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Ep96 - Jordan Andersen - Coaching the coaches, wearable tech & hula hoops.

Ep96 - Jordan Andersen - Coaching the coaches, wearable tech & hula hoops.

September 11, 2021

Jordan 'The Guru' Andersen is back by popular demand!

He's moved on from heading up Sydney Uni's biomechanics lab and is now leading research into the integration of wearable technology into athlete training to minimise injury and maximise performance. He is also writing the brand new Athletics Australia coaching course for Trail and Ultra runners. So much to unpack here.

This week Wolf, Haddy and the Guru share a couple of Cronulla Beer Co's and discuss Kipchoge's Olympic performance, trail running at the Olympics and questioning the Russian Olympic Committee.

We also dive into the role of hula hoops in cross training, our push for a 16 day ultra at the Paris Games and the right kind of pizza to eat at check point 5.

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Ep95 - Ellie Pashley - Olympic Marathoner, Physio and Running Coach

Ep95 - Ellie Pashley - Olympic Marathoner, Physio and Running Coach

August 23, 2021

Ellie's performance at the Tokyo Olympics was sensational. She showed incredible determination and moved through the field like a boss. We chat to Ellie about the race and the meticulous preparation to handle the brutal conditions that Tokyo dished up., Ice baths, ice vests, listening to the theme music from Frozen, they tried it all and it clearly worked.

We chat with Ellie about her progression from an athlete with talent and potential to one of the best 10K and Marathon runners Australia has ever produced. We also get some input from Julian 'The Moose' Spence on Ellie's early days before she started taking running seriously.

We discuss managing injured athletes, Japanese beer, life in quarantine and much more.

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Ep94 - Pat Teirnan - 2 * Olympian and Aussie 10K Record Holder

Ep94 - Pat Teirnan - 2 * Olympian and Aussie 10K Record Holder

August 20, 2021

Pat in one of the best distance runners Australia has ever produced. He set the Aussie 10K record last year in an astonishing time of 27:22, won the prestigious NCAA Cross Country Championship and represented Australia at 2 Olympics.

Wolf and Haddy had the privilege of chatting with Pat from his quarantine hotel on the way back from Tokyo. Pat was still licking his wounds after a brutal 10K in the Tokyo heat.

Apart from being an exceptional athlete, Pat truly understands his craft. His insights into race psychology and training physiology are fantastic. 

We discuss Pat's college life at Villanova, his move to the Oregon Track Club and his prep for the Tokyo Games. We also chat about about Pat being 'alphaed'  by his fiance, being star struck at the Games Village, a well timed XXXX delivery and battling with Stewie McSweyn at Zatopek.

Such a great chat. Enjoy!

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Ep93 - Andrew Murphy - 3 Time Olympian and Coach of Rohan Browning

Ep93 - Andrew Murphy - 3 Time Olympian and Coach of Rohan Browning

August 16, 2021

Murph has done it all! 3 time Olympic triple jump representative, Aussie record holder, Aussie sprints coach at the Tokyo Olympics and more specifically coach of sprint sensation Rohan Browning ( Episode 42 ).

This week Wolf and Haddy catch up with Andrew from his quarantine hotel in Brisbane. We discuss his amazing longevity in such a brutal sport, the psychology of the returning Olympians and the unique challenges presented by Tokyo 2021. We also dive into youth talent identification, his special relationship with Rohan and the cultivation of that mullet!

Murph's athletic and coaching insights are second to none. There's is so much to learn from this great Australian!

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Ep92 - Leah Richardson (Dansie) - Searching 4 Hurt

Ep92 - Leah Richardson (Dansie) - Searching 4 Hurt

August 11, 2021

Leah Richardson is one incredible all round athlete! She has competed successfully across trail running, power lifting, cross-fit, obstacle racing and triathlon. Most notably she competed twice at the Spartan World Championships (with brother Lachlan - Ep52) and was the star of ESPN's hit TV show 'Search 4 Hurt'.

Leah has a great insight into the interaction between strength, speed and endurance  and as a physio has some excellent advice on race preparation, injury management and exercise considerations for pregnancy and return to fitness with a new-born (Leah is very pregnant with bub number 2!).

Wolf and Haddy get to the bottom of who gets alpha status in the Dansie household and who gets the drumstick at family chicken dinner. 

We also chat with Adam 'Goodesy' Goode from Cronulla Beer Co about our exciting new partnership!

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Ep91 - Gerald Macpherson - Tearing Up The Trails

Ep91 - Gerald Macpherson - Tearing Up The Trails

August 3, 2021

Gerald Macpherson has had a sensational 2021 and is fast becoming one of the very best trail runners in Australia. He's had wins at The Archie 50km at Mt Bulller and Mount Solitary in the Bluey's and a very dramatic podium finish at Ultratrail Australia 50km.

This week Haddy has the pleasure of chatting with one of the true gentlemen of the sport and picking his brain on his transition from a 32min 10km road runner to the top spot of a technical 50km in the mountains.

Gerald is a seriously clever guy! He has a degree in Neuroscience and is finishing up his studies in Medicine as we speak. As you can imagine the nerd chat gets real!

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Ep90 - James Constantine - Harnessing the Running Boom

Ep90 - James Constantine - Harnessing the Running Boom

June 25, 2021

James Constantine is a man of many talents who wear many hats! He is Marketing, Comms & Strategy Manager at Athletics NSW, Director of 'Distance Running in NSW', Events manager for Run NSW, regular race caller at ANSW events and a very handy runner in his own right (16:05 5km guy).

This week Haddy shares a couple of Sydney Brewery Lagers with James and they discuss the direction of running and athletics in NSW and Australia. James details the plans to harness the massive boom of runners in Australia and how to make our running superstars into household names.

We field some listener questions from Aussie Running Royalty and preview some of our chances at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. 

It's impossible not to feel positive and enthusiastic after listening to James speak about running. He is one serious seriously stoked runner!

Haddy also tests out his very first set of carbon plates in the ASICS Metaspeed Edge Tokyo Edition and gets down to Runnulla to review them with Sean 'The Godfather' Tindale.

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Ep89 - Matt Pellow - UTA 100 Champion

Ep89 - Matt Pellow - UTA 100 Champion

June 8, 2021

Matt Pellow has announced his entry into the trail running world with a stunning victory in the prestigious Ultratrail Australia 100km. All this on the back of a 6 week training block and a pair of Next %. Unbelievable!

This week Wolf and Haddy have the pleasure of interviewing this incredible athlete. He exudes a confidence and self awareness that only enhance his undeniable talent.

We dive into Matt's history as a Pro Triathlete and his path to entering UTA with only 2 weeks to go. We also uncover the psychology and pacing strategy behind successfully negotiating his first ever trail race.

Matt certainly bucks the conventional wisdom in the trail world and looks to be another athlete on the rise!

Haddy also gets down to Runnulla to review the Salomon Sense Ride 4 with Sean 'The Godfather' Tindale.

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Ep88 - Paige Linegar - On The Rise!

Ep88 - Paige Linegar - On The Rise!

June 2, 2021

Paige Linegar is a name you should know in the World of Ultramarathon. She stormed to victory and a race record (2:31) in the 2020 Coastal Classic and was narrowly beaten by Ruth Croft in this year's UTA50. This was off the back of almost zero racing for the past 6 years. A pure talent!

In Ep88 Wolf and Haddy discuss her recent success and try to uncover Paige's secret formula. The love of running, freedom and nature is clearly evident in this one.

Paige's skill set is seemingly endless. She's a psychologist, a naturopath, a herbalist and a nutritionist. So many 'ists! We mine her for the right foods, the best supplements and the most effective mind tricks to help us along our running journeys.

We also discuss Paige's time in a Spanish hippy commune, solve Wolf's mushroom questions and determine the perfect amount of cashews for eternal happiness.

Wolf crosses for a quick shoe review with Sean at Runnulla and we let you know about a new partnership with Maximum Adventure and the Raffertys Coastal Run.

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Ep87 - Rob de Castella

Ep87 - Rob de Castella

May 23, 2021

Rob de Castella truly needs no introduction but here it goes anyway.

Deek is a genuine Aussie icon. A 4 time Olympic marathoner, 2 time Commonwealth Gold medalist, Australian of the Year and still the National marathon record holder with an astonishing 2:07:51.

These days Deek is pouring his time and effort into empowering our Indigenous population through his program the Indigenous Marathon Project and promoting a life changing diet initiative through Deek's Health Foods.

Haddy has the honour of chatting with Deek and they discuss the state of Aussie and World distance running, the ingredients required to produce the next Aussie marathon legend and how to capitalise on our current recreational running boom.

We also speculate on the times Deek would have run in a pair of 'super shoes', determine the optimum amount of pre-race beers and uncover the entry criteria to the Aussie Sporting Icon 'Tash' Club.

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