#210: How to Be Prepared to Start Training for a Race

2 women starting lineWith summer 5Ks and 10Ks on the horizon, along with training for fall races in the near-future, Sarah and co-host Coach Christine Hinton detail how to embark on a training plan. Whether you want to finish with a smile on your face or with a new personal best, the advice these gals impart will get you primed. Coach Christine, in her infinite wisdom, reminds you a nagging injury is your body sending you a message you need to listen to; find out the gals’ new aphorism about running friends and injury. If you are wondering about an ideal racing weight, Coach explains why you should go by percentage of body fat instead of a number on the scale. Discover why Coach Christine spent a year being “loosey-goosey” about training—and why that’s not always a bad thing. While discussing the best ways to integrate a training plan with a jam-packed life, the mother runners talk about the importance of being “protective” of critical workouts. Toward the end of this hour+ episode, Sarah makes up a portmanteau Christine wants printed on a T-shirt.

In the intro, learn what Coach Christine will be up to for 48 hours this weekend. Let’s just say it involves a poultry, a whole lot of running, and maybe some cotton candy.

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One response to “#210: How to Be Prepared to Start Training for a Race

  1. Just listened to this while on my “long” run of 9 miles. It really felt insignificant compared to the 105 miles Christine was hoping for this weekend. I’m looking forward to hearing how she did! Thanks for the great podcast!

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