We have had listener feedback!
- Jenny says she gets what we’re doing but it’s not really for her. She also told us about the ITV documentary Trouble in Poundland and the fauxblerone—Poundland’s own brand Brexit Toblerone.
- Steve tweeted us to recommend What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Marukami; “it helped me think about running in a new way”, he told us. Nick and Jon have committed to reading it soon and dedicating some airtime to chatting through it. Why not buy a copy now so you can join in (it’s also available on Audible, so you can think about it while running).
- The book about running Matthew Inman (of The Oatmeal) is called The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances
- This is what Jon did on his stag do—but did he finish it?
- Ben says Wild by Cheryl Strayed is a way better book about the PCT than the terrible book Nick has been reading (The Last Englishman, see episode 2). Ben knows books well—he runs a newsletter for reading recommendations and it’s really nice to get each month.
- Nick and Jon have been arguing about who loves High Fidelity the most.
- Nick recommends Accidental Billionaires on Audible (or as a book).
- If you have any feedback for us please tweet us @runnerpod or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon’s marathon training
Jon is now on week 12 of a 16 week plan, that means the marathon is 4 weeks from Sunday and he’s about to hit the tail end of training. Here’s what’s happened since last time:
- The second 15 miler in week 11 was nice
- The big 18 Miler in week 10 was less so. Perhaps that was down to poor preparation?
- Jon’s been swimming again—but is 750m in 30 minutes any good?
- Treadmills are the worst
This week is mostly shorter runs, nothing over an hour, a mix of speed and easy, then a suggested half marathon race or a lonely 13 miler… but what is the point of the 10 minute run on Saturday?
Nick’s friends are better than yours
Nick’s controversially been on holiday. He’s also:
- Taken up skateboarding with hilarious results.
- Run to and from the gym. It’s a thing.
- Potentially the weakest link in a circle of really talented friends. This is his mate’s photography website. That guy can whittle pens out of old skateboards ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Here’s a link to the interview between Aziz Ansari and Fisher Stevens where they discuss Fisher blacking up to play an Indian scientist in the Short Circuit movies.
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