Matt Llano, the 61-minute half marathoner and 2:12 marathoner, joins the CITIUS MAG Podcast to follow up his training partner Scott Fauble with his own insight into Frankfurt Marathon prep. Llano was sixth at last year’s Olympic Marathon Trials but has racing sparingly since due to a string of injuries.
Just eight months ago, Llano was in a full body cast and crutches so he tells us how he managed to come back from scratch. Llano details the severeness of the injuries and learning how to take care of his body while also craving the hardest of workouts.
Llano pays tribute to David Torrence, who he was scheduled to see before the indoor 1,000m American record holder passed away unexpectedly at the age of 31.
Some fun topics toward the end of the show include quite a bit of Bachelor and Bachelorette talk, Brittney Spears running in HOKAs, gluten free cookies and more. PSA: He’s willing to pay for footage of Josh Cox on the Bachelorette.
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Here is a synopsis of Matt’s recovery tips but listen to the episode for his in-depth answers:
- Sleep. You’ll be amazed at how much sleep Llano can cram into a day with a very early bedtime and naps throughout the day.
- Eat healthy and clean but sometimes you can indulge yourself with a couple treats.
- It’s important to prioritize little things if running is important to you. Don’t be afraid to sacrifice some elements of your social life to chase goals.
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