Lauren Fleshman

This is the episode to listen to if you want a smart, candid conversation about issues related to women runners: It features coach, activist, and former pro runner Lauren Fleshman, who is also the author of the phenomenal new book, Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man’s World. In a wide-ranging discussion with hosts Sarah and Ellison, Lauren shares:

-about her bout with depression during the lockdown;
-how to avoid injuries—and come back from them;
-how words can affect running performance;
-what her amazing finishing kicks felt like; and,
-the “invisibility” of women past a certain age.

In the intro, Ellison shares what she’s reading and Sarah admits she overdid it on a recent walk-run. Lauren hops on around 7:00.