Tina Muir

Tina Muir Gave Up Running at the Highest Level to Improve Her Health

Today I’m going a few easy miles with a runner that walked away from the sport after competing on the world stage.

Tina Muir

Tina Muir

Tina Muir is our returning guest today, after first appearing on the show back in episode 239.

When we first chatted, we covered her struggles with the marathon, training at the elite level, and much more.

Since then, however, running and life have changed dramatically for Tina in a number of ways. Read more

Tina Muir Representing Great Britain

Tina Muir is Open About Her Struggles as an Elite Runner

Today I’m running with another elite runner, and I’m definitely hoping to learn a thing or two from Tina Muir along the way.

Tina Muir Representing Great Britain

Tina Muir Representing Great Britain

Tina came to the US from England to run at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, and definitely had a very successful college career. And after finishing 3rd in the Olympic Trials (in the 10k), she became even more determined to continue running and pursuing her goals.

And that determination has paid off!

Over the course of our chat, we talked about her past marathon experience, a pretty crazy double that she’s attempting (and that she’s halfway through), her perspective on recovery, comparing youth running in the US and England, and more.

Here are Some of the Highlights of My Chat with Tina Muir

  • Her struggles with her first two marathons
  • Having a better experience at the London Marathon, but still wondering if she could have race harder
  • The roller coaster of emotions of being so close to making the Great Britain team for the 1/2 Marathon World Championships (She got the call to run for GB after all!)
  • Caving to peer pressure to run the London Marathon a month after the 1/2 Marathon World Championships?
  • The recovery process after a race, especially the week or so of not running immediately after the race
  • Running for local clubs not for your school, is one of the big differences between youth running in England and the USA
  • Hosting the Runner’s Connect podcast, Run for the Top
  • Her future goals for races don’t tend to include specific times, and a bigger goal beyond her performance
  • An iron man in the distant future?

If you would like to learn more about Tina Muir, check out her website and/or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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