#262: Transitioning onto a Race Training Plan

Sarah and co-host (and best running friend!) Molly gab with each other in their final days of easy-going running before embarking on 18 (!!) weeks of marathon training. They talk about travels with their childhood BFFs, before debating why their eyes water while running. (Any clue??) Molly shares a story about her dog’s #ratfarts, then the conversation turns to wildlife, including brushes with coyotes and possibly Sasquatch. A longtime veterinarian, Molly tells what to do if a dog attacks you on a run. (Remember: “Be like a tree.”) As talk turns to training for the Twin Cities Marathon, the ladies debate the value of multiple 20-mile runs, including the joy of finally getting to tell the long version of stories! Molly offers a pearl of wisdom that is ready-made for a T-shirt slogan or bumper sticker. Find out what discussing time goals and “The Price Is Right” have in common. (Here’s a link to the marathon training plan the Portland duo are following.)

Be sure to stick around for special bonus content at the end of the pod: Sarah and podcast producer Alex Ward (a.k.a. “the 29-year-old bearded guy in the room where it happens”) discuss Breaking2. Learn what role Alex played in the tightly controlled, Nike-funded attempt to break the 2-hour barrier in the marathon.

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