The Physical Performance Show: Milly Clark – AUS Olympic Marathoner (2016), Dietitian

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In episode 180 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Milly Clark – AUS Olympic Marathoner (2016), Dietitian in this featured performer episode.

Milly Clark’s running career spans a decade plus and Milly ran her first official marathon in 2015 in Amsterdam where she qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games representing Australia, this has lead to her running in the recent Gold Coast Marathon to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic games with a time of 2:28:08.

Milly completed a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from the University of Sydney and during this episode shares some fantastic insights around fuelling for marathons, the challenges with disordered eating amongst recreational competitors and Elite distance runners, we continue the conversation having started from several episodes to go around energy availability for endurance athletes. In addition to Milly sharing her careers highs, lows and learnings we also discuss Milly’s Profession as a Dietitian, working at Physio TAS in Tasmania. Milly brings a great mix of professional athlete insights and also a health professionals insights to all things physical best performance, health, and well-being.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • What is Milly learning at the moment
  • Interest in Dietetics
  • First Marathon and routine
  • How Milly started running
  • Highest marathon achievement
  • Milly’s Marathon PB’s
  • Training Regime
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Overview on Energy Balance
  • Difference of Developing and the Developed Endurance Athlete
  • Advice on Salt for an Athlete
  • Performance Round

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“I love the sound of my feet hitting the road.” – Mantra
“Sleep.” – Best Recovery Tip
“Slow and steady wins the race.” – Best Advice
“Have fun.” – Best Thing in Life
“What matters is how you actually feel during running.”
“Parents play a crucial role in monitoring the gaps in development.”    

To follow Milly Clark:

Instagram:  @millyjane14
Twitter:  @milyjane14
Website: Physio Tas

Milly Clark


0:00 Start
1:58 Introduction to Milly Clark
4:43 What is Milly learning at the moment
5:36 Interest in Dietetics
6:55 First Marathon and routine
8:35 How Milly started running
14:26 Highest marathon achievement
16:00 Milly’s Marathon PB’s
17:58 Training Regime
20:35 Recovery from injuries
24:30 Overview on Energy Balance
30:47 Difference of Developing and the Developed Endurance Athlete
38:31 Advice on Salt for an Athlete
41:00 Performance Round
47:00 Best advice
52:20 Finish

People Mentioned

Lisa Weightman – AU Runner – Episode 160 of The Physical Performance Show
Trent Stellingwerff – Director Performance Solutions Canadian Sport Institute – Fuelling for endurance sports & Energy Availability – Episode 178 of The Physical Performance Show
Ryan Hall – Dual Olympian, U.S Record Holder Half Marathon (59:43), 2:04:58 Marathon PR Episode 160 of The Physical Performance Show
Dr Peter Brukner OAM – Prof Sports Medicine, Author, Founder SugarByHalf – Episode 126 of The Physical Performance Show
Desiree Linden – American Runner

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