#313: How to Find Your Ideal Running Race

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin are joined by Coach MK Fleming of the Train Like a Mother Club to discuss how to choose a great running race for you. The trio covers a variety of considerations, such as geography, weather, terrain, crowd size, corral policies, and more. Coach MK shares when it’s smart to adjust your expectations. The ladies’ opinions about downhill races might surprise you. Coach Amanda stresses the importance of knowing yourself and what kind of runner you are when it comes to tolerating inclement weather conditions. Laugh along with SBS at MK’s “ultraviolet sandwich” analogy. Learn that “good enough” is often pretty awesome, and find out why MK is a proponent of extra-long training plans. Garner valuable insight about some banner races, including NYC, Marine Corps, Big Sur, and Richmond marathons. Here are the two race-review sites SBS recommends: BibRave and RaceRaves.

In the intro, Sarah and Amanda rehash Ogden Retreat memories (including karaoke!) and SBS talks TSwift concert. The trio dives into the choosing-a-race debate at 21:15.

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3 responses to “#313: How to Find Your Ideal Running Race

  1. Hi! Did I misunderstand someone say that Richmond was 80 degrees this year? (Nov. 2017). It was REALLY cold that day! We chose it for the weather and it didn’t disappoint. I hope I didn’t misunderstand what she said. Love you guys, but Richmond is a great race! Don’t want to discourage people from running it for the wrong reason.

  2. Question – Coach MK mentions a post she wrote about how to choose a marathon, I believe. Any idea where that is? Thanks!

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