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Hi I'm Suzy, the host of Run Lift Mom!

Run Lift Mom is an audio podcast uplifting women and guiding mothers through their fitness journey. Episodes feature expert interviews in the topics of running, strength training, and motherhood.

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Episode 28: Overcoming Marathon Training Obstacles


In this episode of Run Lift Mom you will get to hear about overcoming marathon training obstacles.

I simplified my marathon training technique when I became a Mom and spoke with Masters coach Rob Arnold about it in a podcast episode.

You can listen below or read on for show notes, a deep dive on concept, and takeaways:

Show Notes

We turned the tables and Rob Arnold of Masters Athlete is a student of exercise, even knocking on age 50.

He has a special passion for helping recreational athletes over age 40 who want health and longevity as well as performance. Here’s what we spoke about:

  • what defines a Masters athlete (2:00)
  • marathon training obstacles as a Mom of 4 under age 5 (3:00)
  • how I program and simplify my marathon training (4:30)
  • why less is better (6:00)
  • nutrition habits and easy family menus for lifestyle (8:00)
  • what versus how (11:00)
  • greasing the groove (12:00)
  • coping with stress as a training component (13:30)

Flexible Marathon Training

Here’s an entire episode that goes deep about flexible schedule I discussed with Rob with a particular emphasis on minimum effective dose:

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