For those runners that bagged a place in the London Marathon this year training should be getting pretty serious by now. Which is why Audible is launching a new original podcast with Ant Middleton to help those preparing for the race.
The new Original Podcast, titled Mind Over Muscle, will see Ant follow the experiences of ordinary runners as they train towards the 26.2 miles on 26 April.
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The project follows Ant's success with TV shows SAS: Who Dare‚Äôs Wins, Escape and Extreme Everest as well as his two books First Man In: Leading From The Front and The Fear Bubble.
If you've ever seen or read any of Ant's work you'll know that he focusses heavily on the power of mindset, both in relation to physical challenges as well as mental wellbeing. Throughout the podcast series, he will apply those learnings and strategies to the world of endurance running.
The documentary and fortnightly training program will see Ant joined by Britain‚Äôs second fastest female marathon runner of all time Mara Yamauchi, and Founder of Performance in Mind and chartered psychologist, Dr Josephine Perry, combining their knowledge and experience to understand how running a marathon can improve mental health.
The group of five first-time marathon runners will have specific goals assigned to them to help overcome mental health obstacles in the lead up to the event.
Ant said of the new series: ‚ÄúMindset is very important to me. I know I‚Äôve got an edge because of my mindset. I know I could push myself further. I know what my body is capable of. I know where I can go. I want to teach people the tools to have a positive mindset, so they can use it to the best of their ability and overcome any situation they are faced with.‚ÄĚ
Audible is an official audio partner to the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. Episodes will be released fortnightly from 6 February 2020 (free for Audible members, free with Audible‚Äôs 30-day trial) exclusively at www.audible.co.uk/run.