# 6 – Brenda Hodge, Coach and 2:53 marathoner from USA, talks about her coaching approach, various recovery methods and how to be mentally strong

Brenda talks about her training principles – “Hard work beats talent any  day”. She discusses various ways to recover; how to mentally be strong and her best and worst races.

Show Notes

00:45 – Brenda introduces herself
4:25 – Key lessons and training principles – “Hard work beats talent any  day”. 1) Increase mileage slowly to avoid injuries 2) do not put limits on yourself 3) Mix consistency with variations in pace 4) do mental training during your workouts
11:45 – Strengths of Women athletes
14:15 – Key recovery principles – take down weeks; sleep well; take protein; use salt baths
18:35  – Mental Training – believe in yourself; be thankful; don’t let surroundings put you down; stay calm and relaxed; countdown the race
25:25 – Most memorable and worst moments in Brenda’s running
30:40 – Quiz Time!
33:25 – Brenda recommends books and websites

Contact Brenda

Instagram: @runsevenoneseven

Resources Discussed


Runner’s Connect https://runnersconnect.net/
Run Farther and Faster http://www.runfartherandfaster.com/
Boston Buddies Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/BostonMarathonTraining

Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach by Brad Hudson

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