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 ...more

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September 20, 2017 01:19:48
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Game positive

The perfect watch may be here, but we don’t know as the PR guy is on holiday. This week Nick apparently has nothing to say and yet we seem to have gone long again. We talk Apple Watch and FitBit Ionic, plan Jon’s retirement, and get in the buff(s). Nick doesn’t watch TV, Jon doesn’t watch the Internet, and we ask “Can you buy a tattoo from a corner shop”? Whatever you want, we have it all this week. ## Show notes * [VM Footwear](http://vmfootwear.com/)—Nick’s guy who does portraits on trainers but not on trains * [Apple Air Pods](http://amzn.to/2ycYlg6) may be great for running after all. Denny from [Diz Runs Radio](http://www.dizruns.com/podcast/) gave us some notes, and we also [read this “by a runner” review](http://usabilityrocks.tumblr.com/post/159336005445/running-for-real-in-europe-and-asia-with-the-apple) * These are [Buffs](https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/brands/buff.html) * The other Nic in Jon’s life just ran the Thames Path Ultra—[learn more about the run, and throw his fundraiser a buck here](https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nicbitw) * [How Nick wears his Buff](http://www.teenagemutantninjaturtles.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/The-Foot-Clan-movie-TMNT-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-e13626836141331.jpg) * Find your [craft beer name](https://twitter.com/melindabuttle/status/906665673706762241) * [The Game](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_\(mind_game\)) * The Game the film with Michael Douglas has [turned 20](http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/09/12/fear-itself-david-finchers-the-game-at-20) * [Jon’s pal “invented” the game on the internet](http://aardvarkdj.blogspot.co.uk/2002/08/game-i-lost.html) according to the Wikipedia entry * [Did Rick Parfitt know he was playing the game](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krK7Q49o6uA)? * The [Apple event](https://www.apple.com/uk/apple-events/september-2017/) which announced the new watches and the iPhone X * Jon [doesn’t like the takes](http://thread.fm/e/357ab5b54ca174/) * [#holdconf](https://twitter.com/roundonefight/status/482551999150690305)—where the real work is the conversations in the bar afterwards * [Hello Internet](http://www.hellointernet.fm/podcast/87) * [The Gold Standard](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard) which is essential for understanding the plot of [Goldfinger](http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/which-james-bond-villain-plan-would-have-worked.html) * [LTE Apple Watch](https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/20/16334066/apple-watch-series-3-lte-new-features-review-2017) * [At the time of writing, it’s still ...

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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] 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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