#87 - Nathan Martin on setting a marathon PR and breaking a national record
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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. ————————————————————— His social links are: Instagram: @nim_i_am ————————————————————— This episode is sponsored by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community. Tracksmith is offering new customers $15 off your first purchase of $75 or more. Use the code Marcus15 at checkout. ————————————————————— Thank you to my patreons your help pays for editing, equipment and much more. If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
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