Sarah and Tish talk to two adventurous women who each completed a FKT (Fastest Known Time), including Liz Anjos, who set a women’s record for doing the Appalachian Trail (AT) from south to north, and Elisa Laverty, who nearly beat her ultrarunner husband’s FKT on the same loop! Live vicariously listening to:
Liz talk about putting in 18-20 hours per day on the AT, despite developing severe shin splints on Day 3 (of 52!);
Liz share feeling apprehensive and overwhelmed every morning—and exalted every evening;
Elisa detail how a summer of riding a gravel bike revived her running mojo;
Elisa recount covering the final 3.5 miles—and 4,000’ of elevation gain!—of the 43-mile loop; and,
Elisa encourage everyone to “build an epic route” for themselves.
In the introduction, Sarah details life in smoke-choked Portland. Liz, the first of the two FKT’ers, joins the conversation at 16:01. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR.We appreciate your—and their—support!Roasts to boast about: Get 20% off a Roaster’s Choice subscriptionwith code AMR20 at presshousecoffee.com/amrPrioritize your pleasure: Get a 30-day free trial at DipseaStories.com/amrMake learning about STEAM fun: Go to kiwico.com/amr and get your first month FREE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Taking one for the vicarious living team, Adrienne Martini bared her buns—and most everything else—in the Bouncing Buns Clothing Optional 5K.On this entertaining podcast, she bares, among other things,:—The impetus behind getting out of her comfort zone;—Why she opted to wear a sports bra. (Hint: It wasn’t all for support!); and—Whether or not she’d do it again.Read Adrienne's race account, which interweaves the story of dropping her oldest at college for the first time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sarah and Amanda converse with Sika Henry who, at age 36, has her sights set on becoming the first professional Black female triathlete in the U.S. Sika shares:
the story of her first marathon, including calling her bestie to pick her up at Mile 17 (!);
details about a serious bike accident she had in a May 2019 triathlon–and her subsequent comeback;
reasons triathlon is dominated by Caucasian men—and what she’s doing to bring Black youth into the sport;
her recovery and self-care tools, including an innovative “human sound” therapy system; and,
her next competitive challenge in the absence of organized races.
The mother runners talk about their respective oldest kids + college in the intro chitchat; Sika hops on at 13:56. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR.We appreciate your—and their—support!Roasts to boast about: Get 20% off a Roaster’s Choice subscriptionwith code AMR20 at presshousecoffee.com/amrHire from the best: Get a $75 credit from the number one jobsite in the world at Indeed.com/amrA bright idea: Get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle bygoing to amazon.com/runner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sarah and Dimity provide insight for:-Holly who’s wanting to morph into a “morning workout warrior”;-best blood donation practices for runners-in-training like Rose;-Kelly, who is the market for compression sleeves to help with a calf injury; and,-the pros and cons of running on the beach to Perry. Compression sleeve brands recommended: Lily Trotters, CEP, and Zenah The final step to better running: Visit Currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off a pair of Currex insoles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices