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Ep99 - Ben (Cousin Benny) Thompson - Latest dietary research and the rehydrating effects of beer.

Ep99 - Ben (Cousin Benny) Thompson - Latest dietary research and the rehydrating effects of beer.

December 14, 2021

Cousin Benny is a runner, a climber, a medical researcher and a dietetics gun for hire. He's been a crucial link in the NORG chain for many years now as he keeps the average age down and the 'rig rating' up.

This week Wolf and Haddy have the pleasure of discussing the latest in nutrition research and the details of Ben's dietetics honours project.

We delve into the claims that food companies can make on their packaging and help you wade through the bullshit next time you're scanning the nutrition content in the supermarket. We also get stuck into the differences in energy gels and why GU is still the King! 

Ben fills us in on the surprising results when comparing beer to other fluids as a rehydration technique. You won't be disappointed!

So grab yourself a Cronulla Beer Co - Easy Tiger - and enjoy this episode.

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Ep98 - Rory Darkins - Breathe, Sleep & Smile for the Win!

Ep98 - Rory Darkins - Breathe, Sleep & Smile for the Win!

December 7, 2021

Rory Darkins is back by popular demand!

Rory is an accomplished psychologist and mindset coach who brings a unique approach to enhancing both our sports performance and our lives in general. Rory delves into the aspects of our psychology and biology that we can control in order for our bodies to achieve their best.

Rory is a very handy runner himself and is currently pacing the great Elzy Wellings around the track in a bid for Aussie marathon glory.

This week Wolf and Haddy get taken to school on all things breathing and find out that the nose is more useful than just smelling the roses. We also find out some tips on harnessing our individual 'sleep animals' to get the most out of nap time and as usual Wolf shuffles the deck on his personalities to see what comes up trumps.

A great listen and some quality lessons (or learnings if you're new to the English language).

Enjoy!

P.S. Don't miss our review on the HOKA Zinal with Sean from Runnulla.

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Ep97 - Vlad Ixel - Trail Running‘s Ultimate Professional

Ep97 - Vlad Ixel - Trail Running‘s Ultimate Professional

November 1, 2021

Vlad Ixel has done it all. His list of race wins is mind blowing. Across the globe Vlad has dominated everything from Vertical Km racing to 100km Trail Ultra's. He is a real pioneer in terms of Aussie's racing overseas and was one of the first trail runners to turn his ability into a marketable product and fulfill his dream of becoming a full time sponsored athlete.

We talk about Vlad's transformation from a Mother guzzling, pack a day smoker to one of the fastest trail runners on the planet. Vlad's determination to chase his dream is palpable and the attention to detail displayed in order to get there is second to none.

We discuss the challenges of being a pro athlete overseas but also the simple pleasure of running and racing for a living.

Vlad share some tremendous training and racing tips in his capacity as a premier athlete and coach. Truly the ultimate professional.

Well worth a listen!

We also shoot over to Sean @ Runnulla to chat about the Salomon Ultra Glide. It's a cracker!

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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.

Enjoy!

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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.

Enjoy!

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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!

Enjoy!

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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!

Enjoy!

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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!

Enjoy!

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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.

Enjoy!

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