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- Great comments from Laura on the blog, she almost skipped the episode and saw the subtitle, “You guys. Literally I saw “recovery” in the title and almost SKIPPED this episode just like I always SKIP any type of effort-requiring recovery stuff. But before I could scroll on to the next new episode in my podcast feed, I (thankfully) read the subtitle, which said, “Recovery is when you gain fitness.”
- Laura also followed up with a question about lung capacity which we addressed on the show.
- SB SOX are awesome. We are doing a giveaway with them on Instagram. Even if you miss it, you can get them for an amazing price on Amazon. (Disclaimer, this is an affiliate link. It doesn’t cost you any extra to use the link.)
WORLD OF RUNNING
First ever athlete with down syndrome completes a full Ironman
- 21 year old Chris Nikic was the first to ever athlete with down syndrome to complete in a triathlon and is now the first to ever complete an IRONMAN.
- Just a reminder, the Ironman distance is a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile run, raced in that order.
US Trail Marathon Championships
- Adam Peterman won for the men as the defending champion
- 2nd place was Andy Wacker
- First place female was Allie McLaughlin
- World champion at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships (2014)
- McLaughlin was gold medal with the national team at senior level at the 2017 World Mountain Running Championships.
- 2nd place female was Brittany Charboneau, who was on the A to Z Running a couple times, most recently in the episode “Creativity on the Run.” she has numerous accolades including 13th at the Olympic Trials and a first place finish at Pikes Peak Marathon, she has a couple FKTs and is both a fast road runner and trail runner.
PODCAST INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE FOR A TO Z RUNNING FANS FROM BRITTANY
- Men’s marathon
- Birhanu legese (3rd fastest all time in 2:02:48) and lelisa desisa (world champ)
- Over 20 under 2:07
- Women’s marathon
- Ruti Aga and Birhane Dibaba both around 2:18:30
- Peres Jepchirchir (recent world half champ in women’s only record time)
- Jordan Hassay
- Men’s half
- Rhonex Kipruto (world record 10km on roads)
- Jacob Kiplimo (recent world half champ)
- Kibiwott Kandie (second to Kiplimo in the HM champs)
- Women’s half
- Letesenbet Giday (world 5k record) → debut half
- Genzebe Dibaba (world 1500m rec) → debut half
- Emily Sisson! (2nd fastest american time)
UPCOMING: XC Town (Terre Haute, IN) (provided by RunnerSpace)
- There will be a professional race
- Paul Chelimo will be racing. He was on the podcast recently talking about “Patience and Consistency.”
- Crazy fast high schoolers running
- There will be a professional race
MAIN TOPIC: HOW SHOULD RUNNERS NAVIGATE THE SPACE BETWEEN GOALS?
Are you ever lost between goals? These can be difficult spaces for a runner to navigate. There are unique considerations for runners who are in a variety of mindsets coming off a big cycle. In this episode of the A to Z Running Podcast, we address these diversified situations with very tangible action points to give better direction to runners between goals.
Even if a runner is needing space from running, there are certain things that can help the return. On the other hand, for those who are feeling good and enjoying running there are some considerations as well. Whatever the situation, it’s always key to keep your overall vision in focus.
A few of the topics we discuss include continuing aerobic conditioning, options for changing it up, building habits, and cross training.
Tune in to hear what to do between running goals!
Mentions in the podcast:
A to Z Running Podcast: Burnout
A to Z Running Podcast: Finding community and motivation while social distancing
Blog post: How to Make Strava Art with Jeric Yuen
Blog post: Goals are fragile. Make Objectives to Last.