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Get (+ keep) moving without losing your family, job, or sanity!
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: These mother runners cover it all (and then some). This witty, conversational podcast makes a great running partner because these gals do all the talking—even on the uphills! New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday to keep you moving, and there are 500+ back episodes to enjoy.

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    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

Get (+ keep) moving without losing your family, job, or sanity!
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: These mother runners cover it all (and then some). This witty, conversational podcast makes a great running partner because these gals do all the talking—even on the uphills! New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday to keep you moving, and there are 500+ back episodes to enjoy.

    A Candid Conversation with a Fat Runner

    A Candid Conversation with a Fat Runner

    If you’ve ever felt your weight was holding you back as a runner, you need to listen to this episode: It’s a lively, straight-talking convo between Sarah, Coach Liz, and guest Jill Angie, the size 20/22 author of Not Your Average Runner and a coach of larger-bodied runners. Jill shares:
    -the power she gained from reclaiming the word “fat” for herself;
    -how she avoids injuries (hint: strength training);
    -why focusing on getting faster is a losing proposition for her mindset;
    -athletic apparel brands that embrace a wide range of runners;
    -assumptions to ditch re: larger-bodies runners
    Sarah and Liz swap swimming tales in the intro, while Jill joins at 12:35.
     
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    • 39 min
    AMR Answers: Avoid Training Burnout; Run a Sub-2:00 Half-Marathon

    AMR Answers: Avoid Training Burnout; Run a Sub-2:00 Half-Marathon

    An ideal episode for anyone training for a fall race, the hosts tell: 
    -Julia how to beat training plan burnout; 
    -Hillary how to keep marathon training “fun and light”;
    -Jana advice on achieving a sub-2:00 half-marathon; and,
    -Tiana the rationale for doing long runs slower than race pace.

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    • 31 min
    Racing Advice from a Mental Performance Coach

    Racing Advice from a Mental Performance Coach

    A must-listen for anyone stepping up to a starting line soon! Sarah and Katie (who is running the Chicago Half-Marathon in a week) get great insight and advice from Meg Waldron, M.S., a mental performance coach and former competitive runner. Meg tells:
    -new ways to “chunk up” a race;
    -how self-talk can calm pre-race jitters + keep you strong in the final miles;
    -how + why to use visualization;
    -tricks to stay engaged + motivated even with few spectators; and,
    -strategies to plan your post-competition time. 
    In the intro chitchat, Sarah talks up her teen daughter’s experience on a coed soccer team. The guest joins at 9:56.
     
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    • 41 min
    AMR Trains: Basics of Running Injuries with Christy Diller, PT

    AMR Trains: Basics of Running Injuries with Christy Diller, PT

    If you're a chronically injured runner—or you're just feeling a niggle in your knee—this is the podcast for you.
    Christy Diller, PT, long-time runner, and running coach, talks you through:
    —When there's pain, how to discern between when to keep running and when to take a break;
    —Why movement is, with few exceptions, always beneficial (both for physical healing + mental health);
    —How she had an a-ha moment with her Achilles (even PT's get sick of doing their exercises!)
    —And why walking backwards as part of your cool down is a smart add-on.
    Want this conversation in actionable form? Check out Christy's Six Steps for All Running Injuries.
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    • 37 min
    Meditation, Mindfulness, and Runners

    Meditation, Mindfulness, and Runners

    Sarah and Molly welcome Dr. Eva Selhub, a physician, mind-body expert, author, and iFit presenter, about the power of mindfulness and meditation for runners. Dr. Eva shares:
    -steps to nurture moment-to-moment awareness; 
    -how mindfulness can make your runs easier and more enjoyable (!); 
    -ways to feel more at ease and more joyful; 
    -practical suggestions for fostering a meditation practice; and,
    -a powerful on-air mindfulness experiment. 
    Before Dr. Eva joins at 16:43, Sarah shares details about an epic weekend trip with her 16-year-old twins.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    AMR Answers #74: Sidestepping Injury; Runner Self-Identy

    AMR Answers #74: Sidestepping Injury; Runner Self-Identy

    Sarah and Dimity serve up advice: 
    -about avoiding injury when, like Margaret, you’re not training for an event;
    -to Mel about cycling by heart rate; 
    -for Barb re: identifying as a runner even when switching to walking (for now?!). 
    Dimity gives an exciting race recap (hint: podium!) before offering answers starting at 12:15.
     
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

midwest🙋🏼‍♀️ ,

Love.

Great podcast hosted by intelligent, athletic mothers. Interesting topics, funny stories, and “my people” every time. Great to run to or yo listen to while I work from home.

DJ do do DJ ,

Don’t change!

This is such a great podcast! Love all of the real life topics they cover. It seems like most other running podcasts just have a continuous string of elite athletes on their show. Which can be great on occasion but just not very relatable to most of us. I love hearing about how everyday moms incorporate running into their lives and the tips/great advice they give-so inspiring!!

Another O'Leary from Boston ,

Love love love (but...)

Can you please tone it down with the Dipsy ads? I’m not a prude (but I am a New Englander), yet my reach for the fast forward button has not been fast enough when my littles have been in the room. Not sure why “sexy time” needs to be part of a running pod. (But, hey— still 5 stars because I love you guys)

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