# 45 – Barefoot marathoner and top Master’s runner, Thomas Bobby Philip, discusses his journey to 7 sub-3 hour marathons, training and motivation

Barefoot marathoner and top Master’s runner, Thomas Bobby Philip, discusses his journey to 7 sub-3 hour marathons, training and motivation

Show Notes

00:20 – Introduction to Bobby

05:25 – Early lessons and pitfalls to avoid

08:15 – Importance of aspects like strength training to be a better runner

12:05 – Typical run training week

14:25 – Split of training between easy, tempo and other runs

16:50 – Coaching methods and working with coach Kothandapani

18:20 – Bobby’s transition to barefoot running

28:15 – How to start with barefoot running

32:10 – Racing barefoot

34:55 – Nutrition principles

37:55 – Favorite race distances

39:00 – Favorite workout

40:55 – Most memorable races

43:40 – How Bobby approaches target race timings

Follow/Contact Bobby

Instagram: @barefootbobby1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobsusan1

Other relevant earlier podcasts

Episode 23 with Patrick McKeown – https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/5598952

Episode 44 with Steven Sashen – https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/8136419

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