In this week’s episode of the A to Z Running Podcast, we continue the conversation about how to get the most out of our running. Today we have elite runner and instagram influencer Shawanna White on the show to discuss how to get the most out of social running.
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- Listener interaction from Corey
- CJtheRunner included an AtoZrunning clip in his vlog as part of his “Summer Heat” series where he is chasing a sub-5 mile and a sub-17 5k.
- Episode Sponsor: Roll Recovery
- The next few weeks are sponsored by Roll Recovery. They are well known among athletes for their R8 which we have had the opportunity to add to our own recovery. We were fortunate to get the lowdown straight from Roll Recovery’s Louis Falland.
World of Running
Sunday, May 23rd, Muller Grand Prix Gateshead, Diamond League, England
- 2019 US steeple champ Hillary Bor became just the third American (after Emma Coburn in Shanghai in 2014 and Evan Jager in Monaco in 2017) to win a Diamond League steeplechase.
- Ingebrigtsen won in 3:36.27 to Hoare’s 3:36:56 as McSweyn was third in 3:37.32.
- Hoare challenged Ingebrigtsen with a 100 to go, but Ingebrigsten held him off
Saturday May 22nd, Huanghe Shilin Mountain Marathon
- 21 Ultramarathoners lives lost due to severe weather in China
- Freezing rain, hailstones and gale winds
- 62-mile mountain race in northwest China
- The marathon organizers called off the race and launched a search party of 1,200 people to scour the complicated terrain.
- 151 of the 172 race participants had been confirmed safe, with eight in hospital. Another 21 were found dead, according to the state-run People’s Daily.
Friday, May 21st, Trials of Miles NYC Qualifier, NYC
- High Schooler Roisin (Ro-Sheen) Willis dropped an OTQ in the 800m, winning the HS elite race in 2:00.78! Juliette Whittaker at 2:01.34, Sophia Gorriaran at 2:02.93.
- Deepest HS Girls 800m race ever
- Roisin’s effort is fourth all-time in high school history, behind Mary Cain (1:59.51), Kim Gallagher (2:00.07) and Sammy Watson (2:00.65).
Wednesday, May 19th in Ostrava at the Golden Spike meet (Athletics Weekly)
- New U20 records in the 800m
- Britain’s Max Burgin ran a world leading, European U20 record 1:44.14, notably beating a 21-year old U20 record; he was 18 at the time of the race (turned 19 the next day)
- Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson also set a UK U20 record with her time of 1:58.89 (not surprising to see her doing this as she’s been world class for a bit now – most recently winning gold in the 800 at the European indoor champs in March)
- Jacob Kiplimo ran the 7th fastest 10,000m in history in 26:33 – mostly solo – for a new world lead (second place Birhanu Yemataw of Brunei set a new national record in 27:07)
- National record in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase by Irene Van Der Reijken
MAIN TOPIC: SOCIAL RUNNING with SHAWANNA WHITE
As we continue to talk about how to get the most out of running, we thought it apt to return to one of running’s most constant tensions: do you run with others OR focus on executing the training that your body needs?
3 things to think about:
- Know how social running can fit into your training
- Listen for how to find running partners
- Consider the value of social running
Even with those things in mind, most of us feel that to run with others, someone has to sacrifice or compromise in some way. That’s why we wanted to bring Shawanna White on to discuss social running – because there’s a chance we can have it all, and Shawanna’s proof!
Competitive Runner, P.E. Teacher, Instagram Influencer
Shawanna White is an elite distance runner, PE school teacher, and running influencer on Instagram at @peachrunner26.2. Shawanna is one of the fastest US born black women in history with a marathon PR of 2:45:19. She also recently tied the age group 40-44 South Carolina state record in the 5k. Her PR in the 15k is 55:03 which is 5:54/mile.
Shawanna not only is speedy and trains to win, but also trains for the social benefit of running.
Personal Best Times
- 5k- 17:18
- 15k- 55:03
- Half Marathon- 1:19:09
- Marathon- 2:45:19
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