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In this episode we share how to get the best out of yourself as a Masters Runner. (Any runner past the age of 40 is considered a Masters Runner). Joining us is Tony Schollum -a listener to the podcast who ran 2:48 at Boston in the 50-54 age division!
Links Mentioned in this Episode
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Sidekick -muscle scraping tools keep your muscles healthy by improving blood flow, helping you treat your running injury faster so you can get back to doing what you love. Use promo code ‘MTA’ to save 15% off your order.
The Richmond Marathon in Richmond, Virginia. Come meet us on November 10-11th!
2500 Mile Challenge -be part of our new distance challenge inspired by the Dutch artist M.C. Escher.
The Social Distancing Run Facebook Group
Tony Schollum is an avid runner and member of our Social Distancing Run (SDR) group on Facebook. For his “day job” Tony is Executive Director of Finance & Supply Chain Technology, in Corporate Services IT, at Kaiser Permanente -one of the largest not-for-profit health plans in the US.
Tony and his wife Sona have been married 20 years and have 2 teenagers (just like us). Tony has completed 13 Marathons and “a guzillion half-marathons” over 3-4 decades. Marathon-wise his most recently his first Boston, and first “official” sub-3hr marathon.
He’s is very active in our Social Distancing Run FB group -our free group for our virtual challenges that we started in 2020 when all the in-person races were cancelled.
Today through the help of the Marathon Training academy 4:3016 week training plan, and the work with Met Pro coach Joe, I was able to take 15 min of my marathon time from the Phoenix Rock and Roll marathon 4 months ago, and finish in 4:31. Super happy with today’s race here in the Berkshire Massachusetts “Steel Rail Marathon”. This was my 30th marathon, and one of the most lovely! The course is an out and back on a smoothly paved FLAT former rail line. (The flat part in the advertisement captured my attention!). Most of the race is under the gorgeous green canopy of surrounding trees, and there are water features, and mountains in the distance * but fortunately not the course!. One of the things that helped today, was recalling an email you read on a past episode about a man who’s back pain was so severe prior to the London Marathon, that he had to have his wife help put on his socks and shoes. But he did it! Thank you for inspiring so many of us to do hard things, as I’ve listened to your podcast since 2010. With gratitude, Kate
Congratulations Kate!! This is so fantastic to hear. It sounds like a wonderful race to run a PR and I’m sure you’re proud of yourself for working so hard and seeing the awesome payoff. Hope your marathon recovery goes great!