In this episode, Garrett Heath, professional runner for Brooks, discusses the power of following your own path in running. Garrett reflects on his various coaching experiences, from being self-coached to recently joining the Brooks Beasts Track Club in Seattle.
Some people dream of meeting superwoman, but I know a super mom. Amory Rowe is one of the most accomplished, hardworking, loving, and strong woman that I know. I feel honored to call her a mentor, friend, and running partner. She recently won her first race as a Masters’ athlete and this short film provides a snapshot into race day and her super mom and running powers. Music: “Celtic Heart” by Todd Boston
In this episode, Amy Yoder-Begley, former professional runner, Olympian, and head coach of women’s cross country at University of Connecticut, describes when she fell in love with running at just eight years old. Amy reveals the verbal statement that she repeated herself in a breakthrough 5k race in college. She recaps the experience of qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Amy recounts of one of the most memorable races of Amy’s professional career: her 6th place finish at the 10k World Championships. She describes her journey with celiac disease. Amy captures what it felt like to break 15 minutes in the 5k. She discusses who inspires her, the power of goal setting, and dreaming big. Amy tells about her work now as a head coach of women’s cross country at University of Connecticut and why she started Distance Divas, an elite post-collegiate female running group.
In this episode, Abbey D’Agostino, professional runner for New Balance and one of the most decorated athletes in Ivy League history, discusses her athletic background in swimming. She reflects on the sisterhood she experienced on her high school cross country team. Abbey explains why she choose to run at Dartmouth. She explains how her running and faith intersected for her in a mentally challenging race. Abbey recounts one of her most memorable races, the 2013 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championships. She describes the transition from collegiate to professional running for Team New Balance. She shares three lessons she has learned from her coach Mark Coogan. Lastly, Abbey reveals upcoming goals and races for 2015-2016.