Recorded when Dimity was mere days away from tackling her Ironman triathlon, the mother runners discuss the days (and hours and minutes) leading up to a starting line. They reveal when the reality of a race sets in for them: For SBS, it’s all about dairy product expiration dates; for Dimity, it’s often not until morning-of. They lament second-guessing elements of training, whether it’s foam rolling, core work, or end-of-run strides. (All fall under the category of, “shoulda, woulda, coulda,” for Sarah.) In their taper-talk, Dimity offers the pearl of, “Keep up on some intensity, but cut back on the volume.” Then Dim sums up toeing the line in a nutshell, “This is what we do.” And by “we,” she means mother runners.[audio:http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcasts.pagatim.fm/shows/amr/amr_071113.mp3]
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