The Physical Performance Show: Laura Thweatt – US Distance Runner (2:25 marathon)
In episode 118 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Laura Thweatt – US Distance Runner (2:25 marathon).
Laura Thweatt is a Saucony sponsored athlete who is aiming for 2020 Olympic Marathon representing the USA. Laura was the 2015 USA cross country champion, the 2013 and 2014 USA cross country club champion and boasts an incredible PR for the marathon of 2:25:38. Laura has PB’s across the 10km of 31:52, the 5km of 15:04 and 3km of 8:57. Laura and Brad recently caught up in person on the eve of the 2018 Gold Coast Marathon where Laura was about to run the Half Marathon.
During this episode Laura shares the highs, the lows and the learnings of her running career so far, starting with volleyball in her childhood and making the transition into running. Laura shares in depth around the psychology of her injury along with meeting and then training with Lee Troop. This is an episode not to be missed that really gets into the nitty gritty of injury and recovery along with best performance.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
Introduction to Laura
- What is Laura learning at the moment
- Playing volleyball in her early years
- Transitioning into running
- Athlete that Laura most admires
- Athletic High
- Laura’s injury
- The psychological aspect of injury
- Current training week.
- Sporting Genes
- Performance Round
- Who Laura most admires
- Best Advice
- Physical Challenge – Do a 10 minute core routine every day.
- How Laura started training with Lee Troop
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“You have to love the process.” – Best Advice
“The results don’t come if you don’t truly enjoy what you’re doing.”
“A calm goes over you and you’re just in the moment.” Being in the Zone
“Keep Grinding.” – Mantra
“Get calories in quickly.” – Best Recovery Tip
“It’s all about the one percenters that can make you the athlete that you want to be.”
“Having other people’s support.”
“Injuries can be blessings in disguise.”
“You’re going to have other opportunities.”
“Don’t rush the process or get ahead of yourself.”
“Be all in to the philosophy and the process.”
To follow Laura Thweatt
1:00 Introduction to Laura
2:20 What is Laura learning at the moment
7:50 Playing volleyball in her early years
8:30 Transitioning into running
10:50 Athlete that Laura most admires
12:00 Athletic High
14:20 Laura’s injury
18:30 The psychological aspect of injury
27:00 Current training week.
32:00 Sporting Genes
37:20 Performance Round
40:00 Who Laura most admires
46:00 Best Advice
48:00 Physical Challenge – Do a 10 minute core routine every day.
50:00 How Laura started training with Lee Troop
- Lee Troop – 3x Olympic Marathoner, Former 5000m AUS record holder – Episode 101 of The Physical Performance Show
- Kara Goucher – American Runner
- Deena Kastor – American Runner
- Meb Keflezighi – American Long Distance Runner
- Shalane Flanagan – US Marathon Champion
- Emma Coburn – American Middle Distance Runner
- Erin Carson – American Strength Coach
- Molly Huddle – American Long Distance Runner
For questions and comments about this Episode
Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter)