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This weekly podcast explores the intersection of running and mothering; it was launched in 2011 by the authors of RUN LIKE A MOTHER: HOW TO GET MOVING AND NOT LOSE YOUR FAMILY, JOB, OR SANITY. Host Sarah Bowen Shea, a mom of three and veteran of 14 marathons, is joined by a rotating coterie of co-hosts and often a guest expert to discuss topics ranging from how to reach a big race goal to the value of a best running friend, 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!

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    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

This weekly podcast explores the intersection of running and mothering; it was launched in 2011 by the authors of RUN LIKE A MOTHER: HOW TO GET MOVING AND NOT LOSE YOUR FAMILY, JOB, OR SANITY. Host Sarah Bowen Shea, a mom of three and veteran of 14 marathons, is joined by a rotating coterie of co-hosts and often a guest expert to discuss topics ranging from how to reach a big race goal to the value of a best running friend, 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!

    Running + Writing—Getting Your Creative Juices Flowing!

    Running + Writing—Getting Your Creative Juices Flowing!

    Sarah and Adrienne converse with Jackie Hoermann-Elliott, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of English at Texas Woman’s University and author of Running, Thinking, Writing. The trio of writers/mother runners examine:
    -running’s power to fuel creativity;
    -“flow” in both running and writing;
    -what running does to change our brains;
    -why running qualifies as a creative endeavor; and,
    -the benefits of journaling, including the beauty of a 5-year journal.
    Before the guest joins at 12:48, Adrienne shares the struggle of her first in-person half-marathon since March 1, 2020.

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    • 47 min
    AMR Trains #37: How to Tackle Uphills with Holly Brooks, Olympian + Two-Time Mount Marathon Winner

    AMR Trains #37: How to Tackle Uphills with Holly Brooks, Olympian + Two-Time Mount Marathon Winner

    Hill is a four-letter word no longer; Holly Brooks, a two-time Olympian and two-time winner of the Mount Marathon, inspires us to embrace the climb .
    Among other things, Holly explains:
    —The importance being aware of your self-talk;
    —The concept of Central Governor (why your brain often says quit before your body is ready);
    —How to reframe a tough workout to focus on the benefits; and
    —Why dividing a hill into thirds can help you conquer it more efficiently.
    At the end, Holly and Dimity chat a bit about Moms Matter Now and perinatal mental health; look for a full episode later this year.

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    • 50 min
    Latina Runners Share Their Experiences

    Latina Runners Share Their Experiences

    Sarah and Katie enjoy candid conversations with three Latina runners in this second installment of our series Run in My Shoes, in which we aim to amplify the voices of a wider array of runners. The guests detail:
    -overcoming guilt imposed by their extended families at taking time to run;
    -the empowering effects of running;
    -the viewpoint of running held by many in the Hispanic community;
    -concerning incidents precipitated by racial profiling; and,
    -ways to welcome more Latinas into the world of running.
    In the intro chitchat, Katie shares an embarrassing dog anecdote and Sarah kvetches about earlier wake-ups. The primer invitada joins at 15:00.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    AMR Answers #70: Weighted Running Vests; Lightweight Summer Tops

    AMR Answers #70: Weighted Running Vests; Lightweight Summer Tops

    Sarah and Dimity clue in:
    -Cara about the benefits and how-to’s of weighted running vests;
    -Melissa on going long to go long; and,
    -Leah on coolest top options for summer runs.
    In the intro, Dimity gives a detailed report of her recent swim-bike (“aquabike”) race, and Sarah tells a tale about chasing a unicorn. (For realz!)

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    • 37 min
    The Joy of Sweat

    The Joy of Sweat

    Sarah and Tish Hamilton get to chatting with science writer and occasional runner Sarah Everts, author of the new book The Joy of Sweat: the Strange Science of Perspiration. With wit and wisdom, the guest details:
    -how sweat is “an evolutionary superpower”;
    -why people sweat at different rates;
    -sweat at different ages and stages of life, including pregnancy and menopause;
    -differences between exercise-produced sweat v. emotion-triggered perspiration;
    -cultural cravings for sweat sessions; and
    -the societal stigma of sweating profusely.
     
    In the intro chitchat, Sarah shares details about her teen son’s first real job. The sweat-speak starts at 15:58.
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    • 1 hr
    AMR Trains #36: Swim, Bike, Run: A 70.3 Triathlon Race Report

    AMR Trains #36: Swim, Bike, Run: A 70.3 Triathlon Race Report

    Dimity chats with Laurel Short and Tiffany Cross, two Kansas-City based triathletes and best running friends, who conquered Des Moines Ironman 70.3 in late June.
    In this extra long race report, the trio cover:
    —The importance of having a training partner for accountability (especially in a pandemic year!);
    —How Laurel, a first-time triathlete, tackled open water swimming–and getting into her wet suit;
    —How Tiffany mentally pushed herself during her bike workouts to prep for race day;
    —And how the pair reset on race day, when rain canceled a big portion of the bike.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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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