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#125: Heading into Fall Racing Season

Somewhat of a rarity: This podcast is just Dimity and Sarah gabbing. Their main topic of conversation is their two different approaches to the fall racing season: They are both doing the Philadelphia Marathon as part of the Saucony 26Strong (more on that program in next week’s show), but they are taking two different training routes to get to the City of Brotherly Love. Dimity talks about her varied cross-training plans—including a jump-rope circuit she schemed up—and Sarah shares a few tales about recent challenging runs. (Enthusiasm alert: SBS is buzzing off a serious runner’s high from a 19-mile doozy she ran a few hours before recording this podcast!)

Also, there’s another broken bone in Dimity’s life—but this time the injury belongs to her 11-year-old daughter, not Dim…

 
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Martini Fridays: In need of a TARDIS

Martini Fridays: In need of a TARDIS

After the better part of a week hemming and hawing then hemming some more, I finally convinced myself that Saturday morning would be a great time to take a run through Hyde Park, which was only a couple of blocks from my hotel in London. I had the gear with me. I had a window of time. The weather was perfect. Plus, I am a badass mother runner who should take a badass mother run.

Still, I was nervous, like I always am when I’m about to go for a run in a new place. I always assume that runners in other towns are different from me somehow. Fancier, maybe. Definitely more legit. I also hadn’t seen many runners in London and wondered if there was a reason for that…

 
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Throwback Thursday: Finding Change–and Laughter–on a Run

Throwback Thursday: Finding Change–and Laughter–on a Run

This Throwback Thursday post originally appeared on our site on July 30, 2012. I–SBS–recently came across it, and it made me laugh all over again. As an update: Without a doubt, Molly and I are more competitive about finding money on our runs than we are with each other in a race. Her major 2014 score was finding five $20 bills (yes, that’s $100!!) in one lump while running on Easter with her oldest daughter!! With that find still fresh in our minds–it is a biggie, after all–Molly recently let me keep a $5 bill we both spied at the same time on a Sunday morning run. On our most recent long run, she found 2 quarters, 2 dimes, and 2 pennies, while I found 1 measly dime…

 
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Keeping Running Workouts in Perspective

Keeping Running Workouts in Perspective

When it comes to marathon training, I don’t look very far down the road. I don’t literally run with my  head down (well, okay, maybe when I’m burnt out), but I do metaphorically. My coach usually lays out my training schedule a week at a time, yet once I see what day the long run lands on, I don’t study the workouts like vocab list I’m cramming for the SATs. Instead, I rarely look more than a day or two ahead.

Like last week: No use fretting midweek about Saturday’s double runs (prep for next month’s Ragnar Relay!). The week’s long run fell on Wednesday (given that I work from home and it was summer vacation, my schedule has some bend and give…

 
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Mother Runner Race Day

Mother Runner Race Day

This sweet description of the morning of a race landed in our inbox recently, and we wanted to share. Sara Evanchick, 35, is a stay-at-home mom to a 3.5-year-old munchkin  in Upstate New York and is, in her words, “just starting to dip my toes in the world of being a health and fitness coach.” Despite the hectic race morning that we all know too well, Sara notched a 5K PR. Guessing part of her morning-long warm-up contributed to the success.

Wake up 2 hours early, so you can get dressed before anyone else is awake.
Put your running shoes on, even though it’s early. Because if you don’t, you could very well forget and slap on your flip flops, with all the chaos of trying to get the door…

 
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