Trevor’s Birthday – a 10 Mile Trail Run
Yesterday we celebrated Trevor’s 33rd birthday. That’s not a huge milestone but nevertheless a still a cool number. Since Trevor is becoming a hardcore runner he wanted to go trail running together. You know…challenging yourself, communing with nature, and spending time with me. Obviously the ultimate birthday experience! (more…)
About AngieAngie is a registered nurse and avid runner. She is author of the book The Official Guide to Running Your First Marathon
Trevor’s Birthday – a 10 Mile Trail Run
The Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz is held in the town of Olathe, KS in April. The word Olathe is Shawnee Indian for “beautiful.”
The town has around 100,000 people and is a 25 minute drive from Kansas City. This race is in its 12th year and is a well-organized small marathon. You’d think that KS would be flat, but this area certainly has plenty of hills. (more…)
During my 14th marathon I started to get annoyed with my running shorts. In the warm weather they kept riding up in the middle and I was focusing undue attention on yanking them into place. These Race Ready shorts have been my go-to shorts for races because of their unparalleled ability to hold fuel and accessories. However the time had come to try something new.
I know I’m way behind the running skirt bandwagon but I have been admiring how cute they are and have been influenced by women who say they’ll never go back to shorts. After my recent shorts angst I decided to test out some running skirts.
Late one night I sat at my computer reading reviews of dozens of running skirts. I knew the “perfect” skirt would have to be one to accommodate my large thighs and be on the longer side of the spectrum so that my confidence level didn’t take a total nose dive.
I ended up ordering four running skirts and evaluated them on fit, appearance, undershorts, storage (pockets), and price on a scale of 0-5 (zero being horrible and five being excellent). (more…)
I’ve followed Danielle’s blog for some time and was able to meet her at the recent Go! St. Louis Marathon. She has written an excellent series on Eating Disorders for her blog.
Reading these posts made me realize that this serious issue is often avoided or minimalized. I’ve had a few friends over the years who’ve struggled with an eating disorder and I know that there are many people out there with the same battle.
This episode will help educate you on this very important topic. (more…)
Although I’ve already run a marathon in the fair state of Missouri I was already going to be in St. Louis that weekend for a coaching clinic.
You might say that this was an opportunistic marathon. That’s one of the benefits of staying in marathon shape—you can sign up for a race at the drop of a hat.
After spending two days sitting in class from 8-5 and cramming my head full of information I was ready to run 26.2 miles. I stayed at the lovely Drury Plaza Hotel and my room had an awesome view of the Arch. I shared my room with Danielle (T-Rex Runner) who we interviewed in episode 79 and her friend Amanda. When they got into town on Saturday (after running a marathon that morning in Indiana) we went to the race expo together to get our race packets. I was embarrassed to be unable to help with directions around St. Louis in the slightest. (more…)
In addition to running over 100 marathons, Lisa Smith-Batchen has completed the Badwater Ultra Marathon 9 times (winning twice).
In 2010 she ran 50 miles in 50 states in 62 days raising money for orphan charities.
Her new challenge is completing the Badwater Quad (4 back to back Badwater crossings). To accomplish this feat she will run a total of 600 miles in the merciless summer heat of Death Valley, California.
Last weekend we rocked the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon. It was great to be in the “Big Easy” again and enjoy the sites, sounds, and food. We stayed at the beautiful Drury Hotel located downtown in the business district. All in all we had a wonderful mini-vacation/marathon experience.
I can definitely stay that time flies (or more appropriately that time can run away if you’re not careful).
It has been an amazing experience to interact with thousands of runners over the years and personally help people achieve their goals through the Academy.
We want to thank each one of our faithful listeners.
Building Confidence as a Runner
In this episode we answer personal questions that many listeners want to know and talk about building confidence.
It doesn’t matter where you’re at in your life right now. You can move forward and reach your goals. First, you must allow yourself to dream.
Next, you must take action and put in the hard work. You’ll finally see the rewards if you have confidence in yourself and don’t give up.
Marathon training is about so much more than running 26.2 miles. You’ll find that your self-esteem will grow by leap and bounds when you dedicate yourself to reaching that goal. Suddenly a whole world of possibilities opens up to you. That’s why we always say,
“You do have what it takes to run a marathon and change your life.”
Ben Greenfield is a fitness and nutrition expert who competes at the Ironman and Half Ironman World Championships.
What does it mean to become superhuman?
Everyone is born with a certain number of genetic triggers. Your diet can unlock or keep locked those triggers that have the power to activate your genetic potential. Becoming superhuman means to become the strongest version of yourself possible.
Here are the questions we asked Ben:
- You have a live event coming up called Superhuman Coach, can you tell us what it means to become superhuman?
- Can you give us some examples of superhuman food?
- What do you think about eating for one’s blood type? Will it help with weight loss?
- Overtraining: how do we prevent it? And if we see we’re starting to over-train, what can we do without losing too much during marathon training?
- How do endurance athletes handle the GI distress issue?
- Why does cramping happen and how can we prevent it?
- What should I be looking for in a probiotic supplement in terms of specific bacterial strains and what sort of culture counts would be considered sufficient or adequate?
Also Mentioned in This Episode
Yaktrax pro for running in the snow!
Camille Herron is an elite marathoner from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She has taken first place at 7 marathons –most recently the Rt. 66 Marathon in Tulsa.
Her marathon PR is 2:37!
She made it to the US Olympic Marathon trials in 2008 and 2012.
She also holds the Guinness record for the fastest female runner wearing a superhero costume. Dressed from head to toe as spider woman she finished in 2:48:51.
We had the chance to talk with Camille via Skype and ask her what life is like as a professional runner.
Here is what we discovered (more…)