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ROO #114: Kara Goucher on The Importance of Being Yourself as a Runner

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.

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ROO #106: Tyler McCandless on Why Consistency is Key to Running Faster

In this episode, Tyler McCandless, professional runner, PhD student, and coach, tells the story of how he began running in high school and the transition to collegiate running. He discusses the power of consistency as leading to breakthroughs in his running. Tyler shares his training philosophy and how he manages quality and quantity on a weekly basis. He reveals how he balances his running with his PhD studies in Meteorology. Tyler reflects on the intersection between community service and running with his founding of the Kauai Marathon Youth Program. Tyler provides insight on a process-oriented mindset as a key to successful running and racing. He explains the impact of nutrition, in particular coffee and beets, on his running performance. Lastly, Tyler previews upcoming races on his calendar.

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ROO #98: Melody Fairchild on Running as a Life Process

In the episode, Melody Fairchild, professional runner, coach, and motivational speaker, tells the story of how she started running as a young girl in the canyon where she lived. She reflects on the motivating factors that fueled her successful high school career. Melody discusses how pressure affected her running performance, calling upon the memory of her final race of her collegiate career. She shares how the pain in her body introduced her to the holistic work of cortical field re-education. Melody offers techniques for those struggling with a compulsive relationship with running. She tells anecdotes of her recent experiences running in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. Lastly, Melody reveals her goals for 2015, including races on her calendar and explorations in writing.

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