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The Extramilest Podcast

Mar 31, 2023

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Kate Martini Freeman improved from a 4:59 marathon to a 2:58 marathon. She is an endurance athlete, running coach & mother of 2 young kids. Kate and her husband Jimmy coached me when I started running and I've learned a lot from her over the years.

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  • 00:00:00 Push it, keep trying!
  • 00:02:45 Sponsors: LMNT, HVMN
  • 00:05:15 Kate's backround as a runner, how it all started for her
  • 00:07:59 Her first marathon at Kona, Hawaii 2002
  • 00:12:07 From 4:59 marathon to BQ and Sub 3
  • 00:14:08 Her first experience cheering on at the Boston Marathon
  • 00:16:04 Kate’s thoughts on pace, strength training, hills, trails, etc
  • 00:18:34 Bringing road athletes to the trails
  • 00:19:28 Common mistakes are by athletes 
  • 00:22:52 How Kate deals with the tough spots in a race
  • 00:29:37 How to deal with running injuries
  • 00:37:04 How to deal with colds and illnesses during training
  • 00:39:34 Similarities among successful athletes
  • 00:42:14 Differences in training for younger and older athletes
  • 00:45:28 Differences in training and racing for women and men?
  • 00:47:14 Training and racing strategies
  • 00:49:14 Setting big goals and why Kate performed standup comedy
  • 00:54:24 Dealing with motivation to workout
  • 00:57:14 What recommendation would Kate give a younger version of herself
  • 00:59:12 Any closing thoughts for athletes looking for to improve further
  • 01:00:27 Free weekly newsletter






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