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The Drop Interviews Jason: Coaching, Strength, and Shoes with Thomas Neuberger and Meaghan Murray

The Strength Running Podcast

Release Date: 05/23/2024

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We're switching it up a bit this week so you can listen to the episode of The Drop where I was the guest!

The Drop is hosted by Thomas Neuberger, Meaghan Murray, and Robbie Reddinger. Robbie wasn’t on this episode, but I had a great time chatting with Thomas and Meaghan and thought you'd enjoy a listen.

We talked about:

  • Preventing injury while high mileage training with proper warm-ups and cool downs
  • Problem-solving in running: motivation, plateaus, and improving performance
  • How training for a marathon can help build self-efficacy in the rest of life
  • The difference in pain between a 5k and a marathon
  • Pacing and challenges in short-distance races
  • Recovery strategies post-marathon and for aging runners
  • How men and women differ in running and strength training
  • The evolution of Strength Running over the years
  • Setting realistic running goals
  • Experimenting with different running shoes and finding the right ones for you

Thanks to the team at The Drop for generously letting me publish this episode!

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This hardcopy training journal helps you focus on the training metrics that matter, prioritizes a long-term outlook so you don’t take any shortcuts, and maintains your motivation with strategic self-praise. With a no-frills, functional design, the Performance Training Journal includes coaching advice on racing, injury prevention, strength training, and more. It will guide you through race scheduling, how to plan your race morning, the best workouts for endurance runners, and encourage you to track your personal bests over time. 

You have the space to make this journal your own whether you're a new runner or a professional, a trail or road runner, or a mid-distance specialist or ultra marathoner.⁣ So don't just track your running, learn from it with the Performance Training Journal! Check it out today on Amazon.