EP 63: Trail Running 101 with Sarah Lavender Smith

In this episode Andy and Crystal get the opportunity to talk to Sarah Lavender Smith and she answers listeners’ questions on trail running.

 Sarah is a long-distance runner, coach, writer and mom of two teens. In 2017, she released her book, The Trail Runner's Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras.


Links from the episode:


Trail running topics we cover include:

  • How to get started
  • How to avoid falls
  • Trail safety (watch out for any cows)
  • Shoes
  • Gear
  • Fear of animals
  • Injury prevention
  • Getting faster
  • Hill running
  • Training when you don’t have easy access to trails
  • What to eat
  • Difference between road running and trail running culture

Where to find SarahWebsiteBlogAmazonFacebookTwitter, and Instagram

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Call or text us at 513-486-4636

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A special thank you goes out to The Ozark Mountain Daredevils for allowing us to use their music on the show.

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