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Julian takes time to calm down in the ocean, and shares philosophical differences with Mona.
Brad has his biggest week and loving that his running is back to what it was.
Brady joins forces with Andy Buchanan in Bendigo as he finds his way with Rotterdam postponed.
The IOC have declared that the Tokyo Olympics have officially been postponed to 2021. Prior to the announcement Canada and Australia announced their withdrawals amid concerns of COVID-19.
Genevieve Gregson sets a course record Tan Track 11:34 beating Sarah Jamieson’s long standing record. Sinead Diver now 5th fastest of all time.
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After a pretty low few weeks, and yesterday’s news of the Olympics postponement, @melbtrackclub decided to target a record so we could shift our focus and relieve some stress. This morning, with the help of @sarahbillings pacing, I broke the women’s record for The Tan Track in Melbourne with a time of 11:54. The previous record of 11:57 was held by Australia’s 1500m great @__sarahjamieson__. It may be a distressing time for athletes right now but there are many things we have in our life to be grateful for, even while we are self isolating. The Olympic dream has not ended, it’s just on hold right now. Our immediate job is to support and bring positivity to our community and care for the ones in need. ? Stay safe, stay positive. #StaySafe #womeninsports #SocialDistancing #StayPositive . Thanks to @tempojournal for some awesome shots! ?
Listener Question asks about the legitimacy of claiming PBs from time trials when every race is postponed given the current circumstances, while Moose on the Loose implores now is NOT the time to be organising group runs.
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Zach Bitter calls in from Phoenix, Arizona to chat with Brady about doing the podcasting circuit before going into what drew him to running, his progression in his NCAA college career and learning works and researching to adapt for ultrarunning. Zach talks about why the long run appeals to him, training solo and his breakthrough ultra season and the attention that came with it as well as his observations on the growth of ultrarunning and experience with Comrades Marathon.
Zach is the World Record holder for the 100 Mile and the 12 Hour disciplines set both on the track and shares what the experiences taught him and mental strategies to keep from any downward spiral and the structure of such a race in terms of pacing and nutrition logistics. He discusses the history of ultrarunning and the emergence of East Africans into the sport, using a high fat diet as his main source of nutrition and where it trends in the sporting landscape before going into his plans for the future.