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In this episode we speak with ultra-runner Sally McRae winner of this year’s Badwater 135.
Sally grew up fast after tragedy struck her family at the age of 17.
Hear what it means to to “keep your heart up” as a runner. Plus, she looks back on how she conquered the fear of running at night; and gives practical tips for running defensively out on the trails. Enjoy!
Interview with Sally McRae
Sally is a professional ultra/mountain runner, recently winning the Toughest Footrace on the Planet, Badwater 135. For almost two decades Sally has championed the importance of strength training and mental training as essential tools for every person whether beginner or elite. . . . Sally runs professionally for Nike and is often found training on her local mountains in Southern California where she logs 100-120 miles running a week in addition to 4-5 days of training in the gym.
- How did you get started running?
- I understand that you suffered loss at a young age and faced some big challenges. If you’re comfortable, share what you went through and how it helped you become the person you are today?
- How are you able to connect your running to a greater purpose?
- One of your mantras is “keep your heart up.” What does that mean?
- Overcoming fear is something that every single human has to face. Can you give us some examples of fears that you’ve had to deal with specifically when it comes to running?
- You run so fast on the trails, do you ever spook people?
- What are your upcoming race plans?
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Sally McCrae Instagram: @yellowrunner
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