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Jen St Jean

Jen St Jean Walked Away From the Track, But Now She’s Back!


Jen St Jean has returned to the track after a long lay off with the goal of running her best times ever.

Jen St Jean

Jen St Jean

After college, she was running on an Olympic Development team but for a number of reasons she felt that it was time to walk away from the competitive running scene. She left the track, got a corporate job, started a family, but running was always her release.

Eventually, however, Jen found her way back to the track. Now she’s competing on the masters circuit, and is taking on some of the best masters runners in the world.

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Thanks to Jabra for Sponsoring This Episode

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Jen St Jean.

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Laurie Wisotsky

Laurie Wisotsky Gave Up Marathons to Run Track in Her 40s


Laurie Wisotsky got her start in running after watching Katie Holmes run the New York City marathon. She figured if Katie could do it, so could she.

After running several marathon races over the course of a handful of years, and dealing with a series of injuries and recoveries, she’s decided to settle into running shorter distances and competing in Master’s races and events.

Laurie Wisotsky

Laurie Wisotsky Running the 800 m at the Drake Relays

Her decision to stop running marathons and focusing on shorter distances wasn’t one that came easily, but after a year and a half of short distance running she concedes that the switch was the best thing she’s done for herself in terms of running.

We talked a lot about her transition from long distance to short distance racing, the roll her team of coach and physical therapist played in the decision, the rise in popularity of masters track events, and a whole lot more. Here are some of the highlights of our conversation: Read more

Quarter Mile Repeats Meme

The Bane of My Existence

It’s that time of year again.

It’s the time of year that many runners (especially down south where summer is pretty much here) really start to turn there attention away from distance training and start to focus more on speed and training for the 5k.

While I can honestly say I won’t be running any 5ks this summer, I will probably join my running friends for workouts as often as possible, which means I’ll be running my least favorite workout before much longer…

Quarter Mile Repeats Meme

I Love Wayne. I Hate 1/4 Mile.

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Podcast Interview with Lauren Wallace

Lauren Wallace Has Lofty Goals for 2015 & a Plan for Success


Lauren Wallace walked onto her college track team as a sprinter, but after her freshman year and a heart to heart with her coach, she decided to transition to a middle distance runner and settled in as an 800m runner.

And the results speak for themselves.

Podcast Interview with Lauren Wallace

Lauren Wallace

After finishing her college career as an All-American, she qualified for the semi-finals at the US Championships, and now she’s setting her sights even higher: getting into a Team USA singlet.

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