Podcast Episode 118: Laura Thweatt – US Distance Runner (2:25 marathon)

In episode 118 of The Physical Performance Show I have a conversation with Laura Thweatt – US Distance Runner (2:25 marathon).

Laura Thweatt is a Saucony sponsored athlete who is aiming for 2020 Olympic Marathon representing the USA. Laura was the 2015 USA cross country champion, the 2013 and 2014 USA cross country club champion and boasts an incredible PR for the marathon of 2:25:38. Laura has PB’s across the 10km of 31:52, the 5km of 15:04 and 3km of 8:57. Laura and Brad recently caught up in person on the eve of the 2018 Gold Coast Marathon where Laura was about to run the Half Marathon.

During this episode Laura shares the highs, the lows and the learnings of her running career so far, starting with volleyball in her childhood and making the transition into running.  Laura shares in depth around the psychology of her injury along with meeting and then training with Lee Troop.  This is an episode not to be missed that really gets into the nitty gritty of injury and recovery along with best performance.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Introduction to Laura
  • What is Laura learning at the moment
  • Playing volleyball in her early years
  • Transitioning into running
  • Athlete that Laura most admires
  • Athletic High
  • Laura’s injury
  • The psychological aspect of injury
  • Current training week.
  • Sporting Genes
  • Performance Round
  • Who Laura most admires
  • Best Advice
  • Physical Challenge – Do a 10 minute core routine every day.
  • How Laura started training with Lee Troop

Show Sponsor Gold Coast Marathon

Like the Physical Performance Show, the Gold Coast Marathon encourages runners of all ages and abilities to push their boundaries and strive to complete a personal challenge. The Gold Coast Marathon is held annually on the first weekend in July and is a must do event for any budding athlete, weekend warrior or family looking for a challenge to complete together. Run for the good times at the Gold Coast Marathon. Visit the Gold Coast Marathon here.

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