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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!). 

AMR Trains and AMR Answers drop on alternate Tuesdays: AMR Trains is hosted by AMR co-founder Dimity McDowell and Sarah Wassner Flynn, and it covers training and racing with loads of advice. 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! 

Another Mother Runner Another Mother Runner

    • Health & Fitness
    • 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!). 

AMR Trains and AMR Answers drop on alternate Tuesdays: AMR Trains is hosted by AMR co-founder Dimity McDowell and Sarah Wassner Flynn, and it covers training and racing with loads of advice. 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! 

    AMR Answers: Dimity’s Latest Grand Adventure!

    AMR Answers: Dimity’s Latest Grand Adventure!

    Listen to this episode if you’re up for a challenge, but unsure what steps to take. In this special episode (recorded in person in a hotel room!), Sarah asks Dimity all about her latest adventure: the 21-mile Grand Traverse. Dimity details:
    -the strengths—and shortcomings—of her training; 
    -the support she got from her adventure posse—and how to find your own; 
    -how to find an epic athletic goal;
    -what might be next on Dimity’s bucket list; and,
    -a move to avoid while copping a squat trail-side! 
     
    To leave us a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). 
     
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    • 33 min
    Running a Race with a Pacer

    Running a Race with a Pacer

    Whatever your goal, if you’ve ever considered using a pacer in a race, you need to listen to this episode. Host Sarah talks with four women (including co-host Amanda!) about their experiences (good and bad) running a race with a pace group. They discuss:
    -various reasons to use a pacer;
    -how to get the best results with a pace group; 
    -different ways to utilize a pacer; and,
    -why a race pacer isn’t necessarily a magical PR-maker. 
     
    Sarah shares a quick story about a scummy swim before talking to Amanda about herpacer experiences at 5:35. 
     
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    • 50 min
    AMR Trains: What It’s Like to Be a Race Pacer

    AMR Trains: What It’s Like to Be a Race Pacer

    With pacer pros Meg Ryan and Jaime Taylor 
    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like playing the pacer role in a marathon or a half-marathon, we’ve got two awesome guests to fill you in. Dimity and Sarah WF chat with two mother runners who have been pacers in races multiple times. Meg and Jaime dish the nitty-gritty details about being a pacer, and offer insight on topics including:

    Prepping to be a pacer, from knowing the course to dialing in the goal pace;

    How do decide which pace group to lead;

    Keeping up the banter and spirit from start to finish;

    How pacing has enhanced their own running journeys. 


    Be sure to tune into the Friday episode of Another Mother Runner, where host Sarah Bowen Shea will talk to runners who share their experience with racing with a pace group.  

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    • 52 min
    Women Runners Share Their Race-Day Routines

    Women Runners Share Their Race-Day Routines

    Listen to this episode for advice and anecdotes about what to eat, drink, and do in the hours leading up to a race. Talking to hosts Sarah and Britany, four real women share what’s worked—and not—for them, including: 
    -best (and worst) pre-race dinner and breakfast choices; 
    -sound sleep advice;
    -how drinking more pre-race resulted in feeling stronger mid-race; 
    -what they learned through trial and error; and,
    -ways to get things moving down the poop-chute on race morning! 
     
    Definitely play the Nuun drinking game while listening: Chug every time someone mentions Nuun! The first guest joins at 13:43. 
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    We appreciate your—and their—support!
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    AMR Answers: Fighting Low Energy on the Run

    AMR Answers: Fighting Low Energy on the Run

    This is the ideal episode to listen to if you are struggling with low energy, low ferratin levels, or diminished endurance. Sarah and Dimity can help you get off the struggle bus, as they do for callers Andrea, Theresa, and coming-back-from-injury Lisa. 
     
    In the intro, the host-duo discusses optimal layering for damp, chilly weather. To record a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). 
     
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    • 40 min
    Female Police Officer Talks Running Safety

    Female Police Officer Talks Running Safety

    Anyone looking for the best ways to stay alert and safe on their runs or rides needs to listen to this episode. The guest, Eileen Swanson, a former pro triathlete turned police officer, discusses with Sarah and Coach Liz: 
    -how rare stranger abductions actually are; 
    -the importance of practicing using any safety devices you carry; 
    -advice for properly using pepper spray; 
    -how to be aware of your surroundings and think on your feet; and,
    -not letting safety concerns steal your joy. 
     
    In the intro, the co-hosts talk about back-to-school stressors; the guest kicks off this important episode at 12:53.
     
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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.

ssayre10 ,

Listener for life!

Loving your show! No matter the guest, I am always captivated. Your easy going, conversational style interviews allow the listener to get to know the person and the athlete/ coach etc. Loved the Boston series as well! Adrianne Haslett's interview was fantastic!

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