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Running Tips For Older Runners: Run Injury-Free, Stronger and Faster with Jennifer Kellett | Extramilest Show #77

By November 29, 2023December 2nd, 2023One Comment

“Our biggest limit is ourselves.” – Jennifer Kellett

Jennifer Kellett is a member of our Personal Best running coaching program and she is a huge inspiration to me in a variety of ways. She has absolutely crushed the age group divisions. For example, she ran a half marathon in 1:37:31 broke the Australian 65-69 age category record and at the time was only 2 seconds off the World Record.

We talk about her experiences with low heart rate training, how she is able to recover so well in her training and racing, as well as advice to athletes – to aim for the moon in your goals. If you’d like to learn more about our Personal Best Program, check out PBprogram.com

I want to run like her when I am 68 years old.

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Hope you enjoy this episode with Jennifer.

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Show Notes:

  • 00:00 Intro (Jennifer)
  • 00:27 Intro (Floris)
  • 02:50 Welcome Jennifer!
  • 04:17 Running smarter not harder.
  • 08:18 Going beyond limits, the perception of an age barrier.
  • 11:38 From higher intensity to slowing down in training.
  • 13:10 MAF training “guard rails”, max heart rate and running by feel.
  • 15:53 Advice for people starting out with heart rate training.
  • 17:29 Training in the heat (Australia)
  • 18:40 Recovery strategy for a short turnaround of events, plus breaking records!
  • 21:36 Starting running at different ages.
  • 23:28 Don’t chase the squirrel! Letting go of ego and improving self-awareness.
  • 27:17 Jennifer’s 2023 Chicago Marathon experience.
  • 33:14 Raceday doesn’t always go to plan. Eating on the move? Take your blender!
  • 35:29 Jennifer’s training routine, being an intuitive runner and avoiding injury.
  • 41:07 Looking towards the Comrades Marathon.
  • 43:29 Advice for people looking to go further distances..
  • 46:09 Closing thoughts; training load and strength training as we get older.
  • 52:08 Outro.

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One Comment

  • blair margot says:

    Really enjoyed listening to an older runner. Thanks so much for having her on. Gathered that she runs mostly by feel, averages about 60 miles a week and has two hard days per week with the rest by feel including faster running if she feels good. She thinks weight training is important as well and her biggest worry is bathroom and stomach issues before the race.
    Thanks again for having her on. Really enjoyed the podcast

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