This conversation is with Nathan Martin, who ran 2:11:05 at the Marathon Project in December 20 2020. Not only was this a PR but Nathan broke Herm Atkins’ record of 2:11:52, by running the fastest marathon ever run by a Black man born in the United States. This record stood since 1979.
I recorded this episode, shortly after the Marathon Project, but I held it back because there were a few other podcasts, and I wanted to give this episode some clear space once the dust had settled.
In this conversation we discussed:
The importance that teamwork and community play as an athlete;
Bouncing back from the Olympic trails marathon;
How to keep enjoyment in training;
How to keep the training not just focused on solely running fast;
A race breakdown of the Marathon project;
What does potential look like;
The importance of mantras.
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