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A family of three podcasts to get (+ keep) you moving without losing your family, job, or sanity! More than 700 back episodes to enjoy.

Every Friday on the original show (launched in 2011), host Sarah Bowen Shea, a mom of three and veteran of 14 marathons, is joined by a rotating cast of co-hosts and often a guest expert to discuss topics ranging from how to reach a big race goal to finding your athletic happy place, and everything in between. Training, nutrition, motivation, mental toughness, TMI issues: This show covers it all (and then some!). 

Many Happy Miles and AMR Answers drop on alternate Tuesdays: Many Happy Miles is hosted by AMR co-founder Dimity McDowell and Sarah Wassner Flynn, and it celebrates and explores any type of forward movement, whether an epic hike, century ride, or your first brisk walk after a setback. The co-founding duo of Sarah and Dimity host AMR Answers, providing insightful responses to listeners’ called-in, recorded questions. All three shows are witty and conversational, making them great running partners because the AMR gals do all the talking—even on the uphills!

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    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

A family of three podcasts to get (+ keep) you moving without losing your family, job, or sanity! More than 700 back episodes to enjoy.

Every Friday on the original show (launched in 2011), host Sarah Bowen Shea, a mom of three and veteran of 14 marathons, is joined by a rotating cast of co-hosts and often a guest expert to discuss topics ranging from how to reach a big race goal to finding your athletic happy place, and everything in between. Training, nutrition, motivation, mental toughness, TMI issues: This show covers it all (and then some!). 

Many Happy Miles and AMR Answers drop on alternate Tuesdays: Many Happy Miles is hosted by AMR co-founder Dimity McDowell and Sarah Wassner Flynn, and it celebrates and explores any type of forward movement, whether an epic hike, century ride, or your first brisk walk after a setback. The co-founding duo of Sarah and Dimity host AMR Answers, providing insightful responses to listeners’ called-in, recorded questions. All three shows are witty and conversational, making them great running partners because the AMR gals do all the talking—even on the uphills!

    TMI Truths about Pregnancy

    TMI Truths about Pregnancy

    Whether you’re contemplating getting pregnant, currently have a bun in the oven, or are years out from being preggers, you’ll thoroughly enjoy learning and laughing from this episode! Co-host/guest Britany Williams is a personal trainer with certification in postpartum exercise—and she’s 23 weeks pregnant with her first child, so she overshares on a slew of practical and TMI topics, including:
    -signs anyone (pregnant or not!) can watch for that might signal an injury; 
    -leakage while in motion—and how to stop it; 
    -abdominal wall separation and core work guidance; 
    -best practices for returning to running postpartum; and,
    -itchy skin in the most surprising of spots! 
     
    In the intro, hear what “quirky” fitness goal Sarah is considering—and how Britany can help her achieve it. The convo switches to pregnancy around BARRY INSERT TIME PLEASE 
     
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    AMR Answers: Winter Weather Limits + Returning from an Ankle Sprain

    AMR Answers: Winter Weather Limits + Returning from an Ankle Sprain

    Wondering how cold is too cold for training runs, like Stephanie? The AMR duo serves up a slew of responses (brrrrr!) from their Facebook page. If you’re nervous about hitting the trail, like Megan, the hosts offer reassurance and guidance. And they give Heidi advice on avoiding a numb butt while using a rowing machine. 
    Find out what “foot underwear” is in the intro! The questions kick off around 6:35.
     
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    • 33 min
    Lauren Fleshman on Perfectionism, Grit, Hormones, + Her New Book

    Lauren Fleshman on Perfectionism, Grit, Hormones, + Her New Book

    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.
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    • 53 min
    Many Happy Miles: More Epic Adventures!

    Many Happy Miles: More Epic Adventures!

    Feeling like you need a motivational nudge toward your goals this year? This episode of Many Happy Miles offers a double dose of inspiration from two amazing women. In this second half of a two-part “So Epic” theme (check out Part 1 here), Dimity and Sarah WF bring on two more mother runners who truly took their accomplishments above and beyond in 2022, including…


    Rachel Jones, from Colorado, who, recently became the first woman—and only the fourth person ever—to hike the Manitou Incline, a legendary set of steep, mountainside steps, 1,000 times in 365 days. (Spoiler: She completed many of those climbs while pregnant!)

    Lynn Marks, of North Carolina, who completed her very first Ironman triathlon (that’s a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run) at the age of 58.

    We hope their stories inspire you to bust past your fears and go after your own epic adventure in 2023!
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    • 45 min
    New Year, New Fitness Focus

    New Year, New Fitness Focus

    If you’re looking to spice up your running routine or switch to another activity entirely, this episode serves up inspiration and insight from four “regular” women runners. With Sarah and Coach Liz, the gals share:
    -the mind-blowing epiphany of being “allowed” to take a break from running; 
    -a holistic approach to enable running longevity; 
    -how perimenopause lead two of them to make exercise shifts; 
    -the siren song of swimming; and, 
    -the freedom of taking a break from racing. 
     
    In the intro, Sarah talks about her son’s dance performances (she just walked in the door from it!); the first guest joins the show around 6:25.
     
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    • 50 min
    AMR Answers: Putting on a Sports Bra + Dimity’s Ankle Injury

    AMR Answers: Putting on a Sports Bra + Dimity’s Ankle Injury

    Need help, like Kate, snaking into your sports bra? The gals share a variety of methods, culled from runners on Facebook. They also advise Abby on training for her first marathon. Then Sarah and Dimity each share their favorite swim goggles, in response to Maya’s question about long-lasting goggle-lines. 
     
    In the intro, Dimity tells the tale of why she’s back in a boot. The answers start flowing around 10:40.
     
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Chrise7131 ,

Marathon edition podcast - destination races

Wow, just talking about destination marathons across the nation or around the world really got me motivated and I wanted to research which race I wanted to do next. It would be really awesome to have a similar podcast with triathlons too. I really enjoyed this AMR trains podcast.

mizpinto ,

Highly recommend

This podcast has kept me company for a decade on short runs, long runs and everything in between. I’ve trained for several distance races listening to Sarah and Dimity gab in my ear and it feels like I’m running with my good friends. As a long time listener it’s also been great to listen as our children have gone from tinies to almost grown and flown. It’s been so relevant and I’m grateful for their honesty, camaraderie and reality.

charlizzzz ,

It used to be better

I’ve been a listener since 2012. It was definitely better in the beginning.

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