For this episode, we take a look at what training for a marathon looks like, when you are in the thick of it. Learn about what runners experience and do to prepare for running 26.2 miles. From magical long runs to nutrition experimentation, working through injury and finding the mental resolve to get through hard workouts alone, this episode gets into first-person accounts of putting in the work while navigating life.
This episode is part of our Roads to Boston 2021 series, where we are following the journeys of 9 women from around the world to the 125th Boston Marathon, which takes places October 11, 2021.
The last Boston Marathon took place April 2019. And finally, this legendary event is back, in person. For every participant who gets an entry to Boston, it’s a victory all its own: you can’t just sign up for Boston, you have to earn your way in. Get an inside look at what goes in to getting to the finish line of the 125th Boston Marathon. Whether Boston is in your future or your running interests take a different shape, join us to energize your own aspirations.
In episode 1, we met the 9 women of this series and learned about how they got started in this sport. We’re in the midst of discovering why we all started marathoning. In episode 2, we learned about Patty’s and Amanda’s journeys to running marathons, which is inextricably linked to the Boston Marathon; in that episode we also learned about the Boston course. In the last episode, episode 3, we featured the marathoning stories of Rochelle, Marija, Zarah, and Jonna, and episode 4 explored why Yao, Nicole, and Cherie run marathons.
Stay tuned for our next episode where we check in on the runners in the midst of their Boston 2021 training to find out how living the marathon life is going for everyone.
Join us on the journey, to energize your own running goals.
THE RUNNERS FEATURED
Rochelle Solomon, Randolph, MA, USA; hospital and healthcare compliance officer; Boston first-timer
Patty Hung, Orinda, CA, USA; retired high school math teacher turned pediatric nurse; 34 Bostons run
Yao (Yaowapa) Hoisungwarn, Bangkok, Thailand; singing teacher; Boston first-timer
Marija Desivojević, Belgrade, Serbia; mathematician; Boston first-timer
Nicole Spaulding Pinto, Los Angeles, CA, USA; cardiovascular perfusionist; Boston first-timer
Zarah Hofer, lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada; nutritionist; Boston first-timer
Amanda Watters, Ashland, MA, USA; editor, K-12 science curriculum development, 15 Bostons run
Jonna Maas, Spicer, MN, USA; medical doctor, Boston first-timer
Cherie Louise Turner, Somerville, MA, USA; podcaster, writer, editor; 1 Boston run