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Rory Linkletter’s Journey: Training for Seville Marathon 2024

Rory Linkletter’s Journey: Training for Seville Marathon 2024

In the pursuit of qualifying for the Olympics, athletes undergo rigorous training regimes, pushing their limits to secure a coveted spot on the world stage. Rory Linkletter, one of the best Canadian marathoners who is sponsored by Puma, shares insights into his preparation leading up to the Seville Marathon 2024, where he aims to qualify for the Paris Olympics. Since Canada does not hold a marathon trials like the United States, Athletics Canada has a discretionary committee that chooses athletes to go to the Olympics who have hit the qualifying standard. As of February 17th, 2024, only 1 Canadian man has hit the Olympic Standard of 2:08:10. That man is Cameron Levins. With meticulous planning and unwavering determination by himself and his coach Ryan Hall, Linkletter navigates through grueling workouts, strategic race selections, and cutting-edge gear, all in pursuit to become the second.

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Jake Smith on Training with the World’s Best

Another major lesson from Jake’s time in Uganda was to drop the intensity of the recovery runs, and to prioritise recovery overall. During his time there he got caught up in wanting to explore the area and in addition to the ~180km he was running each week, he would also go out on long walks through the hills with his girlfriend Katie. He also went out and ran almost every afternoon, and only learnt at the end of his stay that the team he was training with would normally spend parts of most days napping and also skip the afternoon runs if they were feeling fatigued.

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From Strength to Strength with Nell Rojas

Despite this, she never questioned whether or not she was going to make the start line, once she started the warm up she knew things would be fine. The race went out at a slow pace, prolonging the eccentric loading caused by the downhills for which Boston is renown. She ended up leading much of the first 17 miles and came through in a new personal best of 2:27:12.

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Frank Shorter – Training Insights

Frank Shorter – Training Insights

Frank’s reasoning for doing such fast workouts relative to race pace (especially when racing the marathon) was that in his mind, the greater the delta between training pace and race pace, the more comfortable and therefore sustainable running at that race pace becomes. Once he was feeling more comfortable running these workouts and was happy with how fast they were, he would begin to shorten recovery rather than increasing the pace of intervals.

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Galen Rupp On Tight Turnarounds, Consistency And Training

Galen Rupp On Tight Turnarounds, Consistency And Training

Some may see Chicago as an interesting choice given Rupp competed in the Olympic marathon a mere nine weeks prior. However, Chicago holds a special place in Galen’s heart – he grew up visiting family there often, and in 2017 he was the first American to win Chicago marathon since Khalid Kannouchi in 2002. Despite the tight turnaround from Sapporo to Chicago Galen says that the training leading up to this race was some of the best of his life – much better than leading into the Olympics where he was disappointed with an eighth place finish.

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Thijs Nijhuis (2:10 Marathoner) Begins Preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon in Kenya – February 2021

Thijs Nijhuis (2:10 Marathoner) Begins Preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon in Kenya – February 2021

Thijs Nijhuis (2:10 Marathoner and second fastest Danish Marathoner of all time) begins preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon in Kenya – February 2021 and shares insights into his training during the training camp. “My first week at altitude is always very easy, I will mainly do easy runs and go by feeling. After that I will gradually be able to do more and more. To cope with the many hills, I sometimes run around the soccerfield or go to the track to do my easy runs, otherwise my quads gets banged up. For the same reason, I will tend to do some longer runs netto downhill, but it doesn’t mean it won’t go up and down. Just a little more down than up.” Keep reading to view his 4 week training journal plus tips for training in Kenya.

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Sondre Moen – Preparing for London Marathon 2020 Elite Race

Sondre Moen – Preparing for London Marathon 2020 Elite Race

On August 6th 2020, the London Marathon announced that the race will set off with an elite only field. The London Marathon Organisers chose to stage the race in a more controlled environment, instead of the usual course due to Covid-19.

Norwegian Sondre Moen (2:05:48 PB) is currently in the middle of a high altitude training camp in Sestriere (Italy), preparing for the showdown that will take place on October 4th comprising of the strongest field a Marathon has ever staged including the two fastest men in history over the distance – Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele.

We joined him for a track session on Sunday 13th September, 21 days until race day where coach Renato Canova shared his thoughts on the workout, the remainder of 2020 and more.

Renato Canova: “Today was a training session specific to the half marathon and marathon, on the track. The plan was to run 20km, it’s something that we can use many times approaching a Marathon.

Two times 3000m with 3 minutes of recovery. Three times 2000m with 2.5 minutes recovery. Five times 1000m with 2 minutes recovery. Six times 500m with 1.5 minutes recovery.

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Rory Linkletter’s Journey: Training for Seville Marathon 2024

Rory Linkletter’s Journey: Training for Seville Marathon 2024

In the pursuit of qualifying for the Olympics, athletes undergo rigorous training regimes, pushing their limits to secure a coveted spot on the world stage. Rory Linkletter, one of the best Canadian marathoners who is sponsored by Puma, shares insights into his preparation leading up to the Seville Marathon 2024, where he aims to qualify for the Paris Olympics. Since Canada does not hold a marathon trials like the United States, Athletics Canada has a discretionary committee that chooses athletes to go to the Olympics who have hit the qualifying standard. As of February 17th, 2024, only 1 Canadian man has hit the Olympic Standard of 2:08:10. That man is Cameron Levins. With meticulous planning and unwavering determination by himself and his coach Ryan Hall, Linkletter navigates through grueling workouts, strategic race selections, and cutting-edge gear, all in pursuit to become the second.

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Jake Smith on Training with the World’s Best

Another major lesson from Jake’s time in Uganda was to drop the intensity of the recovery runs, and to prioritise recovery overall. During his time there he got caught up in wanting to explore the area and in addition to the ~180km he was running each week, he would also go out on long walks through the hills with his girlfriend Katie. He also went out and ran almost every afternoon, and only learnt at the end of his stay that the team he was training with would normally spend parts of most days napping and also skip the afternoon runs if they were feeling fatigued.

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Sara Hall – Training Insights

Sara Hall - Training Insights Article by Tait Hearps Sara Hall is one of the top distance runners in the USA. In March 2020 she graciously sat down with Sweat Elite founder Matt Fox to discuss her journey in the sport, and this was followed by time spent...

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From Strength to Strength with Nell Rojas

Despite this, she never questioned whether or not she was going to make the start line, once she started the warm up she knew things would be fine. The race went out at a slow pace, prolonging the eccentric loading caused by the downhills for which Boston is renown. She ended up leading much of the first 17 miles and came through in a new personal best of 2:27:12.

read more
Frank Shorter – Training Insights

Frank Shorter – Training Insights

Frank’s reasoning for doing such fast workouts relative to race pace (especially when racing the marathon) was that in his mind, the greater the delta between training pace and race pace, the more comfortable and therefore sustainable running at that race pace becomes. Once he was feeling more comfortable running these workouts and was happy with how fast they were, he would begin to shorten recovery rather than increasing the pace of intervals.

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