Cara Enright

Ali on the Run Show Episode 376: Cara Enright on Completing the Goggins Challenge

“I really threw myself into everything that made me uncomfortable.”

Happy Bonus Episode Day! Cara Enright is someone I’ve wanted to have on the show for a long time, and I couldn’t decide whether to include her in the Everyday Runner series (a runner with a full-time job and lots of hobbies!) or to share her episode on a Thursday — and so, the solution is a bonus episode, in the middle, today!

Cara Enright is a New York City-based runner (and former competitive jump roper!) who works in pharmaceutical recruiting. Last month, Cara and a group of runners (including The Bachelorette’s Zac Clark) completed the Goggins Challenge: They ran four miles every four hours for 48 hours straight. On this episode, Cara talks about how she got involved, how she prepared, and what the experience was like. (By the end of the challenge, the group had also raised more than $80,000 for the Release Recovery Foundation.) When she’s not working or running through Times Square at 1 AM with her friends, Cara is the women’s captain for the Brooklyn Track Club, and is a partner with Free People Movement.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • All about competitive jump roping (3:45)
  • Cara shares her running story (6:25)
  • On navigating the New York City running scene (9:30)
  • The role running plays in Cara’s life now (18:45)
  • How Cara’s feeling after completing the Goggins Challenge (23:30)
  • What it was actually like running the Goggins Challenge in NYC (32:10)
  • On raising more than $80K for the Release Recovery Foundation (43:30)
  • All about Cara’s role with Free People Movement (49:30)
  • What’s next on the run? (55:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Cara’s “butt jumping” video!

Julia Lucas on Episode 356 of the Ali on the Run Show

Brooklyn Track Club

Electric Athletic Club

Chris Chavez on Episode 262 of the Ali on the Run Show

Izzy Seidel on Episode 236 of the Ali on the Run Show

Izzy Seidel on Episode 341 of the Ali on the Run Show

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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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