Runner’s Tribe – Inside Running Podcast Episode 44: Dr Philo Saunders

Brad jogs through the week and catches a head cold.

Julian catches up with Bri, watches half the college football showdown and tries to establish pace with the locals.

Brady also catches a head cold, gets elevation, gets freezing. Starts discussing race strategy ahead of Berlin.

In the final Diamond League in Brussels, Ethiopian Selemon Barega shocks and awes in the 5000m while Stewy McSweyn ends on a high (and dislocated shoulder), running the 2nd fastest 5000m behind Craig Mottram.

Full Results for 2018 Memorial Van Damme – 2018 Brussels Diamond League Results

Nick Earl takes out the Victorian Half Marathon Championship in a deep local field, while Jayne Grebinski from South Melbourne Athletic Club also takes out her maiden title.

Inside Running with Tim Crosbie present the exclusive announcement of the Melbourne Marathon Elite Fields:

Men’s Marathon

  • Dominic Ondoro – 2:08 PB 2013 & 2014 Melbourne Marathon Winner & Course Record Holder
  • Isaac Barir – 2:14 PB 2017 Melbourne Marathon Winner
  • Collis Birmingham (debut)
  • Liam Adams – 2:12 PB, Olympian/Comm Games representative
  • Nick Earl (debut)
  • Willy Chebor (on invitation)
  • Matthew Cox – 2:18 PB
  • Dylan Evans (debut)
  • Brad Kahlefeldt

Women’s Marathon

  • Sinead Diver – 2:31 PB
  • Lindsey Scherf – 2:32 PB
  • Rochelle Rodgers – 2:43 PB

Listener Question asks about coping with fatigue while training with high volumes before Moose lets Loose on slaves to the Garmin.

High performance coach and head physiologist Philo Saunders at the Australian Institute of Sport chats with Brad about his achievements in middle Distance career and growing up in Stawell. Philo explains how he balances coaching as a competing athlete, his philosophy on why strength training is so important to longevity in the sport before giving detailed insights on how altitude training and heat training affect the body, the periodisation required and intended benefits.