This episode is an interest edition with Matt Fox from Sweat Elite. Matt and his co-author Tait Hearps recently released an online book titled “Eliud Kipchoge – History’s Fastest Marathoner an Insight into the Kenyan Life that Shapes Legends”.
As a fan of physical performance, you would have seen Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:01:39 new marathon world record set in Berlin which lit the world of sport on fire. Matt Fox and his co-author Tait Hearps travelled to Kenya in 2017 in the lead up to Eliud Kipchoge attempting to break the world record in the 2017 edition of the Berlin Marathon, it didn’t happen due to bad weather in that particular race but fast forward one year later and the world record was obliterated. During this episode Matt Fox from Sweat Elite takes us behind the scenes on what it was like to train with Eliud Kipchoge’s squad. He also spent time training with 800m World Record Holder and Dual Olympic Games Champion, David Rudisha but it’s the experiences with Eliud Kipchoge’s Group that is the focus of this episode covering insights, mindset, dietary and what a training week looks like.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Western practices to implement in training programs
- How Matt gained an interest in running
- Origins of Sweat Elite
- Kipchoge’s preparations for breaking the record
- Kipchoge’s training week
- Having a day off running
- Training sessions
- The habits of outstanding performers
- The mindset of athletes
- Sweat Elite conducting tours to Kenya to meet the athletes
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“The balance is having a firm goal and listening to your body.”
“Don’t make any excuses”
“Have a motivating and inspiring group of people around you.”
“Not listening to their body is asking for injury.”
Top 2 Characteristics of Top Performers
- Enjoy it and be social
- Be careful of the gadgets and supplements
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1:30 Introduction about this episode
5:30 Western practices to implement in training
7:15 How Matt gained an interest in running
11:40 Origins of Sweat Elite
14:20 Kipchoge’s preparations for breaking the record
16:00 Kipchoge’s Training week
25:00 Having a day off running
28:00 Training sessions
32:10 The habits of outstanding performers
36:40 The mindset of athletes
41:00 Sweat Elite conducting tours to Kenya
44:20 Sweat Elite Podcast
42:50 Physical Challenge: Try a non-processed food diet for a week.
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– AUS 1500m Record Holder, Dual Olympian Episode 31 of the Physical Performance Show
– Australian Distance Running Champion Episode 24 of the Physical Performance Show
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