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The Extramilest Podcast

May 11, 2023

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Martinus Evans is the founder of the Slow AF Run Club, a marathon runner, coach and author. We talk about the back of the pack runners, size inclusivity, mindset and ways to improve your running and health. 

Watch the full video on YouTube here: 


  • 0:00 Finding strength in slowness 
  • 3:36 Welcome Martinus!
  • 4:12 Doctor, I can run a marathon.
  • 7:05 Who is this sport of running designed for?
  • 11:10 If it don’t apply, let it fly
  • 13:32 Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE Scale), finding enjoyment
  • 16:57 Early running club experiences
  • 19:12 Prove them wrong
  • 20:06 The origins and growth of Slow AF Run Club & Foundation!
  • 25:03 Slow AF member momentum.. getting to a million
  • 26:28 Athlete mindset
  • 29:00 Comparison is the thief of joy
  • 30:15 Start slow, be persistent and build consistently.
  • 33:49 Raceday strategy for new runners
  • 36:57 First marathon experience (Detroit)
  • 44:05 Tools for running ~ mental and physical. Goals and habits.
  • 49:33 Writing the book ~ Slow AF Run Club
  • 54:32 Where to find out more about Martinus and Slow AF Run Club
  • 55:46 Advise for runners looking to improve. 








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