I’m training for a marathon and found the perfect podcast to keep my brain busy

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I started running half-marathons long before the pandemic, but an ankle injury and the pandemic put a kink in my plans. I got back into it a couple of years ago, mostly sticking with 5Ks, but dreaming of returning to 10Ks and half-marathons. Then, something completely reinvigorated my running and fitness routines last year: I made ChatGPT my personal trainer

The AI helped me fine-tune my training in ways I ignored before. I ran faster and better than ever. By mid-October, I was already running half-marathons comfortably, and my official race time had improved considerably despite not having run one for several years.

However, I still didn't think I could do a marathon after I ran that October race. My opinion changed rather quickly after that, as I decided to give a marathon a go with the help of ChatGPT. It was a mental block, rather than a physical one, you see.

The mind is actually one of the three things you have to train when going into long-distance running. It's not just the heart and the muscles. That's where a surprising podcast has helped me immensely. It's not what I thought I needed for running, but it's absolutely the most fun I've had so far: Meet History of the Germans.

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