HOW CAN RUNNERS SUSTAIN LONG-TERM PROGRESS?
WITH NATHAN MARTIN
Photo Credit: Johnny Zhang
I would love to hear someone elaborate on weighing the benefits of post-run fueling with the benefits of taking advantage of that suppressed hunger phase post-run, specifically for someone who has legitimate healthy weight loss goals! … that lovely post-run hunger suppression period is really the LAST time of day I want to be adding in calories when it comes to my weight loss progress, even though I recognize the importance of it from a recovery standpoint.
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How can we sustain long-term progress? There are so many things we could talk about regarding this topic. If you listen to this podcast, we have a pretty good guess that you too are on a journey of continuous improvement.
What approaches can we take to training throughout the years, and what can we learn as we move through stages of our fitness and seasons?
We brought on top-level distance runner Nathan Martin to help us discuss the topic.
Major take-aways from our conversation with Nathan include two of his mantras, “Venture on,” and “Find a way.” It is important for each athlete to search yourself, find your faults, and become a student of the sport and student of progress.
Elite Distance Runner, Run Coach
Coach: Dante Ottolini
Club: Great Lakes Running Club
Location: Jackson, Michigan
NAIA National Record Holder in the Marathon
Fastest US-born Black Man in the Marathon
7 Top 10 finishes at USA Championships
2x US Olympic Trials Marathoner
Sustaining progress is the theme for Nate Martin’s journey. At the college level Nathan was NAIA champion and record holder, he continued further to progress and press as he achieved top placements in USATF road championships. He has competed in 2 Olympic Trials marathons in 2016 and 2020. Most recently Nathan ran a 2:11:05 which is a World Olympic Standard in the marathon.
His coach Dante Ottolini gives an intro to Nate which highlights his commitment to the process. The goal of finding out his best gives him relentless passion. Nathan then shares this passion as a role model and coach.
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