Courtney Schwartz Talks About a Summer of Running in Leadville


On today’s episode of the podcast, I’m joining Courtney Schwartz for a few easy miles.

Courtney Schwartz

Courtney Schwartz

Courtney was just getting into running before moving to Colorado a handful of years ago, and after a rough first trail run decided to stick to running on the roads for a while.

But for a runner living in Colorado, you can only ignore the lure of the mountains and the trails for so long. After giving trail running another shot, Courtney now feels at home on the trails.

In addition to talking about running trails and being a part of the trail running community, we also talked about some of the highs and lows of her 2015 summer. Here are some of the highlights from our chat.

  • Why she doesn’t have a favorite race distance
  • Her preference between running and racing
  • Transitioning from road running to trail running
  • Running the 2nd half of the Leadville Trail Marathon with broken ribs
  • Her mindset when it comes to DNFing an Ultra
  • The 2015 Leadville 100: the good, the bad, and the scary
  • Possibly running Leadville 100 again in the future?
  • Distant locales to possibly run one day (The Glen Coe Skyline Race she mentioned)

If you want to connect more with Courtney, check out her blog and find her on Twitter and Instagram.


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