Giddy from the debut of Train Like a Mother, the mother runners discuss (Dimity might even say, “pontificate”) the options to consider when going for a run: Indoors or out? Which route to follow? Solo or with a pal? Silence, playlist, podcast–or the steady beat of a metronome.
Along the way, discover how Dimity almost loses the podcast’s FCC “clean” rating, and hear her tell about her recent massive wipeout. And excuse Sarah for misquoting “Rain Man.” It’s 82, not 84. She quickly realized her error….but figured it would seem neurotic to correct herself on air. She knows her husband, Jack, will never let her live down the mistake (neither will her producer – make sure to listen to the very end!)…
Dimity and Sarah talk training with Christine Hinton, the coach and mom of two who created eight of the nine plans in Train Like a Mother, which debuts March 20. Coach Hinton lets you know it’s okay to bail on an occasional workout; clues you in to must-do sessions; tells you how to wake up your fast-twitch muscles; and talks about why you don’t want to “race” your workouts. Also in this info-packed podcast, Dimity tosses out the word, “ennui.” Look out!
The mother runners reflect on their “salad days” of running—from Dimity’s first sprint (in pursuit of a band hat) to Sarah discovering sports in college as an alternative to fraternity-house debauchery. They laugh over Dimity’s failed celebratory cheer in Central Park during the 1997 New York City Marathon, as well as Sarah’s inability to come up with a single standout race moment during her 30’s. This podcast is heavy on chitchat and laughter, light on advice.
Sarah and Dimity talk with Dr. Amanda Hurtubise, an OB/GYN in Port Huron, Michigan, who they found through her informed, insightful comments on their Facebook page. This mom of three and beginning-again runner quickly dubs this show about “the fallout of running,” addressing TMI topics like vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, and risk of infection from hanging out in sweaty workout wear. The good doctor also talks about running during pregnancy. The show’s highlight, though, is Dimity oversharing about her shaving habits. Talk about TMI!
Whether you recently took up running or are coming back to our beloved sport after some time off, Dimity and Sarah dish out loads of advice you need to know. Dimity is right there with you, staring down yet another return to running after an injury (or two). The mother runners talk about the importance of not comparing yourself to anyone else, incorporating walking breaks, focusing on distance not speed, and finding a running buddy. And the ladies tell you why they envy your fresh, only-just-begun slate.