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The Running for Real Podcast

Oct 26, 2022

What are "Together Runs"? Can I use them for races? 

This is one of those moments I wish that I were more concise, but let me do my best.

The basic idea of a Together Run is that I take a small microphone with me on my run, and talk into it. First we start out with some meditative/grounding elements, such as touching an element of nature, completing a body scan, checking in with our five primary senses, and giving ourselves time to process the question, “How are you, really?”  It’s a mental health check-in.

After that, we have a conversation. I say “we,” because it really will feel like you and I are side by side running together. I do not filter what I say and do not plan it ahead of time; I just let my thoughts flow as they come to me naturally, and give spaces for you to share what's going on in your life. If you haven’t already tried it, I hope you will.

Can you use them for races? Yes, I guess you could. They might be a little bit on the relaxed side for a race, especially if you are going for a goal or wanting to push yourself hard in a race, but stay tuned, we may have something coming for that in future ;) That said, I did record myself in one race, the GO! St Louis Half Marathon, so you could join me for that if you’re racing. 

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