Erika Howder is a self-described “adult onset runner”, but she is certainly making up for lost time.
One of her secrets to knocking off a handful of states most years is to run in the Mainly Marathon series where there are races in different states every day over the course of 5-7 days. I’ve actually looked into these races before, and kind of disregarded them, but after our chat she’s definitely reopened my eyes to the idea of running several marathons in several states over the course of a week.
In addition to talking about the race series, we also talked about the dynamics of traveling to races with family, training for running back to back races, and what beers are best for after a race/run. Needless to say, we covered a lot of ground! Read more