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Well Far: The Running Podcast
72 minutes | May 1, 2022
RERUN: Marathon day with Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes and Emily Keir of Twice the Health
In our special extended marathon day episode, Amy runs with double Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes who chats everything from childhood aspirations, race day mantras and mental health. Following this, we hear from half of Instagram running duo Twice The Health, Emily Keir, about her running journey and how she plans to tackle 'Run to the Stones', a 100k ultramarathon. So kick back and enjoy this double-length episode to see you through the big race day. How to find out more about today's experts: Emily Keir, Instagram: @twicethehealth, Facebook Dame Kelly Holmes, Website: www.kellyholmes.co.uk This bonus episode is supported by Motion Nutrition. Head to www.motionnutrition.com/amy to receive 10% off, just for Well Far listeners. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
RERUN: Beating last minute nerves with Emma Kirk Odunubi and being proud of your body with Bryony Gordon
As Amy toes the line of Paris marathon, this week's episode covers the what, and more specifically what not, to do in the week running up to the final challenge. This week's episode is full of tips to hold your nerve and not caving into the Maranoia with Emma Kirk Odunubi, with everything from the Marathon Expo to flat lay photos to ensure you are prepared. We then head out on a final run-chat with the amazing Bryony Gordon* whose own running journey got her sober. It is a reminder to enjoy the marathon above all else and to be proud of your achievements and what your body can do. Bring on race-day! How to find out more about today's experts: Emma Kirk-Odunubi, Instagram: @emmakirkyo Bryony Gordon, Instagram: @bryonygordon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | Apr 17, 2022
RERUN: 5+ simple tools to calm race day anxiety with The Mind Medic & Kate Carter
With two weeks to go and mileage under the belt, it’s time to start getting your mind race ready. Starting with the practicalities, Amy shares some preparation techniques from lessons learnt last year. We then head into the studio for some anxiety easing tips from Dr Sarah Vohra aka the mind medic who gives easy and actionable advice to help alleviate fears and doubts before and during your race. We then hit the road with Kate Carter who is running London, her 14th marathon, in a full panda suit; reminding us that it’s not all times and mileage! How to find out more about today's experts: Sarah Vohra, Instagram: @themindmedic Kate Carter, Instagram: @katehelencarter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Bringing Gender Equality to Running with Adidas x Well Far
For far too long women’s needs have been disregarded when it comes to sportswear design. Our track record in sharing the same platform as men in sports, running and beyond, has similarly disappointing figures. Adidas recognises this and that’s why today they’ve given Amy and the Well Far crew the opportunity to invite on two amazing guests to help us talk through some of the social and technical considerations for women in running, and what the future holds. Our guests for this special bonus episode are Adidas athlete Georgina Hayfron and founder women’s run collective ‘Lazy Girl Running’, Laura Fountain. Together Amy, Laura and Georgina discuss the differences in men’s and women’s sport, the new tech and tools that help women train more efficiently, the disparity in races and the hidden knock on effects of this as well as highlighting the races and events that have addressed outdated gender inequality. We also get to hear first hand the latest Adidas design initiatives and how they are addressing women’s needs in running within their kit design.This episode is supported by adidas and their new Solar Glide 5 shoe, which is a stable all-rounder with superb energy return tailored for the female form. To keep up with Amy and the guests today you can follow them on instagram at: Amy - @wellness_ed Georgina - @randomgirlrunning Laura - @lazygirlrunning To find out more about Adidas RunnersLDN: @adidasRunnersLDN To find out more about Lazy Girl Running Club, check out their website: https://www.lazygirlrunning.com/running-groups As always, please keep tagging #WELLFAR in all your running updates, and join the Well Far Strava See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | Apr 10, 2022
RERUN: 20+ race day tips and how to hustle hard with Camilla Langlands and Adrienne Herbert
Anticipating pre-race nerves Amy kicks off this week's episode with marathon pacer Camilla Langlands who, along with her mother, has completed nearly 150 marathons. Together they share inside know-how on exactly what to expect on the day - from what to pack in your clear bag, the best time and place to warm up and exactly how cosy you should get with your pacer. We then step out on a run with Adrienne Herbert and learn about her running journey through success and injury and how to hustle hard when life throws you curve balls. How to find out more about today's experts: Camilla Langlands, Website: www.thisishowwerun.com Adrienne Herbert, Instagram: @adrienne_ldn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
RERUN: Tackling running injuries and sore knees with Brad Scanes, plus how Susie Chan went from beginner to ultra marathon runner
As it hots up to the 26.2, Amy chats all things prehab with Bradley Scanes, who gives us the lowdown on common strains and stresses we experience on our joints and feet and how to avoid these when running. With 80% of running injuries occuring due to running error, Brad explains the strength and conditioning work we can put in leading up to a marathon to save us from injury. In addition to this, Amy runs with Susie Chan, ultramarathon runner and Guinness World Record setter for the longest distance for a woman to run on a treadmill. Susie talks about how she caught the running bug later in life, and how even her setbacks have given her more appreciation for the sport. As someone who has completed the extraordinary Marathon des Sables, Susie talks about how she's developed techniques on how to help keep you focused until the finish line. How to find out more about today's experts: Bradley Scanes, Instagram: @physiobrad Susie Chan, Instagram: @susie_chan_ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
RERUN: How to taper and keep motivated with PT Andy Vincent and a very special guest
As mileage is dialled down this week, roles are reversed on the run chat with Amy's husband Ted interviewing Amy about her running journey to date, as well as her top tips and tricks. Before this, Amy chats to PT Andy Vincent about why prioritising rest and repair is integral at this stage of training, and how to use an endorphin fix to waylay the dreaded sluggishness. How to find out more about today's experts: Andy Vincent, Instagram: @andyvincentpt See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Mar 20, 2022
RERUN: Natural ways to boost your running performance with Euan MacLennan and Georgie Bruinvels
How does your period affect your running performance? This week, Amy discusses just that as she sets off of on a run with Georgie Bruinvels, researcher into marathons and menstrual cycles for FitrWoman App. Before this, Amy chats to the wonderful Euan MacLennan, Herbal Director of Well Far sponsor, Pukka Herbs, about the importance of balance throughout your marathon training and how herbs can help finetune your performance and sync with your body to improve your journey towards 26.2. How to find out more about today's experts: Euan MacLennan, Website: www.pukkaherbs.com Georgie Bruinvels, Instagram: @georgiebruinvels, Website: www.fitrwoman.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Mar 13, 2022
RERUN: The marathon mindset: how yoga, meditation, and breathwork can improve performance with Michael Wong and Aimee Fuller
This week's episode is all about cultivating mental fortitude to thrive on your marathon journey. Amy begins by chatting to the founder of Just Breathe and Boys of Yoga, Michael Wong, about the benefits of yoga and how connecting to your breath can help on your running journey. Amy then heads off on a run with Aimee Fuller, a Team GB Olympian snowboarder who will soon be adding the London Marathon to her list of accomplishments. They talk about Aimee’s ascent from childhood gymnast to Team GB snowboarder and the mental strength required to hit those kickers. How to find out more about today's experts: Michael Wong, Website: www.justbreatheproject.com Instagram: @michaeljameswong Aimee Fuller, Instagram: @aimee_fuller See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | Mar 6, 2022
RERUN: How to avoid over training and train well with Simon Wegerif and Alice Liveing
There's feeling good, and then there's knowing when you're feeling good. This week's episode sees Amy chatting to the founder of health tech company Ithlete, Simon Wegerif, who talks us through heart rate variability (HRV) and how it could be the key to optimising your training. We then pound the pavement with Alice Liveing, three time best selling author and all round health extraordinaire to discuss training for positive gains. How to find out more about today's experts: Simon Wegerif, Website: www.myithlete.com Alice Liveing, Instagram: @aliceliveing See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Feb 27, 2022
RERUN: Why we run and how to fuel ourselves, with Anita Bean and Esmee Anderson
Why not jog on your wedding day? This week's episode delves into the reasons why we run and the motivation to keep us going. Before heading off on a very inspirational run with PT Esmee Anderson who defied the odds by completing a marathon (and more!) after a paralysis diagnosis that suggested she would never walk again, Amy chats to author and sports nutritionist Anita Bean, uncovering much anticipated answers to what to eat and when to eat it before, during and after training. How to find out more about today's experts: Anita Bean, Instagram: @anitabean1, Website: www.anitabean.co.uk Esmee Anderson, Instagram: @esmee_ldn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | Feb 20, 2022
RERUN: Finding a tribe with Stephen Adjaidoo, Francesca Menato and Katie Piper
This week Amy chats to LDN Brunch Club's founder Stephen Ajdaidoo and member Francesca Menato about how finding a tribe to run with (and a tasty destination to run to) can help keep you motivated on those all important long runs. We then set off on an inspirational lakeside run with the extraordinary Katie Piper who talks about her running journey, day-to-day life, motivations and a recent stint in uniform. How to find out more about today's experts: Stephen Adjaidoo, Instagram: @stephenadjaidoo, @LDNbrunchclub Francesca Menato, Instagram: @ces_menato Katie Piper, Instagram: @katiepiper_ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | Feb 13, 2022
RERUN: Rest, recovery, and taking on the challenge with Dalton Wong and Sophie Radcliffe
From kitchen floors, to cryo-tanks, this weeks episode sees Amy discuss the ins and outs (mainly the importance) of recovery with celeb PT Dalton Wong before striding out a run with Sophie Radcliffe, aka Challenge Sophie, who takes challenging yourself to the next level. How to find out more about today's experts: Dalton Wong, Instagram: @dalton_wong22 Sophie Radcliffe, Instagram: @challengesophie See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Feb 6, 2022
RERUN: Speed training and realising potential with Omar Mansour, Rory Knight and Laura Hoggins
On this week’s episode of Well Far, Amy speaks to Omar and Rory from Track Life LDN who are driven by their passion to bring out the full potential in athletes. They chat about their renowned speed training techniques and breaking down intimidating preconceptions about track running. We then join Laura Hoggins aka 'Laura Biceps' on a jog as we learn about her journey and how today's training struggles become tomorrow's running strengths. How to find out more about today's experts: Rory Knight, Instagram: @roryknightfitness, @track_life_ldn Omar Mansour, Instagram: @mromg, @track_life_ldn Laura Hoggins, Instragram: @laurabiceps See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Jan 30, 2022
RERUN: Strength training tips for runners with Luke Worthington and run chat with polar explorer Wendy Searle
This episode discusses why mileage is only part of the story and the importance of strength training for staying injury free. After some motivation and kit related tips from Amy, we dive into the biomechanics of running with sports scientist Luke Worthington. Amy’s run this week is with Wendy Searle - known for running the Norfolk countryside with a tractor tire in tow - who hopes to break the women's speed record to the south pole in 2020. How to find out more about today's experts: Luke Worthington, Instagram: @lukewtraining, Website: www.lukeworthington.com Wendy Searle, Instagram: @betweensnowandsky, Website: www.southpole2020.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Jan 23, 2022
RERUN: Training smart with team GB sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and ultra runner Sophie Power
From hundredths of a second to hundreds of miles, in this episode Amy speaks to two runners from opposite ends of the track on how to factor in training around a busy life. Covering everything from essential core exercises for runners to breastfeeding mid-ultra marathon; friends, food and fuel we chat to Nike athlete and fastest woman in the world Dina Asher-Smith, and long time ultra-runner Sophie Power who triggered a global debate about motherhood and marathons. How to find out more about today’s experts: Dina Asher-Smith, Instagram: @dinaashersmith Sophie Power, Instagram: @ultra_sophie Find other runners like yourself by searching #WELLFar on social media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Jan 16, 2022
RERUN: Best foot(wear) forward; having a plan - with host Amy, footwear expert Emma Kirk-Odunubi and Runner’s World Editor Andy Dixon
In this episode Amy helps to dispel beginners nerves with essential tips on how to begin your marathon journey on your strongest foot, literally. Starting from the feet up we chat to Emma Kirk-Odunubi about what trainers you need, the importance of footcare, easy stretches and how you can improve your running while brushing your teeth. Then Amy picks the brains of Andy Dixon, Editor of Runner's World magazine, as they pound the pavement for a lunch time run. How to find out more about today’s experts: Emma Kirk-Odunubi, Instagram: @emmakirkyo, Youtube: HerShoesHerFitness Andy Dixon, Instagram: @runnersworlduk, @rw_ed_andy, Runner’s World Mission Marathon: https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/training/marathon/missionmarathon Find other runners like yourself by searching #WELLFar on social media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Millie Mackintosh on How Motherhood Helped Her Become a Runner, Her AM Routine & Life in 2021
A super chatty season finale for you all with one of Instagram's fittest celebs, Millie Mackintosh. Millie talks about how motherhood shifted her workout goals and how, like many other runners in the past year, was forced to embrace running to get a hit of cardio during lockdown. Since then, her uptake of running has become a key part of finding confidence and comfort in her postpartum body, whilst also enjoying the brief moments of headspace and ‘me time’ in busy mum life. In her words, she’s learned not to punish herself or compare her journey to others. Listen in to hear how Millie’s new role as Mum, helped her fall in love with running. Topics covered: Challenges of settling into the new role of mum Finding ‘me’ time and how running creates this space Unforeseen learnings from life in lockdown Appreciating your body and not comparing yourself to anyone else Finding time to exercise with a little one around Millie’s morning routine Millie's journey to a 10k Safety when out on a run See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
9 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Ask An Expert: Best Running Leggings with Esther Newman
Much like your trainers, leggings really are the workhorses of your running wardrobe, and pulling on the wrong pair can really ruin a run. It’s also one of the most common questions asked by the Well Far crew. That's why this week we have enlisted the help of Esther Newman, editor of Women’s Running Magazine, who regularly puts kit to the test, to share her edit on leggings and fits that go the distance. Amy also shares her legging learnings that she’s amassed over the years! Over to Esther to answer this week's Well Far Question: What are the best black running leggings? To hear more from Esther and the Womens Running Team head to Womensrunning.co.uk for regular running edits, or by following: Insta:@womensrunninguk Facebook: @womensrunningmagazineuk Twitter: @womensrunninguk WeWill Campaign: @wewill.campaign Finally, if a hard copy magazine is what you are after head to Shop.womensrunning.co.uk and enter WELL FAR at the check out for your exclusive discount! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
How to Harness Your Hormones to Keep Running at Every Age & Life Stage
Thanks for staying with us while we had a little break last week. Today’s episode is well worth the wait. This week we're taking a deep dive into that topic of how female hormones can affect our running. Because although running is there to be enjoyed at any age and life stage, understanding how to tailor our training to suit our life stage, and current hormone levels will help us women truly enjoy the physical and psychological boons of running. Today we tackle some big questions: Should we be doing the same in our twenties as our seventies? How does menopause and perimenopause affect our training and are women missing a trick by choosing generic training plans also used by men. This is a new field of research and helping to educate and inspire us to keep clocking the miles as we age is Rosie Stockley founder of Mama Well (@mamawelluk) a fitness company that helps women navigate fitness through the biggest of life changes. And also Kelly McNulty, a PhD student at Northumbria university investigating the effects of the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptive use and performance recovery and adaptation in sports women. And she's also the author of Period of The Period Blog (@periodoftheperiod). Topics covered: Mental and physical benefits of exercise How your cycle affects your run What we need to do to support our training, and how our hormones come into play How to track your cycle and plan your runs accordingly Using new research as a base and tweaking your Training around the menstrual cycle so that it works for you Working with your body not against it How your muscle mass changes throughout your lifetime. How to train for body and mind See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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