Going for Goal

Andrea McLean: I'm Finally Approaching my Goals like a Marathon, not a Sprint

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Hi there! This season, powered by Nike, we're homing in on all things running. You can expect powerful stories from extraordinary women, guaranteed to spark your motivation this back-to-school season. In today's episode, Roisín is joined by broadcaster-turned-start up founder Andrea McLean, whose newfound approach to navigating her life and goals offers a timely tribute to the 26.21 mile course that 40,000 people in London made their way around last weekend.

Following breakdown and burnout in 2019, the former daytime TV star and mum-of-two left a decades-long career to retrain as a coach and create her own mindset community and app,This Girl is On Fire. Here, Andrea reflects on the brutal lessons that reaching rock bottom taught her, plus how, at 53, she's finding rebuilding her much-loved running routine trickier than ever. She also shares dispatches from the frontline of running a business with her fitness-mad husband, and the reason she's trying to un-invite her ego from her treadmill sessions.

For this week's coaching clinic, Andrea speaks with Lloyd Kempson - Nike Run Coach and UK Athletics endurance specialist - to discover the training and mindset tools that could help her find her stride with running again.

Join host Roisín Dervish-O'Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane

Join Andrea McLean on Instagram: @andreamclean1

Join Lloyd Kempson on Instagram: @lloydkempson

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