In episode 95, I speak with Alison Staples, who is a Baltimore native. She starting running aged 31. Dared by a friend, her very first race was the Baltimore Half Marathon. The hills of Baltimore made the experience challenging, but the pride she got from hobbling across the finish line, was enough to make her trade her elliptical for the road. Since then she has completed numerous half marathons and full marathons, and and become a RRCA certified long distance run coach.
She is a physical therapist assistant specialising in neurophysiology. Alison’s number one priority is reducing the risk of injury before toeing the start line.
In this conversation we talk about:
What a runner’s life means to her.
The 2019 NYC marathon.
Non running passions and interests.
Managing challenging moments during the pandemic.
What potential looks like to her.
And much more...
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In episode 105 I speak with Dougie Musson, who is a professional runner based in Birmingham. He started running around eight years old. In his early career he focused on the middle distance events. His PB’s include:
3K Steeplechase 8:38:54
In episode 104 I speak with Tina Muir who is the founder, host and CEO of Running For Real. Tina is a mother of two and former international runner for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Running For Real Podcast is a collective of conversations about running, the climate emergency, and...
In episode 103, you’re joining me on my eight mile recovery run, following a twenty mile long run the day prior. The Virgin Money London Marathon is in 33 days!!
I provide some insights for those who are heading into the final stretch of the marathon buildup, and share several of my key...