Last week, I had the pleasure of spending an hour talking to Sarah Canney. She's a Road Runners Club of America and USA Track and Field certified running coach in addition to being a competitive mountain runner and member of the 2018 US National Snowshoe Running Team.
In fact, she recently placed 9th at the World Championships in Val di Non, Italy on January 5th.
Now, I've never gone snowshoe running. I don't own any snowshoes. Frankly, I don't even like the cold.
But after hearing Sarah speak more about the sport and how fun it can be, it's something I'm dying to try (and you can't get a better snowshoe running venue than Colorado's Front Range!)
And while snowshoe running might be a lot of fun, it can also be an extraordinarily helpful method of cross-training:
The more and more I think about this sport, the more that I think runners need to try it!
In this episode, we talk everything snowshoe running:
We also discuss her running retreat Rise. Run. Retreat. for women and how she's making a big impact in the world of women's running.
Megan Roche is a professional runner for HOKA ONE ONE and the 2016 USA Track & Field Trail Runner of the Year at the ultra and sub-ultra distances.
A five-time national champion, she’s also the North American Mountain Running Champion and a six-time member of Team USA.
Her new book The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer was written with her husband David Roche (also an elite runner who contributed to our Little Black Book of Recovery & Prevention) and presents a unique and compelling view of how to excel as a distance runner.
In it, she discusses a wide range of fascinating topics for runners:
And of course, Megan and David cover the training side of things with a focus on how to get the most out of your body.
In this podcast conversation, Megan and I talk about: