#105 - Dougie Musson on transitioning to the marathon distance as an elite runner


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In episode 105 I speak with Dougie Musson, who is a professional runner based in Birmingham. He started running around eight years old. In his early career he focused on the middle distance events. His PB’s include:

  • 1500m 3:46:14
  • 3000m 8:03:76
  • 5000m 14:02:92
  • 3K Steeplechase 8:38:54

He recently transitioned into marathon running, his first marathon he was a pacer for the 2020 Great Britain Olympic marathon trials. In October 2021 he is competing in the elite field for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon.

In this conversation we talk about:

  • How he manages working full time whilst training at an elite level
  • Exploring how he pivoted and approached running after setbacks
  • Reflecting on the lessons learnt from his first marathon, that he’ll take forward into the 2021 London marathon
  • We dive into his mindset
  • Plus so much more

You can follow him on Instagram @dgmusson


This episode is supported by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community. Some of my favourite items include the new Marathon Majors clothing line, in particular the London 2021 singlet is a firm favourite right now and will be my 2021 London Marathon singlet.


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