The Physical Performance Show: Stewart McSweyn – Dual 10,000m AUS Champion
In episode 152 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Stewart McSweyn – Dual 10,000m AUS Champion.
Stewart McSweyn is an athlete on the rise, he is a Melbourne Track Club Athlete under the tutelage of Nic Bideau. Stewart is a dual Australian 10,000m Track Champion having won back to back Zatopek classics. He recently became the second fastest Australian ever across the 5,000m distance clocking a remarkable 13:05:23 in a race which actually saw the four fastest 5,000m run in history. Just prior to this recording with Stewart McSweyn, Stewy Mac as he is affectionately known set the Australian indoor 1500m record with a blistering 3:35:10 at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix meet where he finished third in the Stellar Field. Stewy boasts PB’s of 28:03 on the road for 10km’s and 27:50 for 10,000m on the track. Stewy was an Australian Representative at the World Cross Country Championships and also in 2018 at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast where Stewy finished 5th in the 5,000m and 11th in the 10,000m.
During this episode, you’ll share Stewy’s highs, lows and the learnings from his remarkable career to date.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- How Stewart started his running career
- The people that Stewart looked up to as a Junior
- Stewart on quitting early.
- Family Life
- What the Commonwealth Games victory meant to Stewart
- The Impact of the Birmingham Grand Prix Record Break
- Stewart Joining the Melbourne International Track Club
- Injury profile of Stewart during his career
- Typical Training Week for Stewart
- Greatest Achievement
- Darkest Day in Athletic Career
- Performance Round
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“Not thinking about anyone else in the race.” – Mantra
“Protein Shakes after the session.” – Best Recovery Tip
“Brave” – Racing Style
“Focused on myself.” – Being in the Zone
“Believe in yourself.” – Best Advice
“Try to get an extra run/ride during the week.” – Physical Challenge
“It’s easy when you’re a bit younger.”
“Being able to consistently perform is a great high for me.”
“Competitiveness and find a way to perform is a key for being a world class contender.”
“Pushing yourself harder, not give in makes the big difference.”
“Focus on the right moment.”
To follow Stewart
1:53 Introduction to Stewart McSweyn
3:40 What is Stewy learning at the moment
4:40 How Stewart started his running career
8:00 The people that Stewart looked up to as a Junior
10:55 Stewart on quitting early
11:44 Family Life
12:55 What the Commonwealth Games victory meant to Stewart
15:30 The Impact of the Birmingham Grand Prix Record Break
18:46 Stewart Joining the Melbourne International Track Club
22:23 Injury profile of Stewart in his career
26:20 Typical Training Week for Stewart
28:44 Greatest Achievement (European Season)
29:23 Darkest Day in Athletic Career
35:50 Performance Round
49:28 Physical Challenge
50:05 Rapid fire questions
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