Kara Goucher

Ali on the Run Show Episode 86: What’s New With You Week with Kara Goucher

“I don’t think I’ll ever retire. If something motivates me, I want to go for it.” —Kara Goucher

Kara Goucher is back on the Ali on the Run Show, talking about her new book, Strong, how keeping a confidence journal changed her life, and where her running career is at right now. She also talks about the current state of women’s running, and reflects on how choosing to have a child at the height of her professional running career affected her job. Plus, she answers the two questions everyone keeps asking: Is she retired, and does she want more kids?

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Kara dishes about her new book, Strong, and how keeping a confidence journal has changed her life (2:00)
  • Kara recounts her performance at this year’s Grandma’s Marathon, and reflects on the highs and lows of the day (7:30)
  • Kara opens up about what it’s like when your competitor has an amazing day and you have a less-than-stellar one (13:10)
  • Where Kara’s at with her running career right now (17:40)
  • What it’s like watching American women dominate on the roads and track right now (20:15)
  • Kara talks about running during and after pregnancy, and why she returned to running so soon after giving birth to her son, Colt (26:30)
  • How choosing to have a child actually affected Kara’s professional running career (32:35)
  • Whether Kara still wants to dabble in ultra running (38:00)
  • Is Kara retired? (40:00)
  • Does Kara want more kids? (42:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Kara Goucher on Episode 43 of the Ali on the Run Show

Dr. Stephen Walker, sports psychologist

Grandma’s Marathon

Kara’s Podium Retreat

Emma Coburn


Western States Endurance Run

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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