Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan

This is a running podcast for all runners of all levels with the legend Sonia O’Sullivan and comedian Jarlath Regan. Expect conversation and craic around every aspect of athletics and running with the occasional special guest. In lockdown Sonia promised to teach self-confessed coach potato, Jarlath, how to run. 2 years on, they’ve gathered together a community of runners from across the world. Hear about Sonia’s work coaching the elite athletes at Nike HQ in Portland and Jarlath’s ramshackle journey towards the London City Marathon in 2023. Voted Ireland’s number 1 running podcast in 2022. Access all our old episodes and Sonia’s half marathon training plan on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

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Episodes

Wednesday Sep 06, 2023

Less than 50 days to go to your big race? Is there enough time to train properly and enjoy the experience or are you dicing with actual death. Sonia O’Sullivan and Vinny Mulvey are here to answer all the questions you might have around preparing against the clock. Comedian Jarlath Regan has his sights set on the Dublin City Marathon. Can he get the miles he needs in the final 8 weeks or has he over cooked his fitness cake? Will he have a soggy bottom or will he get the Hollywood handshake of a PB on the big day. Come over to www.Patreon.Com/irishmanabroad to hear more about using your training time wisely and Vinny’s advice for recreating your running without running, powders and fuelling.
Jarlath is going out on tour. He will be doing his latest standup show “Yer Man” across the autumn and winter. Why not grab a ticket while you can. All the dates are selling out! https://linktr.ee/IrishmanAbroad
 
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
 
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
 
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350
 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

Nobody feels like running every day. Everyone goes through periods where running is a chore and not a joy to behold. Whether you’re deep in a funk right now or have suffered through one in the past, you will want to hold on to this episode and Sonia O’Sullivan’s advice on how to work through it. Together with Jarlath Regan she breaks down the best way to get the mojo back in your mind and body. Fresh from the world championships in Budapest Sonia reflects on how the events played out and how after a big win it’s normal to feel a bit low. There’s all the usual segments including tip of the week, round the parishes and a deeper dive into Jarlath’s training for the Dublin Marathon over on Patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
If you’d like to contact the show, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350.
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
 

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

Sonia O'Sullivan returns to the championships where she conquered the world all those years ago. This time it's to watch and coach the next generation of stars. She and Vinny Mulvey dial in from their hotels to fill comedian Jarlath Regan in on the big races, events and news from Budapest. From Ciara Mageean's courageous performance to the lightening speed of Rhasidat Adeleke, things are looking up for Irish athletics. 
Head to Patreon (www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad) to hear Sonia's take on Ciara's race, Jarlath's visit to Killcock for St. Coca's 10 Mile Road Race and how to find the running shoes from your past.
If you’d like to contact the show, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350.
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel.
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

Do you feel awful at the end of your long run each week? Well that could be a sign that something is off in your weekly routine. It might not necessarily mean you’re unfit. Jarlath Regan speaks to Sonia O’Sullivan about his delirium at the end of his 20+ km runs. Recovery begins before the end of the run! Sonia gets into the nitty gritty of electrolytes, gels, salt tablets and more. If you’re a seasoned a marathoner or a complete rookie you’ll need to hear every minute of her insights on recovery and repair after the all important long run. Jarlath is preparing for the Dublin City Marathon in October. Why not join him. The Irishman Running Abroad Strava Club is 2000 members strong and growing.  Fancy little bit more Jarlath and Sonia each week? Why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today and see what’s on offer including part 2 of this conversation.
Jarlath is going out on tour. He will be doing his latest standup show “Yer Man” across the autumn and winter. Why not grab a ticket while you can. All the dates are selling out! https://linktr.ee/IrishmanAbroad
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447543122330.
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Wednesday Aug 09, 2023

Sonia O'Sullivan dials in from Spain as she helps her daughter Sophie prepare for the World Athletics Championships. The clock is ticking. What can an athlete pro or amateur hope to cram in before their big exam. Is it more about the head game at this point or can we plan a great final ten days before our big races? Sonia looks back on her 1995 gold at the worlds and helps Jarlath with his understanding of training paces. Later in the show top physical therapist and coach Vinny Mulvey joins the show to fill us in on his week in the Alps with the On Running Team. Hear the full conversation by signing up at www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
Jarlath is also on tour right now. He will be doing his latest standup show in Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Armagh, Galway, Cork, Birmingham, London and Tralee to why not grab a ticket while you can. All the other dates have fully sold out! https://linktr.ee/IrishmanAbroad
 
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447543122330.
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

The GOAT herself joined our listeners in person this week for a run in Phoenix Park. I captured some sounds and asked Sonia why the "run slow to run fast" mantra might not apply to her. We look forward to the World Championships in Budapest and back at an incredible summer of running for Irish athletes including Sophie O'Sullivan.With the Dublin marathon less than 90 days away I ask Sonia about the most challenging hill on the course. Is it possible to prepare for a "heartbreak hill" or is giving it a name a step in the wrong direction? I take a spin into Vinny Mulvey (Patreon exclusive content visit www.patreon.com/irishmababroad to sign up today) for a chat about marathon training with less than 3 months to go. Is the 10% mileage increase a hard and fast rule or can we jump it a little faster a little sooner. There's also a trip around the Strava parishes and Sonia's tip of the week to enjoy.Come and see me on tour this autumn. Visit www.jigser.com for all my tour dates.Or why not come to our next week up run. Find the club on Strava today.If you’d like to contact me directly, that is easy too. You know what to do!1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447543122330.2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Wednesday Jun 28, 2023

The spirit of Parkrun is not centred around beating your fastest time but if there’s a wall there, you may as well try and jump over it some time. You can sit on it, arrange to meet friends at the wall, chew the fat and have fun but occasionally it’s ok to jump it. With the help of the Queen of Irish athletics you can instantly take minutes off your time. You’re not going to believe how glaringly obvious and ingenious her tips are. Profound wisdom that is hard won from her years training and winning all around the world. Later in the show elite physical therapist and coach Vinny Mulvey joins me to discuss the best way to prepare your week to run fast on a Saturday morning and how to make a Rocky trilogy in a month of Parkruns. You’ll be standing with both fists in the air at the end of this episode.
 
Jarlath is also on tour right now. He will be doing his latest standup show in Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Armagh, Galway, Cork, Birmingham, London and Tralee to why not grab a ticket while you can. All the other dates have fully sold out! https://linktr.ee/IrishmanAbroad
 
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
 
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
 
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447543122330.
 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

If it’s your first of fiftieth marathon, Sonia O’Sullivan has some timely reminders of what needs to be done before you set out on the journey. She looks at the fine details we can forget when considering taking on this task. From shoes to preparing your family, training week templates and why 4 is the magic number; you will need the full episode in your ears this week. Sonia also looks back on her leaving certificate experience for the first time and Jarlath visits Tooting Parkrun for a wild adventure in London.
 
For double size episodes each week and access to Sonia full training books, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
 

 
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
 
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447543122330.
 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
 
 

Wednesday Jun 14, 2023

Sonia O'Sullivan chats to comedian Jarlath Regan about the latest news in world athletics and how to adjust your running training when things are no longer going to plan. The ability to change is what separates the good from the great. Sonia is Ireland's greatest track athlete ever so she knows a thing or two about adjust. As a coach at Union Athletic Club in Nike's Portland HQ, her job is to spot the changes other athletes need to make. She identifies the best way to get your self out of a training funk through self assessment and honest feedback from people you trust. Later in the show she takes questions from the listeners on "over training", returning from injury and how to adjust your training as you get older. It's a jam packed episode with Jarlath taking on a gym session with elite Irish coach Vinny Mulvey for the very first time. Can adjusting your attitude to strength training really fend off injury and reduce your times dramatically? Sonia and Vinny are in total agreement on this one. Why not hear the whole episode by signing up to the Irishman Running Abroad Patreon page on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad - you'll get hundreds of hours of exclusive content and interviews and much much more. Contact the show irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com

Tuesday May 23, 2023

In 1987 at the Cork City Sports meet, a seventeen year old Sonia O’Sullivan ran a time for 3000 metres that would have qualified her for the 1988 Olympics. It was the race that put her on the map. We go back to that summer’s evening when the legend in the making took a bus from Cobh to Cork to stomp her opposition into the ground. Injury adversity would strike soon after but it was this taste of success that drove her through the long weeks of rehab that would follow. How exaclty was the mindset of athletes in 1987 different today? What can it teach us about resilience and toughness? Is talking about problems the right answer to all problems or can we make them bigger by expanding the headspace they occupy?
 
The Irishman Running Abroad Podcast is Ireland’s number 1 running podcast  and each week examines a different aspect of training. This week we catch up with the GOAT as she travels to Washington to visit her daughter Sophie - an NCAA athlete on the rise herself. The “grand” forests and hills, the lunch box of champions and a trip around the Strava parishes for Sonia’s runners of the week make up the rest of this jam packed episode of Ireland’s favourite running podcast.
 

 
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
 
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447543122330.
 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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