Podcasting, Stroller Running, & a Unique Cure for Plantar Fasciitis with Lindsey Hein

Today I’m joining coach, mom, wife, and podcast host Lindsey Hein for a few easy miles.

Lindsey Hein

Lindsey Hein

Like me, Lindsey is a fan of the marathon for a reason that is convoluted to say the least.

Neither of us particularly enjoy the shorter races, but with the marathon we both enjoy the longer distances and being able to have fun for 15-18 miles before the hurting starts.

Never mind that we will then be hurting for 8-10 miles instead of the 3.1 miles of the 5k, which we both agree is simply miserable from start to finish.

Lindsey Hein Has Always Been an Athlete

Lindsey participated in a number of different sports when she was younger, and she started running in high school after her friend convinced her to go out for the cross country team–peer pressure for the win!

She wasn’t one of the top runners in her school, but she was good enough to run on the varsity team and to be competitive in meets.

But after college, she started to take running a little more seriously.

Overcoming Race Day Nerves

One of the things that Lindsey has dealt with since her high school days are race day nerves.

Now on one hand, a little bit of nerves before a competition can be a good thing. But being too nervous can negatively impact your race.

One of the ways that Lindsey keeps her nerves in check is to try to keep things in perspective.

At the end of the day, her race is just a race. Even though she wants to run hard and see her training pay off, it’s still just a race.


Keeping things in perspective isn’t always easy, but if you can, it can be a great way to keep the nerves at bay.

A Case of Plantar Fasciitis Gone Wrong

In my previous life as an athletic trainer, I’ve probably worked with over a 100 cases of plantar fasciitis.

One of the athletic trainer jokes was that if you had a really bad case of plantar fasciitis, all you needed to do was jump down off of a ledge, tear the plantar fascia, and that would get rid of your plantar fasciitis.

But as Lindsey shared, tearing your plantar fascia is no laughing matter!

As many runners know, plantar fasciitis is a running injury that ranges from a minor pain in the ass to a sharp pain. But with a torn plantar fascia, Lindsey literally couldn’t run for 12 weeks.

She’s finally on her way back from this issue, thankfully, and hopefully will be back to full speed soon.

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Lindsey’s Boston Experiences

Lindsey has run the Boston Marathon a couple of times (2009 & 2014), so I had to ask her about her experience at the race that I can’t wait to run one day.

In her experience, Boston is a great race to run but not so great to race.

In addition to the hilly course, the logistics of the race also makes it a little difficult to really race. We all have our pre-race routine, and very rarely does that routine involve a 10 am start after hanging out in the athlete’s village for more than a few hours.

Spectating and Partying at Local Race

As runners, we all appreciate the folks that come out to watch and cheer for local races.

The course for the Monumental Half Marathon runs right in front of Lindsey’s house, and this year her and her husband decided to throw a little race day party, complete with PBR and mimosas!

They got the neighbors involved as well, and the runners definitely drank all of the beer during the race!

Seriously, I need Lindsey to set up shop at my next race. PBR all around!

A PBR Party With Lindsey Hein!

Mmmm… PBR…

Starting a Podcast

Lindsey recently launched her own podcast, I’ll Have Another.

I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein

I’ll Have Another with Lindsey Hein

On her show, she talks with her guests about running and a whole lot of other random topics.

Sounds like another podcast I’m somewhat familiar with…

Lindsey was somewhat surprised at how difficult the tech side launching a podcast can be. In the past, she’s often relied on her husband to help her with some of the tech things in her life, but the podcast has been 100% her baby.

When it came to naming her show, Lindsey really struggled with finding the right name for her show.

She didn’t want the show title to be tied to running, and she was going around and around with friends and her sisters trying to come up with the right name for her show.

In the end, she went with I’ll Have Another because of the flexibility of the name.

  • I’ll Have Another Mile
  • I’ll Have Another Glass of Wine
  • I’ll Have Another Episode of the Bachelor

For Lindsey and what she ultimately wants her show to become, I’ll Have Another is definitely the perfect name!

Future Goals

Lindsey’s biggest goal in terms of time is to break the 3 hour mark in the marathon.

She also wants to continue to have fun as a runner, which I think is an important goal for all of us to keep in mind.

She’d also like to run a marathon while pushing a stroller, and as a mom of two she has plenty of experience with stroller running! She’s currently a double stroller pro, but for her marathon she’s pretty sure she will stick to “only” running with a single!

She’s also got her sights set on an ultra, specifically a 50 miler, so clearly she’s a bit crazy!

If you haven’t done so already, I’d definitely encourage you to connect with Lindsey. Check out her website, find her on Twitter and/or Instagram, and give her podcast a listen, you definitely won’t be disappointed!

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10 replies
  1. Russ
    Russ says:

    Had to laugh listening to Lindsey say she didn’t like running 3200M in track – that is my daughter. She runs varsity at her high school and tolerates track but loves cross-country. She gets bored “running in circles” so she’s focusing on 800M and 1600M while waiting for cross-country training in a few weeks.

    • Denny
      Denny says:

      Thanks for listening Russ! I think a lot of cross country runners tolerate track, but do get bored running endless circles. Shoot, I get bored running one of the lakes in town that’s almost 3 miles around, I couldn’t fathom running incessant 400m laps!

  2. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Loved the part of the podcast about the homemade aid station! I ran a half marathon on March in St. Louis that was a looped course, and I kept running by a house with an ice cream truck parked in the driveway. I kept thinking – okay, on the next lap, the owner is going to be giving out ice cream. Granted it was 37 degrees and snowing, but I would have stopped nonetheless. Unfortunately, I never got ice cream 🙁 Would have been fun, though!

  3. Eve
    Eve says:

    Agree that it’s not fun running the same race every year… I like to race at different cities in different countries, so I’ll aim for 1 or 2 events per year and save up for the run + vacation after that!

      • Eve
        Eve says:

        Hi Denny, other than the ones in the US, I’ve taken part in the UK, Germany, Australia, Singapore and Cambodia:) Would really like to try one in South America within these 2 years.

        • Denny
          Denny says:

          That’s awesome! I’ve never run internationally, never really even travelled internationally, but it’s definitely something I want to do someday. Which country did you enjoy most?

  4. Eve
    Eve says:

    Hi Denny,

    Sorry for the very late reply! Thinking back, I really like the Angkor Wat marathon that’s held annually in Cambodia because of the ancient temples. It’s not as organised as we’re used to the standards here, but I kinda like to find peace amidst the chaos (sort of an achievement really…). And it’s colder in the country in December so it’s quite pleasant:) If you’re also into ancient civilization kind of stuff, definitely try it and you’ll definitely love it!

    • Denny
      Denny says:

      That sounds really cool. Not sure if/when I’d make it to Cambodia, but if I can run a cool race I’ll definitely put it on the list!


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