The Physical Performance Show: Brett Robinson, AUS Olympian, 59:57 AUS Half Mara Record Holder
In episode 206 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Brett Robinson, AUS Olympian, 59:57 AUS Half Mara Record Holder in this featured performer edition.
Brett Robinson recently smashed the decade long Australian Half Marathon record running a very swift 59:57 at the Marugame Half Marathon in Japan. And of course, we discuss that incredible run on today’s episode. A run that saw Brett, net quite noble but cool title of Strava’s Fastest Ever Half Marathoner. Brett shares around career highs including his fantastic 2019 London Marathon debut where he ran an incredible 20:10:55 after going through the halfway mark at 63:25 and embracing the blow up as Brett returns on the back end of that Marathon.
We talk about running the final of the 5000m in Rio in 2016 Olympic Games and a very funny little tale that Brett shares on why and how the finals were held up for 15 minutes after Brett forgot his race bib.
We discuss the low points of Brett’s career, the multiple femoral stress reactions and what happens when pacing goes terribly wrong in a marathon. There’s plenty of learnings as well, altitude training, strength and conditioning, the power of self-belief, learnings taken from Eliud Kipchoge and the pacemakers of the INEOS 159 Challenge of which Brett contributed to. Brett shares his top three Marathon tips, a physical challenge for the week and so much more.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- The Marugame Half Marathon Race
- Observations about recovery
- Brett’s debut marathon experience
- Brett as the Fastest Marathon in Strava
- Brett shared around why he was late with his previous race bib
- How Brett started his running career
- People Brett admires
- Best learnings under Nick’s coaching
- Darkest Day of his career
- Lessons learned on Pacing
- Managing bones and stress injuries
- Brett’s Strengthening and Conditioning Program
- The role of altitude training for Brett
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“You can do it.” – Mantra
“Being completely switched off and thinking of Happy Memories.” – Being in the Zone
“Do the right things to keep yourself moving forward.” – Best Advices
“If you do the work, you’ll get the results.”
“Mistakes I usually make are that I tend to be aggressive, wanting to be fast.”
“I don’t worry about the pace and I run by feel.”
“I adjust my exercises, not going much at all.”
Brett’s 3 Main Exercises
1. Single Leg Squat
3. Bend Pull and core exercise
Top 3 Marathon Tips
1. Eat a lot, fuel your body.
2. Don’t be afraid to take rest days.
3. Pace yourself correctly.
To follow Brett Robinson:
1:33 Introduction to Brett Robinson
4:05 The Marugame Half Marathon Race
7:20 Observations about recovery
9:50 Brett’s debut marathon experience
12:10 Brett as the Fastest Marathon in Strava
13:30 Brett shared around why he was late with his previous race bib
15:55 How Brett started his running career
17:45 People Brett admires
19:00 Best learnings under Nick’s coaching
21:20 Darkest Day of his career
23:10 Lessons learned on Pacing
25:16 Managing bones and stress injuries
27:03 Brett’s Strengthening and Conditioning Program
31:15 The role of altitude training for Brett
33:27 Performance Round
44:10 Top 3 Marathon Tips
46:10 Brett’s schedule this Olympic year
47:20 Best Advice
48:20 Meaning of Brett’s tattoos
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