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Peak Endurance

129 EpisodesProduced by Isobel RossWebsite

Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast, where we talk all things endurance, mainly running! You will hear from athletes, experts in the field and also myself on all topics designed to help you reach your endurance goals!

129 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Luke Nelson: Ankle Sprains

September 28th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 129 is an interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and High Performance in Mont Albert …

Brodie Sharpe: How to strive for an injury-free PB!

September 21st, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 128 is an interview with Brodie Sharpe. Brodie is the physiotherapist at The Breakthrough Running Clinic, as well as Run smarter podcast host. Brodie comes onto this …

Ross Jenkin: The big 4 at 40

September 14th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 127 is an interview with Ross Jenkin.
Ross is the first person to complete a continuous traverse of the UK’s four big mountain challenges: the Paddy Buckley Round in north …

Kellie Macknamara: Runner and breast cancer survivor.

September 7th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 126 is an interview with Kellie Macknamara. Kellie is an everyday runner who has had to deal with stage 3 breast cancer at the same time as dealing with the covid pandemic. …

Peter Defty: Optimising your fat metabolism.

August 31st, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 125 is an interview with Peter Defty. Peter is one of the pioneers in fat-adapted performance. This work, first on himself beginning in 2001, and subsequently with athletes …

Suki Singh: How running has helped him live a more meaningful life and how it can for us too!

August 26th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 124 is an interview with Suki Singh. Suki has run many marathons and ultra-marathons. He has learnt …

Pat Farmer: 1000 miles to LightPat Farmer: 1000 miles to Light

August 23rd, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 123 is an interview with the amazing Pat Farmer. Pat is best known as the only man who has run …

GSER 2021; four athletes share their story in this first episode of a 3 part series.

August 17th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 122 is an interview with four of the athletes that I am currently coaching towards GSER this year. …

Kirrily Dear and Mark Grima are Running Against Violence.

August 10th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 121 is an interview with Kirrily Dear from Run Against Violence, and Mark Grima, from Team One Zero …

Luke Nelson: Hamstring Tendinopathy

August 3rd, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 120 is another interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance.
In this episode we discuss hamstring Tendinopathy. A hamstring tendinopathy is an …

Louise Burke: world leader in sports dietics shares her expert knowledge on carbo-loading, fasted running and iron stores in athletes.

July 27th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 119 is an interview with Louise Burke. Louise is a sports dietitian with 40 years of experience in the education and counselling of elite athletes. She worked at the …

Ruth Croft: NZ running sensation comes 2nd at Western States!

July 20th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 118 is an interview with Ruth Croft. New Zealand trail running sensation Ruth Croft ran for 17hrs 33mins 48s put her on  the podium in a stunning debut at one of the …

What's the best running advice you have ever received?

July 16th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! This is a bonus episode with listeners sharing with us the best advice for running that they have ever received.
If you do enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review …

Andrew Wynd: Sports physiotherapist and foot specialist.

July 13th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 117 is an interview with Andrew Wynd. Andrew is an Australian expert physiotherapist with a special focus on foot and ankle problems. With over 20 years of clinical …

Dean Karnazes; A Runner's High.

July 6th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 115 is an interview with Dean Karnazes. Dean is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and an icon in the running world. TIME magazine named Karnazes one of the '100 …

John Stocker: world record holder of 81hrs at the Suffolk Backyard Ultra.

June 30th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 114 is an interview with John Stocker, from Oxfordshire, ran a Last One Standing world record with …

Stephanie Case: ultra runner and founder of 'Free to Run'.

June 22nd, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 113 is an interview with Stephanie Case. Stephanie is a human rights lawyer, ultra-distance runner and …

Beau Miles: The Backyard Adventurer

June 15th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 112 is an interview with Beau Miles. Beau describes himself as an ‘award -winning film maker, …

Luke Nelson from Health and High Performance: Shin Pain

June 11th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 111 is another interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance.
In this episode we discuss Medial Tibial stress syndrome, more commonly known as shin splints. Shin …

Race directors Megan and Matt on all things GSER and on raising female participation rates in ultra running.

June 8th, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 110 is an interview with Megan Harper and Matt Veenstra, the directors of GSER, The Great Southern …

Lessons from 2020

June 2nd, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 109 is another bonus episode! This time listeners recorded what they learnt form 2020. In spite of it …

Maggie Guterl wins the inaugural Cocodona 250!

May 31st, 2021


Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 108 is another interview with the amazing Maggie Guterl! Just a few weeks ago Maggie won the inaugural Cocodona 250. Maggie was first female and 7thoverall in a time of 85 …

Down Under 135 special: Tom Cullum, Nigel Hill and Tom Dade.

May 25th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 107 is a Down Under 135 special! DU135 is renowned for being an extremely tough race; it has a high dropout rate, tough cut offs and long finish times. This year was no exception, with …

Breaking the Barrier Collaboration

May 17th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 106 is a collaboration with Andrew Lorenzo and Zac Domagalski from Breaking the Barrier podcast. We both hit 100 …

Bernadette Benson: Multiple National Record Holder

May 13th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 105 is an interview with Bernadette Benson, who describes herself as A whole-food, plant-based CanAussie ultra runner …

Why do we run?

May 10th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 104 is a short bonus episode that involves you, the listener! I asked ‘why do you run’ and this podcast is the …

Victorian High Country 7 Peaks FKT record holder Isobel Ross

May 4th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 103 is an interview with me about my latest big run. I am joined by guest hosts Ron Tait and Tracey Davies, both whom were members of my crew. This was a really tough run for me and a …

48 Hour Track Championships chat with Stephen Redfern and Nikki Wynd with guest host Ron Tait

April 20th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 102 is a fun interview with Stephen Redfern and Nikki Wynd. Ron also joins in with some questions! In this episode we discuss the recent 48 hour Australian track championships in …

Bich Jennings; mountain athlete and inspring human.

April 13th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 101 is an interview with Bich Jennings. I met Bich when we were sweeping together at Archies earlier this year. We shared the trail for about 16 hours so had lots of time to chat. I …

Nikki Wynd comes back for the 100th episode!!

April 6th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! I can’t believe it’s episode 100. I am so excited and proud to have made it this far! I never dreamed I would make it here. …

ITB pain with Luke Nelson

March 30th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 99 is an interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance.
In this episode we discuss ITB syndrome. ITB syndrome tends to be a common new runner’s injury but is not …

Kay Bretz is Turning Right

March 23rd, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 98 is an interview with Kay Bretz, an amazing ultra runner who was Australian Ultra runner of the year in 2019. Kay …

Annabel Hepworth; Helen Stanger award and Ultra Performance of the year award recipient.

March 16th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 97 is an interview with Annabel Hepworth, an amazing ultra runner. She has recently been awarded the with the Helen …

Luke Nelson: Runner's knee

March 9th, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 96 is an interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance.
In this episode we discuss knee pain. Patellofemoral pain affects 1 in 10 males, and 1 in 5 females.  With …

Caroline Bertrand: Surviving and thriving through tough times.

March 2nd, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 95 is an interview with Caroline Bertrand.
This is the second time Caroline has been on the podcast. She was last on …

Nick Fuller; Researcher into preventing weight re-gain

February 23rd, 2021


Welcome to the podcast! Episode 94 is an interview with Nick Fuller. Nick works as a clinician and researcher looking at the biological imperative to …

George Dyer and The Great Train Run

February 16th, 2021


Episode 93 is an interview with George Dyer.
Over 11 days in June 2020, George ran over 560km to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. He started with a 100km run at Knox Athletics Track on 7 June and recently …

Damian Hall runs an FKT on the Pennine Way!

February 9th, 2021


Episode 92 is an interview and discussion with Damian Hall. Damian Hall recently entered the ultra running record books by breaking the Fastest Known …

Ben Lindsay talks shin splints.

February 2nd, 2021


Episode 91 is an interview and discussion Ben Lindsay, founder of the company Solushin. Ben was an athlete who suffered from shin splints and wasn’t …

Tegan Geall; winner of The Two Bays Trail Run 56k female event.

January 28th, 2021


Episode 90 is an interview with Tegan Geall, winner of the 2021 Two Bays Trail Run 56km female category. Tegan won the race in 5 hours and 15 minutes. Tegan actually also won the Prom 44k race just a few weeks before. …

Matt Whitaker; winner of The Two Bays Trail Run 56km men's event.

January 27th, 2021


Episode 89 is an interview with Matt Whitaker, winner of the 2021 Two Bays Trail Run 56km men’s category. Matt won the race in 4 hours and 7 minutes. Matt actually also won last year on a technicality when first place …

Matt Fitzgerald: The Comeback Quotient

January 19th, 2021


Episode 88 is a third interview with the brilliant and prolific author Matt Fitzgerald. Last time I interviewed him about his book How Bad Do You …

Luke Nelson; Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

January 12th, 2021


Episode 87 is an interview and discussion with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and High Performance. In this episode we discuss the issue that many runners face; Plantar Fasciitis, or PF. This is the second in a …

Maggie Guterl; amazing ultra runner and first woman to win Bigs Backyard.

January 5th, 2021


Episode 86 is an interview with the amazing athlete Maggie Guterl. Maggie made headlines when she won Big’s Backyard Ultra in 2019, a ‘last man standing’-style event run by Lazarus Lake (organiser of the infamous …

Abby Coleman; sports scientist

December 22nd, 2020


Abby Coleman (sports scientis with Precision Hydration) and I go over some running myths and listener questions:
· Can you overload on sodium/have too …

Catra Corbett: Reborn on the run.

December 16th, 2020


Episode 84 is an interview with Catra Corbett. Before she was an ultrarunner, she was a drug addict, a hair stylist. a go-go dancer, a daughter, and …

Adharanand Finn; Rise Of The Ultra Runners

December 8th, 2020


Episode 83 is an interview with the author Adharanand Finn. Adharanand Finn is the author of Running with the Kenyans (2012) and The Way of the Runner (2015). The first of these was the Sunday Times Sports Book of the …

Luke Nelson: 4 mistakes runners make with calf strains.

December 3rd, 2020


Episode 82 is an interview and discussion with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and High Performance. In this episode we discuss the mistakes …

Lazarus Lake; creator of The Barkley Marathons and The Big Backyard Ultra.

November 30th, 2020


Episode 81 is another interview the enigmatic Lazarus Lake. Laz (real name Gary Cantrell) is an endurance race designer and director. His unusual races include the Barkley Marathons, Big's Backyard Ultra, Barkley Fall …

Matt Fitzgerald: How Bad Do You Want It?

November 24th, 2020


Episode 80 is another interview the brilliant author Matt Fitzgerald. Last time I interviewed him about his book 80/20 which discusses the concept of running easy for 80% of your training and hard for 20%. This …

Scott Douglas: Running Is My Therapy

November 17th, 2020


Episode 79 is a very interesting and pertinent chat with Scott Douglas. Scott is a veteran running, fitness, and health journalist who has held senior editorial positions at Runner’s World and Running Times. Much of his …

Brodie Sharpe is busting running myths!

November 9th, 2020


Episode 78 is a myth-busting chat with Brodie Sharpe. Brodie is the host of The Run Smarter Podcast and we have previously discussed RED-S, relative energy deficiency in Sport. Brodie is a physiotherapist and the owner …

Tristan Miller: 52 marathons in 52 weeks

November 6th, 2020


Episode 77 is an interview with Tristan Miller.  In 2010, Melbourne man Tristan entered the record books when he became the first person to complete …

Dave Alley's 2015 record run around Australia.

November 3rd, 2020


Episode 76 is an interview with Dave Alley.  Dave is a father of five, Husband, Police Officer of 17+ years (Both NSW & QLD in various specialist …

Donnie Campbell ran all the Munros in 31 days!

October 28th, 2020


Episode 75 is an interview with Donnie Campbell.  Donnie, of Inverness Scotland, is an ex Royal Marine Commando with a background in a wide range of sports from Mountaineering and Kayaking to Football and Shinty. Shinty …

John Kelly completes The Grand Round!

October 26th, 2020


Episode 74 is an interview with John Kelly.  John made trail running history on April 3, 2017 by becoming the 15th person to ever complete the Barkley Marathons. The Barkley Marathons in Frozen Head State Park, …

Kyle Burgess: Cougar Guy

October 21st, 2020


Episode 73 is an interview with Kyle Burgess.  Kyle Burgess went out for an easy 10 miles (16k) on October 10 when he stopped to take a video. With about four miles left, he saw what looked like four bobcats, off to the …

Julie Emmerman; sport psychologist discusses Covid and ultrarunning.

October 18th, 2020


Episode 72 is an interview with Julie Emmerman. Dr. Julie Emmerman is a sport psychologist who currently works with numerous individuals on men and …

Ryan Twist; Podiatrist at Bayswater Ankle and Foot Clinic

October 14th, 2020


Episode 71 is an interview with Ryan Twist, podiatrist at Bayswater Foot and Ankle clinic. Ryan graduated from La Trobe University and has over 11 years of clinical experience. He gained extensive knowledge and skills …

Travis Macy: Team Endure at eco-challenge Fiji, the World's Toughest Race.

October 12th, 2020


Episode 70 is another interview with Travis Macy, a finisher of over 120 ultra endurance events in 17 countries. Travis is a speaker, author, coach, …

Bern Dornum: member of Team Thunder AR in Eco-Challenge.

October 9th, 2020


Episode 69 is an interview with Bernadette Dornum. Bern has a background of triathlon and Ironman but then began competing more and more in adventure …

Rob Preston; Reflections on Eco Challenge; the toughest race in the world.

October 5th, 2020


Episode 68 is an interview with Rob Preston. Rob is one of Australia's leading navigators and endurance athletes. He started navigation as a kid through orienteering and then went on to compete for Australia for 15 …

Richard Xerri: Race director

October 1st, 2020


Episode 67 is an interview with Richard Xerri, the race director with Perseverance Events that holds races such as The Bright Festival, The P0rtsea …

Alex Hutchinson; author of the book 'Endure. Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance'.

September 29th, 2020


Episode 66 is an interview with Alex Hutchinson, the author of the book Endure; Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. In Endure Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., reveals why our individual limits may …

Andre La Gerche; sports cardiologist

September 22nd, 2020


Episode 65 is an interview with Andre La Gerche. Andre is a cardiologist specialising in cardiac imaging, a Future Leadership Fellow of the National …

Bonus episode: Isobel Ross Part 2, developing mental strength.

September 18th, 2020


Episode 64 is an interview with me! My good friend Nicole Kew once again interviews me to find out how I developed mental strength.
Do you have …

Gene Dykes: Sub 3-hour marathoner and ultra-marathon runner in his 70s!

September 16th, 2020


Episode 63 is an interview with Gene Dykes,  who is one of the most prolific and successful septuagenarian racers of all time, winning multiple …

Bonus episode! Karen Barrett; Everesting challenge completed!

September 11th, 2020


Episode 62 is an interview with Karen Barrett. Karen is a NSW runner who recently Everested Mount Sugarloaf in 30 hour and 30 minutes, with a total of 178kms. What an achievement.
I caught up with Karen less than a week …

Sean Bell; running around Australia in 2022

September 8th, 2020


Episode 59 is an interview with Sean Bell. Sean is the runner of Run for Wishes and an ASICS Australia Sound Mind Sound Body ambassador. He is a 22 …

Andy Blow; Precision Hydration Co-Founder, CEO and Sports Scientist

September 3rd, 2020


Episode 58 is an interview with Andy Blow. Andy is a Sports Scientist with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Bath. An expert in sweat, dehydration and cramping, Andy previously worked as the …

Isobel (Izzy) Ross: Nicole Kew turns the tables and interviews me!

August 27th, 2020


Episode 59 is an interview with me! My good friend Nicole Kew interviews me to find out where I got my drive and passion for running, and how I …

Meghan Laws (Arbogast)

August 25th, 2020


Episode 58 is an interview with Meghan Laws (previously Arbogast). Running wasn’t Meghan’s first sport. She played volleyball, basketball and spent a …

Buzz Burrell: Fastest Known Times

August 18th, 2020


Episode 57 is an interview with Buzz Burrell, one of the team who organises the Fastest Known times website. Buzz has helped popularize the term …

Mosi Smith; endurance athlete wins Diesel Day Grit Check in 62 hours!!

August 11th, 2020


Episode 56 is an interview with a friend of mine, Mosi Smith. I met Mosi through Nikki Wynd when he was out in Australia last year to run the GSER. He has run many amazing races and just recently participated in a very …

Amy Bender; PHD and sleep researcher.

August 4th, 2020


Episode 55 is an interview with Amy Bender, sleep researcher.
Dr. Bender is Senior Research Scientist at Calgary Counselling Centre and an Adjunct …

Stacy Sims: Women Are Not Small Men

July 28th, 2020


Episode 54 is an interview with Stacy Sims, author of the book ‘Roar’. Stacy T. Sims, Ph.D., is an applied researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, …

Ricardo Costa; ultra-marathon nutrition expert

July 21st, 2020


Episode 53 is an interview with Ricardo Costa. Dr Ricardo Costa works in the Department of Nutrition Dietetics & Food, Faculty of Medicine …

Joe Friel; Faster After 50.

July 14th, 2020


Episode 52 is an interview with Joe Friel. Joe Friel is a life-long athlete and has a masters degree in exercise science. He has trained and conferred with amateur and professional endurance athletes from a wide variety …

Sam Suke; physiotherapist at 'Exercise Thought Physiotherapy'

July 7th, 2020


Hi and welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast. My name is Isobel Ross and I am the coach at Peak Endurance Coaching. Episode 51 is an interview with Sam Suke, physiotherapist at Exercise Thought. Sam obtained his …

Christie Aschwanden; author of 'Good To Go, How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion.'

June 30th, 2020


Episode 49 is an interview with Christie Aschwanden about her book ‘Good to Go, How to eat, sleep and rest like a champion’. In this book, which I really enjoyed reading, Christie looks at all the different modes of …

Trang Nguyen; Physio and Strength and Conditioning Coach

June 23rd, 2020


Episode 49 is an interview Trang Nguyen, physio and strength and conditioning coach at the Motion Mechanic. In this conversation, we discuss how to periodise your strength training, what are the best types of exercises, …

Kelly Starrett: mobility expert and author of Ready to Run and Supple Leopard.

June 16th, 2020


Episode 48 is an interview Kelly Starrett. Kelly is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker. Along with his wife Juliet, Kelly is co-founder …

Matt Fitzgerald; 80/20 Running

June 9th, 2020


Episode 47 is an interview with Matt Fitzgerald about his book 80/20 Running. Matt is an award-winning endurance sports journalist and bestselling author of more than 20 books on running, triathlon, fitness, nutrition, …

Lanny Bassham; Olympic Gold Medalist and Mental Management System Creator.

June 2nd, 2020


Episode 46 is a very interesting chat with Lanny Bassham, the creator of the Mental Management system. His book 'With Winning In Mind' is an …

Kate Smyth: Sports Naturopath

May 26th, 2020


Kate Smyth is an Australian marathon runner.  She set her personal best time of 2:28:51, by finishing second at the 2008 Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon in Japan.
At age thirty-five, she competed at 2008 Summer …

Nicole Kew: An elite athlete's story of rhabdomyolysis (commonly known as Rhabdo).

May 19th, 2020


Episode 42 is dedicated to a particularly important topic that can affect some runners; Rhabdomyolysis, more commonly known as Rhabdo. It is a …

Dion Finocchiaro: Male winner of the Hoka One One 100k slam

May 14th, 2020


Episode 44 is another podcast about the Hoka One One IsoRun festival that consisted of a 5k, 10k 21k and 64 k all run at different times over the two …

Hoka One One IsoRun Festival Special: Jim Walmsley, Darcy Piceu, Tim Tollefson and Mike Wardian

May 12th, 2020


Episode 43 is an exciting one! On the weekend 2/3rd May, Hoka One One held the IsoRun festival that consisted a 5k, 10k 21k and 64 k all run at …

Travis Macy: the ultra-mindset applied to the COVID crisis.

May 5th, 2020


Episode 41 is with Travis Macy, a finisher of over 120 ultra endurance events in 17 countries. Travis is a speaker, author, coach, and professional …

Lucy Bartholomew; an amazing athlete with such a positive outlook!

May 1st, 2020


Episode 40 is a chat with the amazing Lucy Bartholomew. For such a young athlete she sure has accomplished a lot. It helps that she started racing at …

Stuart Hinds: soft tissue therapist

April 28th, 2020


This podcast is the third in a series on the different physical therapies that runners can use to help keep them running. Today I am talking to Stuart Hinds, a leading Australian soft tissue therapist with over 27 …

Mike Wardian: Quarantine Backyard Ultra Winner.

April 24th, 2020


Episode 38 is an interview with Michael Wardian. Michael Wardian  is an American marathoner and ultra-marathoner. He won the 2008, 2009 and 2010 US …

Coaching Roundtable

April 21st, 2020


Episode 37 is another Coaches Roundtable. We really tried to avoid Coronavirus talk too much (as I think we’ve all heard enough) but it truly is hard …

Quarantine Backyard Ultra wrap-up with Dave Proctor

April 16th, 2020


Episode 36 is a Quarantine backyard ultra follow up interview with Dave Proctor. Dave and I talk about the difficulties in putting on such a race, …

Brooke Stratton; Olympic Athlete

April 14th, 2020


Episode 35 is a chat with Brooke Stratton. Brooke is an Olympic athlete who is the current Australian & Oceanic Record Holder in long jump. …

RED-s discussion with Brodie Sharp from the The Run Smarter Podcast

April 9th, 2020


Episode 35 is a chat with the host of The Run Smarter Podcast, Brodie Sharpe Brodie is a physiotherapist and the owner of the Breakthrough Running Clinic. He aims to help runners expand their running knowledge and …

Dr Tracy Alloway, PhD

April 7th, 2020


Hi and welcome to the Peak Endurance Podcast. My name is Isobel Ross and I am the coach at Peak Endurance Coaching. Today I speak with Tracy Alloway. …

Dave Proctor: Outrun Rare and Quarantine Backyard Ultra

March 29th, 2020


This podcast is an interview with Dave Proctor, a Canadian ultra runner. I met Dave when I was living in Calgary in 2018. He is a lovely guy as I’m …

Beer mile!! With breaking the Barrier Podcast.

March 27th, 2020


This podcast is a collaboration with Andrew and Zac from the Breaking the Barrier Podcast. The other week we made a very amateur attempt at a Beer …

Leigh Iacovangelo: Physiotherapist at Rise Health Group

March 25th, 2020


Hi and welcome to the Peak Endurance Podcast. My name is Isobel Ross and I am the coach at Peak Endurance Coaching. This podcast is the second in a series on the different physical therapies that runners can use to help …

Coaching roundtable special. Coronavirus: how do we reframe our running goals becaus of Covid 19, showing compassion for race directors and trying to stay positive in these difficult times

March 17th, 2020


Hi and welcome to the Peak Endurance Podcast. My name is Isobel Ross and I am the coach at Peak Endurance Coaching. Today’s podcast is a coronavirus special. I know we are all sick of hearing about it, but we are at an …

Luke Nelson; Sports Chiro

March 11th, 2020


This podcast is the first in a series on the different physical therapies that runners can use to help keep them running. Today I am talking to Luke Nelson, a sports chiropractor. Luke has a special interest in sports …

Delirious West special: Interviews with Sarah Foster and Kirsten Maplestone

March 4th, 2020


Today’s podcast is a Delirious West special. The Delirious West is a 200 mile race in Western Australia. The Delirious W.E.S.T. is run almost …

Coaches Roundtable Number 3!

February 26th, 2020


Today we have another coaches roundtable! 

The questions we discuss are: 

What is the purpose of macro, mico and meso cycles in your training season?  

How do we plan for recovery after an A-race?  

How do we train …

Lucy ran the length of New Zealand!!!

February 19th, 2020


Today’s podcast features the amazing Lucy Clark. If you recall, I first interviewed Lucy waaay back in October, episode 7. If you haven’t listened to that podcast yet, I recommend you pause this, go back, listen to it, …

Hong Kong Four Trails Special: with Stephen Redfern and Andre Blumberg.

February 12th, 2020


Today’s podcast is a Hong Kong Four Trails special. The Hong Kong Four Trails is more of an event than a race. It requires participants to run all four of the Hong Kong Trails in under 60 hours. There is no winner, only …

Running chat...with Andrew Lorenzo

February 6th, 2020


Today’s podcast is a bit different to my usual ones! Andrew Lorenzo (who you will remember from episode 11 where he spoke to us about mindfulness) …

Coaching Roundtable with Daniel Farrugia and Ashley Druve.

February 5th, 2020


Today’s podcast is the second of our coaching round table conversations. Each of us came to the table with a question to pose to the group. I hope you enjoy the discussion.
If you want to pose some questions for our next …

Caroline Gavin: female winner of the Two Bays 56km trail race

January 29th, 2020


Caroline Gavin recently won the prestigious Two Bays event. Two Bays is a 56km trail race that is run across the Mornington Peninsula from Cape …

Ashley Druve; runner and inspirational guy!

January 22nd, 2020


Ashley is an ordinary guy who is doing extraordinary things. He runs regularly but this is not what is extraordinary about him. He does this whilst …

Ozgur (Oz) Begen: The benefits of altitude training for runners.

January 15th, 2020


High altitude training is a simple phenomenon which entails working out in a limited-oxygen environment. Exposure to such settings challenges the human body to produce the required amount of energy to perform exercise. …

Jason Karp: Running coach who shares his knowledge of the effect of the female cycle on athletes.

January 8th, 2020


Jason Karp is a well-known and respected American running coach. Jason is an incredibly knowledgeable person who has written many books, including …

Daniel Farrugia and Ashley Druve: The first of a monthly mentoring chat!

December 31st, 2019


Today, I chat with Daniel (from The Trail Runners Epxerience podcast) and Ashley Druve (co-host at The Trail Runners Experience) about GSER, Barkleys and training principles in general. This is the first of what we hope …

How do runners control themselves around all the food and alcohol at Christmas time?

December 18th, 2019


I thought it might be timely to discuss how we as runners can deal with all the food and drink over the Christmas period. It can be hard when there is so much yumminess around!

Craig Harper; Keeping Sh*t (and Ultra running) real.

December 12th, 2019


Today’s podcast is with the amazing Craig Harper. For those of you who haven’t heard of him, here is a snippet of his bio from his website
Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters, writers …

How do I train for a hilly race if I live in a flat area?

December 2nd, 2019


This is a common question from trail and ultra runners who live in flat areas! But to be honest, any runner can benefit from these alternatives too!

GSER: Race recap!

November 25th, 2019


Just over a week ago, I ran in the Great Southern Endurance Run (GSER). This was a super tough event, not just because of the distance, but due to the rugged terrain through designated wilderness areas. It was a …

How can you make your drop bags more efficient?

November 12th, 2019


Today I discuss how you can prep your drop bags for your long race. Here is the website link for the protein drinks I spoke of: If you have any tips, please add …

Andrew Lorenzo: Runner and mindfulness coach

November 6th, 2019


Andrew Lorenzo is a runner aiming for a 2.40 marathon, and amongst other things, he also works as a mindfulness coach. We chat about how you can …

Do trail runners need to run on the road as well as the trails?

October 31st, 2019


We race on the trails, so shouldn’t we train on the trails? Well yes, but not all the time! This podcast explains the benefits of so running on the …

Kellie Emmerson

October 23rd, 2019


In today’s podcast I interview Kellie Emmerson, a fantastic ultra runner who will soon be representing Australia at the World Long Distance Mountain …

What are the quality sessions runners need to do?

October 20th, 2019


Here I give a brief overview of the types of quality sessions runners should be focusing on if they want to improve their running.

Lucy Clark AKA Adventurous Lucy is running the length of NZ!

October 10th, 2019


Lucy and I chat about her upcoming FKT attempt to run the length of New Zealand. It sounds like an amazing adventure, but it will be bound to have …

Do ultra-runners need to do speed work?

October 2nd, 2019


This podcast clarifies the need for speed work in the ultra-runner's training program. 

Stuart Cox on multi-day and bucket-list races

September 25th, 2019


Today I chat with Stuart Cox, a Melbourne ultra-runner who has done a variety of multi-day races and 100 milers that may well be on your bucket list. …

What can you do to keep your fitness when injured?

September 18th, 2019


I was asked on Facebook to include a podcast on what to do when injured. Here I give you some ideas. I hope it helps!

Pam Muston: extraordinary ultra-runner, race director and human being!

September 10th, 2019


Episode 3 is a chat with Pam Muston, Badwater and C2K runner. She is also the race director of the Kowen Trail Runs. Enjoy our chat!

Why is rest for endurance athletes so important?

September 4th, 2019


Rest gets a bad rap by many athletes! But more is not always better. Rest is an important part of training. 
In this second episode of the podcast I discuss why rest days/weeks/cycles are important to endurance athletes …

Nikki Wynd: ultra-champion and all round nice person!

August 26th, 2019


On our first episode, get to know amazing ultra-runner Nikki Wynd. Nikki will be a regular on the podcast, and this short interview will help you to …

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