Do you want to run the Boston Marathon one day or do you want to just learn a little bit more about this iconic race and the chasing unicorn phenomena?
In today’s episode, Shana Miller of Stiletto Running and our very own Healthy Runner Coach Lu will share their 2022 Boston Marathon experience with you as everyday regular runners just like you and me!
If you are a non professional runner like Shana and Lu, just got a BQ, striving for a BQ, want to run the Boston Marathon for an official charity, or just want to learn more about this amazing race (like I do) then this is the episode for you!
Shana and Coach Lu covered their personal stories of how they got to the point of toeing the line for the 126th running of the Boston marathon.
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
Here is some of what we covered:
Race Day Blueprint: 10 Tips to Crush Your Race!
Boston Marathon Prep and Tips with Coach Lu:
How to PR Your First Boston
Running Clothes for Women with Style
What Pace Should I Run with Coach Lu:
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Want to learn how you as a runner can activate, strengthen, and recover from running? Listen to episode 116 on the Healthy Runner podcast to learn from Naboso founder, Podiatrist, and Human Movement Specialist, Dr. Emily Splichal herself here:
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