Inside Running 34: Mark Thompson

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Julian shakes off the niggles to run a solid ton of mileage, bangs out the Moose Fartlek™ (a different one) in the Ballarat cold, and then Brad examines his headspace moving through the week.

Brad comes back from the adductor tightness after some rest, goes through his winter wardrobe and preparations for his pacing job ahead of Gold Coast Marathon, going through the nuances on his nutrition.

Brady eventually turns up with his final Gold Coast Half preparations, going through his week and plan of attack of what splits he wants to hit. The boys look at who to run with and the weather forecast.

Desiree Linden leaves Hansons Distance Project for a change in coaching sparking conjecture about the departure.

Des Linden on Rich Roll Podcast:

Jim Walmsley wins Western States Endurance Run ultramarathon in a new race record after multiple attempts

Australian Lucy Bartholomew finishes 3rd in her debut over the 100 mile distance.

Chloe Thige  and Jordan Gusman both win NSW XC Championships in Nowra

Gwen Jorgensen races the USATF 10000m on 4% spikes – Moose laments not enforcing patent copyright while Matt Centrowitz takes out the 1500m.

Moose on the Loose takes aim at misogynist tradies catcalling his partner while running in Ballarat. The boys make a stand against unacceptable behaviour.

Inside Running present a product review of the Jaybird Run Wireless headphones, as the boys each put a pair through its paces getting used to noise cancellation and handling them, before announcing a giveaway. Find out more at

The boys make predictions on who will take out the Gold Coast Marathon and Half Marathon this Sunday July 1st.

This week’s guest is Mark Thompson who reminisces with Brady about running in the pre-digital era racing in Bendigo track meets & fun runs, starting as a teenager running the hills in Ararat, training with Philo Saunders and how his assistant principal was a big influence. Mark recounts his training with the AIS and the Blue Dove, as well as some of the highlights of his career including the Chiba Ekiden and training for the Sydney 2000 Olympics before switching to a career in teaching. He then talks post professional athletic career about dabbling in triathlon and footy before returning to running with Glenhuntly and making his debut at the marathon at Gold Coast.