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#232: “Stacked” Races: How to Run Multiple Races in One Weekend

This week's guests include Tweedle Dee (a.k.a. Trisha, on top left); Kate (lower, second from left), and Jindy (sporting major bling!).
This week's guests include Tweedle Dee (a.k.a. Trisha, on top left); Kate (lower, second from left), and Jindy (sporting major bling!).

Sarah and her new occasional co-host Amanda Loudin dive into the mind-boggling world of “stacked” races: multi-event weekends that have participants taking on several races on consecutive days. Sarah and Amanda are joined by three mother runners who are veterans of these challenging undertakings. First up and fresh off her second running of the Twin Cities Loony Challenge is Kate Walton, who stresses the importance of tending to recovery. She recommends a homeopathic remedy that helped her legs feel (relatively!) fresh in a 10-mile race the morning after doing back-to-back 10K and 5K races. Next up is a laughter-filled chat with Jindy Garfias, who ran her first-ever marathon the day after running a half-marathon at Disney World as part of the Goofy Races. Jindy offers a clever way to prep for races in hot, humid Florida, and discusses why sleazy Halloween costumes work well for race attire. Finally, Chicago-based mother runner Trisha Muro offers a slew of practical advice, covering topics including massage, nutrition, hotel selection, and training. Two books Trisha recommends for training and race-day nutrition recipes: The Feed Zone and The Feed Zone Portables. And speaking of books: Before bringing on the guests, Amanda talks about her, “journal of crap,” and how writing is like running.

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2 responses to “#232: “Stacked” Races: How to Run Multiple Races in One Weekend

  1. my husband is a cyclist, and is obsessed with The Feed Zone and The Feed Zone Portables! He makes a huge batch on Sunday, and we both enjoy them on our runs/bike rides throughout the week! So much better than a Clif bar or GU. Great for backpacking, too.

  2. I am so excited for this podcast! I just signed up for my first multi race weekend, the Flying Pig 3 way challenge. It will be a 10k and 5k on Saturday and then my very first half marathon on Sunday. There isn’t a lot of info out there about how to train for this kind of event. I’m motivated to go for my run this morning so I can listen to this episode!

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