Another Mother Runner Radio 52: Runner’s World Editor Tish Hamilton Talks about Squeaking into Boston Marathon
With mere hours to the start of Boston Marathon, listen as Sarah and Dimity talk with Tish Hamilton, executive editor of Runner’s World and mother of one, who is about to run her 10th Boston (and 42nd marathon!). The gals gab like the longtime pals they are, about everything from Tish “squeaking” out yet another Boston-qualifying time to her fitting in runs as a solo parent. The ladies all admit they’re not willing to give up wine and ice cream to get faster. And Tish lets Sarah break a rough revelation to dear (read: hopelessly naïve) Dimity.
Another Mother Runner Radio 51: Kara Goucher Talks about Running Boston Marathon, and Answers Your Questions
Kara Goucher in the house! Dimity and Sarah gleefully interview Olympic marathoner Kara Goucher as she preps for her third Boston Marathon. Kara answers questions from @TheMotherRunner Twitter followers, like about running while pregnant three years ago and how her training has changed since then. She talks about cooking dinner for her husband, Adam, and son, Colt, nearly every night—then often debating cookie v. brownie for dessert. When talk turns to staying mentally tough, Kara admits why she now races in sunglasses. And she shares her new mantra for racing Boston.
Sarah and Dimity bring on Coach Christine Hinton to enlighten all of you who are now four weeks into training for the AMR Virtual 5K—or training for any race. The ladies talk about how to maintain an even pace while running and how to get over a sucky run. (Everyone has ‘em!) They delve into the topic of best foods for fueling and recovery methods. And they shed light on the burning question of how to get faster. But first they talk about Dimity’s ailing toe—and the bit of bone that’s bugging it. (Gag!)
The ladies launch into a discussion about lunch-making fatigue: Dimity suffers from it, and Sarah has recently discovered a few cures. After reliving encounters with various lunchmeats during their formative years, the mother runners get to the meat of the show: answering questions from their Facebook community. They give Amy advice on how to stick to a training schedule despite constant roadblocks; they tell Shannan how to fit in cross-training. And they debate the merits of massage during a training cycle versus post-race. As usual, the duo is true yin and yang.
The show opens with Dimity’s big confession of which singer she’s groovin’ to these days (we won’t spoil it for you), while Sarah admits to loving slightly more racy tunes (and to letting her children watch “Glee”!). At long last the mother runners move on to providing answers to questions, including one from Karen about adapting to altitude (Sarah admits she sucks at running on high) and Christina’s query about staying “race ready” over the summer even if she’s not on a training plan. They also talk about how to train your kids to survive your absence during runs. Along the way, they stumble onto the episode’s pronouncement—“oeuvre…