Happy Monday, readers,
Emily and I began working together early spring 2018 on her project of running her first fifty miler. Her reputation as a total speedgoat preceded her and I knew what my task would be: getting this talented runner to slow down.
I LOVED talking with Emily this morning about the contrast between her training before we began working together and when we were working together, how she dignified her athletic practice with committed time to herself, and learning a bit more about her fifty miler experiences.
Anyone who balances family and training, anyone who has ever doubted themselves as an athlete, anyone preparing to run a new distance, and anyone who doesn’t see the value in being slow, give this a listen.
Thank you, Emily!
Topics discussed in this episode:
2:00 Emily’s training before our coaching
5:30 Benefits of being slow
6:45 Balancing family and training
11:30 Listening to your body
13:00 Resting instead of peak weeks
16:00 Being with what is
23:00 “I never saw myself as an athlete until this summer”