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The Extramilest Podcast

Nov 28, 2022

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Astrid Feyer is a 47-year-old mother of two, currently living in Australia. She has experienced her fair share of injuries and discovered MAF low heart rate training, as a way to ease back into training and gradually increase training volume. In 2020, she joined my Personal Best running coaching program ( and it has been really exciting to follow her running journey over the last few years. At the recent London Marathon, Astrid ran a 2:49 finishing time which was a Personal Best and she was also able to achieve 3rd place in her age category. In this interview we discuss being a working, busy mother and getting the training volume in, about a running journey which comes full circle, through injury, MAF training and exceeds a long-held PB!

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  • 0:00 Intro Astrid Feyer
  • 3:48 How it all started, running journey
  • 9:10 Run camp trip Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • 12:04 No pain no gain, knee operations
  • 13:12 Move to Australia, running and racing again
  • 18:14 Sub 3-hour marathon goal
  • 19:43 A new physio and Maffetone's Big Yellow Book
  • 22:02 Personal Best program, MAF training
  • 25:57 Back to racing, chasing sub 2 hours 50 minutes
  • 31:52 Virtual London Marathon
  • 33:31 Marathon training and preparation
  • 37:47 MAF test updates
  • 39:49 Training volume and parenting
  • 42:54 London, for real!
  • 47:49 Meeting one of your heroes
  • 50:22 Tips for runners
  • 51:12 New York Marathon
  • 52:59 Activities while injured
  • 54:52 Nutrition and high training volume
  • 56:31 Outro


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