An Irishman Abroad

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”So Your Race Day Is Almost Here: Sonia‘s Preparation Masterclass”

September 21, 2021
Sonia’s international athletics season finished on a high last Friday and before she breaks down everything you need to know about race day prep, she fills us in on a record breaking night for her German athlete Konstanze "Koko" Klosterhalfen. Sonia immediately returned to Cobh and has a chance to rest the only way she knows how, with a bit of active recovery cross training. Jarlath’s own attempts at mixing up his activity left him “in ribbons” and wondering is basketball the worst of all cross training activities. We get the opinion of the Irish athletics icon on why the bike is best, especially if there is a coffee or toasted cheese sandwich destination thrown into the mix. Then it’s on to Sonia’s race day preparation masterclass. We are making this episode available in full to all the listeners to give you a taste of how extensive and enjoyable full episodes are over on Patreon. Head over and sign up to get the full illustrated notes for each conversation including more info and tips from the legend. 
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Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
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