How This Runner PR’d the LA Marathon without long Runs Podcast #78

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Run a marathon quicker as well as with shorter long runs! We’re speaking about a training plan that assisted this runner pr as well as qualify for the Boston Marathon at the Los Angeles race.

Hello! This is episode 78 of the Run eat Repeat podcast. In situation you’re new…  I produced the web site Run eat Repeat over 9 years back to paper training for my very first marathon… shockingly I fell in like with running as well as the site grew a huge sufficient complying with that I was able to blog full time!

Now I’m podcasting since I have no good friends as well as like to pretend I’m on the phone when I record…

Anyway let’s talk with a Camiseta Selección de fútbol de Irán runner who ran the LA marathon incredibly fast!!

Today Camiseta Selección de fútbol de Estados Unidos I’m speaking with a runner who qualified for the Boston Marathon as well as PR’d  at the LA Marathon this year without running incredibly long runs. I satisfied Diana at a regional half marathon about 2 years back as well as we’ve kept in touch on Instagram considering that then. When I saw her remarkable race in Los Angeles I reached out to see if I might ask all about exactly how she did it.

But before we discover out her quick running secrets… let’s warm up!

Warm Up:

Well I heard something this week that made me feel like my life was over. It was bad. as well as I don’t want to spoil your life too… however I likewise don’t want to notify you about crucial food problems dealing with our society today…

I heard on the Nutrition Diva podcast that Sparkling Water may cause you to get weight.


Sparkling water is generally my reason for everything!!

I discovered this research study on it in Obesity research study scientific method carbonated beverages cause weight gain.

Basically – the carbonation in the drinks examined seems to cause an boost in ghrelin as well as makes us hungry. They utilized routine water, carbonated, diet plan soda as well as routine soda that was ‘flat’ (the carbonation went away).

The research study that checked this on humans only utilized 20 college age males – so it’s a little study. however the truth that the results seems to boost ghrelin with carbonation NOT just sugar in soda or man-made sweetener in diet plan soda… seems to be a poor indication for my like of seltzer. Boo.

I’ll keep you updated if I discover any type of information that proves otherwise (like a research study on exactly how it boosts speed as well as happiness in runners).

Main Event:

Diana Duncan aka SoCalRunnerChick on Instagram rocked the LA Marathon Camiseta Selección de fútbol de Croacia – she qualified for the Boston Marathon as well as PR’d as well as appeared like she had a blast doing it. I satisfied her at a race two years back as well as have been insta-friends with her ever since. When I saw her publish marathon photos celebrating her success I asked if we might chat about exactly how she did it – what training plan she used, any type of trick tips?!

What training plan she used… She utilized the exact same training plan for the Chicago Marathon however didn’t hit her goal. So she altered it up a bit for the LA Marathon to focus on fun – as well as rocked it!

How did you train to qualify for the Boston Marathon?  Anything different from before? …

She utilized the Hanson’s Marathon plan. regrettably besides the marathon training she didn’t do in addition to she really hoped at the Chicago Marathon. Then, she moved on to train for LA. Diana made a decision to ‘run happy’ as well as really skipped a lot of of the speed work however kept up her mileage.

What is your ‘victory lap’ aka preferred publish run treat? …

Beer.  Oh, we talk about Mexican food too! have you ever had mole!

How do you integrate stamina training?

She does beach Body workouts before running a few days a week.

Do you run on the days you do stamina training?

Yes, it times up with running days. She’s discovered she will get injuries if she doesn’t cross train since of weak hips.

Follow SoCalRunnerChick on Instagram to see a lot more of Diana’s incredibly quick running updates!


1. Des Linden – who won the Boston Marathon. one of her mantras is keep showing Up. That is what it’s all about. keep showing up for yourself. Do the work. push it when you can. Be kind to yourself when you can’t. as well as keep going.

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Question: exactly how commonly do you cross train or do stamina training? Do you do it on the exact same days you run?


Keep opting for these!

How long must You Train for a half or full Marathon Q&A

Last minute ideas from Deena Kastor as well as instructor Andrew Kastoir before the LA Marathon

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