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Brad makes progress on running pain free and paces the 20 minute pack at Park Run.

Julian puts in a big week in training, along with a Running Company conference and 1k reps on the Tan.

Brady comes off his bucks weekend, getting chased by dogs and ticking along to the wedding.

Fukuoka Marathon won by Yuma Hattori, the first Japanese winner in 14 years, while Brett Robinson DNFs after 32km. Brett gives a statement, and will be on the podcast next week for a full debrief. Results

IAAF Fukuoka Race Report

Previous guest Jess Pascoe sets a new Australian Indoor 5000m Record of 15:34 over in Boston.

Tara Palm comes out on top at the SA State 5000m Championships, edging Caitlin Adams after their previous skirmish at the Victorian 5000m Champs. Results

California International Marathon a course that is both comparable to Boston and favourable for Olympic Trial Qualifiers has Julian’s Chico teammate Anthony Costales run 2:13 and past guest Evan Schwarz run 2:21.


Listener question from Alan asks about whether the boys have gotten into the Maffetone method for heart rate-based training and Moose is on the Loose over baffling ads interrupting the Fukuoka Marathon livestream.

Morgan McDonald is this week’s guest, talking to Julian off the back of the NCAA Cross Country Championship win for University of Wisconsin. He recaps the race in the snow and what the tactics leading into the race were before going back into his origins in running meeting with Sean Williams’ SWEAT squad and his family’s high standards of career success, his goal setting and the process that lead to his recruitment to University of Wisconsin.

Morgan goes through his training structures as well as his Commonwealth Games campaign including the trial and how he dealt with the physical and mental challenges in the lead up the 5000m event.

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