You don't look like a runner

Non-elite, woke and very much weekly, your good friends Nick and Jon talk fitness, running and tech. Expect: marathon training, nutrition and weight discussions (trigger warning for that, btw), and a lot of badly thought through equipment purchase ...more

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September 16, 2017 01:29:42
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It's the cyanide, stupid

Is this the real life, or scripted reality? This week, we’re caught in a time travel paradox as Nick gets his wish for an evening record—and instantly regrets it. We talk marathon recovery, we discuss bat and poo memes, we get emotional about cricket, and we drink (responsibly). Nick proves that he’s a grown up, Jon proves that he’s not, and we deliver on our listener guarantee to be “increasingly infrequent” with our longest edit yet. ## This Week * [Jon’s Rider](https://twitter.com/runnerpod/status/909028521955258368) * The scientists _do_ say [that cashews are poisonous, sometimes](http://www.living-foods.com/articles/rawcashew.html) * Amaretti Biscuits are made of [apricot kernels, and contain cyanide](https://www.robinsandsons.com/blogs/blog/180247431-history-of-amaretti-biscuit) and people used to like doing this [flying trick](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ppo21Enj0) with them. * [Bat video](https://www.facebook.com/pg/tadhgflemingvideos/videos/) * [Tinder date poo lady](http://mashable.com/2017/09/05/poop-tinder-date-fire-department/#y1hsB8FuFaqo) * The Dennis Quaid movie [_Frequency_](http://mashable.com/2017/09/05/poop-tinder-date-fire-department/#y1hsB8FuFaqo) * [Batter bits at the chippy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scraps_\(batter\)) * Cramps, electrolytes, powders etc. [some thoughts here](https://www.runnersworld.com/health/how-to-treat-leg-cramps-while-running) * Mile/km markers—how should they count? [Twitter poll](https://twitter.com/runnerpod/status/909037892915400704) * [Running backwards is definitely not the new running forwards, but…](http://www.runnersgoal.com/5-unique-benefits-of-running-backwards/) * [The photo of a lonely Jon crossing the finish line at the Guernsey Marathon](https://twitter.com/runnerpod/status/909033571213508609) * [A VO2 max primer](https://runnersconnect.net/is-vo2-max-worth-spending-for/) * RadioLab on [the Badminton match where both teams tried to lose](http://www.radiolab.org/story/lose-lose/) * Jon can beat you at [Peteca](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=249RVDpBbS0&app=desktop) unless you’re [pro Brazilian league](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQPSC3H1pJI&app=desktop). [Decathlon sell the kit](https://www.decathlon.co.uk/mega-shuttle-yellow-red-id_8335075.html) (assuming it’s the right season). * We’d probably be happy if all television was [Trans World Sport](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_World_Sport) * [Village cricket](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Village_cricket) * [If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyhIsFshd1E) * This [bluffer’s guide to cricket](https://deadspin.com/the-complete-guide-to-understanding-cricket-1788456326) may come in handy around the hour mark * [Cricket fitness](http://www.pitchvision.com/how-is-match-fitness-different-from-gym-fitness#/) (and ...

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August 27, 2017 01:19:41
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Schrödinger's Marathon

Did he or didn't he? Things get emotional. ...

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August 27, 2017 01:19:41
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disaster.wav

Things have gone wrong. ...

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August 20, 2017 01:19:41
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Taper Week

The tapering episode: we go short this week, but we have time to catch up on our current routines and discuss the merits of cross training days. Jon is paranoid about jinxing his marathon, Nick is marked on a scale of 1-10 for his camping skills, and we get hypothetical about a leaked refresh of Apple Watch. ## This Week * [Jon's marathon](http://www.guernseymarathon.gg): 9 days left. * [The benefits of cross training](https://www.runnersworld.com/for-beginners-only/whats-the-benefit-of-cross-training "Link: https://www.runnersworld.com/for-beginners-only/whats-the-benefit-of-cross-training"). * [Cycling as cross trainin](https://www.runnersworld.com/ask-coach-jenny/how-to-improve-running-performance-with-cycling "Link: https://www.runnersworld.com/ask-coach-jenny/how-to-improve-running-performance-with-cycling")g. * [Apple Watch leaks and rumours](http://www.techradar.com/news/apple-watch-3-release-date-news-and-rumors). * Is the [TomTom](https://www.tomtom.com/en_us/sports/running/) actually the watch Nick needs? * Is Nick [the outdoor type](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-r2BARj6Oo)? You can find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/you-dont-look-like-a-runner/id1259875775?mt=2), [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/you-dont-look-like-a-runner?refid=stpr), on [Pocket Casts](http://pca.st/YXAA) and [Overcast](https://overcast.fm/itunes1259875775/you-dont-look-like-a-runner) or anywhere you like to get podcasts. Please do subscribe and leave us some reviews. It’s a huge help and it’s nice to know that you care. We are online at [runnerpod.com](http://www.runnerpod.com/) where you can look through old episodes, read show notes and blog posts. Comments, questions and thoughts please tweet us [@runnerpod](http://www.twitter.com/runnerpod) [@jonhickman](http://www.twitter.com/jonhickman) or [@ngmoreton](http://www.twitter.com/ngmoreton "Link: http://www.twitter.com/ngmoreton"). You can email us [email protected]om. Thanks to [Podiant](http://podiant.co/)—professional-grade podcast hosting at a price you choose—for supporting _You Don’t Look Like a Runner_. ...

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August 14, 2017 00:56:53
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Sons of Alvechurch

How do you choose the right swimming lane or the right pace group for a club run? We talk about the challenges and benefits of mixed ability group work and along the way we discuss fitting training into our lives. Nick owes Shelter a lot of money, Jon has joined a cycle gang by mistake, and we open a bitter feud with our favourite top tier podcaster. ## This week * How [clock speeds ruined Nick’s life](https://protyposis.net/clockdrift/). * Even the [experts have this problem](https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/361592165257850882?lang=en) and [if they’ve fixed it they’re not sharing](https://twitter.com/ericleamen/status/408750535937110016?lang=en). * Some specialist podcast production software: [Hindenburg](https://hindenburg.com/), [Zencastr](https://zencastr.com/), [Cast](https://tryca.st/). * Running groups UK wide: [Park Run](http://www.parkrun.org.uk/) and [Great Run Local](http://www.greatrunlocal.org/). * Shelter training plans (PDF): [half marathon](https://england.shelter.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/1322650/OBR-1272_Running_training_guide_half_marathon.pdf), [marathon](https://england.shelter.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1322649/OBR-1272_Running_training_guide_marathon.pdf). * Evans [Fix It](https://www.evanscycles.com/help/servicing/bike-maintenance-classes) courses. * [Thank You Bicycle Repair Man](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U01xasUtlvw). * [The cycle helmet debate](https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/21/bike-helmet-cyclists-safe-urban-warfare-wheels). * The [peloton](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk8VYD7i-zw): [here’s the scientists explaining it](http://www.science20.com/small_world/what_peloton_and_how_does_it_work-30523). * [A primer on bike tyres](https://totalwomenscycling.com/road-cycling/maintenance/the-demystifier-everything-you-need-to-know-about-tyres#yfyqgoCk37y1Gw8Y.97). * [SwimFit training cards](http://swimfit.com/swimfit-activate/). * [Jon’s embarrassing lycra problem](https://www.instagram.com/p/BVeniRkFMe-/). * [Nick pays his dues](https://twitter.com/runnerpod/status/897105070784958465). * [Do By Friday](http://dobyfriday.com/)’s personal attack on Jon. You can find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/you-dont-look-like-a-runner/id1259875775?mt=2), [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/you-dont-look-like-a-runner?refid=stpr), on [Pocket Casts](http://pca.st/YXAA) and [Overcast](https://overcast.fm/itunes1259875775/you-dont-look-like-a-runner) or anywhere you like to get podcasts. Please do subscribe and leave us some reviews. It’s a huge help and it’s nice to know that you care. We are online at [runnerpod.com](http://www.runnerpod.com/) where you can look through old episodes, read show notes and blog posts. Comments, questions and thoughts please tweet us [@runnerpod](http://www.twitter.com/runnerpod) [@jonhickman](http://www.twitter.com/jonhickman) or [@ngmoreton](http://www.twitter.com/ngmoreton). You can email us [email protected] Thanks to [Podiant](http://podiant.co/)—professional-grade podcast hosting at a price you choose—for supporting _You Don’t Look Like a Runner_. ...

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August 09, 2017 01:19:41
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Drunkathalon

Yes the rumours are true: this is a podcast about running and tech, and we have opinions on Bluetooth headphones. We discuss the joys of shopping at Decathlon and the ethical problems of shopping at Sports Direct, we spend a little bit too long discussing the geography of the West Midlands, and there’s been a terrible, terrible accident. Nick tries to be a better f* __ck*ng person, Jon does not, and we finally commence Nick and Jon’s Sh*t __Bluetooth Headphone Review. ## This week * Don’t say f** __k or b*gg*er __, but if you do [give £5 to Shelter](https://england.shelter.org.uk/donate). * [Bombhead](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombhead) is actually from [Hollyoaks](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollyoaks). * OB (also from Hollyoaks) [looks like](https://twitter.com/roundonefight/status/626740850215796736) the Australian bowler [Josh Hazelwood](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Hazlewood). * A [list of approved teatime swears](http://hallofthewendigo.informe.com/forum/neighbours-f135/swear-words-that-only-exist-in-neighbours-t1667.html). * Friends don’t let friends [go to Decathlon drunk](https://twitter.com/runnerpod/status/895369781402054658). * Sports Direct [treats staff appallingly](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-36855374) and [their owner knows it](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/21/mike-ashley-turned-a-blind-eye-to-appalling-conditions-at-sports/). * As far as we can see, Decathlon is pretty responsible and decent, [with recognition for responsible buying processes](http://www.bipiz.org/en/advanced-search/the-responsible-buying-process-at-oxylane.html), [good employment practices](http://www.bipiz.org/en/advanced-search/decathlon-would-like-to-reconcile-pro-lifeprivate-life-for-all-its-employees.html) (it ‘won the 4th place in the “Great Place to Work” ranking in 2014 and 2015’) and [clear policies on sustainability](http://sustainability.decathlon.com/faq/). * Some good shoe chat on [Diz Runs Radio episode 444](https://player.fm/series/diz-runs-with/444-jonathan-beverly) * We reviewed Bluetooth headphones! * Top pick: [the aLLreli Soba](http://amzn.to/2vQ5RjN) which is a **neckband style**. We also talked about: * [over ear style](http://amzn.to/2wIWZJ1) which are great for battery life but not for running. * [in-ear with wire](http://amzn.to/2vQqEnx)—these are great but tend to fail quickly. * [Bluetooth versions](https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/the-power-of-bluetooth-4-0-itll-change-your-life/). * [Banning headphones at races](https://www.runbritain.com/news/wearing-of-headphones-in-road-races). * [Is the Apple Watch a ...

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