. He found that running long distances gave him a sense of achievement and the courage to try other things he had never previously dreamed of doing. The catalyst came in 2009 when his employer, Google, closed its Melbourne office during the global financial crisis. With no attachments, he decided to go and see the world. This interview is this story. Can I ask you a favour; would you be able to go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast? Doing this helps the podcast grow, which is greatly appreciated. AS we look towards racing in 2021, it’s a good idea to ensure your body is in good working order and ready to sustain the training and racing. If you have any kinds of niggles or injuries, now is the time to sort them out. If this sounds like you, head to the experts at Health and High Performance where, utilising the latest in technology and experience, they can help you reach you running performance goals. Find them at  www.healthhp.com.au/run Or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to getting back to racing. To be ready for when this happens, you need to be working on getting stronger, fitter and faster now. You can do this with a structured and well-planned training program with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and let’s get your training moving in the right direction. Enjoy my chat with Tristan!
01:00:35
November 6, 2020
Dave Alley's 2015 record run around Australia.
Episode 76 is an interview with Dave Alley.  Dave is a father of five, Husband, Police Officer of 17+ years (Both NSW & QLD in various specialist fields) + Operational Skills & Tactics Instructor,  Ultra-Endurance Athlete, 3 x World Record Holder, Multiple Australian record holder, Level 2 Recreational Run Coach (Athletics Australia), Philanthropist, Business Owner – ‘Alley Health & Fitness Australia’, Author – ‘Headwind’, Brand Ambassador -  Dave Alley has achieved what no other has even attempted. It was deemed the impossible dream to not only both cycle AND run around Australia but to do both in World Record time was laughable. In 2011 Dave re-wrote the history books by becoming the fastest person to cycle around Australia supported, completing the 14,251 kilometre journey in an incredible 37 days, 20 hours & 45 minutes averaging a staggering 377 kilometres per day cycling on average 15 plus hours per day beating the former Canadian record holder by over 3 days. Having completed this, Dave set about planning and executing the double by attempting to break the 16 year old record to RUN around Australia held by legendary Australian Ultra-Runner, multiple record holder & former Federal Politician Pat Farmer. To do this Dave had to complete the set benchmark of 13,383 kilometres in less than 174 days at an average of 76.91 kilometres per day. Almost 2 marathons each and every day – no rest days! Not only did Dave complete the double in 2015 but he smashed the record set by Pat by over 4 days completing the run of 13,383 kilometres in 169 days 15 hours 31 minutes at an average of 78.89 kilometres per day. Dave then continued his journey and ran back to where it all started at Lismore, NSW completing a total of 13,791.27 kilometres in 175 days 4 hours & 49 minutes at an average of 78.72 kilometres per day and along the way managed to break the World Record to run 10,000 kilometres doing so in 127 days 10 hours 51 minutes at an average of 78.46 kilometres per day. Along with his adventures Dave has raised six figure sums for charity & has currently raised in excess of $500,000 in total. Thank you to those people who have gone on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast. Your effort  is greatly appreciated and helps the podcast grow. With things tracking well around Australia, more races are being planned. If you are upping your training, but are plagued by niggles and injuries, head to the specialists at Health and High Performance where they will utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you run your best and achieve your potential So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ I don’t know about you, but I’m getting excited about all the races in the future. To be ready for them, you need to be working on getting stronger, fitter and faster now. You can do this with a structured and well-planned training program with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and let’s get your training moving in the right direction. Enjoy the interview with Dave!
50:57
November 3, 2020
Donnie Campbell ran all the Munros in 31 days!
Episode 75 is an interview with Donnie Campbell.  Donnie, of Inverness Scotland, is an ex Royal Marine Commando with a background in a wide range of sports from Mountaineering and Kayaking to Football and Shinty. Shinty is unique to Scotland and one of the oldest games in the world. The game is similar to games such as hockey and lacrosse in some aspects and has historical roots with golf and ice hockey. As with lacrosse the game is a fast moving aerial game where physical fitness is tested to the limits. However, different from both hockey and lacrosse as in Shinty, feet can be used to stop the ball but not the hands (unless you are the goal-keeper). You can carry the ball on your caman (which is the stick used in the game) which can be also be swung above shoulder height.....a skilful eye and a sense of survival are paramount!! However, Donnie’s greatest passion now is running which he has gone on to excel in. Donnie has set an astonishing new Munros record to finish all 282 mountains over 3000ft (914.4m) in Scotland in 31 days, 23 hours and two minutes. Munros are all the mountains over 3000ft (914.4m). He ran and “power-hiked” a total of 1422km and cycled and kayaked in between. Can I ask you a favour; would you be able to go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast? Doing this helps the podcast grow, which is greatly appreciated. How is your running going? If you are plagued by niggles and injuries, head to the specialists at Health and High Performance can do so as they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you run your best. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to getting back to racing. To be ready for when this happens, you need to be working on getting stronger, fitter and faster now. You can do this with a structured and well-planned training program with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and let’s get your training moving in the right direction. Enjoy the interview with Donnie!
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October 28, 2020
John Kelly completes The Grand Round!
Episode 74 is an interview with John Kelly.  John made trail running history on April 3, 2017 by becoming the 15th person to ever complete the Barkley Marathons. The Barkley Marathons in Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee is known to the toughest endurance challenge ever with over 160 kilometres of tough terrain, sheer drops and thick forest.  He grew up exploring the dense mountains and forests around his family’s rural home in Morgan County, TN, constantly trying to keep up with his older brother and cousins. John ran during high school where he describes himself as a good, not great runner. During college and grad school he took a full decade off from the sport. After grad school he rediscovered his love of the mountains hiking the John Muir Trail with his wife Jessi. john ended up running the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon, calling it an absolute disaster. He decided he could do better, so he got himself a Boston qualifier. As it was some time before he could actually run Boston, he decided to give ultras a go, and then also tried triathlons because he loved cycling too. It was this background in a variety of disciplines that led to John creating the Grand round, which involved running the three most difficult rounds in the UK (The Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay) and cycling between them. Can I ask you a favour; would you be able to go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast?  Doing this helps the podcast grow, which is greatly appreciated. Jen1977 gave five stars and said, "I love listening to Isobel whilst out running my local trails, her podcasts have taught me so much. Keep up the great work chick!” Thanks so much Jen, that is really lovely. How is your running going? If you are plagued by niggles and injuries, head to the specialists at Health and High Performance can do so as they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you run your best. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to getting back to racing. To be ready for when this happens, you need to be working on getting stronger, fitter and faster now. You can do this with a structured and well-planned training program with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and let’s get your training moving in the right direction. Enjoy the interview with John!
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October 26, 2020
Kyle Burgess: Cougar Guy
Episode 73 is an interview with Kyle Burgess.  Kyle Burgess went out for an easy 10 miles (16k) on October 10 when he stopped to take a video. With about four miles left, he saw what looked like four bobcats, off to the side of the trail in Utah’s Slate Canyon. As he moved closer to get a video to show his family, he started to realize they weren’t bobcats, which are a smaller member of the big cat family. Soon, mama showed up, and Burgess realized he was encountering mountain lions. The 26-year-old captured the whole incident on video, which has gone viral. Can I ask you a favour; would you be able to go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast? Doing this helps the podcast grow, which is greatly appreciated. How is your running going? If you are plagued by niggles and injuries, head to the specialists at Health and High Performance so as they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you run your best and achieve your potential. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to getting back to racing. To be ready for when this happens, you need to be working on getting stronger, fitter and faster now. You can do this with a structured and well-planned training program with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and let’s get your training moving in the right direction. Enjoy the interview with Kyle! Youtube video here. Find Kyle on Instagram here.
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October 21, 2020
Julie Emmerman; sport psychologist discusses Covid and ultrarunning.
Episode 72 is an interview with Julie Emmerman. Dr. Julie Emmerman is a sport psychologist who currently works with numerous individuals on men and women’s world tour pro cycling teams, is a contract employee with USA Cycling’s High-Performance division, and provides consultation with team directors. Julie also worked with Garmin-Slipstream (EF Education First is the current incarnation) Pro Tour team from 2008-2010, one of the team’s most successful periods to date. In addition to cycling, her clientele includes NHL, track and field Olympians, professional triathlon, golf, and MMA. She is passionate about being able to play a role in the professional and personal lives of so many. I chat with Julie about how to deal with the prolonged lockdown in Melbourne, but also how to deal with the anxiety around Covid in general. We also talk about how to deal with racing anxiety. Julie is also a highly accomplished athlete herself. In 2019 she took 8th in the US Pro Women’s Time Trial. In 2018, she won Silver at the Master Track National Championships. She is also the current American national record holder for the Masters Time Trial. Find Julie here: http://julieemmerman.com/  Can I ask you a favour; would you be able to go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast? Doing this helps the podcast grow, which is greatly appreciated. Navigating Covid is a lot like trying to get to the end of an ultra. It takes focus and a positive mindset. We can see a sports psychologist to help with this mindset, but who can help us when our injuries or niggles are holding us back? The specialists at Health and High Performance can do so as they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you run your best. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ In spite of everything feeling out of control in this moment of COVID, you are actually in a position of power within yourself and how you react to this rather crappy situation. As they always say, control the controllables and focu on the future. You can do this in your running with a structured and well-planned training program with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and let’s get your training moving in the right direction. Enjoy the interview with Julie!
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October 18, 2020
Ryan Twist; Podiatrist at Bayswater Ankle and Foot Clinic
Episode 71 is an interview with Ryan Twist, podiatrist at Bayswater Foot and Ankle clinic. Ryan graduated from La Trobe University and has over 11 years of clinical experience. He gained extensive knowledge and skills as a Podiatrist from working both interstate and overseas. He has a special interest in Sports Podiatry, Sports Medicine, Biomechanics (human movement), Orthotics, Prolotherapy Injections and Footwear prescription. Ryan spent time in Canberra working as a Podiatrist at the AIS with elite and amateur athletes, as well as 12 months working in Glasgow where he was treating a large number of high risk diabetes patients under the guidance of the UK’s leading High Risk Diabetes clinic. Ryan participates in Ironman Triathlons and is passionate about all sports, which enables a more detailed approach and professionally structured return to sport program. He attends regular professional development courses so he can deliver the newest techniques to his clients and help them achieve their goals. Can I ask you a favour; would you be able to go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast? I don’t get paid to do this, I do it for the love of sharing great information but would greatly appreciate your reviews and support. It makes it all feel worthwhile! Like adventure racing, running can take you many places, both mentally and physically. But if you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance, it’s hard to be motivated to get out the door. If this is the case for you, come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ You can find Ryan at Bayswater Foot and Ankle Clinic. I really think this quarantine time is a great time to do for some self-reflection. In spite of everything feeling out of control in this moment of COVID, you are actually in a position of power within yourself and how you react to this situation. As they always say, control the controllables. You can do this with structured and well-planned training with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and let’s get your training moving in the right direction. Enjoy the interview with Ryan!
45:40
October 14, 2020
Travis Macy: Team Endure at eco-challenge Fiji, the World's Toughest Race.
Episode 70 is another interview with Travis Macy, a finisher of over 120 ultra endurance events in 17 countries. Travis is a speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete. He is the author of The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life, which I previously interviewed him about. This time I am talking to him eco-challenge Fiji and how he and his team, Team Endure, fared. If you haven’t watched the World’s Toughest race on Prime yet, I urge you to get on over and watch it. I don’t normally binge watch series, but I did for this one! Can I ask you a favour; would you be able to go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast? I don’t get paid to do this, I do it for the love of sharing great information but would greatly appreciate your reviews and support. It makes it all feel worthwhile! Like adventure racing, running can take you many places, both mentally and physically. But if you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance, it’s hard to be motivated to get out the door. If this is the case for you, come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ I really think this quarantine time is a great time to do for some self-reflection. In spite of everything feeling out of control in this moment of COVID, you are actually in a position of power within yourself and how you react to this situation. As they always say, control the controllables. You can do this with structured and well-planned training with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and let’s get your training moving in the right direction. The interview cuts out a bit right at the end, but other than that, the quality is good. Enjoy the interview with Travis!
47:57
October 12, 2020
Bern Dornum: member of Team Thunder AR in Eco-Challenge.
Episode 69 is an interview with Bernadette Dornum. Bern has a background of triathlon and Ironman but then began competing more and more in adventure racing and multisport after racing the Hawaiian Ironman world champs in 2015. Her adventure racing team Thunderbolt AR were undefeated in the inaugural 4 round national series in 2017 and made the top ten in the Adventure Racing World Series ranking. While expedition racing takes up most of her time (and leave from work), often racing nonstop for 5+days, she still manages to combine it with the odd ironman, on or off road triathlon and always loves a good trail run. Bern is certainly someone who can never say no to a challenge and loves giving anything a go, getting stronger the longer it goes and the more sports or activities that are involved. FInd Bern on Facebook Like adventure racing, running can take you many places, both mentally and physically. But if you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance, it’s hard to be motivated to get out the door. If this is the case for you, come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ There’s no doubt about it, these are strange times we are living through. Running gives our lives structure and focus. I provide personalised online coaching with regular coach contact. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get started. Don’t forget to make time to rate, review and share the podcast; subscribing helps too. All these things help get the podcast up in the ratings, which helps me get top names on the podcast. You can also go to my YouTube channel under my name Isobel Ross to see the video recordings of this and other podcasts. Enjoy the interview with Bern.
43:50
October 9, 2020
Rob Preston; Reflections on Eco Challenge; the toughest race in the world.
Episode 68 is an interview with Rob Preston. Rob is one of Australia's leading navigators and endurance athletes. He started navigation as a kid through orienteering and then went on to compete for Australia for 15 years at the elite level and along with his wife Kathryn they won the World 24hr Rogaining (long distance orienteering) Championships in 2016. Rob has also been leading Australian Adventure Racing teams around the world and has two World Championship medals from the AR World Championships. More recently Rob and Team Gippsland Adventure placed 3rd in Eco-challenge Fiji, now being showcased as a 10 part series on Amazon Prime at World's Toughest Race. Rob also offers navigation and Adventure Racing training and more details can be found at https://www.thoughtsports.com.au/training And if you are interested in trying Adventure Racing check out Rob's new event Explore Gippsland Adventure Race which will premier in early 2021 when COVID-19 restrictions ease. www.exploregippsland.com.au instagram rob_preston Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is the perfect exercise but when it hurts with aches and pains it’s no fun at all! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ In these times, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. The benefit of online training is it doesn’t matter what state or country you are in; I can help you reach your athletic Peak! Staying committed to your training is one thing you can have control over. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to get started. Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast. Inderdogx3 gave a 5 star rating and writes “It takes a special talent to be an outstanding athlete, have a wealth of knowledge and present it in an interesting way.” Thank you so much, that is so kind and made my day! You can also go to my YouTube channel under my name Isobel Ross to see the video recordings of this and other podcasts. Enjoy the interview with Rob.
54:03
October 5, 2020
Richard Xerri: Race director
Episode 67 is an interview with Richard Xerri, the race director with Perseverance Events that holds races such as The Bright Festival, The P0rtsea running festival, and the upcoming (at some stage!) Buffalo Sunriser. It’s been a tough year for race directors, and we chat about how Covid has affected the racing landscape and the future of virtual and live racing in Australia. Richard;s event website is here: https://www.perseverance-events.com.au/  Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is the perfect exercise but when it hurts with aches and pains it’s no fun at all! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast. Thank you to Inderdogx3 from the States who gave the podcast and 5 stars and says; “ It takes a special talent to be an outstanding athlete, have a wealth of knowledge and present it in an interesting way” Thank you so much, I really appreciate those kind words. You can also go to my YouTube channel under my name Isobel Ross to see the video recordings of this and other podcasts. Next week will be a bit of an eco-challenge special with interviews with people who participated in the eco-challenge as seen on Prime. If you watched it (like I did, and I loved it!!), you will know how tough it was. These are some really amazing athletes that I get to speak to! In these times, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. The benefit of online training is it doesn’t matter what state or country you are in; I can help you reach your athletic Peak! Staying committed to your training is one thing you can have control over. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to set up a training plan. Have a great week of training and stay safe and well! Enjoy the interview with Richard.
42:04
October 1, 2020
Alex Hutchinson; author of the book 'Endure. Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance'.
Episode 66 is an interview with Alex Hutchinson, the author of the book Endure; Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. In Endure Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our head and heart, as by our muscles. He presents an overview of science's search for understanding human fatigue, from crude experiments with electricity and frogs' legs to sophisticated brain imaging technology. Going beyond the traditional mechanical view of human limits, he instead argues that a key element in endurance is how the brain responds to distress signals-whether heat, or cold, or muscles screaming with lactic acid-and reveals that we can train to improve brain response. Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is not just good for our physical health, but our mental health too! It’s important on so many levels to all of us that we can keep running. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast. You can also go to my YouTube channel under my name Isobel Ross to see the video recordings of this and other podcasts. In next week’s episode, I chat with Rob Preston, member of the East Gippsland team that came third in the eco-challenge as seen on Prime. In these times, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. The benefit of online training is it doesn’t matter what state or country you are in; I can help you reach your athletic Peak! Staying committed to your training is one thing you can have control over. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan. Have a great week of training and stay safe and well! Enjoy the interview with Alex.
43:27
September 29, 2020
Andre La Gerche; sports cardiologist
Episode 65 is an interview with Andre La Gerche. Andre is a cardiologist specialising in cardiac imaging, a Future Leadership Fellow of the National Heart Foundation and a NHMRC Career Development Fellow. He completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne and 4 years of postdoctoral research studying the effect of endurance exercise on the heart at the University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium, where he is a Visiting Professor. He works as a cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Andre is interested in the interaction between exercise and heart function. Andre is well known for his research within Australia’s elite sporting communities and he is regularly asked to provide expert comment or to present to health professionals, community, sporting groups and the media. Andre is the Director of the National Centre for Sports Cardiology, a strategic partnership between clinical researchers who specialise in sports cardiology. Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is not just good for our physical health, but our mental health too! It’s important on so many levels to all of us that we can keep running. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast. You can also go to my YouTube channel under my name Isobel Ross to see the video recordings of this and other podcasts. Enjoy the interview with Andre. With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Staying committed to your training is one thing you can have control over. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan.
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September 22, 2020
Bonus episode: Isobel Ross Part 2, developing mental strength.
Episode 64 is an interview with me! My good friend Nicole Kew once again interviews me to find out how I developed mental strength. Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is our time to focus on our health and happiness and if this time is plagued with aches and pains, it’s no fun at all. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast and grows the audience. Which all helps when I’m contacting people to be interviewed!! You can also go my YouTube channel to see the video recordings of the podcast. I really hope you enjoy this interview! With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Races will eventually return, but in the meantime there are many other challenges you can find, like planning an FKT, doing an Everesting Challenge, or getting a Strava crown! If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan.
56:37
September 18, 2020
Gene Dykes: Sub 3-hour marathoner and ultra-marathon runner in his 70s!
Episode 63 is an interview with Gene Dykes,  who is one of the most prolific and successful septuagenarian racers of all time, winning multiple masters national championships, setting a number of national records, becoming the oldest person ever to run the Triple Crown of 200s (three 200-mile races in a single year), and achieving a marathon PR of 2:54:23 at 70 years old. Gene was born in Canton, OH in 1948. He lived there until he attended University, graduating in 1970 with a B.A. in chemistry.  After two years in the army, serving in Vietnam and Japan, Dykes received a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1978.  He then embarked upon a career in computer programming until he retired in 2012.  He married in 1982, and along with his wife, raised two daughters. Dykes ran track in high school and college, but for most of his life was an occasional jogger.  At age 50, he tore his hamstring and was unable to run at all for six years.  Once he healed, he began running for enjoyment again. At age 58 he ran the New York City Marathon, his first marathon.  He has now completed around 120 marathons!  He has also completed many ultra marathons.  In the last few years he set 14 national age group records and won 15 national championships at distances from 3K to 100 miles.  In December 2018 he ran the world’s fastest marathon for age 70, 2:54:23, and the following spring he broke the Boston Marathon age group course record by almost 20 minutes. Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is not just good for our physical health, but our mental health too! It’s important on so many levels to all of us that we can keep running. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast and grows the audience. Which all helps when I’m contacting people to be interviewed!! Tail_Runner gave five stars and says; “Sean Bell: What a remarkable young man. Such a great interview. Loved this one, really looking forward to following his achievements.” Thanks so much for that! You can also go my YouTube channel to see the video recordings of the podcast. Enjoy the interview with Gene.
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September 16, 2020
Bonus episode! Karen Barrett; Everesting challenge completed!
Episode 62 is an interview with Karen Barrett. Karen is a NSW runner who recently Everested Mount Sugarloaf in 30 hour and 30 minutes, with a total of 178kms. What an achievement. I caught up with Karen less than a week after she completed this amazing achievement to see how she did it. I apologise that the connection wasn’t the best, with some delays. These Covid days it’s hard to get good internet connection when so many people are home using it! Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is meant to be an enjoyable (yes even when you’re doing speed work!!) and stress-relieving activity. But it’s not when it hurts for all the wrong reasons!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Or find them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Enjoy the interview with Karen! With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Races will eventually return, but in the meantime there are many other challenges you can find, like planning an FKT or completing an Everesting challenge! If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan. Have a great week of training and stay safe and well!
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September 11, 2020
Sean Bell; running around Australia in 2022
Episode 59 is an interview with Sean Bell. Sean is the runner of Run for Wishes and an ASICS Australia Sound Mind Sound Body ambassador. He is a 22 year old from Melbourne, Victoria, with an extraordinary passion for using his running to light up the lives of others. Sean believes his purpose is to inspire others to realise how precious life is, so that they spend more time with the people they love and chase their dreams now, because we are not promised tomorrow. Sean is planning a 14,000km run starting on Sunday February 27, 2022, to raise money and awareness for Make-A-Wish® Australia. The website to follow Sean's progress and to donate to a worhty cause is here: https://www.seanbellrunforwishes.com/ With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Races will eventually return, and you want to be ready to roll when they do. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan. Have a great week of training, stay safe and well, and look out for each other.
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September 8, 2020
Andy Blow; Precision Hydration Co-Founder, CEO and Sports Scientist
Episode 58 is an interview with Andy Blow. Andy is a Sports Scientist with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Bath. An expert in sweat, dehydration and cramping, Andy previously worked as the Team Sports Scientist for the Benetton and Renault Formula 1 teams, and remains an adviser to the Porsche Human Performance Centre. An elite level triathlete in his younger days, Andy has finished in the top-10 of Ironman and IM 70.3 races, as well as winning an Xterra World title. It was Andy's own struggles with cramp and hydration that led to him specialising in electrolyte replenishment and founding Precision Hydration. Andy is a leading figure in the world of sports hydration and has worked alongside other top sports scientists, to co-author a number of studies and books. Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is meant to be an enjoyable (yes even when you’re doing speed work!!) and stress-relieving activity. But it’s not when it hurts for all the wrong reasons!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to  www.healthhp.com.au/run And  on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/  Thank you so much for supporting the podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast and grows the audience. Which all helps when I’m contacting people to be interviewed!! You can also go my YouTube channel to see the video recordings of the podcast. Make sure you check out the show notes for links to the articles we talk about and for a 15% discount on precision hydration products. I’ve tried them, and I have to say I really like them. The taste is not overpowering, which to me is super important. Enjoy the interview with Andy.  The discount code for listeners to get 15% off their order at precisionhydration.com is PEAKENDURANCE.  Here is the booking link for listeners to book a free one-to-one video chat with the Precision Hydration team: https://precisionhydration.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=14563677  Articles are here:  How to measure your sweat rate  How to tell if you're a salty sweater  Why do athletes suffer from cramp?  How to start hydrated and why that's so important  What is hyponatremia and how can you avoid it?   Do women have different hydration needs to men?
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September 3, 2020
Isobel (Izzy) Ross: Nicole Kew turns the tables and interviews me!
Episode 59 is an interview with me! My good friend Nicole Kew interviews me to find out where I got my drive and passion for running, and how I developed mental strength. Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is our time to focus on our health and happiness and if this time is plagued with aches and pains, it’s no fun at all. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast and grows the audience. Which all helps when I’m contacting people to be interviewed!! You can also go my YouTube channel to see the video recordings of the podcast. With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Races will eventually return, but in the meantime there are many other challenges you can find, like planning an FKT! If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan. Have a great week of training, stay safe and well! And remember, with a little kindness, grace and empathy we will get through this together and come out stronger and more resilient! I really hope you enjoy this interview, I was super nervous about it all but I hope it gives you some insights into me as a person!
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August 27, 2020
Meghan Laws (Arbogast)
Episode 58 is an interview with Meghan Laws (previously Arbogast). Running wasn’t Meghan’s first sport. She played volleyball, basketball and spent a lot of time horseback riding as a kid. Meghan got started running in her 20s as a way to efficiently get some exercise. Because she’d always liked competitive sports, she started running 5ks and 10ks. Meghan had a young child, and this fit nicely into her lifestyle. As she got older, Meghan started to run further, starting marathoning in her 30s. Eventually she hired her first coach who helped Meghan get her times down in the 2:40s, qualifying her for the Olympic Marathon trials. Meghan finally got the ultra running bug when she turned 42. Over the past 3 decades she has qualified and run in the marathon trials 4 times, has completed Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run 12 times, 10 of those being in the top 10, and all under 24 hours. Meghan has also represented the USA in the World 100k Championships for 9 consecutive teams, placing in the top 3 for the USA team 8 times. Meghan still trains and races competitively and is an excellent example of longevity in our sport. I took the opportunity to ask her how she has managed to perform so well over so many years. Meghan's website is here  Occasionally I put out two podcasts, and this week is one of them! I am going to be posting a bonus episode! I feel a bit nervous about it, because the tables are turned and this time I am being interviewed. My good friend Nicole Kew (who I interviewed about Rhabdo) messaged me with the idea of interviewing me as she felt some people might be interested in my background and how I got into running. This is the first of two episodes we will do. This is more about my childhood and sports background to see how I got into running and how this all helped me develop mental strength. There will be more about mental strength and resilience in part two. I do hope you enjoy it! The link to my YouTube channel is here. Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Running is our time to focus on our health and happiness and if this time is plagued with aches and pains, it’s no fun at all. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run  https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/  Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast and grows the audience. Which all helps when I’m contacting people to be interviewed!! You can also go my YouTube channel to see the video recordings of the podcast. With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Races will eventually return, but in the meantime there are many other challenges you can find, like planning an FKT! If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan. The YouTube channel to watch epsiodes is here.  Enjoy the interview with Meghan, I know I loved chatting with her!
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August 25, 2020
Buzz Burrell: Fastest Known Times
Episode 57 is an interview with Buzz Burrell, one of the team who organises the Fastest Known times website. Buzz has helped popularize the term "Fastest Known Time", starting when they set the FKT on the John Muir Trail in the year 2000, a year after his FKT on the Colorado Trail. He manages Ultimate Direction, a manufacturer of adventure and running packs, and was previously employed by La Sportiva. Buzz's proudest accomplishment is not having died yet. The website can be found here Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? When you only have an hour to run you want to make sure that it’s enjoyable and that you are getting the most out of your time. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast and grows the audience. Which all helps when I’m contacting people to be interviewed!! You can also go my YouTube channel to see the video recordings of the podcast. With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Races will eventually return, but in the meantime there are many other challenges you can find, like planning an FKT! If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan. Enjoy the interview with Buzz
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August 18, 2020
Mosi Smith; endurance athlete wins Diesel Day Grit Check in 62 hours!!
Episode 56 is an interview with a friend of mine, Mosi Smith. I met Mosi through Nikki Wynd when he was out in Australia last year to run the GSER. He has run many amazing races and just recently participated in a very interesting challenge. Mosi completed the Diesel Day Grit Check in 62 hours. This was charity event in the last man standing vein, with Mosi being the last man standing after 62 long hours. But I’ll let him tell you all the details!  Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? When you only have an hour to run you want to make sure that it’s enjoyable and that you are getting the most out of your time. And Health and High Performance are still open! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run  FInd them on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/  So far over $23k raised in conjunction with the event. Homepage: https://www.bigfishfoundation.org/ Donation: https://www.bigfishfoundation.org/donate Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! Rating, reviewing and sharing helps more people find the podcast and grows the audience. Which all helps when I’m contacting people to be interviewed!! You can also go my YouTube channel to see the video recordings of the podcast. With so many restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to have a structured plan to ensure you maximise your training. Races will eventually return, but in the meantime there are many other challenges you can find. If you need an individualised plan, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to chat about a training plan.
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August 11, 2020
Amy Bender; PHD and sleep researcher.
Episode 55 is an interview with Amy Bender, sleep researcher. Dr. Bender is Senior Research Scientist at Calgary Counselling Centre and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD and Master of Science degrees in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University specializing in sleep EEG. She has helped develop the only validated sleep screening tool for athletes and has implemented sleep optimization strategies for numerous Canadian Olympic and professional teams.  Her current interests focus on how sleep and exercise interventions can improve mental health outcomes. She was a former college basketball athlete, did an Ironman in 2009, and currently chases her 3 young kids around. Do you have injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these so that you can get back to the simple joy that is running!! I have been inrecently seeing Luke about a tendinopathy on my ankle. Never once did he say I had to stop running. With the work he is doing on my ankle and the exercises he has given me, my ankle is improving and my training is coming along nicely. Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience to help you achieve the results you want and are capable of. So, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I love getting reviews!! Nygell says ‘Learning so much from Isobel and the variety of guests she chats with. I find myself taking notes everytime I listen…really enjoying these podcasts a lot!’ KP_bass says “Thank you for finding a variety of amazing educators to interview in the podcasts! Learning and being inspired which is great! Thank you” Thank you both so much, and for the 5 star ratings. To be honest, I am learning so much from all my guests and being inspired by them too! If you go to YouTube where I load the video recordings, you will see me taking notes too! My YouTube channel is here. Enjoy the interview with Amy!
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August 4, 2020
Stacy Sims: Women Are Not Small Men
Episode 54 is an interview with Stacy Sims, author of the book ‘Roar’. Stacy T. Sims, Ph.D., is an applied researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions. Prior to being launched into industry, she served as an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University from 2007 to 2012, where she specialized in sex differences with environmental and nutritional considerations for recovery and performance, specializing in women's health and performance. With the unique opportunities Silicon Valley has to offer, during her tenure at Stanford, she had the opportunity to translate earlier research into consumer products and a science-based layperson's book (ROAR) written to explain sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan. Both the consumer products and the book challenged the existing dogma for women in exercise, nutrition, and health. Her contributions to the international research environment and the sports nutrition industry has established a new niche in sports nutrition; and established her reputation as the expert in sex differences in training, nutrition, and health. As a direct result, she has been named: One of the top 50 visionaries of the running industry (2015)  One of the top 40 women changing the paradigm of her field (2017) by Outside Magazine. One of the top four visionaries in the outdoor sports industry (2017) by Outside Magazine - Genius Issue  One of the top four individuals changing the landscape in triathlon nutrition (2017) by Triathlete Magazine A regularly featured speaker at professional and academic conferences, including those hosted by US Olympic Committee, High-Performance Sport NZ, and USA Cycling, is a Senior Research Associate at AUT University and resides at the beach in Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand with her husband and young daughter.  Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these so that you can get back to the simple joy that is running!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. So to get back to achieving the results you want and are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run  https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ Stacy's book can be found here: Amazon Stacy's website is here: https://www.drstacysims.com/  and her clothing range is here: https://livefeisty.com/  Let me know your thoughts about the podcast either in the comments on the Instagram podcast page or by DM. Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on this podcast! Next week's episode is an interview with Amy Bender, a sleep specialist who works with Canadian athletes. It's a very interesting conversation! Make sure you stay committed and consistent with your training. If you are focused on improving as an athlete, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au  to organise an individualised training plan. Stay well, and have a great week of training!
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July 28, 2020
Ricardo Costa; ultra-marathon nutrition expert
Episode 53 is an interview with Ricardo Costa. Dr Ricardo Costa works in the Department of Nutrition Dietetics & Food, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as an academic, researchers, consultant and practitioner in Sports Dietetics and Extreme Physiology. Ricardo is a HCPC Registered Dietitian-UK, SENr Registered Sport Dietitian- UK, Accredited Practicing Dietitian-Aus and Advanced Sports Dietitian-Aus, who came to Monash University in August 2013 from Coventry University-UK. Ricardo completed his PhD at the University of Wales- UK, in neuroendocrine and nutritional immunology on the influence of sleep deprivation, cold exposure, exercise stress and nutritional intervention on selected immune responses; which examined the impact of individual and combined stressors on immune function. Additionally, the role of nutrition intervention in the effect of exercise on immune function. Ricardo's recent work has focused on the impact of multi-stressor activity on immune, thermoregulatory, and gastrointestinal health; and additionally, the impact of ultra-marathon competition on nutrition and hydration status, and implication for health. Ricardo’s research interests include the impact of exercise stress with and without other stressors on gut health, and role of nutrition under stress on gut health. Over the last few years he has established and led an international multi-centre research team investigating the impact of ultra-endurance competition on nutritional and hydration status, and on various physiological and immunological parameters; in which issue of gut health have been identified. Previously, as course director for Sports Dietetic training in the UK, he was an active consultant and supervisor in Sports Dietetics, providing and supervising sport and exercise nutritional support to a wide range of sports at recreational, amateur, and elite (Olympic athletes) level. Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these so that you can get back to the simple joy that is running!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. So to get back to achieving the results you want and are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run https://www.instagram.com/healthhighperformance/ A big take away for me from this interview was that you need to consume 120% of your race nutrition and for at least two weeks to properly train the gut. I also found it interesting that eating within one hour of exercise keeps your immune system strong. Something to really think about with training and racing recovery. I have always believed food is excellent recovery and I generally always eat quite soon after training. After racing it’s a bit harder!!! Let me know your thoughts about the podcast either in the comments on the Instagram podcast page or by DM. Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on this podcast! Next week’s interview is with Stacy Sims, author of the brilliant book 'Roar' and the creator of the saying 'Women are not small men'. Make sure you stay committed and consistent with your training. If you are focused on improving as an athlete, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan.
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July 21, 2020
Joe Friel; Faster After 50.
Episode 52 is an interview with Joe Friel. Joe Friel is a life-long athlete and has a masters degree in exercise science. He has trained and conferred with amateur and professional endurance athletes from a wide variety of sports since 1980. Based on this experience he cofounded TrainingPeaks.com in 1999 with son Dirk Friel and friend Gear Fisher. He currently coaches only a few athletes. He mostly focuses on training emerging top-level coaches on best practices in preparing endurance athletes for competition. This regularly takes him to coaching seminars around the world. He also consults with corporations in the sports and fitness industry and with national Olympic governing bodies worldwide. His Training Bible books for road cyclists, mountain bikers, and triathletes are used by several national sports federations to train their coaches. Friel’s philosophy and methodology for training athletes was developed over more than 40 years and is based on his strong interest in sport science research and his experience training hundreds of athletes with a wide range of abilities. His views on matters related to training for endurance sports are widely sought and have been featured in such publications as VeloNews, Bicycling, Outside, Runner’s World, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, American Health, Masters Sports, The New York Times, Triathlete, 220, and many more. Many years ago, as a mountain biker, his book ‘cyclists training bible’ was mandatory reading. His book ‘fast after 50’ breaks down societal norms that we should get old and slow. Sure, aging has an effect on the body, but there are many examples out there of older athletes smashing it. And it’s never to early to plan for that inevitable time in our future! Are injuries or persistent niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these now so that you can get back to the simple joy that is running!! Come in and see the specialists at Health and High Performance where they utilise the latest in technology, and experience, to help you get back to your running best. So to be at your running best go to www.healthhp.com.au/run to book an appointment and remember how good it feels to just run!! Let me know your thoughts about the podcast either in the comments about this interview on the  Instagram page podcast or DM me. Joe can be found here: https://joefrielsblog.com/ Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on this podcast! Next week’s interview is with Ricardo Da Costa, who has studied nutrition in ultra-running, and has looked at GI distress in ultra-runners. A must-listen!! Make sure you stay committed and consistent with your training. If you are focused on improving as an athlete, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Have a great week of training!
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July 14, 2020
Sam Suke; physiotherapist at 'Exercise Thought Physiotherapy'
Hi and welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast. My name is Isobel Ross and I am the coach at Peak Endurance Coaching. Episode 51 is an interview with Sam Suke, physiotherapist at Exercise Thought. Sam obtained his undergraduate physiotherapy degree at Monash University and wrote an Honour thesis on use of isometric exercise for treating tendon pain. In 2020, Sam will complete postgraduate studies that place him in the top 8% of Australian physiotherapists. Sam’s minor thesis in this postgraduate degree studies the effect that a physiotherapist’s words have on a person’s pain and performance. Sam teaches physiotherapy students through Monash University, La Trobe University, Swinburne University of Technology and The University of Melbourne. Sam is the Vice-President of two councils for the Australian Physiotherapy Associations - the Victorian Branch Council and the Victorian Business Council. In the formative years of his career, Sam consulted through a large sports medicine clinic in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and assisted the medical team at the Western Bulldogs (including the 2016 triple-premiership year). Sam has always delivered private consultations and group consultations (the later being a combination of pilates classes and Over60s classes).  In recent years, Sam has supervised research at Monash University and consulted privately at local aged-care facilities while maintaining a full-time clinical load. Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run  @healthhighperformance A big take away for me from this interview was that our mindset and view of ourselves impacts every part of our lives. I used to think it just effected my confidence, but it’s amazing to think that it even can effect our recovery from injury! All the more reason to adopt a positive mindset and be kind to ourselves. Let me know your thoughts either in the comments about this interview on the podcast Instagram page or by DM. Contact Sam here: Exercise Thought Check out the YouTube versions of the podcast here Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on this podcast! Next week’s interview is with Joe Friel, who talks about how athletes can keep their speed even as they age! Good news for all of us, as getting older is inevitable, though growing up is optional!!! Make sure you stay committed and consistent with your training. If you are focused on improving as an athlete, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Have a great week of training!
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July 7, 2020
Christie Aschwanden; author of 'Good To Go, How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion.'
Episode 49 is an interview with Christie Aschwanden about her book ‘Good to Go, How to eat, sleep and rest like a champion’. In this book, which I really enjoyed reading, Christie looks at all the different modes of recovery and see whether the science backs them up as valid means to recover. She also tries out many of them, which I found fascinating as I could then relate them so much better to myself. I highly recommend this book if you are serious about recovery, and you should be! Are injuries ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? There is nothing worse than feeling aches and pains when you go out for a run, especially when running is normally your de-stressor or way of socialising. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run A big take away for me from this interview was that the most efficacious forms of recovery involved switching the brain off and resting. Also, that she supported my belief that sleep is the best form of recovery available to athletes. So, make sure you get more sleep!! Your running will most certainly improve! Christie’s contact details are: https://christieaschwanden.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cragcrest/ Let me know your thoughts either in the comments about this interview on the podcast Instagram page or by DM. Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on this podcast!Becsta says ‘I’ve just started listening! I’m absolutely loving listening to the variety of topics covered! Great to tune into on the long runs. I too love coffee!’ Ahh, a fellow coffee lover! I don’t know if I could run without coffee to be honest!! Thanks so much Becsta!! Next week’s interview is with Sam Suke, who talks about how mindset and self-talk can affect healing and injury rehabilitation. Interesting stuff!  I’m sure you’ll get a lot of out that one too! I’m getting so excited about racing again, and I hope you are too! If you are, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Have a great week of training!
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June 30, 2020
Trang Nguyen; Physio and Strength and Conditioning Coach
Episode 49 is an interview Trang Nguyen, physio and strength and conditioning coach at the Motion Mechanic. In this conversation, we discuss how to periodise your strength training, what are the best types of exercises, how many reps and sets you should do for different outcomes, and whether or not you will bulk up. I am a big proponent of strength training, and I think this podcast is full of information that will hopefully convert you all to agreeing with me! Are injuries ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run On instagram @healthhighperformance Enjoy my chat with Trang! I think Trang has really shown how important it is to work on strength for runners. I also found it interesting how important she developing mobility alongside strength. I think this conversation was a great complement to my chat with Kelly Starrett. Check that one out too if you haven’t heard that yet. I would love to see all runners working on developing strength as this can only help reduce injuries and enable us to stay strong for life as well as for running. Thank you to those people who have taken the time and effort to subscribe, rate and review this podcast on apple podcasts, or on your favourite podcast player. I really do appreciate your support. Leticia, a runner/swimmer from Brazil, wrote ‘Isobel, thank you so much for all the knowledge, experience and inspiration you share in your podcast, I really admire your work.’ Thank you Leticia for your kind words, they mean a lot to me! I don’t know about you, but I am already planning the races I want to do in the quickly approaching next few months. If you are too, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Have a great week of training and spending time with friends and family!
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June 23, 2020
Kelly Starrett: mobility expert and author of Ready to Run and Supple Leopard.
Episode 48 is an interview Kelly Starrett. Kelly is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker. Along with his wife Juliet, Kelly is co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008 and has gone on to revolutionize the field of performance therapy and self-care. Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. Kelly’s clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world-and national-record-holding Olympic lifting and power athletes, CrossFit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes. Kelly is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run . Kelly and his work have been featured on 60 Minutes, The View, The Joe Rogan Experience, CBS Sports, Outside Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Journal and dozens of other podcasts, magazines, and books — including Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Body and Tools of Titans. In this podcast, Kelly and I discuss the importance of mobility, hydration and sleep. Are injuries ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run Enjoy my chat with Kelly! I think Kelly has really shown how important it is to work on mobility and range of motion. I also found it interesting how important he finds hydration and sleep, all things I know myself and many other runners can improve on. These are all things that we think we can get away with not worrying about, but they all catch up with us eventually. I do know when I don’t sleep or hydrate enough I feel it when I’m running the next day. I also think the longer I’ve been running, the more that mobility work is vitally important, especially if I want to keep running for years to come! Listeners can access a FREE 14-day trial to Kelly’s flagship program called Virtual Mobility Coach (which is like having a virtual Kelly Starrett in your pocket) Go to: https://thereadystate.com/peakendurance/ Where to Find The Ready State. Kelly on Social: Instagram - @thereadystate - https://www.instagram.com/thereadystate/?hl=en Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thereadystate/ Twitter - @thereadystate - https://twitter.com/thereadystate?lang=en YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnnB4zDBqZHhQ4uLTAX8eYA Thank you to those people who have taken the time and effort to subscribe, rate and review this podcast on apple podcasts, or on your favourite podcast player. I really do appreciate your support. I don’t know about you, but I am already planning the races I want to do in the quickly approaching next few months. If you are too, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Have a great week of training and spending time with friends and family!
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June 16, 2020
Matt Fitzgerald; 80/20 Running
Episode 47 is an interview with Matt Fitzgerald about his book 80/20 Running. Matt is an award-winning endurance sports journalist and bestselling author of more than 20 books on running, triathlon, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss, including Brain Training for Runners and Racing Weight. His byline appears regularly in national publications including Men's Journal, Outside, and Women's Running. Matt is an experienced running and triathlon coach and certified sports nutritionist. New research proves that runners of all experience and ability levels improve most when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity. Yet the typical recreational runner does less than half of his or her training in this intensity zone. In his book 80/20 Running, Matt makes the case for slowing down to get faster and shows runners how to break out of the moderate-intensity rut. I believe deeply in this principle and see too many runners getting into this rut. Listen to this podcast with an open mind and reap the benefits in your running! His book 80/20 Running is on Amazon. Matt's website is: https://mattfitzgerald.org/ I hope you now have a greater appreciation for the benefits to slowing down on many of your runs. The grey zone is to be avoided at all costs! Let me know your thoughts either in the comments on the podcast Instagram page or by DM. Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on this podcast! Thanks so much!! Next week’s interview is one I am very excited about! I chat with Kelly Starrett, an expert on mobility and helping runners improve their range of motion, and thus their running. I’m sure you’ll get a lot of out that one too!  I don’t know about you, but I am already planning the races I want to do in the quickly approaching next few months. If you are too, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.auto organise an individualised training plan. Have a great week of training!
37:51
June 9, 2020
Lanny Bassham; Olympic Gold Medalist and Mental Management System Creator.
Episode 46 is a very interesting chat with Lanny Bassham, the creator of the Mental Management system. His book 'With Winning In Mind' is an excellent book that I read a few years ago and I have found it very helpful with very actionable ideas. A little bit about Lanny from his website: In 1972, at the Munich Germany Olympic Games, Lanny Bassham failed in his attempt to win the Gold Medal in International Rifle Shooting. He had a mental failure resulting in his taking the Silver instead. Frustrated, Lanny wanted to take a course in controlling the mind under pressure. After looking for such a seminar and not finding satisfaction, Bassham began to interview Olympic Gold Medalists to discover what they were doing differently to win. What he discovered was truly remarkable. Bassham created a system of mental control he called Mental Management®. Within the next 6 years, Lanny Bassham dominated his sport, winning 22 world individual and team titles, setting 4 world records and winning the coveted Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal in 1976. For the past 34 years, Lanny has been teaching Mental Management® to Olympians, business owners, Fortune 500 Corporations and the elite of sport and business community. His book defines what you need to think about to achieve mental control and how to do it. To control performance, especially in high-level competition, you need a system to help you in this process. We all say ultra running is 90% mental and the rest is in our head. It's time we all started working more on this aspect of our training. The Mental Management System will help you with this. Lanny's website: Mental Management His Book: With Winning In Mind Next week's podcast is with Matt Fitzgerald in regards to his book 80/20 Training. I'm sure you'll find it really interesting.  Thankyou so much for your support in subscribing, rating and reviewing my podcast. I truly appreciate the support. I also really appreciate the private messages people send me to tell me about the value they are getting out of the podcast. Contact me on isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise your coaching for the upcoming race season.
45:20
June 2, 2020
Kate Smyth: Sports Naturopath
Kate Smyth is an Australian marathon runner.  She set her personal best time of 2:28:51, by finishing second at the 2008 Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon in Japan. At age thirty-five, she competed at 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she successfully finished the race with a time of 2:36:10. Kate also ran in the marathon at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, coming in seventh place. Taken from her website, athlete sanctuary; it says that Kate developed her passion for natural medicine during her career as an elite endurance athlete competing in the women’s marathon for Australia at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and becoming one of the all-time fastest women in Australia. Her journey was not without challenges and she required the assistance of many holistic health practitioners from around the world, to overcome and manage multiple injuries, chronic fatigue and coeliac’s disease to progress from fun runner to Olympian in just eight years. She still runs most days albeit retired from serious competition. During her sporting career Kate identified the need for an holistic service tailored to the unique requirements of athletes and set about creating an innovative sports naturopathy service which offers natural, effective and non-invasive treatment options to athletes. Kate came onto the podcast to discuss the nutritional issues directly related to runners. Enjoy! So, what did you think? I was surprised to learn that 2 litres is the minimum you should drink! I thought I was doing so well to drink 1 and ½!! I need to work on that one obviously! What did you learn? Please let me know! Also, if you got value out of this podcast and would like me to interview Kate again, email or DM me or comment on the podcast post your questions and I will try to get those covered! I really enjoy creating this podcast, but of course it is truly a labour of love. The only payment I receive is your support in the form of subscriptions, ratings and reviews! The time I put in and the cost of the equipment I use is all mine, so I truly appreciate when you show that I am giving you some value. Thank you all. I am in the process of accepting new athletes into my coaching programs. If you are interested in getting some quality structured coaching, I have limited spaces available. Email me on Isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.auor DM me on socials. Kate's website is here: https://athletesanctuary.com.au/ Have a great week, restrictions are easing but remember to keep doing the right thing!
41:40
May 26, 2020
Nicole Kew: An elite athlete's story of rhabdomyolysis (commonly known as Rhabdo).
Episode 42 is dedicated to a particularly important topic that can affect some runners; Rhabdomyolysis, more commonly known as Rhabdo. It is a condition caused by damage to skeletal muscle. In sports, the muscle damage happens with excessively strenuous exercise, but it can also be caused by crushing injuries to the body, some medications, toxins, or infections. When the muscle is damaged, potentially toxic contents within the muscle cells (creatine phosphokinase or CPK, myoglobin, potassium, phosphate, uric acid) are released into the blood stream. In small amounts, the body is typically capable of filtering and clearing these toxins. If the injury is severe enough to cause a massive release of toxins, the body may be unable to adequately clear them. These toxins can cause irregular heartbeats, kidney damage, and, in severe cases, death. Signs and symptoms of rhabdomyolysis include: Classic Triad Muscle pain (myalgias) Muscle weakness Dark-coloured urine Other: Decreased urination Fever Malaise Nausea or Vomiting Confusion and/or agitation (delirium) My friend, Nicole Kew came down with Rahbdo following her participation in the 24 hour world championships in France in 2019. This is her story. What a scary story! It would be good for everyone to stay on top of their hydration and urine out-put. Nicole told me later that the doctors had said to her that if she had waited another 24 hours she would very likely have died. Scary stuff. The doctors haven't been able to pinpoint anything specific that caused her rhabdo. The Sports Physician called it 'a perfect storm' of small things that on their own were insignificant but combined may have all contributed. e.g. Nicole could have possibly picked up an infection/virus before the race, it was slightly warmer weather than expected, she may not have fully hydrated properly prerace, the hard surface and twisty/windy nature of the course could have taken its toll on her quads. Having a hard massage on the quads during the race probably sped up the muscle breakdown and release of the myoglobin into the blood stream (the muscle breakdown was already occurring and then rubbing the quads added to the trauma rather than relieving it), the flight home 2 days after the race would also have accelerated the dehydration process as she wasn't able to keep any fluids down and flights are dehydrating anyway. There wasn't any one thing that can be blamed. Other causes are if you have taken certain medications so they did blood tests in hospital to rule out NSAIDS as this is often a contributor but she hadn't taken any during the race so this wasn't a factor and the blood tests ruled out medications as an issue. It can also often be undertraining or over exertion, but Nicole was fully prepared, had ticked all the boxes in training. This was her 8th 24-hour event so her body and legs are used to the repetitive nature of a looped course. Nicole also had to have extensive testing with a Sports Cardiologist after her hospital admission to rule out any potential cardiac issues either pre or post race. So it's all a bit of a mystery but I guess it goes to show that you can do all the right things in training and during the race, follow the same nutrition and hydration plan as you have multiple times before and things can still go wrong. Pleasae support the podcast by going on over to Apple podcasts to subscribe, rate and review. Thanks to RegggyK who wrote; ' If you’re looking to get coaching for the looming huge race season, email me at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au Have a great weekend of training and spending time with your loved ones. Remember, we are all in this together. And together we will get through this.
58:14
May 19, 2020
Dion Finocchiaro: Male winner of the Hoka One One 100k slam
Episode 44 is another podcast about the Hoka One One IsoRun festival that consisted of a 5k, 10k 21k and 64 k all run at different times over the two days. Athletes could choose which or all of their races they participated in. Doing all meant you were part of the 100k slam. Participants ran in every state and territory of Australia, as well as almost 20 countries around the world including Denmark, Portugal, Zimbabwe, Brazil, the USA and Thailand. There were at least 1,037 finisher results. Dion live in Melbourne and is a very speedy and accomplished runner. His first marathon that he ran in 2012 he did in a tidy 3:17. His current PBs are:  14:54 5km, 30.49 10km, 2:21.07 marathon. Dion is a 2-time Australian representative for 100km world champs 2016/2018. Previous Australian record holder in 6hrs track race. Dion has run over 60 official marathons, with 7 sub 2:30 in 2019 He has also run and won dozens of ultras Dion works as a remedial massage therapist at Bayside Sports Medicine Group - https://www.baysidesportsmedicinegroup.com.au Dion’s sponsors are Hoka One One, Hammer Nutrition, Jaybird I hope you enjoy our conversation! I believe this kind of virtual run really brings the running community together. This is so important at this time when we all can feel so isolated. It was a relief to hear that restrictions are now starting to ease. The thought of being able to run in a group of 10 is so exciting! Its funny how things being taken away from you really make you appreciate everything we took for granted. I was talking with a friend the other day. We always talk about going away for a hiking weekend, we have just never actually gotten around to it! We decided that we are no longer going to be ‘gunnas’, we’re actually going to do the things we plan! Have you been a ‘gunna’ with the races you want to do? With getting a coach to help you reach your potential? Positive change is possible! Contact me via email isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au or DM me on socials. Have a great weekend of running in your small groups!
36:17
May 14, 2020
Hoka One One IsoRun Festival Special: Jim Walmsley, Darcy Piceu, Tim Tollefson and Mike Wardian
Episode 43 is an exciting one! On the weekend 2/3rd May, Hoka One One held the IsoRun festival that consisted a 5k, 10k 21k and 64 k all run at different times over the two days. Athletes could choose which or all of their races they participated in. Doing all meant you were part of the 100k slam. Participants ran in every state and territory of Australia, as well as almost 20 countries around the world including Denmark, Portugal, Zimbabwe, Brazil, the USA and Thailand. At last count, the Hoka team received and processed 1,037 finisher results. The all-embracing tone for the festival was set by David King with his worldly Welcome to Country, a moment that was shared with running friends near and far. I myself participated in the slam. I had been on reduced kilometres due to a change of focus in my training and trying to get over post-GSER niggles. I had also just two days before slipped down my stairs in a moment of being uncoordinated and distracted and badly bruised my coccyx. This hurt tremendously throughout the run. In spite of this, I completed the slam and felt fantastic to be a part of a larger community. To me that is what these sort of event is all about. As part of ensuring this event encompassed the worldwide running community, Hoka athletes from America were involved in this race. I was fortunate enough to be able to interview a few of these. Jim Walmsley needs no introduction, but I will anyway! Jim was named ‘ultra runner’ of the year for four years in a row by Ultrarunning Magazine. He is the course record holder of some of the most competitive ultras in the world, including Western States, Tarawera and the Lake Sonoma 50. For the Isorunfest , Jim ran the marathon. Darcy Piceu is a mum, professional ultra runner and therapist/counsellor who lives and trains in Boulder Colorado. She has been running for over 19 years and racing ultras for most of that time. With over 100 ultra races under her belt, she has finished many of these in the top 3. She has won the Hardrock 100 3 times as well as many other tough races, as well as holding the FKT on the John Muir Trail (which is 222 miles). For the isrunfest, Darcy ran the full slam. She was fifth female. TimTollefson is a physical therapist at the Mammoth SPORT Center and Performance Lab. Tim is the 2014 USATF 50K Trail National Champion, the 2016 3rd Place UTMB (Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc) winner, and a two-time Olympic Trials marathon qualifier. He completed the marathon distance run. Mike Wardian is a prolific racer who I recently interviewed when he won the Quarantine Backyard ultra. He followed that achievement with a 12 hour run the following weekend. For the isorunfest Mike ran the 100k slam and was fifth male. My interview with him had to fit in around his latest events, 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. Does he ever rest??? I really hope you enjoyed this Hoka One One Isorunfest special! Later in the week I will be putting out a podcast with the male winner of the 100k slam, Dion Finocchiaro. Dion lives in Melbourne andis a very accomplished runner, as well as being a down-to-earth and humble guy. I’m sure you’ll enjoy that one too! Now is the time in your training to prepare to prepare. Training is about long-term development. You can’t decide four weeks before a race that you want to start training for it. Training starts now, months ahead of time. If you want quality, structure training email or DM me to get started. If you have enjoyed this podcast please support it by going on over to apple podcasts to subscribe, rate and review. This lifts the visibility and credibility of the podcast and enables me to continue getting high-profile athletes on!
01:01:44
May 12, 2020
Travis Macy: the ultra-mindset applied to the COVID crisis.
Episode 41 is with Travis Macy, a finisher of over 120 ultra endurance events in 17 countries. Travis is a speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete. He is the author of The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life, and he set a record for Leadman, an epic endurance event consisting of a trail running marathon, 50-mile mountain bike race, Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race, 10k road run, and Leadville 100 Run, in the Rocky Mountains. About 18 months ago, I read his book ‘The Ultra Mindset’, which outlines his 8 core principles for the ultra mindset. I thought it would be interesting to go through them with Travis in relation to ultra- running and also to life during COVID. I hope you enjoy our discussion. Travis on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/travismacypublicfigure/ Travis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travismacy/ Travis website: http://www.travismacy.com/ Don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! Thanks for your support. I really think this quarantine time is a great time to do for some self-reflection. In spite of everything feeling out of control in this moment of COVID, you are actually in a position of power within yourself and how you react to this situation. As they always say, control the controllables. You can do this with structured and well-planned training with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and lets get your training moving in the right direction. Have a great week of training, stay safe, stay fit, look after your loved ones, and remember; we are all in this together. Link to Travis' book here
58:25
May 5, 2020
Lucy Bartholomew; an amazing athlete with such a positive outlook!
Episode 40 is a chat with the amazing Lucy Bartholomew. For such a young athlete she sure has accomplished a lot. It helps that she started racing at the young age of 15. Check out her website in the show notes to see all the races she has competed in and podiumed at. There are too many to mention, but a few from 2018 are 1st & Course Record Two Bays 56km, 1st Female & Course Record, Tarawera 60km and 1st Female & Course Record, Shotover Moonlight marathon. You can see the pattern! I hope you enjoy our conversation! Isn’t Lucy amazing? So mature for such a young woman. I think she is dealing with the set-backs of this time in a very positive manner. A take away for me is that she is seeing this year as a time to get stronger and fitter so she can have an even bigger impact in 2021. Fingers crossed UTMB goes ahead for her! As always, I would greatly appreciate your support by going over to Apple podcasts to subscribe, rate and review! If you want to be ready for the race season that is looming and looks huge for October, start your training now…it’s really not that far away! Send me an email at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.auand we can start getting you stronger and fitter now! Have a great week of training, stay safe, stay fit, look after your loved ones, and remember; we are all in this together. Lucy’s website: https://www.lucybartholomew.com/ Lucy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucybartholomew17/ Lucy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucy_bartholomew/
29:24
May 1, 2020
Stuart Hinds: soft tissue therapist
This podcast is the third in a series on the different physical therapies that runners can use to help keep them running. Today I am talking to Stuart Hinds, a leading Australian soft tissue therapist with over 27 years’ experience in professional practice. He regularly lectures on remedial soft tissue techniques at Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia), and is internationally recognized for his work with the Australian Olympic Teams (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012). Stuart has pioneered his own technique for treating hip pain and dysfunction (the NAT Hip Technique) and regularly publishes articles in local and international industry journals and mainstream publications relating to soft tissue treatments and musculoskeletal dysfunction. In 2016, Stuart was awarded a lifetime membership with Massage & Myotherapy Australia for his significant support and contribution to the industry. A big take away for me was that Stuart does not think massage rollers are the best alternative for massage. Spiky balls are much more effective. However, in this time of COVID-19, anything is better than nothing. Stuart can be found for massage here: http://www.bstt.com.au  I hope you are all coping well with Quarantine. These are difficult times. Keep up your training to ensure you are healthy, both phycially and mentally.  If you’re thinking of getting coaching for your next race or adventure, shoot me an email at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au  I know it feels like things will never return to normal, but before you know it, races will start up again. You don’t want to be behind the 8-ball and have to work on your base from scratch. A well-planned program will ensure you are ready to get race ready! We can work together to help you reach your goals and be the fittest, happiest runner you can be! Don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! Thanks for your support.   Stay safe, look after your loved ones and have a great week of training! Remember, we are all in this together!
37:11
April 28, 2020
Mike Wardian: Quarantine Backyard Ultra Winner.
Episode 38 is an interview with Michael Wardian. Michael Wardian  is an American marathoner and ultra-marathoner. He won the 2008, 2009 and 2010 US 50 km championships and the 2011 US 50 mile championship. In 2008, he won the U.S. National 100 km championship. Mike is known for the large number of marathons and races he participates in, often with little to no recovery time. During a 45-day span in 2006, he won four out of five marathons he raced. In 2007, he ran 13 marathons (not including ultra-marathons), and seven marathons in a span of nine weeks (winning three).] March 2008 Mike won the National Marathon in Washington D.C. on a Saturday, and then finished third at a marathon in Knoxville, Tennessee the very next day. In 2008, Michael ran a total of 53 races. He set the world record for fastest marathon while pushing a jogging stroller from May 2007 to November 2009. In January 2017, Mike ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in a record average speed of 2:45. He is also a former record holder of the fastest Marathon on a treadmill, as well as setting the record for fastest indoor 200-meter track marathon record, with a time of 2:27:21 in 2010. To this unbelievable list of achievements (and believe me there are many more I didn’t mention) Michael can also add being the winner of the Quarantine backyard Ultra. He completed 63 laps in 63 hours with a total of 262.5 miles (which is 422.625 kms for those of us in Australia!!) Mike shares with us the details of the race, and how he is dealing with quarantine in general.  Mike on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelwardian/ Mike on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikewardian/  Don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! Thanks for your support.  I really think this quarantine time is a great time to do for some self-reflection. In spite of everything feeling out of control in this moment of COVID, you are actually in a position of power within yourself and how you react to this situation. As they always say, control the controllables. You can do this with structured and well-planned training with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and lets get your training moving in the right direction. Have a great week of training, stay safe, stay fit, look after your loved ones, and remember; we are all in this together.
43:05
April 24, 2020
Coaching Roundtable
Episode 37 is another Coaches Roundtable. We really tried to avoid Coronavirus talk too much (as I think we’ve all heard enough) but it truly is hard to avoid, so you will hear some references to it. This episode we focused on goal setting for short and long term, as well as looking at rest/recovery again, especially in relation to these times. I really hope you enjoy the podcast! I really enjoyed this discussion, and it was interesting that it helped Daniel feel better; I hope it did the same for you. Now I know I said last podcast that my next podcast would be an interview with Mike Wardian. The sound quality was not so good so I will be re-recording the interview with him this week and putting it out on Friday. I’m sure it will be worth the wait! If you have any questions you would like me to ask him, DM me on socials or send me an email isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.auI would love your input. Please, don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to subscribe, rate and review! It really helps the podcast to become more visible and helps me attract more high-profile guests. Thanks for your support. ​ I really think this quarantine time is a great time to do a life audit. How long have you been telling yourself you’re going to focus on your training, become more committed and focused? How often have you thought about how much you want to do a certain race, but haven’t because you don’t feel you would be able to manage it? Well, if this quarantine has taught me anything is that we can’t take anything for granted, and it can all be taken away from us in the blink of an eye. This will end, so start planning for the future now. Actually get committed and focused in your training now, decide to do that challenging race (next year obviously!!). You can do this with structured and well-planned training with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and lets get your training moving in the right direction. Have a great week of training, stay safe, stay fit, look after your loved ones, and remember; we are all in this together.
01:12:24
April 21, 2020
Quarantine Backyard Ultra wrap-up with Dave Proctor
Episode 36 is a Quarantine backyard ultra follow up interview with Dave Proctor. Dave and I talk about the difficulties in putting on such a race, and also how such events can bring people together during difficult times. I was so sad to hear that Dave had gotten negative mail and messages. If you had a positive experience with the Quarantine Backyard Ultra, I implore you to message Dave with some positivity. I know he would greatly appreciate it during these tough times. His contact details are in the show notes. Other than the controversy surrounding the end, I felt there was a lot of positivity and good will around the event. I only saw upbeat posts from people involved in the event. I really hope Dave puts on another, hopefully I might be ready to join in by then! I’m very excited to announce that my next episode is an interview with the winner of the Quarantine backyard Ultra, Mike Wardian. He is another awesome and friendly guy. I really enjoyed chatting with him, and I hope you enjoy listening to it! Outrun rare website: https://outrunrare.com/ Dave on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dave.proctor.750 Dave on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daveoutrunsrare/ Don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! Thanks for your support. ​ I really think this quarantine time is a great time to do a life audit. How long have you been telling yourself you’re going to focus on your training, become more committed and focused? How often have you thought about how much you want to do a certain race, but haven’t because you don’t feel you would be able to manage it? Well, if this quarantine has taught me anything is that we can’t take anything for granted, and it can all be taken away form us in the blink of an eye. This will end, so start planning for the future now. Actually get committed and focused in your training now, decide to do that challenging race (next year obviously!!). You can do this with structured and well-planned training with Peak Endurance Coaching. Email me at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and lets get your training moving in the right direction. Have a great week of training!
35:27
April 16, 2020
Brooke Stratton; Olympic Athlete
Episode 35 is a chat with Brooke Stratton. Brooke is an Olympic athlete who is the current Australian & Oceanic Record Holder in long jump. Brooke started her career at the Nunawading Little Athletics centre at the age of 5. She competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing and later at the 2016 Summer Olympics finishing seventh. Her personal best in the event is 7.05 metres set at the Perth Track Classic on March 12, 2016, breaking the 14-year-old Australian record held by Bronwyn Thompson. She was selected for the Australian Athletics team (in long jump) at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Queensland placing 2nd Brooke Stratton is not my usual athletic interviewee as she is not an ultra runner. However, I felt that her story is very relevant to all distance, trail and ultra runners. Brooke was, until very recently, preparing herself for her A-event of the year; the Tokyo Olympics. As devastating as it is for us when our local 50k is cancelled, Brooke’s situation puts our own in perspective. I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like to prepare for an event for years and to have that cancelled. I thought a chat with an Olympian would be the best way to find out. I hope you enjoy our conversation
23:18
April 14, 2020
RED-s discussion with Brodie Sharp from the The Run Smarter Podcast
Episode 35 is a chat with the host of The Run Smarter Podcast, Brodie Sharpe Brodie is a physiotherapist and the owner of the Breakthrough Running Clinic. He aims to help runners expand their running knowledge and become faster, healthier, smarter runners. Ideal for injured runners & runners looking for injury prevention and elevated performance. This podcast covers tips and tricks to overcome your running injuries, interviews with leading researchers, other running podcast recommendations, reviewing running books and much more.  https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-run-smarter-podcast/id1494778818 In this interview, we discuss RED-s. Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is a syndrome in which disordered eating (or low energy availability), amenorrhoea/oligomenorrhoea, and decreased bone mineral density (osteoporosis and osteopenia) are present. RED-S is the broader, more comprehensive name for what was formerly known as female athlete triad (or simply the triad), which was a condition seen in females participating in sports that emphasize leanness or low body weight.  As it was also seen in males, the name was changed to the comprehensive term RED-S.  RED-S is a serious illness with lifelong health consequences and can potentially be fatal. RED-S is a serious mental and physical condition, so please be mindful of this when trying to help someone that you suspect has this condition. Feel free to message me for tips on how to talk with someone about this. Not that I am an expert, but having experienced it I may be able to help with suitable ways to approach the topic. Please don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! It really does help me get more high profile guests on the podcast! Thanks for your support. ​ I know it feels like things will never return to normal, but before you know it, it will, and this time in quarantine will be a memory. A well-planned program will ensure you are fit, strong and ready to sharpen up for race season! I heard a great quote on a podcast recently that sums up my philosophy for training: “Sow whilst the others aren’t and you shall reap whilst the others can’t” Email me at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au and we can work together to help you reach your goals and be the fittest, happiest and healthiest runner you can! Have a great week, stay safe, stay fit, look after your loved ones and remember; we will get through this as we are all in this together.
39:38
April 9, 2020
Dr Tracy Alloway, PhD
Hi and welcome to the Peak Endurance Podcast. My name is Isobel Ross and I am the coach at Peak Endurance Coaching. Today I speak with Tracy Alloway. Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD, is an award-winning psychologist, professor, author, and TEDx speaker. She has published 13 books and over 100 scientific articles on the brain and memory. She is an Associate Editor for the journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology and the journal of Educational & Developmental Psychologist, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Research in Reading. Her research is in the TOP 10 Cited list by Scopus and cited over 1000x. She blogs for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. I hope you enjoy our conversation Where we discuss the following: How do we find the motivation to train      when there are no races and we are only allowed to run close to home? how do we (as people and runners) deal with the uncertainty of these times, when we don't know what the future holds? how do we plan for the future when we don't even know how long we      will be in lockdown? (we are currently in stage 3 lockdown) How do we deal with getting through the day, let alone the   week/month? I do apologise in advance; there was a bit of technical issue at the start, you can’t hear Tracy as she describes some of her background. I couldn’t hear her either, but the microphone symbol on my laptop showed she was still recording so I didn’t get her to repeat what she said, s o my apologies there. I think you still get the main idea. Tracy Alloway on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drtracyalloway/  Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TracyPackiamAlloway/  Website:https://tracyalloway.com/
30:41
April 7, 2020
Dave Proctor: Outrun Rare and Quarantine Backyard Ultra
This podcast is an interview with Dave Proctor, a Canadian ultra runner. I met Dave when I was living in Calgary in 2018. He is a lovely guy as I’m sure you’ll find when you listen to the interview. Dave works as a massage therapist in Calgary and has achieved many records in the ultra-running world. As part of Outrun Rare, Dave attempted to run across Canada in 201 but was thwarted by injury. He was planning to attempt this epic run again this year, but COVID-19 put an end to that, as it has to the entire race season around the world. Dave talks about this and how he has pivoted his disappointment into the creation of another challenging event! Listen on to find out all the details of this event that you can be a part of!!! Well, are you up for the challenge Australia?? I won’t be as my nerve injury is now preventing me from running too long. But I will definitely be watching on! I do hope you get involved. The link for the even will be in the show notes. Outrun rare website: https://outrunrare.com/ Dave on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dave.proctor.750 Quarantine backyard Ultra: https://personalpeak.ca/quarantinebackyard/?fbclid=IwAR0QEJT7UDpu8qgPFlx7hEDUJ3zz70lXVqpiu91JAuOOPYv4veWLEqI7l98  Dave on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daveoutrunsrare/ Don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! Thanks for your support. If you’re thinking of getting coaching for your next A-race or adventure, shoot me an email at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au I know it feels like things will never return to normal, but before you know it, races will start up again. You don’t want to be behind the 8-ball and have to work on your base from scratch. A well-planned program will ensure you are ready to get race ready! We can work together to help you reach your goals and be the fittest, happiest runner you can be! I will post workout videos on Patreon this week for a small monthly fee. These workouts will help to keep you fit, strong and ready to get back into full training when that time arrives!! Have a great week of training!
31:42
March 29, 2020
Beer mile!! With breaking the Barrier Podcast.
This podcast is a collaboration with Andrew and Zac from the Breaking the Barrier Podcast. The other week we made a very amateur attempt at a Beer mile and this is our conversation and analysis of our attempt. I hope you have a good laugh at us! We all sure need one! The link to the YouTube video of our run will be in the show notes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvqCaZ5VRF4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1BozRcHO4rnkTi9CrzUgTDCfaVOvljbaRpWCGexaINvsmQwkz-oGesLlc  I hope you enjoyed our conversation! Of course, we did our attempt before any lockdowns were in force. Please don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! Thanks for your support. ​ isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au I know it feels like things will never return to normal, but before you know it, races will start up again. You don’t want to be behind the 8-ball and have to work on your base from scratch. A well-planned program will ensure you are fit, strong and ready to get into race season! We can work together to help you reach your goals and be the fittest, happiest runner you can be! I am currently working on creating different online workouts designed to keep your running body strong. There will be different series on fitness, strength and injury prevention exercises. These workouts will help to keep you ready to get back into full training when lockdown ends and the races start up again!! These workouts will be on Patreon so keep an eye on my Facebook or Instagram pages for more details. Have a great week and remember; we are all in this together.
44:31
March 27, 2020
Leigh Iacovangelo: Physiotherapist at Rise Health Group
Hi and welcome to the Peak Endurance Podcast. My name is Isobel Ross and I am the coach at Peak Endurance Coaching. This podcast is the second in a series on the different physical therapies that runners can use to help keep them running. Today I am talking to Leigh Iacovangelo (pronounced YACKA  VAN   G    LOW), a physiotherapist. Leigh is the clinical director and partner of RISE Health Group, A multidisciplinary allied health practice in Rowville and Scoresby. Leigh is an experienced physiotherapist whose current responsibilities include the assessment and management of 800+ athletes at the Rowville Sports Academy. He possesses an expanded skill set and knowledge in strength & conditioning and athletic development that aids in the development of performance or comprehensive rehabilitation programs. Leigh’s clinical approach is very broad and can include treatment approaches developed through postgraduate study in Pilates, dry needling and advanced exercise prescription. His reputation for clinical excellence resulted in his appointment as the Head Physiotherapist for the Australian Indoor Hockey Team since 2015 and a physiotherapist for Melbourne United Basketball in the NBL since 2019. He currently conducts high performance programs (strength & conditioning & rehabilitation) for professional golfers, Australian level hockey players and elite ultra-runners. Leigh is happy to see both novice and sub-elite athletes. Leigh clearly has a passion for what he does, and I can tell you from personal experience that he is an excellent physiotherapist. I found it interesting that he believes, like Luke Nelson, in the importance of calf strength. Something for all us runners to keep in mind! Don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! Thanks for your support. ​ If you’re thinking of getting coaching for your next A-race or adventure, shoot me an email at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au We can work together to help you reach your goals and be the fittest, happiest runner you can be! Have a great week of training!
22:30
March 25, 2020
Coaching roundtable special. Coronavirus: how do we reframe our running goals becaus of Covid 19, showing compassion for race directors and trying to stay positive in these difficult times
Hi and welcome to the Peak Endurance Podcast. My name is Isobel Ross and I am the coach at Peak Endurance Coaching. Today’s podcast is a coronavirus special. I know we are all sick of hearing about it, but we are at an historic moment in time. This is a big deal for the human race and we want to look back on it knowing we did the best we could for all of our society. That we cared about others and showed empathy for all people. I believe we will get through this, and hopefully we can look back on this time as a period where people came together to help one another and that we all maintained our dignity and strength in these difficult times. I know it feels totally out of control at the moment, but a good mantra is ‘this too will pass’ as all difficult times do. We will get through this and be better and stronger for it. The situation with coronavirus is changing daily, if not hourly. Please understand that when listening to this podcast; we recorded on the 17th March, you may be listening at a different date. Keep this in mind. I hope you got something out of this podcast. I think runners are naturally a resilient bunch and I know we are great at supporting each other. I wish you all the best and please take care of yourself and your loved ones. I hope to see you at a race in the not too distant future. Don’t forget to get on over to apple podcast to rate and review! Thanks for your support. World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 If you’re thinking of getting coaching for your next adventure, FKT or strava crown, shoot me an email at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.auWe can work together to help you reach your goals and be the fittest, happiest runner you can be! Have a great week of training!
50:15
March 17, 2020
Luke Nelson; Sports Chiro
This podcast is the first in a series on the different physical therapies that runners can use to help keep them running. Today I am talking to Luke Nelson, a sports chiropractor. Luke has a special interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation, in particular running biomechanics and injuries. He has worked with a number of elite and Olympic athletes from a wide variety of sports including Australian Rules football, athletics, water polo, golf, triathlon, cricket, athletics, ice hockey, volleyball and soccer, so he knows what he’s talking about! He talks with us about common running injuries, how chiropractic can help, the difference between chiro and physio, and an easy to do test that runners can do to ascertain their calf strength which can then help to avoid injuries. I hope you find the chat as informative as I did! His contact details are: @healthhighperformance @sportschiroluke https://www.healthhp.com.au/ https://www.facebook.com/healthhighperformance/?ref=br_rs The link to the calf test video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyKDI1ZcROs&feature=youtu.be 
35:58
March 11, 2020
Delirious West special: Interviews with Sarah Foster and Kirsten Maplestone
Today’s podcast is a Delirious West special. The Delirious West is a 200 mile race in Western Australia. The Delirious W.E.S.T. is run almost entirely on the Bibbulmun Track in the South West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia from the old logging settlement of Northcliffe, to the Historic port city of Albany. The event took place from Wed 19 February with a 104hr cut off, runners having until 3pm Sunday 23 February to make their way to the finish line at the Great Southern Distillery Company in Albany. The Delirious traverses some of the most remarkable forests, unforgiving coastal scrub, stunning beaches, water crossings and some of nature’s finest landscapes along the World Famous Bibbulmun track. Sarah and Kristen both raced the Delirious West, and they both had very different races! Sarah was first female (and third overall) in a record-breaking time of 71 hours and 35 minutes. Kirsten was the last runner and finished in a time of 103 hours and 50 minutes. They both challenged themselves and got the best they could out of themselves. Please enjoy listening to the amazing feats of these equally amazing women! Please rate and review my podcast here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peak-endurance/id1479052215 Need coaching? Head to my website to check out what's available https://www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au/#/ or shoot me an email at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au
01:00:57
March 4, 2020
Coaches Roundtable Number 3!
Today we have another coaches roundtable!  The questions we discuss are:  What is the purpose of macro, mico and meso cycles in your training season?   How do we plan for recovery after an A-race?   How do we train mental toughness, and can we even do so?  Please join the coaches roundtable on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/269507017357124/admin_activities/?notif_id=1582673731428277¬if_t=group_privacy_change  We will be asking for question ideas for the next roundtable podcast!  Please rate and review my podcast here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peak-endurance/id1479052215  Need coaching? Head to my website to check out what's available https://www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au/#/ or shoot me an email at isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au 
58:40
February 26, 2020
Lucy ran the length of New Zealand!!!
Today’s podcast features the amazing Lucy Clark. If you recall, I first interviewed Lucy waaay back in October, episode 7. If you haven’t listened to that podcast yet, I recommend you pause this, go back, listen to it, then get back into this one! Lucy spent a long time planning an epic adventure. She planned to run the length of NZ from the tip of Cape Reinga in the North Island to the Bluff in the South Island. Well, with strength and determination Lucy did it! She now has the fastest known time, finishing the Te Araroa (tee-are-a-rho-a) trail in 66 days, 7 hours and 8 minutes. What an absolutely phenomenal achievement! An inspiration to women (and men!) everywhere to show what is possible. I hope you enjoy the podcast! Don’t forget to get onto Apple podcasts to rate and review. Here's the link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peak-endurance/id1479052215  Thanks to ‘ShellbellOz’ for the comment “I can’t believe I’ve only just started listening to this! I’m really enjoying the range of topics and perspectives” and for the five-star review. Thank you, it’s much appreciated.  I have another hiking poles skills clinic coming up. I’m trying out a new time. Rather than a Saturday morning, I’ve planned for Sunday 15thMarch at 2pm This session goes for 90 minutes and we focus on correct height and usage of poles. We will practice on technical and non-technical terrain, as well as up and down-hill techniques. You will learn how to use poles running and hiking. The lesson will be located in the Dandenong Ranges. Here's the link to purchase tickets: https://www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au/store/p1/Monthly_training_program.html#/  If you are looking for coaching for any distance race, on trails or road, get onto my website www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au and get in contact with me. I would love to help you reach your goals.
31:19
February 19, 2020
Hong Kong Four Trails Special: with Stephen Redfern and Andre Blumberg.
Today’s podcast is a Hong Kong Four Trails special. The Hong Kong Four Trails is more of an event than a race. It requires participants to run all four of the Hong Kong Trails in under 60 hours. There is no winner, only finishers. My first guest is Stephen Redfern. He recently completed the Hong Kong Four Trails in a remarkable 54 hours. He certainly accomplished getting in under 60 hours! I first chat with him before the race, then after. He certainly had an adventure! My second guest is Andre Blumberg, the race director. He discusses with me the reasons for starting the race, and where he sees it going. Breaking 60 offical website: https://breaking-60.com/ Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peak-endurance/id1479052215 Peak Endurance coaching website: www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au
01:06:54
February 12, 2020
Running chat...with Andrew Lorenzo
Today’s podcast is a bit different to my usual ones! Andrew Lorenzo (who you will remember from episode 11 where he spoke to us about mindfulness) and I went out for a run up at Ferny creek in the Dandenongs. It was a rainy day, so you will hear the sound of running in mud and puddles! This is a free flowing chat, much like you would have on any run. We just thought it would be fun to record and share with everyone! I’m a little bit hard to hear at first, but that improves. The audio quality is not perfect but that’s part of the charm! We are running after all! I really hope you enjoy this style of podcast. Don’t forget to get onto the 12, 16 and 20 week training plans for UTMB and CCC. If you want to be fully prepared to give these races your best, head on over to my website and click on the UTMB and CCC page to get you to the purchasing links. Once you have purchased the programs, you will be sent an invitation join the VDOT app and the program will be loaded on it. If you have a Garmin, you can sync it and the workouts will load onto your watch. Strava syncs to the app too. All workouts and strength sessions can be seen on the app or on your laptop. Training for such a big event has never been more organised! https://www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au/utmb-and-ccc-plans.html#/
53:41
February 6, 2020
Coaching Roundtable with Daniel Farrugia and Ashley Druve.
Today’s podcast is the second of our coaching round table conversations. Each of us came to the table with a question to pose to the group. I hope you enjoy the discussion. If you want to pose some questions for our next podcast, join the coaching roundtable Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/269507017357124/ Don’t forget to get onto the 12, 16 and 20 week training plans for UTMB and CCC. If you want to be fully prepared to give these races your best, head on over to my website and click on the UTMB and CCC page to get you to the purchasing links. Once you have purchased the programs, you will be sent an invitation join the VDOT app and the program will be loaded on it. If you have a Garmin, you can sync it and the workouts will load onto your watch. Strava syncs to the app too. All workouts and strength sessions can be seen on the app or on your laptop. Training for such a big event has never been more organised! https://www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au/utmb-and-ccc-plans.html#/
55:52
February 5, 2020
Caroline Gavin: female winner of the Two Bays 56km trail race
Caroline Gavin recently won the prestigious Two Bays event. Two Bays is a 56km trail race that is run across the Mornington Peninsula from Cape Schanck to Dromana and then back again. It is a scenic and challenging course that covers a range of settings and surfaces; single track, coastal trail, grassy trail, dirt road and forest canopy. Caroline explains how she juggles her training with raising her young son and working fulltime. What an achievement! Follow this link to get to the UTMB and CCC training plans: https://www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au/utmb-and-ccc-plans.html#/
33:46
January 29, 2020
Ashley Druve; runner and inspirational guy!
Ashley is an ordinary guy who is doing extraordinary things. He runs regularly but this is not what is extraordinary about him. He does this whilst living with stage 4 cancer. Listen as as we discuss how he found out about his condition, how he lives with it, and the exciting runs he has planned.  Check out www.sea2snowy.run   Have you recently found out you have gotten into the UTMB or CCC? Not sure how to go about training for such a massive event? Well, to help you with this, I have prepared 12, 16 and 20 week programs to help you reach your goals! Just go to this link: https://www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au/store/p1/Monthly_training_program.html#/   Clink the link for the race and training time that you are after. You will then be invited to the app with the training plan. It’s a big expense going to Europe and doing these races…you definitely want to be at your fittest and strongest for them! As always, I do ask you to please rate and review the podcast on apple podcasts as this helps the audience grow. Thank you for your support. Have a great week of training!
01:09:54
January 22, 2020
Ozgur (Oz) Begen: The benefits of altitude training for runners.
High altitude training is a simple phenomenon which entails working out in a limited-oxygen environment. Exposure to such settings challenges the human body to produce the required amount of energy to perform exercise. Working out under such condition stimulates production of red blood cells and hence improved oxygen propagation through the body. The intended purpose is to ensure efficient use of the available amount of oxygen, which translates to enhanced stamina and explosive strength. The Melbourne Altitude Training centre is the vision of internationally acclaimed athlete, Ozgur Begen, who has proven track record in pole vaulting, weightlifting, gymnastics and other team sports. Ozgur is now a certified physical trainer, with more than 20 years of experience in coaching and training that include professional involvement and active participation at the University of Melbourne, Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and Grand Hyatt Melbourne City Club.  Oz joins us to talk about the benefits of high altitude training. Check out his packages and programs here.: https://www.melbournealtitudetraining.com.au/ Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating and review; it is greatly appreciated.
55:23
January 15, 2020
Jason Karp: Running coach who shares his knowledge of the effect of the female cycle on athletes.
Jason Karp is a well-known and respected American running coach. Jason is an incredibly knowledgeable person who has written many books, including The Inner Runner, Run Your Fat Off, 14- Minute Metabolic Workouts, Running a Marathon For Dummies, Running for Women, 101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners, 101 Developmental Concepts & Workouts for Cross Country Runners, and How to Survive Your PhD. Today we talk specifically about the information in his book 'Running for Women', which you can purchase here.  Jasons website is www.run-fit.com and you can also look for him on Facebook and Instagram. I would like to apologise in advance for the sound quality of my voice. It was the first time I had used skype for an interview and it was on my old phone so it can be difficult to hear me at times. Thankfully, Jason is easy to understand and you won't miss any of the important information.
28:07
January 8, 2020
Daniel Farrugia and Ashley Druve: The first of a monthly mentoring chat!
Today, I chat with Daniel (from The Trail Runners Epxerience podcast) and Ashley Druve (co-host at The Trail Runners Experience) about GSER, Barkleys and training principles in general. This is the first of what we hope to be a monthly series where we discuss a variety of training concepts in a round table format.  Please rate and review the podcast here. Visit my coaching website here. Happy New Year everyone! Make it a great one!
01:16:55
December 31, 2019
How do runners control themselves around all the food and alcohol at Christmas time?
I thought it might be timely to discuss how we as runners can deal with all the food and drink over the Christmas period. It can be hard when there is so much yumminess around!
12:26
December 18, 2019
Craig Harper; Keeping Sh*t (and Ultra running) real.
Today’s podcast is with the amazing Craig Harper. For those of you who haven’t heard of him, here is a snippet of his bio from his website craigharper.net Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters, writers and educators in the areas of health, high-performance, resilience, self-management, leadership, corporate change, communication, stress management, addiction and personal transformation. Craig has been an integral part of the Australian health and fitness industry since 1982 and in that time has worked as an Exercise Scientist, Corporate Speaker, Consultant, University Lecturer, AFL Conditioning Coach, Radio Host, TV Presenter, Writer and successful Business Owner. In 1990 Craig established Harper’s Personal Training, which evolved into one of the most successful businesses of its kind and inhabited the Australian fitness landscape for almost a quarter of a century. Craig currently hosts a successful Podcast called ‘The You Project’. He’s also completing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, exploring the role of motivation in creating lasting change. I have been an avid listener of the You Project since last year when I was in Canada, not just because of the educational and informative content, but because of his strong Aussie accent! It was great to listen to when I was feeling homesick. I have found so much of what Craig presents on his podcast to be really helpful for me navigating through life. Check out his podcast and I’m sure you’ll agree! You just can’t be too sensitive about swearing! Craig and I talk about resilience, reframing and mental strength in this podcast. I hope you get a lot out of it! Please rate and review my podcast here. I really appreciate your support!!
46:04
December 12, 2019
How do I train for a hilly race if I live in a flat area?
This is a common question from trail and ultra runners who live in flat areas! But to be honest, any runner can benefit from these alternatives too!
15:26
December 2, 2019
GSER: Race recap!
Just over a week ago, I ran in the Great Southern Endurance Run (GSER). This was a super tough event, not just because of the distance, but due to the rugged terrain through designated wilderness areas. It was a challenge for the body and mind. I  hope you enjoy this podcast where my crew interview me all about the race!
41:60
November 25, 2019
How can you make your drop bags more efficient?
Today I discuss how you can prep your drop bags for your long race. Here is the website link for the protein drinks I spoke of: https://www.independenceaustralia.com/ If you have any tips, please add them in the comments!
19:42
November 12, 2019
Andrew Lorenzo: Runner and mindfulness coach
Andrew Lorenzo is a runner aiming for a 2.40 marathon, and amongst other things, he also works as a mindfulness coach. We chat about how you can apply the principles of mindfulness to your running, and the benefits of this. Check out his website here: https://www.breakingthebarrierpodcast.com/mindfulness-coaching
27:35
November 6, 2019
Do trail runners need to run on the road as well as the trails?
We race on the trails, so shouldn’t we train on the trails? Well yes, but not all the time! This podcast explains the benefits of so running on the road!
07:29
October 31, 2019
Kellie Emmerson
In today’s podcast I interview Kellie Emmerson, a fantastic ultra runner who will soon be representing Australia at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Argentina. We chat about that race, UTMB and much more!
19:52
October 23, 2019
What are the quality sessions runners need to do?
Here I give a brief overview of the types of quality sessions runners should be focusing on if they want to improve their running.
11:24
October 20, 2019
Lucy Clark AKA Adventurous Lucy is running the length of NZ!
Lucy and I chat about her upcoming FKT attempt to run the length of New Zealand. It sounds like an amazing adventure, but it will be bound to have many ups and downs, and I'm not just talking about the terrain!  Follow Lucy on Facebook or Instagram 
40:59
October 10, 2019
Do ultra-runners need to do speed work?
This podcast clarifies the need for speed work in the ultra-runner's training program. 
11:04
October 2, 2019
Stuart Cox on multi-day and bucket-list races
Today I chat with Stuart Cox, a Melbourne ultra-runner who has done a variety of multi-day races and 100 milers that may well be on your bucket list. Here he gives tips on how to approach these races. Enjoy!
36:16
September 25, 2019
What can you do to keep your fitness when injured?
I was asked on Facebook to include a podcast on what to do when injured. Here I give you some ideas. I hope it helps!
11:47
September 18, 2019
Pam Muston: extraordinary ultra-runner, race director and human being!
Episode 3 is a chat with Pam Muston, Badwater and C2K runner. She is also the race director of the Kowen Trail Runs. Enjoy our chat!
28:01
September 10, 2019
Why is rest for endurance athletes so important?
Rest gets a bad rap by many athletes! But more is not always better. Rest is an important part of training.  In this second episode of the podcast I discuss why rest days/weeks/cycles are important to endurance athletes for a myriad of reasons.  Read the blog by the same name on my website here. If you have any ideas for future topics please email me on Isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au
09:51
September 4, 2019
Nikki Wynd: ultra-champion and all round nice person!
On our first episode, get to know amazing ultra-runner Nikki Wynd. Nikki will be a regular on the podcast, and this short interview will help you to get to know her better!
14:17
August 26, 2019