How One Mother Runner Cut a Full Hour off Her Marathon Time // Interview with Boston Marathon Qualifier Jen Hayworth
Okay, all you runners. How would you feel if you were able to cut one full hour off your marathon time between your first and second marathons? I mean, seriously, that would be awesome, right?
Today’s guest did just that to qualify for the 2020 Boston Marathon. Now, I will tell you, it wasn’t easy. She struggled even getting into running at all, but suffered a nasty IT band injury in training for her first marathon.
In our conversation, Jen Hayworth shares what changed and made the difference between her first and second marathons, and I think you’re going to be surprised by what she says! We talk about prioritizing training and how she was able to do that with two small kiddos at home at the time, and we touch on just how important mental training is. You hear me talk about that all the time, that training your mind is just as important as the physical training. Today’s chat will prove that once again!
Listen to the full episode to hear:
- How she took up running and why it helped her through postpartum depression
- How she dropped her first marathon time from 4:30 to 3:31 her second race!
- Why you do have the time if you want it and how prioritizing is key
- Her mindset of large goals and dreams versus the smaller, stepping-stone goals
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