About this episode

Kara Goucher returns to the show! Check out For The Long Run Episode 34 for the first time Kara was on the podcast.

Kara is a mom, race announcer, Oiselle and Altra sponsored athlete still super passionate about running beyond her elite career.

In this episode we talk about:

  • the transformative power of running
  • raising an active kid
  • prioritizing family
  • reasons to run beyond setting PRs
  • running grateful and appreciating every mile
  • redefining goals and expectations
  • health challenges, illness and injury
  • aging and masters running
  • life after elite running
  • the draw of ultra marathons
  • differences in mentality between road, track, trail and ultra runners
  • braking free from the watch and the data
  • sponsorship in the age of social media
  • the place for podcasts
  • success is feeling whole and connected
  • family running goals
  • stepping into fear and setting scary goals
  • shared experiences in running and life

Follow Kara on Instagram @karagoucher and For The Long Run @forthelrpod

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Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

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Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FORTHELONGRUN will receive free shipping, and 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation to help find a cure and support those living with Parkinsons.

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