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The Extramilest Podcast

Oct 13, 2023

Thanks to LMNT for sponsoring this video! Head to to get your free sample pack with any purchase. Todd Marentette is a 46-year-old athlete from Ontario, Canada. He went from around 250 lbs/113kg, to finishing 12 marathons. We discuss low heart rate training and his race lessons learned.

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  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:36 How Todd got into running
  • 06:33 Learning patience and looking after your feet!
  • 12:28 Fundamentals for non-elite runners, Todd’s routine.
  • 16:43 Challenges and benefits with low heart rate training
  • 20:45 First race day experiences
  • 25:50 Further training cycles and races, beat your average!
  • 28:19 What is your Why?
  • 30:45 Running all seasons in Ontario
  • 34:23 The perfect race morning
  • 36:24 Heart rate monitoring, watch tech and metrics.
  • 41:51 Base-building and adding in speed
  • 47:37 Running isn’t just running
  • 50:11 The role of recovery in training
  • 53:18 Keeping active while desk-working, beauty of the trails.
  • 56:22 Increasing volume of low intensity running
  • 1:01:41 Find out more about Todd
  • 1:02:13 What Todd learned through his running experiences.
  • 1:04:06 Closing thoughts, don’t be afraid to ask for help!
  • 1:07:10 Outro – about the PB Program








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