In this episode, Sally McRae, professional trail runner and coach, explores training your mind and racing against yourself.
In the episode, Chris Vargo, professional ultra trail runner and running coach, provides his background in endurance sports before he started running. He discusses on his Nike Trail Team sponsorship and the team’s mission. Chris explains what motivated him to become a running coach. He explores the connection between addiction and running. Chris shares his perspective on the drinking culture in the trail running community. He reflects on how his running coaching has also served as a platform for him to help people with alcoholism. Chris describes his journey overcoming alcoholism and the turning point in his recovery. He looks back at his year of racing in 2014 and the importance of active-recovery after one’s racing season is over. Lastly, Chris previews races on his calendar 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.