In this episode, Kara Goucher, professional runner for the Oiselle team, Olympian, and mother, tells the story of how she began running, from her first race at six years old with her grandfather to discovering cross country in seventh grade. Kara discusses the challenges of navigating puberty as an adolescent female runner. She provides insight on the importance of individualized training in her progression as a professional. Kara reflects on joining the Oiselle Team and the incredible support the Oiselle community has given her. She recounts the 2014 NYC Marathon and how she overcame the mental challenges she faced during the race. Kara gives advice for mother runners on balancing training with motherhood. She explains how she has transformed her nutrition with plant powered recipes. Lastly, Kara honors numerous female running mentors and previews whats ahead for 2015.
In this episode, Sally McRae, professional trail-ultra runner, endurance sports coach, and mother, discusses her background in athletics from collegiate soccer to training for her first marathon. Sally explain why she was drawn to the trails and the 100-mile distance. She shares the biggest personal challenge she has overcome. Sally recounts her three 100-miler experiences, including how she has overcome mental and physical challenges in her three races. She reflects on her recent top-10 finish at the Western States 100 and three things she will do differently in her training for Western States next year. Sally reveals who inspires her and how she balances motherhood, training, and coaching. She gives the inside scoop on her relationship with yoga and upcoming projects and races on her schedule.
In this episode, Blake Russell, professional runner, Olympian, mother, and writer, discusses her background in running and how she navigated the transition from high school to collegiate running. She recaps a breakthrough race in the 1500 from her time at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Blake recounts of her experience competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She reveals how she dealt with the disappointment of not qualifying for the 2004 Olympic Team. Blake offers three lessons she has learned from her renowned Coach Robert Sevene. She provides tangible tips on proper running form. Blake explains how she balances motherhood and training. She shares her favorite workouts and upcoming races on her calendar. Lastly, Blake gives her perspective on strength training: a little bit can go a long way!
In this episode, Laura Hugo, runner for the Oiselle Team, mother, and educational consultant, discusses her background in athletics as competitive collegiate swimmer. She explains how she was inspired to start running– from her college roommate, former American record holder in the steeplechase, Ann Gaffigan. Lauren explains what it means to run for Oiselle and her favorite distance, the 5k. She reveals how motherhood and pregnancy has changed her relationship to running and tips on training with a stroller. Laura provides insight on how to schedule running workouts as a working mother. She shares why she looks up to Lauren Fleshman, another Oiselle Team athlete. Lastly, Laura previews upcoming races and goals.
In this episode, Shanna Burnette, accomplished runner for the Oiselle Team, founder of ModCraft, and mother, discusses how she balances being a mother, company owner of ModCraft, and runner for Oiselle. She shares he running background from soccer in her youth to running collegiately at the renowned University of Colorado. Shanna explains why she loves Oiselle and has chosen to run and work with them. She reveals how ModCraft, her brand communication agency, began and the collaborative platform she has fostered between clients. Shanna provides insight on how to balance training with work and motherhood. Lastly, Shanna previews upcoming innovations for ModCraft and running races on her schedule.
In this episode, Lindsay Cotter, creator of Cotter Crunch, gluten-free chef, nutritional specialist, fitness professional, wife to a professional triathlete, and blogger, reveals her journey into gluten-free cooking and how she has created a balanced life. She describes her relationship with athletics/running and the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes. Lindsay gives the inside scoop on what it is like to be married to a professional triathlete. She discusses the story behind her gluten-free diet and how this has affected her health. Lindsay explains what inspired her to create her signature healthy bites and other Cotter Creations. She provides insight on balancing her many roles through being present on a daily basis and making time to unplug through cooking. Lastly, she reflects on the connections she has made through social media and how her blog has helped make a difference in people’s lives.