Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast

Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast

Ever considered running a marathon, but thought that it's impossible? Curious to know what it's like to train with a coach? Join first time marathoner Duane France and experienced endurance coach Morgon Latimore, The Peoples Coach, as they work together to show that, with the right training and motivation, a marathon is not just for superhuman athletes...mere mortals can do it too!

Episodes

June 1, 2023 28 mins

Episode Summary: 

 

On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, Coach Morgon and Duane reflect on the training journey and wrap up the podcast series

 

Links Mentioned In This Episode

 

Behind the Mission Podcast

 

Coach Morgon’s Books

 

Duane France’s Books

 

Charity Partner, The Second Wind Fund:

 

The mission of the Second Wind Fund is to decrease the incidence of suicide in children and youth by removing financial and socia...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we cover the results of the 2023 Denver Colfax Marathon, how the experience was, and looking to the future

 

Links Mentioned In This Episode

 

2023 Colfax Marathon Effort on Strava

 

Charity Partner, The Second Wind Fund:

 

The mission of the Second Wind Fund is to decrease the incidence of suicide in children and youth by removing financial and social barriers...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we cover week 18, Final Race Preparation, the taper week, and reflections on the journey so far

 

· Week Eighteen of Nineteen: 32 total miles

Mon: Day Off / Recovery

Tue: 3 Miles @ easy pace 

Wed: 6 Mile Negative Split Run

Thu: Day Off / Recovery

Fri: 6 Mile @ easy pace

Sat: 14 Miles @ Race Pace

Sun: 3 Miles @ easy pace

Charity Partner, The Second Wind Fund:

 

The ...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we cover week 17, planning and conducting a good long run, and planning for the taper in the last several weeks before the race.  

 

·      Week Seventeen of Nineteen: 40 total miles

Mon: 3 Miles @ easy pace

Tue: Day Off / Recovery

Wed: Plyometrics

Thu: Day Off / Recovery

Fri: 1  Mile @ easy pace (Shakeout run before event)

Sat: Take 5 in the Garden – 5 Mile Ra...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we cover week 16, the need to change our hydration and nutrition strategy based on changing conditions, and planning for upcoming long runs.

 

·      Week Sixteen of Nineteen: 40 total miles

Mon: 3 Miles @ easy pace

Tue: 3 Miles @ easy pace 

Wed: Day Off / Recovery

Thu: Day Off / Recovery

Fri: 8 Miles @ easy pace

Sat: 18 Miles @ 10:30 pace

Sun: 8 Miles @ easy pa...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we cover week 15, how training for a marathon changes the body and overall fitness, and talk about the future, both the weeks ahead and what’s next after the marathon

 

·      Week Fifteen of Nineteen: 40 total miles

Mon: 3 Miles @ easy pace 

Tue: 8 Miles @ easy pace

Wed: Day Off / Recovery 

Thu: 8 Miles @ easy pace

Fri: Day Off / Recovery

Sat: 18 Miles @ easy ...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we cover week 14, gaining knowledge and developing experience, and the benefits of proper nutrition and hydration related to their impact on mindset and mental resilience  

 

·      Week Fourteen of Nineteen: 35 total miles

Mon: Day Off / Recovery (Travel)

Tue: 8 Miles @ easy pace

Wed: 3 Miles @ easy pace 

Thu: Day Off / Recovery (Travel)

Fri: Day Off / Recove...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we cover week 13, overcoming doubt both during a training run and during training overall, and adjusting fueling to avoid breakdowns during runs

 

·      Week Thirteen of Nineteen: 42 total miles

Mon: 6 Miles @ easy pace

Tue: Interval Run: 5 min easy, 5 min at moderate pace, 3 x 3 min hard pace, rest interval 2 minutes, 5 minutes easy recovery

Wed: 3 Miles @...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we feature a conversation with the Denver Colfax Marathon Race Director, Creigh Kelly, as he talks about his career in the sport, the origins of the race, and his advice for first time marathoners 


Week Twelve of Nineteen: 42 total miles

Mon: Day Off / Travel

Tue: 6 Miles @ easy pace

Wed: 6 Miles @ progressive pace (negative split) 

Thu: 8 Miles @ easy p...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we review the 11th week of the 19 week training plan, talk about training during adverse conditions and building the expereince necessary for mental resilience

 

·      Week Eleven of Nineteen: 38 total miles

Mon: 4 Miles @ easy pace

Tue: 3 Miles @ easy pace

Wed: 8 Miles @ easy pace 

Thu: Day Off / Self Care

Fri: 3 Miles @ easy pace

Sat: 12 Miles @ easy pace

Sun...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we review the 10th week of the 19 week training plan, discuss the need for a mid-training recovery week, and planning for race day.  

 

Week Ten of Nineteen: 17 total miles

Mon: 4 Miles @ easy pace

Tue: 3 Miles @ steady run

Wed: 3 Miles @ steady run, Plyometrics: 30 Toe Taps, 14 Side Lunges, 30 Air Squats, 30 lunges (15 each side)

Thu: Day Off / Self Care

Fri:...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we review the 9th week of the 19 week training plan, talk more about fueling and nutrition, and about imposter syndrome during races.  

 

·      Week Nine of Nineteen: 30.7 total miles

Mon: 3 Miles @ steady run

Tue: 3 Miles @ steady run

Wed: 8 Miles @ easy pace, Plyometrics: 30 Toe Taps, 14 Side Lunges, 30 Air Squats, 30 lunges (15 each side)

Thu: Day Off / S...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we review the eighth week of the 19 week training plan, talk about racing other races while training for the marathon, and fueling during training. 

·      Week Eight of Nineteen: 32 total miles

Mon: 3 Miles @ steady run

Tue: 3 Miles @ steady run

Wed: 6 Miles @ easy pace 

Thu: 6 Miles @ easy pace

Fri: Day Off / Self Care

Sat: 6 Miles @ easy pace

Sun: 8 Miles @ ...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we review the seventh week of the 19 week training plan, talk about the increase in weekly mileage, and recap the Taji100 Virtual Challenge.

Week Seven of Nineteen: 32 total miles

Mon: 5 Miles @ easy pace

Tue: 5 Miles @ easy pace

Wed: 6 Miles @ easy pace, Plyometrics: 30 Toe Taps, 14 Side Lunges, 30 Air Squats, 30 lunges (15 each side)

Thu: Day Off / Self C...

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February 23, 2023 26 mins

Episode Summary: 

 

On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we review the sixth week of the 19 week training plan, talk about taking rest days due to illness or injury, and the need for continued observation and awareness when training.

 

·      Week Six of Nineteen: 28 total miles

Mon: 5 Miles @ easy pace

Tue: 3 Miles @ steady run (travel)

Wed: 5 Miles @ athlete’s choice, Plyometrics: 30 Toe Taps, 14 Side Lunges, 30...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we review the fifth week of the 19 week training plan, talk about how to look at variations in cardiovascular effort during training, and training during travel

Week Five of Nineteen: 23 total miles

Mon: 3 Miles @ steady run

Tue: 4 Miles @ steady run

Wed: 5 Miles @ easy pace, Plyometrics: 30 Toe Taps, 14 Side Lunges, 30 Air Squats, 30 lunges (15 each side)

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On this bonus episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we feature the M3 Podcast Charity Partner, the Second Wind Fund. We share a conversation about the work that SWF is doing with the Executive Director of the organization, Chris Weiss

About the Guest

Chris joined the Second Wind Fund team in April of 2016 as Development Director, and became Executive Director in November 2019. He received his Bachelor of ...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we review the fourth week of the 19 week training plan, talk about adapting to unexpected circumstances in training and racing, and the topic of diversity and inclusivity in endurance sports.

 

·      Week Four of Nineteen: 18 total miles

Mon: 3 Miles @ steady run

Tue: 3 Miles @ steady run

Wed: 3 Miles @ steady run, Plyometrics: 30 Toe Taps, 14 Side Lunges, ...

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On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, we review the third week of the 19 week training plan, talk about terrain and the need to focus on preparation for both training and racing to be able to have as enjoyable experience as possible

 

·      Week Three of Nineteen

            Mon: 3 Miles @ steady run

            Tue: 4 Miles @ easy pace – Keep HR below 140 for the entire run

            Wed: 3 M...

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January 26, 2023 31 mins

About Today’s Show

On this episode of the Mere Mortal Marathon Podcast, Duane and Coach Morgon discuss

Week Two of Nineteen

  • Mon: 4 Miles @ easy pace
  • Tue: 3 Miles @ steady run
  • Wed: 3 Miles @ steady run, Plyometrics: 30 Toe Taps, 14 Side Lunges, 30 Air Squats, 30 lunges (15 each side)
  • Thu: Day Off / Self Care
  • Fri: 4 Miles @ easy pace
  • Sat: 3 Miles @ steady run
  • Sun: Day Off / Self Care

·      Paying attention to pacing,...

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