Not many runners can point to an exact date as the day that they started running.
Sarah Lavender Smith can: Monday, March 7, 1994.
And since she decided to start running with the goal to run a marathon 364 days later, she’s never looked back. She’s had success running a variety of race distances, gotten into coaching, writes about running for Trail Runner Magazine, and is a co-host on the Ultra Runner Podcast.
But the most important thing in her life is her family.
We talked about a lot of different things during the course of our conversation, including the year that Sarah, her husband, and the kids took a year to travel around the world living as nomads. The lessons learned, the time together, and the ability to run races in different places around the world was an amazing experience.
Here are some of the other highlights of our conversation.
- A different approach to her long training runs when preparing for a long race
- Watching friends run a marathon inspired her to start running the next day
- The Grand to Grand Ultra stage race
- Meeting locals via running on the family “world tour”
- Looking ahead at the rest of 2015
- Great trick for when you’re struggling to stay positive during a race
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