The loneliness of the long distance runner can be very real, especially if you're used to running with a training partner or group. And while many of us appreciate the solitude of a solo run and the opportunity to be alone with our thoughts, we all need a little distraction sometimes—especially if staying inside. This post is a compilation of 26.2 hours of our favorite inspiring, uplifting, and insightful podcast episodes.
Without mesocycles and training blocks to number our weeks and measure progress, it can be hard to stay focused, or even motivated to train. ‘What am I training for’? may even become a question we ask ourselves when there seems to be little point in getting out the door. There’s another way to look at this gap in the race schedule, though: instead of training for an uncertain finish line, we can train for the next starting line.
At the Olympic Trials on February 29th, sixteen year-old Tierney Wolfgram ran shoulder-to-shoulder with the top American women--many of them twice her age. We caught up with Tierney to find out what it's been like to make the switch from high school cross country practice to training for the Olympic Trials.
In The Future is Female Coaches series, we’re celebrating the women of our sport who are leading, inspiring, and making us all stronger. This week we’ve interviewed Mary Johnson, who wears many hats as a runner, strength coach, running coach, mom, and founder of Lift.Run.Perform.
We’re a little heartbroken not to be running Heartbreak Hill on Monday, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the Boston Marathon. Whether you’re running your own solo race or just putting your feet up, we have some suggestions on how to get your Boston fix this weekend.