You don't look like a runner

You don't look like a runner
Running and fitness tech chat from the least likely of people
Full kit. Blood everywhere…
Feb 12 • 66 min
After the Rian Johnson inspired avant-garde episodes 18 and 19, we settle back into a more accessible edit. This week we have a live reveal of our Great North Run ballot results. We talk Bluetooth headphones, Jon gets a nosebleed from playing at the…
Between my face and my finger
Jan 31 • 86 min
This is part two of an epic new year chat which started in episode 18. This week Jon goes round the houses and Nick regrets not making a purchase. We discuss lightbulbs, voice assistants and Greggs (the baker). Nick is desperate to go to bed, Jon is not,…
Between then and the mountain
Jan 18 • 47 min
We set ambitious goals, plan to infiltrate a gamergate stretching class, and get some long overdue slidey experience. Nick’s been over the mountain, Jon’s got a very long agenda, and we employ an unorthodox Runner Pod editing strategy. This conversation…
I’ve never had a slidey experience
Dec 23, 2017 • 40 min
We are back—back to discuss routers, the kids’ Kindle Fire, and extreme sports pedagogy. Nick’s hills are not alive with the sound of music, Jon’s phone is absolutely terrible, and we fail to talk about running at all.
Little snowflake, reading his Transformers book
Nov 29, 2017 • 56 min
It’s time to kick off your trainers and grab yourself a nourishing bowl of nonsense soup. This week Nick attempts to talk himself down from a major purchase by reading its tech specs and features out on mic. We talk about our broken old man backs, plan…
Please, Mr Robot is my father’s name
Nov 16, 2017 • 75 min
“I learned a new word today: gaslight” It’s not like God taking a photograph but it’s apparently Nick’s favourite word. What else is happening? We go back to school to do some basic French, remedial German, and complex maths. Nick makes the best of a…
Plumbing to nowhere
Oct 27, 2017 • 70 min
Nick and Jon talk secret doors, being in the film Human Traffic, putting the full stop on the AirPods chat, getting locked in to platforms and trying to escape, breaking records and dealing with photographs that showcase our terrible running technique.
I’m a man, not a contact!
Oct 11, 2017 • 77 min
Back by popular demand, we present Nick’s Shit Bluetooth Headphone Review. Yes, this week Nick goes into detail on his new Apple AirPods. We reminisce about early 2000s route planning websites, cut a swathe through follow up, and pit £160 Bluetooth ear…
The Woke XI
Oct 4, 2017 • 76 min
Live from the echo chamber, Nick and Jon are back and woker than ever. This week we refine our sales pitch which can now be delivered by bike. We go deep on follow up, set some challenging goals, and go back to the drawing board on fitness watches. Nick…
Game positive
Sep 20, 2017 • 35 min
The perfect watch may be here, but we don’t know as the PR guy is on holiday. This week Nick apparently has nothing to say and yet we seem to have gone long again. We talk Apple Watch and FitBit Ionic, plan Jon’s retirement, and get in the buff(s). Nick…
It’s the cyanide, stupid
Sep 16, 2017 • 89 min
Is this the real life, or scripted reality? This week, we’re caught in a time travel paradox as Nick gets his wish for an evening record—and instantly regrets it. We talk marathon recovery, we discuss bat and poo memes, we get emotional about cricket, and…
Schrödinger’s Marathon
Aug 27, 2017 • 18 min
Did he or didn’t he? Things get emotional.
Aug 27, 2017 • 2 min
Things have gone wrong.
Taper Week
Aug 20, 2017 • 25 min
The tapering episode: we go short this week, but we have time to catch up on our current routines and discuss the merits of cross training days. Jon is paranoid about jinxing his marathon, Nick is marked on a scale of 1-10 for his camping skills, and we…
Sons of Alvechurch
Aug 14, 2017 • 56 min
How do you choose the right swimming lane or the right pace group for a club run? We talk about the challenges and benefits of mixed ability group work and along the way we discuss fitting training into our lives. Nick owes Shelter a lot of money, Jon has…
Aug 9, 2017 • 58 min
We discuss the joys of shopping at Decathlon and the ethical problems of shopping at Sports Direct, spend a little bit too long discussing the geography of the West Midlands, and there’s been a terrible, terrible accident. Nick tries to be a better…
You’re a monster
Aug 1, 2017 • 52 min
We talk about environments—from the perfect gym to urban running—and their effect on our training mindset, and we discuss plateaus and winning the battle with your mind. Nick has big news, Jon ups his recoding set up game with dramatic results, and…
Mark it zero, Jonny
Jul 25, 2017 • 56 min
We have had feedback on books, armbands and the emotional chat about weight loss in episode 2. Jon has been called out for being mean about Good Gym, and Nick has made a fool of himself on a skateboard. Jon updates us on marathon training, in particular…
Alright, Fat Nick?
Jul 14, 2017 • 46 min
Things get pretty deep this week as Nick, celebrating a weight-loss milestone, talks about the problem of self image and how he works at getting over negative feelings about his weight from childhood. Jon plays the role of an unqualified psychiatrist (as…
Looking for Good
Jun 30, 2017 • 43 min
Nick and Jon finally get round to talking about running, weight training, and exercise tech from the perspective of two 30-somethings who spend way too much time coding, running, listening to podcasts, and talking about starting a podcast about running,…