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.

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.

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 filming...

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.

A Glimpse into Life in a Kenyan Training Camp with Coach Peter Bii

A Glimpse into Life in a Kenyan Training Camp with Coach Peter Bii Article by Tait Hearps Every year superbly talented runners come out of Kenya and demolish fields in races on the world stage. Their domination of the roads has only been paralleled by Ethiopians in...
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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