The Empowered Body Podcast

Marcus Smith - Endurance Training, Running and the Power of the Mind

January 05, 2019
The Empowered Body Podcast
Marcus Smith - Endurance Training, Running and the Power of the Mind
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The Empowered Body Podcast
Marcus Smith - Endurance Training, Running and the Power of the Mind
Jan 05, 2019
Adam Willis
Marcus Smith - Endurance Training, Running and the Power of the Mind
Show Notes

This week my guest is Marcus Smith. Marcus is an extreme Endurance Athlete, Coach and Motivational Speaker.

In this episode we discuss:
- Marcus' back story, focusing on the impact 2018 had on him due to an accident where he was hit by a truck in February suffering multiple broken bones and a punctured lung to then running a marathon a day for 30 days in November.
- How Marcus' accident and running a marathon a day for 30 days has impact him as a Coach and Athlete when it comes to human potential and the power of the mind.
- The value and importance of building an Aerobic Base for Endurance Athletes and General Population and the best approaches to achieve it.
- Why running technique is so important and shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to injury prevention, running efficiency and power output.
- The programming considerations and assessments Marcus makes with new clients and his programming approach when it comes to endurance goals like a half marathon or marathon.
- How to calculate running pace to maximise your endurance training.
- Why Marcus is such a big proponent of deload weeks, when he schedules them and how he monitors training stress.