In this episode of the A to Z Running Podcast, we answer your questions about easy vs. jogging, marathon warmups, and overtraining. After that, world of running updates about WMM money, NCAA Conference Championships and more.
MAIN TOPIC: OVERTRAINING, MARATHON WARMUPS, AND EASY VS. JOGGING
Main Topic: Overtraining, Marathon Warmups, and Easy vs. Jogging
In this week’s episode we discuss overtraining and the signs you should look for, marathon warmup recommendations depending on temperature, and the difference between easy and jogging. Tune in!
WORLD OF RUNNING
- Erin HM 1st
#1. Majors money cut
- WMM offers a series prize (each calendar year). Used to be 250k (actually, not long ago it was 500k)
- They just decided to cut it to 50k
- Kipchoge having won the purse this year, means he just lost 200k overnight
- WMM comments? It’s a good thing because wheelchair and run are now the same
#2. Imposter syndrome Dublin Marathon
- David Mansfield
- 4th fastest Irishman in 2022 with a time of 2:16:08 in February. This performance was a 3 and a half minute PR.
- He is now tied for 30th on the Irish all-time list.
- Result: wasn’t his day–2:26 for 11th
#3. NCAA conference meets/ Nationals Favorites
- Stanford crushed the competition. Led by individual champ Charles Hicks, they went 1-3-5-6-7 to run away with Pac-12s with just 22 points as Colorado was 2nd in 61.
- The gap between Stanford’s #1 and #5 was 25sec.
- Stanford’s 6th runner was Devin Hart. He was 10th overall and would have been at least the #2 man on every other team in the Pac-12. Hart has pbs of 13:45/29:41 and was 80th at NCAAs last year.
- NC State women remain unbeaten, but they have to work for it. It’s less clear if they will rise to the top of the podium at Nationals. They look vulnerable.
- Katelyn Tuohy led the NC state women with the victory. Kelsey Chmiel was second. The two of them will likely be top 10 at nationals.
- Another one to watch on the women’s side… Parker Valby.
- Two weeks ago, many were suspicious of a short course at Texas A&M because Parker ran so fast, an 18:28 for a 6k course.
- This week she raced last year’s NCAA winner, Mercy Chelangat.
- Valby ended up winning in 18:25.9 to Chelangat’s 18:33.7 for 6k.